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  1. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    I wonder if Bakayoko could be a temporary stop-gap while RLC is recovering. Probably a really useful player early on in the season if the next manager can tap into his athleticism and physical attributes. Could he be a poor mans RLC? Bursting runs and using his strength to be a presence in the midfield? Maybe.... Maybe not....But I do think he could be a useful squad player next season.
  2. Next Manager?

    Whats wrong with that mate? This is as good a time as any to throw a publicity stunt. Transfer ban, academy as good as its ever been, results have been okay. Why not spend a year or two raising money and excitement around Chelsea with a publicity stunt? I think this is a better option than sitting on our arses for a year waiting for a transfer ban. Great to build excitement around a season which would otherwise be dull. Steve Holland is great but he wouldnt create the same type of buzz that Lamps will. What you probably should do is take off your pessimism glasses and hold on to your hat and get ready for a wacky season.
  3. Next Manager?

    Just want an answer. Is it Frank or isn't it? Who is it going to be.... Bored of all the speculation. Want someone to get excited about. I know Frank has low levels of experience and a transfer ban to contend with. But, there are some opportunities for his hiring to be a success. Youth will get a chance, most specifically English youth. Also, don't underestimate his drive and work ethic. He was never the most athletic or gifted footballer but he worked his socks off, day in, day out to become the club legend that he is. I have no doubts that he will do this as a manager. It won't be stubborn Sarri, who wants to mould his players to his system. It will be adaptable and grow as Frank grows. And yes, there may be some growing pains because his green managerial status. But Frank is a worker, and he will expect that from his players, backroom staff, and the fans. Of course there are some risks involved. But lets get behind the guy. This is different for Chelsea. Maybe we are finally breaking the cycle that has lead to no consistency with our managerial position. Come on Frank Come on Chelsea.
  4. General Transfer Talk

    Question..... and it may seem silly. But even though we have an impending transfer ban, could we sign players and just not register them by sending them back on loan? I am wandering if there is a loop hole. Im thinking young players who maybe need 2 years to develop before being first team ready. Neres for example. (buy him and send him back to Ajax for 18 months while we go through three transfer windows). Obviously a long shot because most players might not be interested in this type of deal. Just doing my best Ed Sheeran impersonality by thinking out loud.
  5. Gary Cahill

    Cheers Gaz! All the best
  6. Eden Hazard

    Cheers mate. Loved seeing you wearing the blue shirt. Best of luck. Come back anytime.
  7. Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

    Not sure its the best idea to fly after a surgery. Long flight would cause swelling and slow down recovery process. Best just putting your feet up and cheering the lads on from home.
  8. 27. Andreas Christensen

    Not many people saying much about AC. Thought he did really well tonight. Lacazete and Aboomarang were pretty much nullified. AC was putting his body about. Had that fantastic block from Aboomarang (even though it was offside).
  9. Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

    COYB. Lets have it. Bit of positivity out there boys n girls. Lets get behind the boys in blue for the second half. *kisses the badge*
  10. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1133116/Arsenal-Transfer-News-Premier-League-Andre-Gomes-Unai-Emery-Europa-League-Chelsea-Latest Whats this nobhead Sarri doing now? Im sorry, but thats not the message to send to light a fire up our arses. Walking off the pitch. Kicking a hat. Not sure how to read into this. Is it pure frustration because this group of players wont listen and buy in. Or is this the culture that Sarri is building? Either way it seems distressing 24 hours before a big game. The Gunners are probably licking their chops at this point. As a former professional athlete myself, I understand what its like to go against the same players day-in day-out for a full season. Impossible to think that bust ups wont happen. Lets hope its nothing and just tired minds and bodies after a long season getting frustrated with going up against each other every day.
  11. Eden Hazard

    3 Reasons why Hazard will be 10x more productive at Real Madrid and might have a chance to win the Ballon D'or within 3 years. 1- Ronaldo and Messi are aging. I can see Mbappe or Hazard taking the reigns. 2- With the type of players around him at RM the stuff he does will create much more and be much more effective. 3- The strength of the league is not as high. Could easily see him banging in 20-25 goals and dishing 20 assists. Will miss him for sure. Watching this video highlights how amazing of a talent he is. Would have been lovely to see him surrounded by the type of quality he will line up against at RM.
  12. Gonzalo Higuain

    Look at this numpty. Goes at it with Zappa, takes on a coach, then gives Willy and ear full LOL. Two theories: 1- this is what we need. Someone to light a fire up our arse by calling people out. Maybe this is leadership? 2- player not quite coming to terms with the fact that hes not who he used to be. Throwing his toys out of the pram because hes lost a touch and someone didnt pass him the ball. SEE YA HIGUAIN. BYE
  13. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Too early for Lamps. I think we would be setting him up for a potential backlash from CFC fans. Cant think of many things more sad than Frank getting binned 2 years into his role as Chelsea manager. Can just picture it now, Lampard sent packing from Stamford Bridge again, head down, feet shuffling, and his status as legend in tatters. We need to give the lad a chance to succeed. Lets spend the next couple of years with Sarri, clear out some dead wood, develop the likes of RLC, CHO, Mount, James, Tammy (maybe), and see if Lamps can lead a new generation after 3 solid years with Derby. I think Sarri is a great manager to get us through the transition. He's relatively cheap in comparison to others in the league. Doesn't spend huge amounts of time worrying about the transfer market. Has done pretty well with RLC and CHO this year before injuries hit them. Maybe some of his philosophies could help the younger generation of players in our youth set ups. Im thinking from a cup half full lens here. But what if Chelsea have a plan? What if the transfer ban means reset? New goals? New policies, new attitudes. Sounds great.
  14. Eden Hazard

    This video breaks my heart for two reasons. 1- it seems as though Hazard is heading for RM. Such a shame because watching this highlight tape really shows how class this lad actually is. Head and shoulders above 99% of the premier league. Such a big loss to lose him 2- seeing the likes of Lampard, Terry, Diego Costa in a blue shirt makes me miss the days of a strong core built of leaders who had blue in their veins. Something we hugely lack with the current crop.
  15. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Would be nice to see Sarri get at least 3 years to work with A squad. Im anticipating (hopeful) that some of the old crop will move on and some fresh faces (maybe youth) will get a chance. I am dead tired of the 2 year cycle that CFC has with its managers. Its exhausting