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    When Kepa's family moving to London, We want his whole family here including his grandma.
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    Today has clearly showed the bar which Chelsea must work towards reaching. At this moment we are pretty far away but the overreaction today on this forum is incredible. Sarri has been at the club for less than 3 weeks in a summer where not even all of our players are back for pre season yet. To add to this we've travelled to Australia in this timeframe and also played games in France and Ireland. The change we are making is massive. It's not just "hey, we're going to play a more expansive, attacking style which all the players are going to enjoy and everything will be good!". Not only does Sarri want the team to play in a certain way with our passing and movement, but we are also being coached to press all over the pitch, in particular the final third which we haven't been doing previously under Conte and obviously the shift to a back 4 with a high line in comparison to a back 3/5 with a deep line. You could see today a player as tactically solid and dependable as Azpilicueta was even struggling tucking in way too much and leaving a lot of room out wide. These changes won't be learnt in a couple of weeks. Remember that Conte didn't implement his 3-4-3 until the end of September. He largely kept Mourinho's tactics which the team were used to and drilled towards playing until this point to give the best chance of getting some early results, but even that left us struggling. This is a work in progress and a lot of patience will be required. I understand some of the reservations regarding our squad and there are some players who clearly don't cut it, but this is still a good group of players, a large group of which have won 2 of the last 4 premier leagues. People say that Chelsea don't have the players that can play the way Napoli did but we're comparing to his finished article after 3 years work with them. Look at some of those Napoli players the year that Sarri took over and they would have been saying similar things. Jorginho was a backup player that Sarri ended up moulding the team around. Mertens and Insigne were nothing more than squad players too. The Napoli fans thought Koulibaly was useless and looked terrible trying to play the ball out from the back. They have all been coached and trusted in time to perform how they did for Napoli. The biggest issue is clearly up front for us. Morata hasn't played well at all and doesn't appear to be the answer, but Sarri hasn't had Bats or Giroud yet so has had no alternative. Let's also note that at Napoli, having lost Higuain he converted Mertens who was nothing more than a squad player winger previously. If there is a coach that is creative and willing to coach what he has to make it work then we have that man. We are not likely, or expected, to be challenging Man City for the title this season. But I do think we've got a good chance of making the top 4 this season. But it will take some time and patience for this to get to where we all want it to reach.
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    If there's no option to buy, we should just have him knock up some girl. Then he can go back to Madrid and keep talking to the Croatian press about how much he wants to move to London.
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    Chelsea fans around the world after 65m for willian is rejected.
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    In an ideal world there's an option to buy which we can trigger if he's successful next summer. But if there's not then so be it, we are getting a top player for a season whom could help us massively. If he fits into the team, has an excellent season and has a big impact on us getting back into the top 4 and back into the champions league, or even winning some trophies then it will be worth it and we'll cross next season when it happens. There has to be a mid to long term plan at the club, but what we don't want to do is allow such a plan to allow us to forget about the present. We don't know what other teams may do in a couple of seasons time, or if any of our players choose to leave, get injured, etc. There has to be a focus on this season, in what will likely be a transition season, to get back into the Champions League. If Kovacic helps with that, option to buy or not, then I'm all for him joining.
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    I always said that a top team must have a stand out player, an X factor like Cristiano Ronaldo for Madrid, Messi for Barcelona, Neymar (and Mbappe) for Paris, De Bruyne for City, Salah now for Liverpool, Robben (and Ribery) for years at Bayern etc. We have our own in Hazard and we might lose this luxury, but what can you do if his heart is set on Madrid? For me and it's my opinion only, I think he would go there at the wrong time. Madrid have won four of the last five Champions League trophies and Ronaldo is gone now. Zidane, too. Lots of ageing players in Modric, Ramos, Marcelo. Add to that these players, this Real Madrid generation has won so many trophies in the last years it's impossible for them to replicate this again and especially for a lot of them to find that big motivation, that big hunger again. Look at Varane - 25 years old, four Champions League titles and World Cup winner, will be playing for fun from now on, he's won the biggest trophies you can get as a footballer. Make no mistake the Real Madrid fans will expect a Ronaldo replacement with the same appetite for goals and I am afraid Hazard is not the one they are looking for. When things will get tight and Bale will go into his annual four months on the injury list, all the burden will be left on Hazard's shoulders and he'll have to step up and score loads of goals otherwise those fans will turn against him in a blink and his price tag is going to be the first quoted and branded a flop after a few bad games. And believe me the Spanish fans are the worst you will see, football is just politics in that country, their arrogance makes me puke. If it was me I'd rather have lived as a king at Chelsea than as a simple player that has once played for Madrid because surely he is not going to end up as a legend there, simply does not have the goal scoring capabilities and that's all what matters at that club when they pay monster money for you. But it's his decision in the end.
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    That's not like a 1 season loan player speaks.
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    The ironic thing is, if we ditched him in favour of a declining Cech, how many of the "we let a legend go for this cunt" crew would be screaming "OMG we let Courtois go just like we did KDB and Salah we never give youth a chance". Regardless of how this has ended, the decision to draft Tibo in back in 2014 has been more than justified.
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    Apparently Sarri wanted him a year ago at Napoli as the long term replacement for Reina. If this is the case, it would go with Jorginho to signal that the board are prepared to back Sarri with some very big and expensive signings.
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    “Who is Chelsea playing against next?” “Lyon” “Cool! Link them with Lyon’s captain then.” “Done, clickbait sorted.”
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    Why does every Chelsea youth need to be a star in the first team? A youth academy doesn't need to produce John Terrys to be of use to the first team. How about producing Cahills first? Do that and you don't end up wasting money on the likes of Zappacosta and Drinkwater.
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    I hope this article is a joke fucking hell 😂 “The mere fact that Cahill is yet to report for pre-season says it all. He’s entitled to three-weeks off, but the fact that he’s taking them all is disgraceful.” If its a disgrace why hasn’t Sarri hit out about it? Or the club? Or why does this ok you’ve got 3 weeks off but you should be rushing back not apply to the other World Cup players? It’s a shit show. Just a needless pointless argument. Cahill is the Chelsea captain and a Chelsea player, he’s not the best player, he’s beyond average but this whole idea that becauses he’s taken his leave before having to report to training “is disgraceful”, is just a circus and quite frankly I have no idea why anybody would write such a thing never mind a supposed Chelsea fan. As fans we should respect the players, he’s not the best like I’ve said but quite frankly think this is daft because there’s no article slamming Hazard, Courtois, Willian and Kante for all doing the same. Embarrassing. also thinking about it this is the same guy who slated Rudiger last season on the basis of one game despite the fact he was one of our most consistent players when he got in the team regularly. Not sure who lets him write articles.
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    This is first "real" preaseason game under Sarri and people already complain. What did you expect, Sarriball to just happen instantly? We will watch this shit for next two seasons probably and get embarassed against many quality sides before we actualy get hold of attacking football. Thats the price of going into attacking style after decade of park the bus football. Now get your shit together and support the team. You wanted Sarri and fancy football, no? I just hope the club sticks to this philosophy for once and wont sack Sarri in two months. Because its clear as day our team will need long time to adopt ti pressing and high line defending. Expect shit defending for a while. But support the team regardless.
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    Talking of English I have to say I'm always impressed with our overseas members with their English I did three years of Spanish at school and all I can remember is how to count to 20 and a few swear words. It does make me laugh when they use English slang or phrases the highlight for me was some poster saying we were poor piss today
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    Courtois , fair enough, he's a twat, but Hazard? Lol. He's a model professional in every way who's been loyal to a club that never had the ambition to build on previous successes. Crazy how disrespectful some of you lot are after what he has given to this club.
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    For me Morata had a decent game. It was one of his better performances. If he can build on todays performance, we might just find ourselves a fairly decent striker. He needs goals of course.
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    Happy days. So glad to be rid of Tibo. What a snake he is. I know people will buy into his whole “it’s for my kids” but I think that’s just to make him look better. Good riddance to an ungrateful sod. Know very little about this new keeper but he’s clearly highly thought of to nearly join Real. The most important of all, this seems like another Sarri signing. 👏👏👏
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    He's not good enough anyways
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    We ditched a club legend for Courtois, we made changes to the goalkeeping coach for him and this is how he is repaying us - by behaving like a c**t? Honestly, I can't decide which is funnier here - Courtois going AWOL to force a move to Real Madrid or the board letting this situation drag on with 3 days to go in the transfer window. The board have known for some time that Courtois isn't going to sign the new contract. So, why have they allowed this to get to this point? Were they dumbly hoping he has a change of heart? Now we are facing a big mess in the transfer window...again! The board are truly fucking incompetent!
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    Far from a fan of his but Chris Sutton just hit the nail on the head. This is a team coached for 2 years vs a team coached for 2 weeks. Add to that guardiola at least inherited from an attack minded manager in Pellegrini. Sarri has inherited our team from two of the most defensive coaches in world football. This is going to take time and patience.
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    Wonder why he didn't just stick a trophy emoji over his signature like he did with Conte's face.
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    Willian soon to return to Chelsea in an ambulance?
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    Chelsea FC not Eden hazard FC
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    I wonder if Man City are still confident of getting him?
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    Fucking hell. People are actually complaining? Kepa is really good, and at 23, you know he can become much better. Oblak wouldn't have come here, I believe, and the moment we sign Butland, NO ONE, including the ones complaining about Kepa, would be happy. Butland is not better than Kepa, Areola is not available as far as I'm aware, and seriously Bulka?! We are Chelsea fans ffs, we should know that a good preseason means jack shit
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    I don't think anyone has criticized or been impatient with Sarri. Most of the criticism has gone to the numerous amount of mediocre players we currenty have on our books. Most of the criticism has also gone to our board (of which the footballing side mostly comprises of Roman and Marina) for yet again failing to improve an ageing uninspiring squad despite finishing 30 points behind the Champions. Most of the workload has yet again been heaped on yet another new manager. But Sarri isn't Harry Potter. He's not a magician. The chickens are slowly but surely coming home to roost while our board watches on from on high.
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    We had a B team defense and C team midfield and strikeforce out in the last 20 minutes, we were absolute shite in that period but none of those players bar AC27 will be getting significant minutes this season so meh. The first half i felt was terrific, we totally dominated an Arsenal side further ahead in preparation than us and dealt with Auba very well despite playing a high line. Will take a while to perfect and finishing is a worry but very promising early signs under the new regime.
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    The ciggies are better for Sarri's health than Bakayoko. He's going to give him a heart attack.
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    It's free on Twitter it seems... https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1dRKZgVAlRzGB
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    CLASS!! CONTE RELEASES STATEMENT Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has released a statement through the League Managers Association after being dismissed by the club last week. He said: “I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together. “To the players, whose talent and commitment was so important to our successes, I thank them for everything. It has been a pleasure working with them every day. To my staff, who always worked so hard, I must say thank you and well done for their professionalism and dedication throughout. “I have enjoyed my time in England and London so much and I want to thank the Chelsea fans who have been amazing to me and my Family. It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart. “I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season. I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”
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    The vibe im getting with Sarri is he REALLY wants this job and this is the pinnacle and reward of all the hard work he's put in during his life, all the pictures released he's grinning like a Cheshire cat.I also feel this could be a fruitful partnership as we have something the other wants, we want the football he offers and he wants trophy's, we have a winning mentality running through the club that gives him a high chance.
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    He signed a SEVEN-year contract. SEVEN!
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    Jorginho and Hazard joking around is the BEST thing. Let te chemistry grow
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    Courtois confirms that he blows himself Courtois: due to my height, I can reach places other goalkeepers cannot https://sportblitzz.com/2018/08/10/courtois-due-to-my-height-i-can-reach-places-other-goalkeepers-cannot/
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    Like i said earlier i don't think he will go back to Madrid, i think no one was willing to pay his valuation. Madrid loaned him in hope of raising that.
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    classless big nose belgian cunt, go rot in Madrid, dont let the door hit you on the way out.
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    Lol the state of this forum. Get linked with a player - Dont want him, he is crap, too old, too young, blah blah Said player joins another team - Look at what Chelsea FC has become, we cant attract players. Rinse and repeat!
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    Making him captain is absolutely the right thing to do, and I'm glad the club has taken the stance of £200M or no go, he's world class so his price tag matches that.
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    it's been the weekend for the last three months
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    Let's first check if he has any kids running around in Italy
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    From Matić, old Fabregas, Drinkayoko, to this... Haven't had midfield like this since Lampard days.
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