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Everything posted by akgw13

  1. Anthony Martial

    Still want him here as our #9, when all realistic options are considered he fits the best for me. Lets ship Willian + cash for Martial. Bring in Fekir or Pulisic and lets get this show on the road. Fekir/Pulisic Hazard Martial
  2. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    My ideal plan: Sign him to a new 5 year deal then send this kid to bundesliga for an 18th month loan. He will settle in and develop the way he should. Bundesliga is the best breeding ground for young attackers in a style somewhat similar to the PL. We can't stunt him the way we did RLC.
  3. Ethan Ampadu

    Frankly Villa might be equally as interesting as Derby, Mount is a lampard-esque player and Ampadu could be a Terry-esque player. Derby is a wonderful breeding ground it seems for young players, but might the opportunity to work with JT be too much to pass up? Either way, he simply must go on loan in January to continue to develop.
  4. Sandro Tonali

    Kid gets his first call up. Looks and plays so much like Pirlo its freaky. He would be a wonderful purchase, expensive but fits with our philosophy of buy them young. If we manage to continue with Sarri for a few years this kid could develop beautifully next to Ampadu/CHO/RLC/Mount. Especially since we seem to be lacking this style of player in the academy and in our older ranks.
  5. BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea

    I agree completely, I hate to see 75' of Jorginho constant movement for a game that does not call for him. But Fabregas getting sick put a dent in the plan. This feels more like an exception rather than the rule. Everton is a sneaky game for sure, but I think he will be alright. No different than a Wed CL game and Sat PL game with regards to rest, although the distance is worrisome. Maybe we will see Ampadu in the role after halftime? Also, the debate could be made he is of equal importance to Eden due to the system, the drop off from Jorgi to Cesc is about as wide as Eden to Willian, if not wider.
  6. BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea

    I am extremely excited to see Jorginho/Barkley/RLC midfield 3. our most aggressive attacking midfield we can put on the field + Pedro/Hazard are my 1st choice starting wingers. Could be fireworks today if they click.
  7. Nabil Fekir

    such an intriguing player, does he have the speed for an aggressive pressing style of play? seems a bit more suited to the center of the park than the wide wings, but i could be wrong. He definitely gives us positional flexibility though, he could play any of the 4 attacking roles (striker, wide, most attacking mid) nice left foot on him.
  8. Non-Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Maybe we flip it and try to include Willian + Cash for Dembele haha thats the dream in a bizarro hypothetical world if we end up with Dembele and Asensio + 75-100m for Hazard and Willian that is a ridiculously good reset for the team. *No, i don't want hazard to leave, just a hypothetical*
  9. 4. Andreas Christensen

    Not a great performance, doesnt help being partnered with Cahill but his body language was poor, he looked a little uneasy under possession and was generally forgettable throughout. You see the difference when Luiz steps in for him, its a shame but right now he is miles away from the first team. Needs to pull a barkley and keep his mouth shut and start grinding.
  10. Suso

    I am somewhat skeptical we are in for him, nothing against the player but it feels like we are the easy team to link with the on form player in Serie A. Happened all the time with Conte as well. He is in top form right now and that goal yesterday was an absolute beauty.
  11. Aaron Ramsey

    I am always on board with free quality, but I think Mount might stake his claim next year. Kante/Jorginho/Barkley/RLC/Mount looks pretty damn good (assuming we can't sign Kovacic, im a big kovacic fan and believe we should) If Barkley/RLC continue to impress I don't see the space for Ramsey. Maybe if we manage to offload Drinkwater to someone and Fabregas leaves but even without those 2 our midfield still looks pretty crowded.
  12. Ousmane Dembele

    I'd go all out for him in January. So talented, used to playing in systems similar to ours. Positional flexibility, two footed, provides goals and assists, lightning quick. The list goes on and on, provides us immense cover if Hazard does leave or a truly terrifying team if he stays. Young enough to grow with our exciting prospects (CHO & Dembele! wow) Issue is dealing with Barca and the price that will be demanded, surely around 80-100m will be asked for after the price they paid and his future prospects.
  13. Mauro Icardi

    Perfect striker for exactly what we need. Would suit the prem perfect, love his attitude and striker instincts. If available, must buy simple as that.
  14. Krzysztof Piatek

    These guys will want to move him in January. Genoa have nothing to play for and have a young juve striker stud on loan sitting behind him. Will be a bidding war, i think the cap for him will be 50-55m Euro that someone will be realistically willing to pay. Napoli wont go that high, Inter has Icardi/Martinez. I think IF we really are interested it will be between us and Barca. We have the #9 spot open, misfiring strikers, and a coach/team build to help him succeed. If we do think he is the real deal I can't see anyone beating our package of willingness to pay and fit for the player.
  15. Krzysztof Piatek

    I am away this weekend but will be curious to watch the game Piatek plays vs Juventus when I get back home. I expect if he doesnt score twitter will roast him, I am more curious to see how he does with all the other aspects of the game against such a dominant opponent. That supposed price tag keeps creeping up, we will know ALOT more about him with 4/5 games against Juve, AC, Inter, & Napoli.
  16. Eden Hazard

    I haven't read through all of these posts, I am sure what i'm about to write has been echoed somewhere, so for that i apologize. I am not mad at Hazard for speaking honestly about his situation, id rather transparency than lies. I genuinely believe he is truly conflicted, Madrid are his childhood dream, but he has become a man, built a family and succeeded with us. He might be thinking he has accomplished everything he could with us and CL glory is more attainable at Madrid but the grass is not always greener. He has stuck through some volatile times here and now things are looking better, but false dawns have come before. I think he will win premier league player of the season, get us back into CL and maybe even a trophy this year. Madrid want Neymar/Mbappe, i believe that but come the summer time if Hazard wants to leave I think he has done it in a respectful manner and we should honour his wishes and sell him. I do not think he will find as much creative freedom at Madrid as he would here, the fanbase will not cherish him the way we do here but that is his decision to follow. I 99% thought he was gone this summer, i am probably at 55% gone - 45% stay right now with the stay gaining momentum. To sum it up: He has served us well for a long time, if he wants to follow his dream I won't hold that against him. If he wants to stay, he will go down as a Chelsea legend and perhaps the most talented player to ever put on the jersey when his time is up.
  17. Krzysztof Piatek

    Genoa fired their coach today. This guy could really be on the move to a bigger club come January now. You'd think we would be in the pole position considering our absence of a striker and style of play. Seems to be a guy who thrives on smart movement and service while being extremely clinical(so far). In the current inflated market is 35-40m worth a gamble on a potentially deadly striker? you'd have to think yes, but gamble is the key word.
  18. 17. Mateo Kovacic

    This guy has got a battery pack similar to Kante. It feels like he plays in every single game for club and country. Minimum 65-70' and often the full 90' and he just continues to fly around the pitch. I hope Sarri starts to manage his time a little bit, he is an immense player for us so we don't need him burning out.
  19. Krzysztof Piatek

    https://www.footballwhispers.com/blog/krzysztof-piatek-genoa Article from a month ago, shines a little light on him. I am still hesitant, nobody is that efficient over any reasonable level of time. If he keeps it up over the next 2 months I can imagine the noise will be deafening come January.
  20. Krzysztof Piatek

    The rumours are well under way linking this guy with all the top clubs, ive seen a few articles saying we are leading the chase. Feels like reporter click bait, guy has barely played in Serie A but i guess anybody is better than our current toothless options? Feels like this rumour is just beginning to pick up steam before january window
  21. Krzysztof Piatek

    This guy feels like Belotti 2.0. I wanted the Rooster more than Morata. He hasnt quite recaptured that magical season but we would definitely be better off with him rather than Morata right now. At least Belotti will fight for the team.
  22. Aaron Ramsey

    Sell Drinkwater and bring in Ramsey on a free? that is good business and a HG upgrade. Energetic player, comfortable in an attacking system with Arsenal. I would be all for it. @Superblue_1986 good point about Mount, but I think he would block RLC even more than he already is. I think Fabregas will move on at the end of his contract and I view Mount as his successor. Would fit right in that highest attacking midfielder role. If we manage to secure Kovacic long term then i think it will be either RLC or Ramsey(if he comes)
  23. Álvaro Morata

    I tried to be irrationally positive in support of Morata. I have completely given up now haha he is just a total liaibility. We will have to splash cash in the market to fix the problem the same way we did with Kepa. I like Batsman, but its a big jump to rely on him next year with Giroud alone.
  24. Ethan Ampadu

    For those who wondered what Ampadu looks like in Midfield check him out in the wales game today. 1st half he has looked really good in the midfield role so far.