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  1. the wes liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  3. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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. 
  4. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  5. !Hazard! liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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. 
  6. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  7. !Hazard! liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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. 
  8. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by Pizy in BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea   
    Kovacic can play there. Or we could've slightly tweaked the formation for this one match. Not like BATE are a top team.
    Im not mad at Sarri for starting Jorginho or anything, just worried that he'll suffer later for playing so much early in the season. He's probably our most important player after Eden.
  9. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by Pizy in BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea   
    Just what Jorginho needs. More minutes on his legs and a long journey just before we play a pretty good Everton side. 
  10. !Hazard! liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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. 
  11. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by Magic Lamps in Álvaro Morata   
    Like it or not but he won us a game we did not get play well in. That is what strikers are meant to do. Dont care if he missed that 1 on 1. Look at Lewandowskinor Aubameyang they also miss most of their 1 on 1s. It is about a decision and when the keeper makes the same move its bad luck. But other than last season Morata where he would fall over or roll the ball to the keeper in all his missed ones this season made a decent confident decision and was kept out by some great goalkeeping. No shame in that IMO. Should keep on the good work and we will have a good price for him
  12. blues.bridge liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in General Transfer Talk   
    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*
  13. blues.bridge liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in General Transfer Talk   
    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*
  14. Sideshow Luiz liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  15. !Hazard! liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  16. Vesper liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  17. Vesper liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  18. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by Vesper in Ousmane Dembele   
    CHELSEA, LIVERPOOL, ARSENAL? THREE POTENTIAL DESTINATIONS FOR OUSMANE DEMBELE
    http://www.thehardtackle.com/blogs/2018/10/30/chelsea-liverpool-arsenal-three-potential-destinations-for-ousmane-dembele/
    Ousmane Dembele’s future at Barcelona. The Hard Tackle takes a look at three possible destinations for the out-of-favour French winger
    Ousmane Dembele’s woes at Barcelona have not eased one bit despite a strong start to the season. The Frenchman has been trying to shake the cobwebs of a difficult first season that was riddled with injuries and poor form. And he did start his second campaign at Barcelona quite brightly.
      After the first month or so, Dembele had found the back of the net in the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla as well as in Barcelona’s league and European wins over the likes of Huesca, Real Valladolid, Real Sociedad and PSV Eindhoven. However, over the last six weeks or so, the 21-year-old has gone off the boil massively.
    His drop in stature has been so significant that Dembele has lost his place as a regular, and is not even being named in the starting lineup in the absence of Lionel Messi. The situation has now come to a head, with Barcelona reportedly prepared to let him depart from Camp Nou, even as early as January.
      With Ousmane Dembele possibly being put on the market in the January transfer window, and with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal being named as possible suitors. The Hard Tackle takes a look at three possible destinations where he might end up.
    Chelsea
    Chelsea have started the 2018-19 season quite well, having taken very little time to adapt to Maurizio Sarri’s possession-based system. But, the team is still lacking some oomph and dynamism in attack that will elevate the Blues to the next level of being a force to be reckoned with in league and Europe.
    So far, Chelsea have have been heavily dependent on the performances of Eden Hazard, with the Belgian directly contributing to 42 percent of the goals that they have scored in the Premier League. In his absence, the Blues did step up quite well last time out against Burnley. But, a closer look at their squad would suggest a need to reinforce their wide options.
    Apart from Hazard, Sarri has Pedro and Willian as the only natural wingers at his disposal. With both players on the wrong side of 30, an injection of youth in the form of Ousmane Dembele could be just what Chelsea need to take some pressure off Hazard and phase the two experienced campaigners out.
    Additionally, if Dembele’s exploits with Borussia Dortmund are anything to go by, Sarri will have an exciting prospect that he can develop in his mould and prove that the 18-month Barcelona stint – should he indeed call it quits in January – was only an ill-fated blip.
    Another scenario that Chelsea could find themselves in, is the exit of their talisman himself. Eden Hazard has made no bones about wanting to don the famous white strip of Real Madrid, who still have their sights set on him. Should Hazard end up leaving, Sarri will need someone to step into his boots.
    Who better than a player who has shown that he can be a creative force from either flank while also having an eye for a goal. Either way, Dembele is a player who has the potential of fitting perfectly into Sarri’s system and resume his development, while also aiding Chelsea’s rise up the European ladder.
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  19. Vesper liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  20. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by !Hazard! in Mauro Icardi   
    Let's do this. Sell Morata and half of the loan army and buy this man for £100m. He would score 40 goals a season under Sarri
  21. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd   
    slightly nervous for this game, Jose always seems to manage some freak spectacular game when his back is against the wall. It plays into his style this one, he is away from home playing against a high flying attacking side who is leaky at the back. He will play all the goons, protect deep and try to counter for 1-2 goals. An early goal will be immense for us, it will force them to come out of the shell and play.
  22. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by LAM09 in Krzysztof Piatek   
    The article said they won't sell till the summer. I'm sure Genoa would grab the chance to 10x their investment in just over six months too.
  23. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in 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.
  24. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd   
    slightly nervous for this game, Jose always seems to manage some freak spectacular game when his back is against the wall. It plays into his style this one, he is away from home playing against a high flying attacking side who is leaky at the back. He will play all the goons, protect deep and try to counter for 1-2 goals. An early goal will be immense for us, it will force them to come out of the shell and play.
  25. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by the wes in Krzysztof Piatek   
    just scored for international team  this kid on fire