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The Skipper

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  • Birthday August 10

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  • Gender Male
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  • My Seat Shed End Lower
  • Fan Since 2003
  • First Match Chelsea v Portsmouth 2003
  • Memory Too many.
  • Interests Chelsea F.C.

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  1. Fabinho

    Yes please.
  2. The Conte Thread

    Well, it's clear to me that if we give Conte a proper team we'll be big title contenders. We still need more players to improve the defence and get someone in that'll reduce the pressure on Hazard.
  3. Marcos Alonso

    Guus and Conte didn't have Luis though...
  4. James Rodríguez

    I've actually slightly looked into this. This will be quite brief as I don't have time but I do appreciate that it could be seen a problem; but it's a good problem to have. We don't have a proper dedicated number 10 in this team and I'd like that option. I would say play James out wide as a wide playmaker (David Silva style) if you want to fit him in with Costa and Batshuayi. It could work. If Conte is truly serious about the 4-4-2 then we can fit them all in, we have a few solutions. Currently, if we we're a side confident in possession we could field something like: Hazard - Costa - Batshuayi - James Fabregas - Kante Azpi - x - Zouma - y Courtois *Azpi plays left back to help cover Fabregas' defensive deficiencies. We bring in a smart defender comfortable at playing the high line at x, and bring in a smart fullback at y who can support Zouma and Kante on the right hand side, whilst providing an outlet out wide on the right with James. Of course, this is an extremely offensive team, and if we had need for more defensive cover we swap out Fabregas for Matic or Chalobah - or drop Michy or Costa and go for a 4-5-1 look: Costa Hazard - Fabregas - James - Willian Kante y - x - Zouma - Azpi Courtois *Again, if we need more defensive cover in this formation - drop Fabregas - I think this is okay though as he's being flanked by Kante, Azpi and Willian. My ideal choice for y? Young defender at Milan called De Sciglio who is adept at playing both sides of the pitch quite well. Conte will know him well and it gives us great flexibility. Basically, this only works because of Kante's superb ability as a midfielder to cover gaps. Kante signing is huge. As Ranieri said, the guy is pretty much a 2 in 1 player. That's how I'd approach the problem anyway.
  5. James Rodríguez

    That was only the season before last. Hazard POTY season right? What exactly would you say is our terms as well?
  6. James Rodríguez

    Man, you'd think James never had that great season under Ancelotti according to some of these posts. He was easily one of the best 10s in the world that season.
  7. Nikola Maksimovic

    Thanks. Got there before I did.
  8. Ricardo Rodriguez

    Fake. Bild were just reporting English press rumours.
  9. General Transfer Talk

    This one seems like it could happen tbh.
  10. 21. Nemanja Matic

    Hope people aren't still blaming Cesc for Nemanja's awful form...
  11. General Transfer Talk

    Why is this Emenalo's fault? Why does he get blamed for everything? Is he the one that decides and buys players? I genuinely don't get why he's blamed for this.
  12. Alessio Romagnoli

    What? Christensen was nowhere near ready for first team football when he was loaned out. No one knew he'd develop this well at BMG.
  13. Alessio Romagnoli

    You think Romagnoli is in the same league as Papy?
  14. James Rodríguez

    Because Zidane said so? Even AS who were claiming before that he wasn't on the move are now buying into the rumours.
  15. James Rodríguez

    That's certainly true. Even Ronaldo wept when Mesut left. Wasn't disputing otherwise!