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Everything posted by Rapkun

  1. 24. Reece James

    He massively improved defensively this season. There were times where he switched off or looked disinterested last season but he's been very good so far. I wish he would take more risks either with his passing or running with the ball but I'm sure it will come when he gains more confidence.
  2. 21. Ben Chilwell

    I'm not surprised at all. He was always a good player. In fact I was hoping he would go up a level if he came here similarly to Walker at City. People seemed to think he was awful because he had a bad game vs Mahrez when he was isolated for most of that game. Also Leicester fans for some reason had him as their scapegoat for their defensive woes.
  3. Super Frank Thread

    Channeled his inner Mourinho today. On a serious note, I'm really disapointed with his substitutions today. He was so good at turning games around with his subs but today was horrendous. Basically threw 1 away when he made the first 2 so close to one another. 5 changes are allowed but only 3 seperate occasions. Then he took forever to make the last changes and ran Havertz and Werner to the ground.
  4. Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla

    Sevilla will make sure to get Jorginho sent off. He needs to come off. They got away with a lot of fouling in the first half as well.
  5. 19. Mason Mount

    It's funny seeing the hate he gets from both Chelsea and England fans, yet both managers select him on a regular basis and he keeps delivering.
  6. 14. Fikayo Tomori

    According to the WHU ITK on twitter, Tomori didn't want to move to West Ham because his conversation with Moyes was not very convincing. Moyes did not sound particularly enthusiastic. He didn't give him game time assurance or guarantees about what would happen to him there, nor did he show any interest about wanting to keep him at the club beyond his loan. He wasn't a Moyes target to begin with and we had a clause in which they would have to pay us 50k everytime he didn't start for them. It's possible he didnt quite like being pressured into playing him.
  7. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Rudiger couldn't be loaned out, so we granted Tomori who previously asked to leave on loan his wish. Lampard wanted to keep him but we couldn't afford to keep 5 CBs at the club. Tomori seems to have had a change of heart or he didn't want to go to West Ham so the deal collapsed.
  8. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    I suggested Partey the other day because I thought it made a lot of sense. I feel he is the perfect partner for Kanté. We could play a 2 man midfield with him and still look fairly solid defensively. I don't think defending is his main strength but he provides more stability than Jorginho or Kovacic.
  9. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Not particularly happy with this...
  10. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Conflicting news considering Simon Johnson reported yesterday that he should be staying at the club.
  11. 19. Mason Mount

    Clearly gassed today. Lampard should be managing his minutes better than this. Great stamina or not.
  12. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    In the event that the Rice transfer is impossible to do, I'd like us to have a look at Partey from Atleti. He was linked to Arsenal all summer which suggests he's open to moving and that they're open to selling him. I think he fits the profile of what we're looking for in midfield. He would be an ideal partner to Kanté. Offers more protection than Jorginho/Kovacic and can actually pick up a pass. We could play them in a 2 and still look solid defensively. His release clause is at 50m euros. Age could be an issue though. He's 27 so maybe the club would not be keen on paying so much for a player with low resale value.
  13. 16. Edouard Mendy

    That was in french actually. "Continuer ma progression". Still I also think he can speak the language. He probably felt more comfortable doing the interview in french.
  14. Ross Barkley

    If one is to be loaned out, it should be Loftus-Cheek who seriously needs game time. Barkley has been a very useful squad player since Sarri and will continue to be. Unless they're offering to buy him for good money, we shouldn't accept it.
  15. Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley

    Looking much better in possession than anything we've seen vs Brighton or Liverpool. We look very open but that's to be expected from a Kova Barkley midfield.
  16. Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool

    I don't think it's unreasonable to drop Havertz for tomorrow's game, or even for the next few games. Pulisic last season took time to adapt to the PL, and when he finally got back in the starting 11 he looked like a different player. Lampard spoke about how he wanted to protect him in an interview. I remember Pep doing the same with Sane and Bernardo when they arrived.
  17. Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool

    Willy, Reece, Zouma, Christensen, Azpi, Kanté, Kovacic, Barkley, Mount, CHO, Werner Unlikely to happen but this would be my team. I don't think Havertz is ready for this yet and we need a pacey and dynamic unit.
  18. Willian

    Quality player. People always prefered to focus on his weaknesses rather than what he brings to a team. Can't believe some celebrated his departure, especially knowing he was going to a rival.
  19. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Transferts-chelsea-pret-a-accelerer-sur-edouard-mendy/1169297 According to L'équipe, the offer is 18M euros + 2 in bonuses. Rennes did not anticipate his sale this summer but the player doesn't want to miss the chance to join a big club.
  20. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    The fee could reach up to 28M euros after bonuses according to The Guardian. That's a bit much IMO. If that's true, I fail to understand how Mendy is seen as a cheap alternative while Onana is rumoured to be available for around 30.
  21. Eden Hazard

    I can't believe Marina managed to convince them to pay 160m with only 1 year remaining on his contract. She should go to prison for this.
  22. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Rennes clearly don't want to sell unless they get an offer they couldn't refuse, which seem to be at 40m euros. For this kind of fee we should be looking elsewhere. I'm thinking Amsterdam.
  23. Non-Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Different players obviously but I would rather have van de Beek in my team than Bruno Fernandes. Quality player.
  24. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    I'm not particularly keen on him either. Onana is available for 30m and is practically begging to join, yet we don't seem to be very interested. The only explanation would be that the club have doubts him. Considering we've already seen him at the biggest stage(UCL) and he's statistically the best GK in the past 2 seasons in the competition. I just can't comprehend the decision.