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  1. Gonzalo Higuain

    Good move considering the circumstances. If he does well, Chels have a striker for 6-18 months. If he doesn’t do well, he goes back. I think a lot of people overrate Chelsea’s pulling power. It’s fun to fantasise about top talents and players joining the club but most of it is unrealistic. Chels can’t do much better than this in a winter window. That’s reality. I still think Lacazette is the among the most ideal strikers for this system. I wish the club would go for him but no noise sadly. I hope a fullback is added to squad as well. This team is in desperate need for new fullbacks on both flanks.
  2. 22. Willian

    Most players producing high key passes numbers take set-pieces. Hazard of course does not take set-pieces, bar the odd corner here and there. His key passes come from open play. That's the major difference. And Willian will do enough for a Chelsea player to get on the end of his crosses, but the quality of his delivery isn't that great. I think you'll agree Chels haven't exactly been threatening from set-pieces. I think the criticism Willian receives is exaggerated, but I understand the frustation because for years Chels have failed to bring in an upgrade. But this is nothing new. Willian has shown us who he is from the go. Pretty good player but never decisive. Supporting cast as I like to call him. If Chels possessed more quality overall, he would not be problem, but that's not the case. And the funny thing is, though I've never been a fan of Willian, he's the best right winger Chels have had in the Abramovich era. The likes of Joe Cole and Anelka had good spells but it never lasted long. And people love to talk about Robben but Robben was not a right winger back then. He could do a job there but he was better on the left in those days. And Robben wasn't great in Chelsea colours. He was exciting to watch and very talented, but inconsistent and struggled with his fitness. Never hit double figures either. He just played in a better team.
  3. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Kante really has no business spending so much time in the attacking third. Odoi has a lot to learn still but you can’t tell me he’s not good enough to be a serious member of the first team. This is the type of talent that could explode at any time.
  4. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    I don’t understand why Sarri never changes the shape of the team. My only gripe with this manager. Take off Barkley for Giroud, switch to 4-2-3-1 with Hazard at #10, and attack this lot.
  5. Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    I was talking about Zappacosta and Emerson. They wouldn’t do jack against stronger opponents. They’re not good enough.
  6. Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    It has everything to do with the level of opponent they face compared to the starters.
  7. Hirving Lozano

    Yes, yes, yes. Definitely worth a go. I like this guy more than Pulisic. He’s explosive, direct, hungry for goal and a dog. He makes runs in behind, looks for 1v1’s and likes to shoot. A natural left winger but actually comfortable on the right as well. He’s a diver, which can be annoying, but that’s just part of the package. I like the idea of this. Bring him in. This month if possible.
  8. General Transfer Talk

    I was referring to Lacazette.
  9. General Transfer Talk

    Killjoy. Let me enjoy myself in this beautiful reverie of mine.
  10. General Transfer Talk

    Aubameyang is first choice. That’s what makes it possible for me. His situation is somewhat similar to Welbeck back at Utd and Milner at City. Or more recently, Oxlade leaving Arsenal for Liverpool. All searching for a first XI spot. If the money is right (transfer + wages), it’s possible.
  11. General Transfer Talk

    Think Arsenal would seriously consider a 50-60 mil bid. It would allow them to invest in a winger. Lacazette and his camp know the money at Chelsea is good and will realise the #9 position is up for grabs. Fellow countrymen in Kante and Giroud at the club to help ease the transition. I think this is a very plausible transfer.
  12. General Transfer Talk

    Target Lacazette.
  13. 7. N'Golo Kante

    Kante will never shine in a possession-based team. Leicester and pre-Sarri Chelsea played a completely different game. Same with France. I do think he will get better though. This is a significant change for him and he hasn't been terrible. He'll be better next season.
  14. 10. Eden Hazard

    Hazard hasn't become big-headed. He's always made comments like that. The level he's playing at right now and the worldwide adulation he's been receiving of late (heavily) increases the impact of these kinds of comments. But they've always been tongue-in-cheek. He's a joker. I do agree with the fact that this is much. I've never had a problem with him being open. I don't have a problem with any player being open. But the frequency has gone up and it's a bit much now. He needs to be smarter. As for the transfer rumours, I anticipated this. When he signed, I never expected him to stay to the end. He's not British and these kinds of talents are wanted all over the continent. I'm sure he used to fantasise about playing for a couple of top teams. Real Madrid representing the peak of the mountain. A move after a few years at Chelsea was always the most likely route. But something obviously changed. He likes his current situation. It's possible he even loves it. So does he stay at Chelsea? He's happy here so a move away isn't necessary. If he leaves he might end up even happier. But he could also leave and not feel as happy as he does at Chelsea right now. Dreams don't always match reality. It's a very difficult decision. So I understand him. But right now it's a bit much with the Real talk.
  15. 10. Eden Hazard

    Although he opted not to open negotiations over a new deal last season, he will resume formal talks when Chelsea are ready. “I could talk now,” he said. “If they come to me, then I will talk. I don’t want to say that I am not talking with the club or the owner. I am talking a lot with them.” For all his admiration of Madrid, Hazard hinted that Chelsea might not have to do much to convince him to stay. “I am happy and I don’t need anything,” he said. “It is not trophies. Of course, when you play, you want to win but I just want to enjoy things on the pitch, like I am at the moment. Then I am happy.” Keep a Sarri-like style of football and make him the best paid player in the league.