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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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    Excellent second half performance. Chels were suffocating Arsenal. I was just waiting for Chels to score. It took a while but it eventually happened, and it was completely deserved. Alonso was a beast. His late runs into the box are a problem. When Chelsea control the ball and get forward, he will be a very useful asset. And he was good outside of the goal and assist. Good touch, calm and clever passing and really covered that left flank well. Jorginho's positioning is fuxking excellent. I love midfielders who know how to move. He's always in the right positions, providing passing options. Body constantly in the correct direction to turn into space. Accurate and strategic passer. Very intelligent in his decision-making. Knows when to keep it simple or when to go for the forward pass. Never afraid to play an early ball in behind or ping a through ball. The sight of this type of midfielder in a Chelsea kit makes me so happy. Hazard is a boss. A game changer. He was bloody unstoppable. His timing when going for the burst and dribble was impeccable. His control over the ball simply too much to handle. They were shaking in their boots only a minute after he entered the pitch. There was no way he wasn't going to influence the score. Kovacic showing very encouraging signs. Moved into the right spaces and was very confident on the ball. Nice instant chemistry with Hazard. I'm excited about the prospects of that Jorginho-Kovacic-Hazard link up.
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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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    What a Blue day! Just got home. Been a long night, Need some pain killers for a couple of bumps on me head but no biggie. All went well till half time. Bit of usual banter But then when Eden and Kova came on I went bonkers and they didn't like that but no ones goina to tell me what to do in my own home! But the game eh!! Yahoooya! Happy fpr Morata. He really needed that. Great assist from Dave again but gotta say it was the best thing he did all day imho. Willian started OK then after Pedro scored got into sulky emo mood. You can bet he was jealous and saw bench time coming again when Edens back. Shouldn't get the extension or payrise.And see him get mardy when the bench calls him. Pedro on the other hand played a blinder Sarri team suits him down to the ground.. We have our Callejon! Little sod didn't stop did he! Hes good at keeping the game moving instead of holding it up like William Good finisher, Unlike Willian hes got a hustle about him, Keeps the game moving along where as Willian takes too long thinking alloy of times.. Tho he does take a couple too many long shots for me. Barkley had a goodun. I know it was a shame to bring him off but it was Kovacic ffs!! But reclon Barkley will be a decent backup. Really don't kmow hen RLC or Cescy will get much time. Kovacic!! OMFG! Told you he will be the dogs dangleys!! Hes like a Eden but that can defend too. Will be amazing for us. And will let our wee baldy man to drop back and help out when needed back there more. But want to keep WBM option to go forwards more open cayse I still see him as a real B2B'er.. Alonso What more can we say about him eh!?. Cracking going forward but just not got enough defense in him. But once we start defending as a team he will come in handy. You can understand why RM want him. Hes like that bad girl at school you fancied. Hot as fuck but crazy as a big bag of crazy things.Every time you finished with her she would climb thru your bedroom window and talk you round again! Thats how I see Alonso. Even Captain Obvious can see why RM want him. And Eden!! Fuckin excellent seeing him on form and having fum. Cant wait for him and Kovacic starting. I see them making a good little relationship. T'Boa would get jealous. Like Sarri said its gonna take some time to get up to speed and the lads working as a unit instead of forgetting where they should be and acting like individuals but I'd rather we won 3-2 than 1-0 Goina to be a fun season I reckon with a odd bump here and there.!! Wasn't this excited before we got Sarri
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    The moment Arsenal knew they've lost the match
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    Its unbelievable how much of an imprint he's already made on the way we play in such a short period of time. Manchester City needed a whole season and a shit ton of transfers/money spent to implement Guardiola's philosophy. Sarri in reality has only signed one of his own players in Jorginho. Transitioning from Mourinho/Conte ball to Sarriball is literally night and day, hell and heaven. It normally should take a minimum of 1 season and a couple of transfer windows. This brand of football is much more difficult and much more sophisticated than what both of our previous managers brought, particularly Mourinho. I'm impressed how far along we are already after a pre-season, community shield and 2 games. No one should moan about the defending. City were poor defensively 2 seasons ago, suffering several heavy trashings. It's a brand of football that requires time and patience and finally I think our sometimes fickle board might have seen the light.
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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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    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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    Yeah lets knock him down before his debut
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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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    Alonso is the new Drogba to Arsenal!!!!!!!!!
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    "We need to continue to press, press & press in the other half." A refreshing change to say the least.
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    Comments like this really piss me off. I’ve had that with a certain someone myself here many times. You see a comment you don’t like, then resort to trolling saying they are xxx fan/plastic. I guess the whole part of trolling is for people to take bait like this. Because she’s a younger fan, and only knew Chelsea in the Roman days she’s now a plastic, spoilt fan? Man grow up.
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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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    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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    He signed a SEVEN-year contract. SEVEN!
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    The Jose Mourinho 3 Season DVD Collection: Season 1: Buy The Bus Season 2: Park The Bus Season 3: Throw Players Under The Bus
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    Was it only Ross though? I mean it was a weak pass, but Willian stood there waiting for it all the same. Only when the ball was intercepted did he deem to move.
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    What a fucking difference Kovacic made when he came on! Instant, telepathic link up with Hazard and Jorginho. He's so good on the ball.
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    To be fair I saw another segment of him talking how AC Milan got a great deal with Bakayoko. Said he covers the ground well, is great going forward and defending and has good passing range... So kind of tells you how he views the game. lol...
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    He has as many goals as Lukaku and Kane so far. I honestly saw progression in the last game. He didn't score. So what? He did everything right out there, and he didn't go down easy. Had a few great hold up plays. Not the end of the world if he doesn't score. He had 5 less goals than Lukaku last season in about 10 less starts. The team as a whole struggled last year, and his confidence was shit, plus he had niggling injuries. He is still super talented. He is going through a rough patch. He will come out of it.
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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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    The curse is his mental attitude, not the number.
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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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    currently injured and free sounds about right
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    it's been the weekend for the last three months