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  1. The English Football Thread

    Watching this first half, you'd hardly think Zaha is worth 10 millions let alone 80. I have no idea what is going on with him but he looks like a shadow of his former self this season.
  2. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I like the idea of Lemar on loan. He was amazing for Caen and Monaco. It didn't work out for him at Atleti but I think playing in a more attacking setup will fit his qualities better. He's versatile, can play as an 8/10 or a winger. His delivery on crosses/set-pieces would be much needed
  3. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Good player but we have Mount in that position. Barca wants him back too so he's probably going there.
  4. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I would, he's sublime. The only issue is it's nearly impossible to get rid of Kepa without a massive loss.
  5. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I'm 1.82 myself so I had trouble believing we're the same height, but he's certainly not as tall as Zouma or Rudiger. I actually think 25m could be a bargain. Brighton could certainly use a player of his quality, I don't even know why they would sell for that low. Then again, it's only The Sun reporting it and in all likelihood Ake is the only CB we're looking at. If I had to guess, he will be signing for Spurs in the summer since they missed out on Saliba(very good CB).
  6. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I most certainly do. Ake would probably do a better job here than Christensen but I don't think he will improve us very much. Rudiger and Tomori are both superior. I watch quite a bit of Leeds, love watching Bielsa's teams they're very entertaining. Ben White is a class player, higher ceiling than Ake. He's a dominant CB, very composed in his aggression, controlling demeanour, comfortable with the ball. He's still fairly young, just turned 22. Obviously he has yet to play in the PL so maybe he could require some time to adapt but I feel he would be worth the gamble. I'm not sure about his height, definitely looked taller than 1.82 but I could be wrong.
  7. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    It's The Sun so it's probably fake but this is way more exciting than being linked with Ake. For having watched the player a few times, he's very promising. I doubt Brighton will be able to keep him.
  8. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    If the club is indeed looking at a CB in january, we should be looking at Merih Demiral from Juve. He's not getting much playing time there and might be available. He's potentially world class. Teams in the PL will be all over him. He would be a much better option than Ake for around the same fee.
  9. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I don't remember who broke the news for every particular situation, I only remember the one from Golovin because it turned out wrong. Otherwise he publishes the news at the same speed as the likes of Simon Johnson or Matt Law, sometimes earlier sometimes later. Wasn't he the first one to call the CHO contract extension?
  10. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    He has been very reliable indeed. I think the only time he got it wrong was when he called the Golovin transfer a done deal, but even then it was partially true as the club had slowed down the negotiations(possibly to look at other targets like Kovacic) while Monaco decided to up their bid and convinced him to join them. I guess he wanted to be the first one to break the news, only it backfired on him. With that said, the article is not very convincing. It's all empty talk. Chelsea "very confident" to beat Man Utd is just speculation at this point. The only good bits of information is that he's a real target for the club(hopefully ahead of Zaha) and that we're ready to pay a big fee to get him which is only logical if we're serious about him.
  11. Youcef Atal

    He plays exactly like you would expect a CB playing in a fullback position, decent but nothing special. N'soki has been starting ahead of him in recent games. I rated him when he was first introduced into their team next to Dante under Favre, I still do but he's too raw to be playing for a top club. I think he was meant to leave in the summer but the new investors would not allow it.
  12. Youcef Atal

    We're stacked at right back, sure. but Malang Sarr is a center back playing left back and he's not doing a very good job there. Atal is easily the best right back in france.
  13. 10. Willian

    We will most definitely renew his contract. Frank can afford playing youngsters right now while still being somewhat competitive precisely because we have veterans like Willian to offer some guarantees and constitency. If we let him go, we would need to replace him with an experienced player. I say this because most Chelsea fans want to get rid of him to make room for the rumored Sancho. Does anyone think we can challenge City/Liverpool in the near future with a front 4 of Pulisic/CHO, Mount, Sancho, Abraham? Pressure will be bigger on Lamps when the transfer ban is lifted and he will be given money to spend. I fully expect him and the board to have higher expectations for next season regardless of wether we are currently overachieving or not.
  14. The English Football Thread

    I'm pretty sure I remember Pochettino saying he would never coach Barcelona because of his ties with Espanyol. Now wether or not he sticks to his word is another thing, he certainly wouldn't be the first one not to. As for the favorite to land him, it has to be United. They've wanted him for a long time and Ole will certainly not last past this season. Bayern could've been an option but he doesn't speak german.
  15. Kevin de Bruyne

    Deeper block is the exact situation where Hazard edges it. KDB with no space will find it difficult to play his game, whereas Hazard's dribbling ability will open teams up. When France sat deep vs Belgium at the WC, which of the 2 was the most dangerous player? Passes are nice but the best thing against these teams parking the bus are dribblers. Even Pep with his fancy system needs dribblers (see Sterling, Sane, Bernardo, Mahrez).