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  1. Chelsea Kits thread

    Used the Russia kit above to mock up a very rough design. Have to say personally I hate the lions, I hope they aren't as clear the Russian kit's. It is probably one of those kits that looks better on the players.
  2. Chelsea Kits thread

    Chelsea kit 2016/17. It will contain the stripes down the side in white. Source: http://www.footyheadlines.com/2015/11/chelsea-16-17-home-kit.html
  3. Chelsea Kits thread

    FAKE! It is a concept kit. Here is the link to the original post.
  4. General Transfer Talk

    With the Yokohama deal and selling the deadwood (Moses, McEachran, Salah, Marin, Romeu etc...) then we can expect about £75m on top of anything we can cover through revenue (including the £18m not counted in the Yokohama deal as we had that anyway with Samsung), competition revenue as hopefully we will better last year's finishes. I would expect us to have around £100m to sign a defender; reportedly Varane, a midfielder and a forward. I am hoping we get rid of Mikel and bring in someone to cover Matic whom is competent and I wouldn't mind Lars Bender though if Dortmund don't reach the Champions League I would take Sven on the cheap. As for a forward I have no clue, maybe Icardi but I see him commanding a high price that I don't think would be worth it when he would be second/third choice. Bas Dost is on form but it would be a massive gamble. Lacazette is another gamble but has more consistency in Ligue 1; yet we've seen how that worked with Giroud. In an ideal world this would be: Raphael Varane - £30m Sven Bender - £17.5m Alexandre Lacazette - £22.5m That would be £40m for another player if we need them. I doubt it but Pogba would be great though (probably cost more than that too BUT this doesn't factor in the likely sale of Mikel if we were to sign him and a defensive midfielder) I cannot see Mourinho dropping Oscar or moving him to the right and making him ineffective to play 433.
  5. Chelsea Kits thread

    That shirt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, do you have any pictures of the other?
  6. Chelsea Kits thread

    :Let me know if you get to see it again so I can try and mock something up which is very realistic .
  7. Chelsea Kits thread

    If you want to give me some information I can try and mock up a design for you.
  8. Chelsea Kits thread

    That away is beautiful. Is the design like the Schalke one without the pinstripes and with a collar? http://www.footballshirtculture.com/14/15-kits/schalke-04-2014-15-adidas-home-football-kit.html I hope the third isn't as bad as you say as the other two are instant classics.
  9. Chelsea Kits thread

    Just done a very rough mock up of the away kit with inspiration from the Umbro kit that we all love:
  10. Chelsea Kits thread

    Looks better when worn but I am not keen on the gradiented stripes and the sash (could it have been light grey?) As always though Adidas produce amazing training shirts which would look amazing as our real kit and the navy one would be a great third shirt in my opinion with a gold/blue away.
  11. Eden Hazard

    We have 51 games in the season at least and with injuries forbidding we will need at least 2 players in each position then versatile players all around. I believe a DR is needed at least but Frank is now 34 and not going to play 20 games in the season as he struggled to play 26 this year and showed major signs of fatigue in parts. I don't believe Essien is the type of player anymore so someone to replace him is in desperate need though I'd love to be able to say "Essien will be like his old self again", yet it won't happen. Providing we get Hulk we will need at least a RB to cover Ivanovic/play against backs to the wall opposition to get as many players forward as possible, a versatile defender in order to cover for a player in case he is injured. I also believe we need a CDM as I don't think Mikel is very reliable at times and can be either good on his day or very bad and cost us, Martinez springs to mind due to his ability to play in the defence too and to continue the Spanish contingent we are having. Then we need a box to box player in replace of Essien as I know you say Ramires cannot pass nor be creative but really I can see Mata dropping into an advanced position of space in front of the two CMs to get the ball and make the chances so all Ramires will have to do is get the ball, dribble it (in which he is good at) and do a simple pass to Mata or Hazard. The attack seems fine to me though as with Hulk we will have a versatile set and providing Ramires and Dembele (potentially) can play there we won't need cover in which was lacking this year.
  12. Eden Hazard

    I don't see the need for him to pick out a splitting pass though as I would imagine Mata would drop deeper into the hole near the opposition CDM and all Ramires will have to do is pass to him or Hazard on the LW then let them deal with the attacking. Mata would act as a playmaker in my eyes allowing Hazard/Hulk to move inside for him to deliver the ball to them or Torres, so therefore Ramires doesn't need to act as any playmaker but more of a player who can get the ball from deep and bring it out to the players with natural talent to break down defences whether this be Mata's ability to spray the ball around, Hazard's dribbling or Hulk's long shots.
  13. Eden Hazard

    That I am , cannot get enough of the site and how useful it is.
  14. Eden Hazard

    This confuses me, I know Lampard is a good player but in a 4231 we need someone who can run from box to box and move the ball from defence to attack with energy. You say Ramires cannot pass but his pass percentage was 85.1% which is pretty reasonable (ranked 12th in our squad) and in comparison Lampard had 86.9% so not that much more. While we compare them Rami had the most tackles on average per game in the squad (2.8) and the 6th most interceptions (1.9). Attacking wise Lampard had the most shots per game (2.2) but Ramires had a respectable 1.6 whilst he was also the top dribbler with 1.4 successful dribbles per game. In my opinion, this seems the perfect for the role of a player who can bridge defence and attack on a fast counter attacking move but also play a solid line when needed to plug gaps and stop the opposition attacks. To see more of his statistics from this season please see here.
  15. Eden Hazard

    Wasn't sure if it was 1 or 2, thanks for clarifying . I think if we put in a decent bid with the history between the clubs and the deal in hand they will accept providing Dembele wants to come to us, we will be comfortably be in the driving seat with this and it could be a great move as we look to move away from the way we played under Jose and finally herald in a free-flowing game full of skill, energy and unity. Providing the role Ramires has i think Dembele will get a fair share of games in the same position but their versatility really sets them apart and makes them both incredible assets to the team.