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  • Favourite Chelsea Player Ngolo Kante
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  1. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    Don't know why but I feel like Conte doesnt think Hazard is quite ready yet for a full intense 90' Id be thrilled to see him in the starting XI but this is my guess. Subs guesses would be Hazard/Willian/Zappa Courtois Azpi Luiz Rudiger Moses Kante Bakayoko Alonso Fabregas Pedro Morata
  2. Leicester 1-2 Chelsea

    Last game of Cahill Suspension. feels like fabregas will get the start unless bakayoko is 100% fit, even then I think Conte will want Fabregas pulling the strings if Hazard doesnt start for some extra creativity. Courtois Azpi Luiz Rudiger Moses Kante Fabregas Alonso Pedro Morata Willian Hazard/Christensen/Bakayoko are my 3 sub choices. Don't think Conte will play Drinkwater/Zappacosta after just signing them since he preaches "understanding our idea of football"
  3. Chelsea 2-0 Everton

    Something non transfer related, We essentially played 424 and looked rather good doing it (Everton were tired and short players but regardless) With Kante/Baka it will be even more secure through the middle. Could be interesting moving forward. https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2017/8/29/16222242/chelsea-v-everton-by-the-numbers
  4. The Board

    i tagged you 2-3 weeks ago saying it was time to start worrying, I am not thrilled with the developments in the market either. It is very strange and one day soon they will have to answer. But the market is still open so i expect a positive attitude from you since you support Chelsea just like i do!
  5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Guy doesn't wanna play wing back and wants a central role. Respect him for making the call, we definitely would have played him at wing back. Sucks to miss out on him but can't blame him if he doesn't want the particular role. scramble mode time.
  6. Ross Barkley

    That line always bugs me haha Yes you are correct it is a lot of money for squad players and yes they are overvalued cause they are HG. But HG is an important part of the prem and we need HG players who can do the job. You're correct Aurier is a better player at the moment than Ox but he does have his own issues and isnt HG so what do you want us to do? We are incredibly short on HG players and have a limit of non HG players. I think Ox can do a really great job at RWB and we have to pay that english premium. just the way of the world. If there was no HG quota it would be different.
  7. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    There is a wide variety of reasons players choose other teams including wage, first team opportunities, personal connections on the team, and yes general preference for another coaches certain style but that is normal and would happen regardless of who was coaching us.
  8. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Baka and Kante both also said that Conte was a big reason they came to the team. He seemingly convinced them both after talking to them. I also wouldnt necessarily say we have had a tough time with transfers, just a few saga's with difficult teams and players not pushing. Overall since he has joined i have been happy with the players we have brought in and he coached. Morata/Baka/Rudi already look like great additions and I am excited to see what he can do with Ox/Barkley if we manage to close the deals.
  9. Ross Barkley

    if we manage to get Barkley for under 30m id be thrilled. Lots of untapped potential. Interesting comparison of Barkley vs Sigurdsson: https://differentgame.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/the-data-scout-gylfi-sigurdsson-v-ross-barkley-part-one/
  10. Andrea Belotti

    I know it isnt going to happen but my dream of him coming is still alive! aha Sell bats/Diego bring in Llorente and Belotti. Morata/Belotti/Llorente is unreal and with Tammy coming up Llorente can age out gracefully. Until the window closes ill keep trying to speak this transfer into existence!
  11. General Transfer Talk

    they left the squad depth transfers late cause teams get less brave when the deadline is so close and they have money in front of them. Swans bought Llorente for 5m, can sell him for 15. They quote 30 to fuck with us but he obviously wants to leave and they know that. Arsenal tried to convince Ox to stay but he made it clear the entire time so with the deadline approaching time to cash in. DD seems like a strange move for everyone but clearly he wants to be on a big squad making a bit more money with less gametime for the chance at trophies as he ages.
  12. Fernando Llorente

    would be very happy if we signed him up for a reasonable price. Good solid contributor who brings a different skill set. Scored in the PL last year and in big games for them. Now if we can just do a swap of Bats + cash for Belotti! ahaha
  13. Jamie Vardy

    I understand that, but price paid is still an important figure especially when the player is an ageing striker reliant on pace. if its 30m or under im fine. 30-35 meh. 35 and over i don't like the deal. Budget matters and using more than we need to on an ageing player is not something i am interested in personally.
  14. Serge Aurier

    if he keeps his head right and he is allowed in the country Tottenham will be fully set between he and trippier and the young kid on the right side. Davinson Sanchez + Aurier give them some more really tough athletic skillful players.
  15. Jamie Vardy

    My issue isnt with his skill set, its the price for his age. What do you think they will demand for him if they want 40m for Drinkwater?