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Everything posted by Vesper

  1. In a perfect world........ GOALKEEPER Swap Thibaut Courtois for Jan Oblak, as Courtois is hellbent on returning to Madrid to be with his wife and family CENTRE BACKS Buy Kalidou Koulibaly (finally, been so frustrated for last 2 years, De Laurentis is a rotter, and IMHO, Koulibaly is the best CB in the world, watch the tape, he is INSANE) Alessio Romagnoli Sell Cahill Luiz Zouma (I dont think he will ever be the same after that horrid injury, such a tragedy) Play more Ethan Ampadu Trevoh Chalobah Fikayo Tomori Left Back Buy David Alaba (best fullback in the world, and the Alex Sandro shite is so done, as far as I am concerned) Yes, I know Alaba will cost £80m or so, but is worth it, IF we are going to try and stay in top 5,6,7,8 clubs in the world. If we simply cannot get Alaba, then go in for Sandro (arfff, 3 times) Sell Marcos Alonso (we will never get more for him, and he is COMPLETELY dependent on a 3 CB system as a WB, and if Conte goes, the back 3 may too Right Back Buy Djibril Sidibé or Elseid Hysaj (would prefer Álvaro Odriozola, but Real Madrid is going to grab him) Sell Moses, time to cash in Midfielders Buy Saúl Ñíguez (can use leverage of Courtois for Oblak swap, we so have to get him) or Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (probably out of our price range, as I expect he will go for at least £120m or so, but hej, this is a WISHLIST) Leander Dendoncker (we should have bought him and Goretzka last summer, and now Goretzka is gone to Bayern, where he is going to be a superstar) Manu Trigueros (great passer) Sell EVERYONE BUT KANTE Bakayoko Fabregas Drinkwater Barkley sell them ALL, horrid buys, no clue why we bought this shite (other than Fabregas, and its now or never to sell him for any real quid returned) Right Wingers Federico Chiesa (preferred) or Domenico Berardi Sell Willian Play Charly Musonda more (I think he can be a special player) Left Wingers Buy Leon Bailey Sell Pedro Strikers I REALLY want Mauro icardi (I think he is top 3 striker in world, along with Kane and Lewandowski, who would be a clear number one if he was not 29) I just do not see how we can swing his £120m plus fee he will command, especially with my other massive buys above I guess we roll with Morata (who I still think will come massively good) and Giroud, plus PLAY Callum Hudson-Odoi MORE! Finally lets deal with the potential Hazard nightmare (Real Madrid) If he goes, we HAVE to get Marco Asensio in return plus Raphaël Varane (then remove Romagnoli from my buy list above) We also could add in Courtois and then also demand Casemiro (remove Dendoncker from my list) We then would have to buy another goalkeeper,as Atletico Mardid will not sell Oblak without replacement of Courtois the only ones I would want to buy are one of the following Gianluigi Donnarumma 18 Italy AC Milan Mattia Perin 24 Italy Genoa CFC Alban Lafont 18 France/Burkina Faso FC Toulouse we would line up (if Hazard stays) Goalkeeper Jan Oblak CB César Azpilicueta CB Andreas Christensen CB Kalidou Koulibaly Backups/Swistchouts Romagnoli and Rudiger RWB Djibril Sidibé LWB David Alaba backups Emerson and Zappacosta MF N'Golo Kante MF Saúl Ñíguez Backups Dendoncker, Manu Trigueros RW Federico Chiesa LW Eden Hazard Back ups, switch out Leon Bailey, Charly Musonda Striker Alvaro Morata backups Giroud and Hudson-Odoi IF Hazard leaves, and we also include Courtois in a mega deal with Real then change LW Asensio Goalkeeper one of the 3 I listed above as alternatives to CB Raphaël Varane (then remove Romagnoli from my buy list above) MF Casemiro instead of Dendoncker so there you go, my dream team cheers PS If/When Conte Leaves I REALLY want DIEGO SIMEONE above anyone else, would settle for Joachim Löw or Massimiliano Allegri, hell no to Luis Enrique!
  2. I so hope this is just idle chatter, but I fear it is not. I see us sliding down into a realm between the big 5 and the rest of the flotsam. Maybe it is time for Roman to sell to someone willing to spend what it takes in today's hyper-inflated market.
  3. Manu Trigueros

    Would rather we have a go at signing Carlos Soler (21 yo) of Valencia or Trigueros's teammate, Pablo Fornals (22 yo) especially Soler, what a talent!
  4. 3. Marcos Alonso

    We are on the exact same page.
  5. 3. Marcos Alonso

    The main reason he got this was because the overall state of Left Backs in the EPL this season was horrid. Benjamin Mendy was injured and out for the year very early. 95% sure he would have won if not injured. Man U and Man City mostly use backup MF's as makeshift LB's (Ashley Young and Fabian Delph, with Man U not playing Daley Blind) Danny Rose was hurt for ages and shite when he came back for Spurs, his replacement, ben Davies is nothing special at all Sead Kolasinac has been a semi bust at Arsenal, he barely starts anymore All the rest left in the EPL are worse than those already listed EXCEPT one Andrew Robertson at Liverpool, who has been a revelation. One could make a case he should have won, but he didnt start much for the first part of the season.
  6. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    Leo Jardim FTW, if we cannot get Simeone
  7. Kenedy

    Julien Faubert, another West Ham fullback (see this tosh http://www.talkchelsea.net/transfers/chelsea-and-tottenham-battling-to-sign-west-hams-arthur-masuaku/ as to why I say another) to Real in 2009 was yet another bizarre one. Julien Faubert: I didn’t fall asleep at Madrid – I just closed my eyes because I was bored https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/julien-faubert-i-didnt-fall-asleep-real-madrid-i-just-closed-my-eyes-because-i-was-bored LOLOLOL
  8. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    I would be SOOOO happy with any of these 6 if we lost Courtois Jan Oblak Alisson Thomas Strakosha Alban Lafont Gianluigi Donnarumma Mattia Perin and wouldn't not lose my mind at all with these Kepa Arrizabalaga Alex Meret Gerónimo Rulli André Onana Alphonse Areola Sergio Rico
  9. 10. Eden Hazard

    Figo was a boss!
  10. Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea

    he is pure SHITE, what a massive, massive disappointment. SELL HIM
  11. Roman Abramovich

    I assume that this slant is that May, if she and Parliament go all out against Russia over the spy poisoning, etc, may do things like seize or freeze Abramovich's assets here in the UK, or revoke his residence permit, etc. Abramovich is thick as thieves with Putin for ages, so it could get ugly.
  12. Robert Lewandowski

    The main reason I posted him was to answer the other poster as to why dont we buy our own young potential (emphasis on potential) top strikers. Last year was the year to get him on the cheap. I say we revisit this in 3 years and see how good Pelligri turns out to be.PiPetrPell
  13. Robert Lewandowski

    Pietro Pellegri, we could have signed him for £25-35m or so in January 16 yo, youngest player to score a brace in Serie A history, joint youngest Serie A player ever, already big, tall, strong, fast, cannon shot. Monaco have him now, so in 2, 3, years , if he lives up to his vast potential, he will sell for well over £100m
  14. We are close to being on the same page, I just went for a complete sell off and replace. the centre back I want is, as stated, Kalidou Koulibaly, he is unreal. I have wanted him for 2 plus years now. As for the midfielder (we obviously will not be able to pull off my 1st and 2nd choices Saul Niguez or Sergej Milinkovic-Savic) I think Radja Nainggolan might be an option, although he turns 30 in a few months. He is also a 2,3 times fail-to-get Italian disaster transfer nightmare (along with Alex Sandro and Koulibaly). Those 3 were so damaging to us when we didn't get them as we waited for all 3 multiple times and ended up settling for players nowhere near the level of those three. Thiago from Bayern might be an option as they are bringing in another target I screamed for last year (Leon Goretzka, PLUS another they also bought ANOTHER MF player we should have also tried to buy last year, Corentin Tolisso) For RW Chiesa or Malcom, either works for me.
  15. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    OMG those 2 videos were sooooo depressing (and so accurate) Bakayoko is to Conte what Branislav Ivanović was to Mourinho and Guus Hiddink in 2015-16, they both kept getting started when they were absolute shite.
  16. Horrid news. We so so need Giroud to pull a superman in a phone box (a BLUE one!) Also Hudson-Odoi will have to have baptism by fire too. I wish we had signed Anthony Modeste in the summer as backup, instead of watching him go to China, he is a BEAST!!!
  17. A couple thoughts 1 It was/is my dream team moves, and I prefaced it being in a perfect world, which unfortunately (just hearing Morata may be lost for the year!!!!!, FOOOOOK) we do not exist in. 2. The one that I admit is the least likely is Alaba, as Bayern simply never sell top players no matter what the price. I just added him as I am so sick of the whole Alex Sandro saga, and I just wanted to put out my true, by far number one choice. He is the best fullback on the planet, IMHO 3 I already stated that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was not going to happen because of price. I truly think he will go for around £120 million, probably to City or PSG. 4 Varane was only added as he is definitely in the mix for a Hazard and/or Courtois swap deal. Perez at Real doesn't rate him as much as he did 2 or so years ago, nor does Zidane. I have seen this for the last 6 months or so. 5 By far my number one choice of all centre backs in the world is Kalidou Koulibaly. I have seen so many games he has played. Absolute BEAST and I think we actually might finally be able to prise him away from Napoli. 5 You are probably right about Romagnoli, but again, he has regressed (in Milan's eyes) or at least not taken the giant leap forward they all thought, AND they will have to sell somebody to balance the books after that crazy spree. Again, Romagnoli was 2nd choice, and I would be more than happy with Varane (again only if he was involved with a swap) or someone like Stefan de Vrij, Konstantinos Manolas, Jonathan Tah, Milan Skriniar, or even one of 2 very young potential stars, Matthijs de Ligt or Dayot Upamecano. The key is Koulibaly, I SO want him at the Bridge. 6 As far as Saúl Ñíguez goes, yes, I know he signed a 9 year contract in July, BUT I also saw an interview after we beat them in the CL in Madrid where he said (when asked about the EPL) that maybe someday he goes, that it was the main foreign league he was interested in, and that Chelsea had made a £71m offer, and that had really made AM hurry up and offer the long term contract, as the money was tempting. I added £20m to that offer above. Finally, and another big reason, is that he also said that Diego Simeone as coach was a HUGE reason he wanted to stay at AM, soooooooooooo, lol, (as their has been some tension with Simeone and the AM board, especially over their blow out in the CL) I also wished for (at the very end of the OP) Diego to replace Conte. I know that is is a HUGE reach all around, but who knows. I guess I should have taken off a luxury signing ( say Dendoncker in MF) take that cash, and just said BUY Milinkovic-Savic (and he IS much better defensively than Saul), even if it takes £120m. I think he is that good,and by removing one of those luxury buys, the total money spent (as long as we sell all that deadweight I listed) the money spent nets out to a more than doable level. 7 (and lastly) Hell yes I rate Icardi that high. I would take him over Griezmann any day, certainly over Suarez (who will be 32 next season), and Gonzalo Higuaín is fat and will be 31, he could never stand up to a full EPL season at his fitness level and age, next year or FOR SURE the year after. Icardi is SO SO efficient, a deadly sniper, and is doing this all on a pretty dodgy offensive team (go look at Inter's roster in MF and wingers, it is surely not the equal of any of the top 10 teams in the world, not even close, probably not even in top 20). I would take Kane over him and if Lewandowski was 2 years younger (he will be 30 in August) would take him over Icardi too. Those are the only 2 I rate higher atm. That is the beauty of football, we all have our own ideas, lol. Thanks for the reply, hope I fleshed out my crazy wishes a little better. Vesper <3
  18. It is very much a shambolic mess atm, I am afraid I always keep faith though, we will come good eventually!
  19. I am HER not a HE, thanks sweetie and I do NOT smoke anything intoxicating I do enjoy a nice Kriek lambic belgisk ale skål!
  20. IF (and I know it is a fairy tale, we DID sell all I listed, that is between £250m and £300m we would get back (rough estimate), and IF we did do the swap deal (Harzard and Courtois) with Real, and got say Asensio, Casemiro (or even Marcus LLorente) and Verane that means we would only have to buy (from my list) Kalidou Koulibaly 70m David Alaba 80m Djibril Sidibé 40m Manu Trigueros 25m Saúl Ñíguez 90m Federico Chiesa 45m Leon Bailey 60m Mattia Perin 40m thats a total of £445m so a net cost of £145 to £195m LESS than what Neymar alone cost that is well within our grasp