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Everything posted by Clockwork

  1. 10. Willian

    Sarri and Conte also did not rate Willian, lets be clear about that.
  2. 22. Christian Pulisic

  3. Pablo Sarabia

    I made that comment when RLC was not getting playing time and fighting injuries. I am huge fan of RLC even when many were questioning him in the beginning/before the season. His injuries worries me though, i hope he can stay healthy.
  4. Tanguy Ndombele

    Ndombele is much more promising than Baka, i actually watched a lot of Monaco games and when we were linked i was probably the biggest critic in signing him. I remember people were furious when i compared him to Ramires. Ndombele is a class above Baka from a technical standpoint, he needs work on his end product and put in a shift defensively on a more constant basis. He has all the talent to be a great CM, for me he is very similar to Kovacic. But Kovacic progression has stalled in recent years.
  5. General Transfer Talk

    I rate his talent, but he has to develop his end product. That is why i rate Aouar higher, games is more complete. Ndombele reminds me of Kovacic, but we will see how he develops. I will take a healthy RLC over Ndombele.
  6. Next Manager?

    We seriously doing this again, starting pre season without a manager, it should have been done already.
  7. 22. Christian Pulisic

    Story from Germany Is that Bayern wanted Pulisic badly, turned their pursuit to CHO when Pulisic signed for Chelsea.
  8. Eden Hazard

    Think Neymar game is more complete, his movement off the ball is much more dangerous. I think this is where Hazard game is lacking, he lacks the killer off the ball movement of Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Salah, or even Mane. But on the ball he is only behind Messi in that department. Overall i would take Hazard, mainly due to his professionalism and ability to step up when counted on. Think Neymar doesn't play up to his ability often time.
  9. Next Manager?

    This is the most in depth article i have read on Lampard coaching. https://totalfootballanalysis.com/head-coach-analysis/frank-lampard-derby-county-tactical-analysis-statistics
  10. Federico Chiesa

    He is a super talent, unlike most Italians i think he fits the PL very well due to his pace and directness.
  11. Federico Chiesa

  12. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Definitely Europa competition should be noted against Sarri, but so should the fact Mourinho had a much superior and super team at his disposal. Context is needed in both situation.
  13. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Yeah i am going to say hiring Allegri is a terrible idea when placed in a similar situation at Milan after the sale of Ibra he almost got them relegated.
  14. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I am far from convinced of Lampard as I have stated numerous times, but the more I hear of Allegri, Marcos Silva, Rafa, Mourinho, etc. I am hoping on the Lampard fast, Ten Hag is the best name we have been linked with, and that has been very little.
  15. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Bakayoko is definitely a Conte signing, there were many stories of how Conte scouted Baka at the time. No one at the time was doubting he was Conte's preference. He turns out shit, revision he was the Board signing all along.
  16. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Bunch of names on that list is disputable, and anyhow it fails to address the point of the players wanting to play for Chelsea under Conte.
  17. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    There is no evidence or noticeable difference to make a judgement that Chelsea operated much better then rather than at the moment. Like i said in my previous post, a lot of things have changed mainly our financial strength and financial regulations to contend with. The status of Roman wealth has changed he has taken a financial decline in recent years, and a much rise to football inflation. A Sheva or Torres type spending was nothing to him at the time some of the most expensive signings in world football, to make similar type signing it would be in the upward of 100m+. He would be much more careful and weary to make those type of signings. I can write long post about the the climate differences between now and then, but in short it comes down to money. We throw money at our problems, and it worked. Now we cannot. We can spend at a respectful level right now, but not enough to blow away our competition.
  18. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    You are failing to grasp that these managers have a type of preference, these were Conte signings. Conte is obsessed with covering spaces and these players were to meet these ends. If you look through out Conte signings and payers he valued at Chelsea and Juventus, it is quite clear they were his preferences. Our squad is filled with these type of players for a reason, it is really not hard to grasp. Secondly top players with technical players do not want to play for these managers. simply put they are moved by a more exciting football they enjoy. Man you are really living in the past if you think early Roman years could be recreated with the style and signings. Football has changed, our financial powers is not the same, our competition is greater, players preferences has moved, etc. Without being the financial heavyweight in football, Chelsea has to offer a better product.
  19. Nicolo Barella

    The midfield of Veratti, Jorginho and Barella looks really promising for Italy. Even Mancini is more proactive nowdays.
  20. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    If you want those managers than better accept more Bakayoko and Drinkwater type signing, those are the players ready to line up for these guys.
  21. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Definitely, the heavy amount of games in the second half of the season really stunted his football, the team needed more time on the training ground the busy schedule made that impossible.
  22. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Yet you want Simeone and Alllegri, the football world is moving away from these dinosaurs. Sarri is not Chelsea quality yet Allegri is being let go in favor of Sarri.
  23. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Imagine playing this type of football with actual quality players, shame it ends so early.
  24. General Transfer Talk

    Depth is enormously important for league play, they have elite players like Sane who is fighting for playing time. While at others club he would be no question guaranteed starter. They had KDB who was out for good part of the season, and they did not miss a beat. In a long season City are champions because of their depth not necessary their quality against the best.
  25. Chelsea banned for TWO transfer windows

    I agree the whole extending the ban smells like BS, it just doesn't follow logical sense at all.