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  1. That is paranoia. The same was said for Mata — since then we won two PL while Manchester United finished respectively 7th, 5th, 4th and 6th... When de Bruyne signed for Manchester City, it was all doom and dark. They finished 3rd and 4th... The same goes for Sturridge and Gallas — and probably many others that I do forget. Basically, when was the time we let one of our player go to a direct rival and had to pay the price afterward ? Had we been talking about Hazard, such a paranoia could be justified, but come on... People on this forum love to freak out, my word. Let them have our Serbian Marshal. I am looking forward to see a midfield-three of Matic-Pogba-Fellaini — it will be a sight to behold.
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  2. A lot of moaning as usual before the player even kicks a ball. He'll be shit (according to the oracles on here) presumably like costa was going to be after the world cup, like alonso last season because he played for Sunderland Etc! Wish we could go and spunk 100 odd million on a global social network superstar like pogba! That would put us in the big time...
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  3. If he receives that much hate, it is because : he is globally the only member of the "board" who makes public appearances, and thus the only face toward which to direct our frustation. I mean, who even know who is David Barnad ? And who is able to put a face or a function on the name Tenenbaum ? he is associated with negative events. He bursted onto the scene when Wilkins was fired — an event that did coincide with our "Bad Moment©" —, and he was the one who announced the departure of Mourinho. On the other hand, Martina appeared when we signed Luiz & Torres which gave her a lot of credit. his buddy Ron Gourlay — who used to received just as much hate as what Emenalo is receiving this days — is gone ; and with that departure he took his place as the guy to hate. Adding to that the fact we have absolutly no clue about what is going on in our administration, Emenalo is basically the only one person fans do have to express their frustration — only person other than Roman Abramovich himself, but bitting the hand that feed you is not something easy to be done. It has nothing to do with what you mention...
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  5. He is not the only one — me too, I have seen the epiphany. It is like in Dragon Ball Z, where San Goku is so fast and so strong, that when he fights against opponents that are on par with him, all of his friends cannot see what is happening as it is too quick for their eyes. This is the same for Matic. What he does is so quick, so subtle and so refined that nearly nobody can appreciate what he is doing on the pitch, aside of a few connoisseurs. Actually you should search for that interview of Pep Guardiola, where he talks in depth about his team at Barcelonna. He explains that he was desperate to sign the Serbian genius, but unfortunatly, could not. As a consequence, he was left with no other choices than to allocate Matic's role between his three midfielders (Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets). And while everyone consider this midfield-three to be one of the best midfield in history, Guardiola stresses very intensively, in his interview, that he was still not satisfied as he had to use three players (Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets) to do the job which could have been done by only one (Matic). He even admitted that he and del Bosque had a secret plan to try and fashion Sergio Busquets into the same mold as Matic — needless to say, it did failed. Ancelotti too, has had a lot of nice words towards our Serbian Marshal. Just the other day, when he was discussing his failure here at Chelsea, he told the reporter that it was undoubtedly due to the critical mistake of having sold Matic to Benfica. To have lost Matic was what made the difference between a winning team scoring 103 goals and a team that painfully finished second ex-æquo. As for Mourinho, well, after we won the League he made the mistake to give the creative duty to Hazard — and it backfired greatly as we fell one point above the relegation zone. I hope Conte does not make the same mistake and that he is able to see the crucial importance — and no words strong enough do exist to emphasize enough the importance — that Matic represents for the team.
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  6. And the most ridiculous transfer rumor of the summer so far is born. Right there with people actually believing Cristiano will leave Madrid.
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  7. Why would anyone moan? He's world class
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  8. Even though he isnt a creative force himself, i wouldn't underestimate what having someone who can go past 1 or 2 players in middle can bring to the game. An unexpected turn or dribble like that can create huge spaces for our creative players at times.
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  9. I'm just happy I am alive, supporting the team I love and have a healthy family.
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  10. Lukaku's gonna be a hit. Calling it here first. I can't tell you how much the system at CFC fits him. He's going to score loads.
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  11. Look guys I will throw a simple example; I couldnt care less if City signs Mendy tomorrow, and we wait till last day of window to get Sandro. I couldnt care less if Pool gets Dijk tomorrow and we get I dunno, Laporte in mid august. As long we get the players we actualy want. If we wanted Dijk and he ends up elsewhere, thats a problem. If we want Sandro and he decides to stay, and all other options like Mendy have already moved, thats a problem. BUT today is 5th June and it would be great if everybody just calm the fuck down and see who we sign in next three months. There will be enough time for panic by the end of window if we dont get anyone by 25th august. Also just because City or Pool is already buying, it doesnt mean they are buying the best options of entire summer. They are simply buying available players who have been rumoured to leave the clubs for months now. Overpaying just so they can get their hands on. I hope we are actualy targeting players Conte wants and will fit this team in best possible way, which requires some thinking. On paper good players mean shit, just look at Gundogan and Pogba. Its all about chemistry and manager. Like they say, great things dont come easy.
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  12. Extremely shortsighted and plain stupid if we sell him there. Essentially completing Mourinho's midfield for him and significantly improving their squad. He should be kept unless he forces his way out or we receive an acceptable bid from a foreign club. Think he'd 100% be a hit at United and we'd seriously regret it.
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  13. Don't get excited. Don't get excited. Don't get excited.
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  14. Kante, Bakayoko AND another technically gifted midfielder (Cesc, Verratti, etc etc) in a midfield three = Yes. Kante, Bakayoko in a midfield two = recipe for disaster IMHO. They'd be chasing shadows all game long against a decent pair of midfielders.
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  15. You guys are batshit crazy. Alonso is good, but gives any fast player time and space. Good luck in the CL. Sandro is WC maybe even the best LWB in the world. Crazy not to upgrade if we can. Be ice cold Conte and take this team to the next level. We arent looking for kisses and hugs we are looking to be the best.
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  16. His ability to carry the ball forward is quite underrated on here I think. The few times I watched him last season I always got the feeling that he has decent technique and can dribble past opponents. Of course, he doesn't have the elegant close control dribbling like Verratti, but he is fast and can force his way through midfield by his strength if he needs to.
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  17. I like the shirts myself, the design is incredible.. the only thing I'm finding a bit dull, is the badge. Don't get me wrong, I understand the badge is there to represent our club, but what I'm seeing from a lot of clubs nowadays, is the idea of changing the way the club badge looks on the jersey as opposed to the actual one. I actually edited this picture I found, and I replaced the normal badge with something like this? I want to see this design on our shirts in the future.. it's almost like the way our badge showed up in earlier years when we had Osgood playing for us, but it's of a more modernised version of it.
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  18. Nope. Any club can bid for players, leak it to the press, then play the fiscal responsibility card to justify why the deal didn't go through. And if you read today's reports, Alex Sandro is being offered a new deal. So you can add Sandro to the ever growing list of players the Chelsea Board "Tried" to sign, but failed to do so. That's not good enough. Being economically frugal summer after summer after summer, is not how a "supposedly" big club conducts business, especially not for a club that has sold players for the fees we have the past 2 years. Settling for 4th/5th tier options again and again, then expecting the manager to pull a miracle with sub-par players is not a recipre for sustained success. So yeah, Marina doesn't know how to pull off ambitious transfers. All they do is fuck around with their bids until the selling club gets fed up, and Chelsea are left scrambling for 4th/5th player options. The past two summers show this undisputedly. And if Chelsea fail to sign theclikes Alex Sandro/Sanchez/J. Rodriguez/VVD/Koulibaly/ whomever else, then those players will all be added to the list.
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  19. Only Chelsea could have a crisis 1-month after winning the league. Hollywood FC.
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  20. I am sick and tired of these Chelsea players whining in the interviews and showing disrespect to the club..I hope the club takes a initiative to put restrictions on the players talking to media... As for Costa he has been acting shamefully and talking about leaving to other clubs while he has a contract with Chelsea..I am glad Conte has put him in his place..He can rot in China or Milan...He can leave to his beloved club Atletico where he will not play for 6 months losing his place in NT...I have no doubt Lukaku can replace him and he will score more than 20 goals next season... Hopefully this sends message to other players that Don Conte will not take anymore bullshit from other players..Some of these players were disgrace in the Mourinho's last season and have audacity to talk about leaving Chelsea...Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world and they should be glad that they are in this team...If they want to leave they can and they will not be in starting line up for any other top club...
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  21. so guys if you can't accept a different opinion from yours that is not my problem i just write my opinion please respect it thanks
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  22. If you are all so sure, then you should bet. The odds for him staying at Juve are excellent 11/2. Easy money for you then.
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  23. Wow, Chelsea are actually going to pull off an ambitous transfer worth more than £32M. I never thought I'd see the day Marina would pull it off. Hazard + Sandro on the left? Tears in my eyes.
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  24. Let's prepare ourselves for Torres, the second coming for twice the price We like to break this kind of fluke records
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  25. Some of the bullshit I read about him is beyond ridiculous. I actually saw a poster say earlier that he is "fat". One of the most stupidest comments I have seen. The guy is clearly a physical athlete. Another claiming, Conte does not want Lukaku. LOL After what Conte done here, I am quite sure he will have control over majority of transfers if not all. Same way Luiz, Alonso was not his buy right and panic buy? Ok, OK. I mean he has his flaws and can be frustrating but like really, look at the positives. The guy is 24 goals and has done more at his age than most of the top strikers around have not done when they were of the same age. Just look at where Costa was when he was 24 and where Lukaku is. Also this 'big game' theory is such a cop out. He scores against big teams but has his games where he is poor. Like Skipper said, Everton this season, away from home have been really defensive and it would be hard for any striker to draw out chances with the way they have set up. Kane has only one goal in open play against the 'big teams' this season IIRC. Does that not make him a top striker? It is just a overused criticism to have at a player people don't like. Judge him in his 'big games' record when he plays for a big team because I am sure in few years time, you will look at his record against top teams and his CV will look impressive. Anyway, every season, he has scored goals against top teams. Just a cop out, like I said. Anyway, it seems United have had a bid rejected for Morata and will turn attention towards Belotti if that fails which basically confirms Lukaku is on his way to us surely? People need to start getting behind him and appreciate a player who actually has a huge desire to play here and won't have theatrics around him every season. he is a big fan from a young age and wants to be here. Hope like Luiz, people are forced to eat humble pie by the end of the season and admit they were proved wrong. He has pace, power, scores goals with his left, right and head. Ultimately a very complete striker bar few technical deficiencies, he will score goals like his records show. Also as well as being a short term investment, this is a long term investment as he still as years at the top level. People will soon appreciate that one of our rivals don't have him and we do.
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  26. What a ridiculous post. Is that all the negatives he brings? Half of these look like you've decided that you just don't like his personality. Let's pick them apart. "He minces his words to sound like an angel" - not really a negative and nothing to do with football. "He doesn't motivate the players around him" - have you spoken to Koeman and Everton players to verify this or are you just going by him being frustrated that his team isn't creating enough? Watch this, tell me he doesn't deserve the right to be frustrated. All in a single game, in their three nil loss against us. Feeding off scraps all game, and rarely receiving a good pass, of course he'll be frustrated. Hazard does it, Costa does it when people mess up. That doesn't mean they don't motivate the players. Lukaku analysis starts at 14:30. "He still has stamina issues"? Can you back this claim up or? "We need to buy Everton's whole team and copy their playing style to get Lukaku to score goals" - this is just absurd, broaden your thinking a bit. Have you ever thought about maybe how Lukaku can perform when he's in a better team? You have no shred of evidence for any of that. "Shown more obsession and interest in being the next Drogba" - although this hasn't been true for ages, what's so wrong with the guy wanting to emulate his idol, from his favourite club? How is this a negative! He wants to be just as important as Didier has been for CFC in his career. How in the world is that a negative? "He's not above average for Belgium" - have you seen a certain Costa's record for Spain? What have you got to say about that exactly? Your "valid negatives" are lazy, people just haven't liked Romelu ever since he left the club and aren't thinking logically imo.
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  27. busiest time of the year for the linkmaster @xPetrCechx! Keep up the good work my man.
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  28. I know this is probably the worst kind of BS ever because the worst kept secret in the world of football is that we are waiting for the Nike contract to kick in before we announce anyone. But the giddy, immature part of me would love to have the fireworks effect the guy mentioned and the video because how many levels of wonderful would be that we set a new trend? Can you imagine on the 1st or 3rd we come to see a video promoting our new signings or the announcing every hour a new signing? Even if it isn't more than 2-3 players, it would be so epic because as far as I can say nobody ever did it. It's like a godfather way of dealing with things. We came, conquered, showed everything in one single day and now wait for us in August when our newest squad will eat you all alive. (of course it doesn't mean we wouldn't sign more players in the two remaining months of the window, but I loved the feeling three seasons ago when we did our business early announcing Diego and Cesc soon and just chilling while the other teams were bidding, speculating, and knocking on doors all around while we just watched having done our most important business quickly and smoothly. What message wouldn't it send to our rivals and to the world of football? I'm that shallow, lol
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  29. I think its pretty funny that everybody only believe those transfers news when they come from BBC and Sky Sports, but usually Daily Mail come up with the news one week earlier. Days ago DM was reporting was reporting we were close of getting Bakayoko and were trying to sign Alex Sandro. Now BBC and Sky Sports are reporting the same shit as "BREAKING NEWS". Don't forget Mail was the first to report Luiz was coming back when everyone thought they were creating a stupid story,
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  30. His dad passed away last night. RIP Felix.
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  31. When he's holding that blue shirt i'll get excited. Until then I'll remain calm so I won't get let down if it doesn't happen.
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  32. Only the communists could rival our left side with Hazard and Sandro.
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  33. I don't think he's even over rated, in fact under rated if anything. He would be a very goos signing and would add more pace with a physicality too. He could play RWB or RW and to a squad that needs more depth.
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  34. Don't do this mate, don't raise our hopes only to never get him.
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  35. You do know we have Hazard and are looking to get another attacker in who can create next to him? It's not just our wing backs that provide the creativity. Our inside forwards too. Plus David Luiz from deep. That's 5 players that can provide consistent creative nuance - half of the team. How's that not enough? Especially in Conte's system? Again, I ask the question - have we truly struggled to break down low blocks this season? Is that a problem we need to rectify? Or is it our midfield getting overrun in big games? You should know the answer.
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  36. Am I missing something here? Lukaku scored 25 goals last season correct? He is homegrown, right? He loves Chelsea, right? Played with a bunch of stiffs last year, right? He is 24 and can actually still grow, right? I think people need to relax and allow the board and Conte to do their job. Many of you here, including myself have proven to be VERY wrong on more than a few occasions. Its best to take chill pill, he's not Torres, he's not Shevy, he's Lukaku who has bled blue since he was a teenager.
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  37. I don't think people realize how good Diego Costa actually is. Won championships in Spain and England playing for teams with low blocks but people still call him a donkey SMH. As for his lack of technique, I agree he's not the most comfortable on the ball but his link-up was unreal at times. Very few strikers in the world have the ability or the first touch to control those long balls from Fabregas and convert them into goals like he does. Made it look so easy.
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  38. Costa may be shit technically but his movement to shift defenses all over the shop is a key reason why we only dropped 7 points in 26 games vs flat track sides. Lukaku has no movement or tactical awareness in the build up that i really fear we will have more 13/14 like frustration's trying to break down lesser sides.
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  39. To be frank there is nothing impressive in that video and his "ultimate" skills are quite banal, to say the least. Not only that, but there are dozens of "skills" and moves that have genuinely nothing to do in a "skills compilation" video — and the fact that they are nonetheless included speaks volume about the technical abilities of the said player. He may be a good goalscorer but he is also an average football player. Here, he will most likely get the goals yet will not improve whatsoever the team as a whole, which is kind of problematic isn't it. This is not the profil of player that top teams should target to lead their front line — or to play anywhere within the starting eleven, for that matter —, but alas we seem to be unable to shot above that height...
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  40. I love TheWiz's posts. They are just brilliant. His one about Nemanja being better than Glen Hoddle in every aspect of the game bar heading, because, he argues, Glen was a master in the air, is an all time classic. I challenge any fan forum, anywhere, to come up with anything better. People who think you can just throw this stuff together don't know what they're talking about. Producing output like that takes skill and diligence. People should stop picking holes and just admire the genius we have in our ranks.
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  41. Emenalo abuse needs to stop. He isn't a negotiator or final decision maker. Literally, his job is to find players and oversee the academy. He's a glorified scout, essentially heads the scouting team. He alone doesn't make the final decision on who we purchase, he works with the manager and the rest of the board to decide. Our transfer policy doesn't just come down to one person.
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  42. Did Leif just brown nose himself? Talk about the need to make yourself feel intelligent . . . .
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  43. BREAKING: Chelsea have made a €35million bid for Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso. [@PipeSierraR]
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  44. Don't get why someone would love Ramos' action? Can't stand players who act like this, what a c*nt, Cuadrado barely touch his back and he fell down and was holding his ankle... Really, I'm pissed off from acting like this, can't call Ramos a football player ever again after tonight...
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  46. Izzy is not a fan of this move, I guess.
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  47. When Hazard plays well in the big games, people don't say much. When he doesn't, people say he has a poor mentality. Make up your mind, fellas!
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  48. Guys don't get but hurt over Antonio8. He's been a great addition to the forum with a perspective on Conte that others don't have (being a juve fan). I want Sandro just as bad!
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  49. I said that a while ago that it seems odd we are linked only with LBs and not RBs since Moses is worse than Alonso. And we are linked with CBs while we are good there. All that points out we might indeed play 4 at the back next season, because in that case we dont need RB, Azpi is brilliant, but we need LB. Regarding Sandro; “Chelsea made a very big offer for Alex Sandro,” Marotta confirmed. “We said no, but today players are masters of their own destiny. " Seems juve doesnt want to sell, but Sandro wants to go. Im getting my hopes up here
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  50. http://www.espnfc.us/english-premier-league/23/blog/post/3137547/man-united-had-best-season-while-premier-league-champions-chelsea-well-placed-for-future-success what a joke of an article, United had the best season? dont make me laugh, so finishing 6th, winning Europa League, League Cup and Charity Shield is better than winning the League and reaching an Fa Cup final, after all the money United spent? what a joke, what´s even more laughable is reading some manc fans comments saying they had a better season than Chelsea , well to be honest there are some sane ones saying we had the better season. How the mighty have fallen, United fans are a joke.
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