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Everything posted by Tomo

  1. Usually it's obscene to be talking about this a year early but given we have had no window and a very good idea about where our squad and youth are at I thought i would guage opinion on what type of players are and could be potentially available to compliment our upcoming youth players. I think we can all agree we have to be going for top class players off the bat, no more squad fillers (apart from a new backup keeper which I'll get to later) and these are the positions I think as it stands we must be looking at. 1. Striker Will be our most urgent need barring Tammy doing a Kane and I think a really good option could be Dembele at Lyon. He really started to mature last season at Lyon with a 20 goal season and next summer he will 24 which is a very good age to come in to, especially if he progresses his game further. We should be able to negotiate a relitevely decent price with them aswell, and as he's a Fulham academy product he may like the idea of returning to West London. 2. Centre Back Probably dreaming a bit with this one but a quick Google search has told me Jose Maria Gimenez has a 120 euro release clause which in this market is a very decent price for one of the best around. We should sound him out and if there's even a chance he may be up for moving we should be all over that. 3. Left Back Not really clued up on this area ATM so any suggestions welcome. I would have loved Tagliafico if he was a few years younger (maybe could be an option for 2-3 years if Lampard really thinks Castillo can make it) but we will need an athletic all round fullback to hopefully compliment James in the long run, personally I think fullback area is not far off being as pressing an issue as ST. 4. Winger It's a real shame to miss out on Pepe but we will need another body to add to CHO and Pulisic long term, out of all of them I like Lozano, maybe David Neres if he makes more progress in the upcoming season. 5. Back up keeper Think we need a refresh here as Willy isn't getting any younger. Probably look at a number 1 keeper from a relegated side or do what Liverpool did with Adrian and find a quality back up at a mid table team because after all, which bench would you rather sit on? Then if Willy will accept that put him at number 3 or if he doesn't sign a random HG one again for that role so Cumming can head on loan for the consistent game time he will need.
  2. Super Frank Thread

    Whether we are staunch Frank in or staunch Frank outs tonight is irrelevant. We were shafted tonight by Anthony Overbo, simple as that.
  3. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Perks of being in Valencia of all places
  4. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Usually I accept decisions even out, but this is bullshit.
  5. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Thankgod I'm on a pub crawl tonight.
  6. Chelsea - Man Utd

    He makes Torres look like Drogba mentally. Has Barca gate really ruined him this badly?
  7. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Yeah I still think we will get a result despite this lineup, it won't be pretty though.
  8. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Imagine this lineup without RJ and one of Emerson/Marcos? Hopefully if it's going wrong Lampard will react quickly like he did at Arsenal.
  9. Chelsea - Man Utd

    That's probably worse than the front three, Tomori should have started this one.
  10. Chelsea - Man Utd

    I can usually see logic in a lineup even when I don't agree with it but what the hell is that?
  11. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Ive been travelling and I've been to 4 major cities and 3 rural areas since the Leicester game. Feels like an absolute generation ago since we last played.
  12. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Out of tonight's options, Callum would be best.
  13. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    So basically the big two were covered by Coutinho and the £40m bracket players were covered by the ridiculous prices they got for Ibe etc. They may be able to sign players at the £40-50m territortry but I can't imagine given their recent patterns that they'll be able to afford Jadon without a big sale.
  14. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Do Liverpool have much money to spend gross? The only time they've really splashed out is when they've had the Coutinho money.
  15. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Because Sancho is a generational talent, he's not with us he'd be at a rival for the next 12 years. Its basically a Rooney 2004 situation all over again. Re the title i still think the core of our team will still be that little bit too young, as shown this season there's still a bit to learn from them and the manager, I personally think going from what we're seeing this season to challenging Liverpool and City is too big a jump in one go. However I don't disagree signs of progression will need to be shown, but that will be judged (atleast by me) based on what's being seen tactically rather than who is or isn't signed.
  16. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I still think next year is a year too early for a title challenge so if we have to take some short term hits to secure Sancho then fuck it.
  17. The English Football Thread

    If Sheffield United get a CL place then that eclipses Leicester's title in terms of scale of achievement for me. Atleast with Leicester you can point to Kante, Mahrez and Vardy, SHU don't even have any standout individuals apart from at a push Henderson. Would be an absolutely bonkers feat by Wilder.
  18. The English Football Thread

    Do City still get to play in this season's CL?
  19. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Said it before and will say it again, for all the critisism our board get (some legit, some not) they would look world class stood next to Woodward and co.
  20. Hakim Ziyech

    Even though De Jong and De Ligt cost a lot signings from so called weaker league's tend to be a bit cheaper more often than not because there's still the "it's a weaker league" stigma.
  21. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I don't believe he will make a career long decision based on six games. I think it's very possible we can convince him over United even if they get 4th over us (and vice versa), I'm a lot more worried about Real/Barca entering the fray as i don't fancy our chances of beating them to it even if we win the CL. Anyway atleast we've covered ourselves against the prospect of missing out on Jadon. Don't get him and we have the quality plan B here already, get him then Ziyech can play as a midfielder/#10, win win.
  22. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Who the hell is Lampard's nephew?
  23. Hakim Ziyech

    And if we get Sancho. 'I swear if we get him instead of (insert whoever Arsenal are linked with)'
  24. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Have my doubts but at this price it won't be a signing we're stuck with long term if goes wrong, will be able to recoup most of the fee. Hopefully he's signed prominently for CM/CAM, or in blunter English hopefully this signing isn't an indicator we've given up on Sancho. Little risk, high reward.
  25. Jadon Sancho

    I don't think it will be either way. Let's be realistic whoever makes it out of us and United could well go out in the group stage next season, do you really think a 20 year old will decide his long term future based on 6 games? Real, Barca or Bayern entering the race will be 100 times more worrying than falling out of top four.