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Everything posted by Pizy

  1. Renato Sanches

    With the number of clubs after him I'm not sure he'd choose us since he wouldn't play every week. Hope we push hard for him, though because from our perspective he'd be a great signing.
  2. Renato Sanches

    Would be fantastic if we do exactly what Bayern have done with 2 players this summer. Loan with the option to buy for a set price next summer like theyve done with James and Douglas Costa.
  3. Ross Barkley

    At this point I'd take him with Matic going. We'd basically be getting him for nothing as a straight replacement with the Matic money. For us it would make sense because you can't have too much quality depth. Young, English, loads of talent and potential. Probably easily obtainable since both he and his club have said he's off. A player like Oxlade Chamberlain that Conte would probably love for his versatility. Not sure it makes much sense from Barkley's point of view as he wouldn't be walking straight into our XI.
  4. The Conte Thread

    Really does sound like Conte wants it known that he's not getting everything he had hoped. What these quotes do tell us for sure is that the club are indeed actively trying hard to sign wing backs. They better get a couple in before the window closes. But if we weren't willing to go near Walker's price I guess we can definitively rule out Alex Sandro who will cost even more. Seems like the club is willing to spend enormous fees for certain positions (striker) but have thus far refused to pay absurd prices for other positions.
  5. The Conte Thread

    Maybe something formation related if I had to guess?
  6. Ross Barkley

    I wouldn't mind if we got him but it really doesn't make much sense from his perspective. He wouldn't play as much as he does at Everton. Honestly, I don't see how he becomes an every match starter at any club above Everton. All of the top 6 have at least 2 players better than he is. Sounds like he's being poorly advised by his agent. He doesn't want to become the next Fabian Delph.
  7. Alex Sandro

    Rooney has been awful and nowhere near the player he was 5 years ago. Cahill is better now than he ever has been (not that he's ever been great). Trust me, I'd love for Conte to be ice cold and drop him from the start of the season but it's not happening. I think getting a world class LWB on his side of the pitch as well as Bakayoko coming into the side will help mask many of Cahill's weaknesses but neither are looking likely to happen any time soon unfortunately.
  8. Alex Sandro

    All of those players are old and way past their best. Cahill is in his prime and was a mainstay in the side last season. I'm with Special Juan here. Cahill will not be dropped unless he is just woeful for several games in a row. Should've given it to Luiz.
  9. Chelsea - Bayern Munich

    I just think the ease with which Bayern carved through us repeatedly was a bit concerning. Without even exaggerating, they made both Moses and Alonso look like scrubs. Moses couldn't get past their RB whose name I've never even heard before today and Alonso was utterly hopeless defensively. He got run past as though he wasn't there multiple times. And then there's the biggest concern for me until Bakayoko gets fit which is Cesc and Kante. It looked like there was a 50 yard gap between our midfield and defense at times. I think I can recall 3 times when a Bayern player picked the ball up at halfway and ran unopposed all the way to our box. Against the small teams in the league that pairing will do fine. But in our first 3 matches we have Everton and Spuds who have good/great quality and athleticism in their midfields. I can see us really struggling with that midfield against those sorts of sides. We still have a decent amount of time to just go all out and get a pair of top quality wing backs in. Just pay whatever it takes to get Alex Sandro. Both our main rivals in Manchester just pay whatever it takes to sign a player they feel they must have. We need to do this. We splashed out on Morata so we know the club can pay a massive fee. I feel like we're so close to having a team that can compete with anyone. Just 2-3 more top class signings and we're there. I pray that the board can see that. It would be super disappointing to enter the first few matches of the season with essentially the exact same XI as last season but with Morata instead of Costa and our best player injured for who knows how long.
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    LOL! Setting it all up so that if they win it he'll look like a hero for taking little old Man United to the title whilst spending peanuts. Anything below 2nd should be considered a complete failure for him.
  11. The Mourinho Thread

    Maybe he'll stop sniping at us all season long now and focus his shit talking on Man City instead. You know, however, that he can't wait for us to struggle a bit so he can say "I told you they'd find it more difficult with more matches!"
  12. The Mourinho Thread

    Now I know how other clubs felt about him when he was here spouting absolute garbage. What a load of shit!
  13. Chelsea - Bayern Munich

    This seems like the sort of team that we struggle against the most. Teams that play highly technical, quick passing style. They pop the ball around and bypass our midfield easily.
  14. Chelsea - Bayern Munich

    Hate to be so negative in preseason but man was Alonso awful today. Poor in the first half and roasted about 3 times by Kingsley Coman in the second half. Like I said earlier, clear to spot the weaknesses in our team. Wing backs, CM, and Cahill. Edit: It's crystal clear that we must play Cesc in a midfield 3 only if he plays against good teams. He cannot cut it in a midfield in these sorts of games. His lack of mobility also effects Kante and makes him play poorly.
  15. Chelsea - Bayern Munich

    As I expected and predicted several times here, a midfield of Kante and Cesc in a 2 is absolutely disastrous against great sides. They passed rings around them and Cesc has zero recovery speed if the ball is passed beyond him. We desperately need Bakayoko fit or we're fucked against anyone in the top 6 or so in the PL or anyone good in Europe. This match is also the perfect advertisement for Conte to show the board on why we really need upgrades at both wing back positions. Agains, they're good enough for most of the domestic sides, but will get exposed badly against great teams. We NEED to splash the cash even more because there's still a gulf in class between us and the very best.
  16. Alex Sandro

    I was confident earlier in the summer that we could get him but the longer it goes the less likely it is. They won't be able to buy a replacement of similar quality in time. Not only that, but even if they did identify a replacement they'd be held to ransom due to the enormous sum they'd have just received. Just think this is impossible now.
  17. Kylian Mbappe

    I think he'll kill it there. I predict he'll eventually knock Bale out of the side who will then be sold to Man United for about £100m next summer.
  18. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Really hope he's fit and integrated in the side before we play Spuds.
  19. Sergi Roberto

    He's been decent most of the time I've seen him but nothing special or stand out.
  20. 4. Cesc Fàbregas

    He'll have plenty of time to stake his claim since who knows how long it'll be until Bakayoko is fit.
  21. Antonio Candreva

    The exact opposite sort of profile we should be after. He's 30, will only decline from here, and isn't even as good as what we already have.
  22. Kenedy

    Terminate his contract. No chance here anyways.
  23. The Conte Thread

    Sounds like he's happy with what we've brought in so far but isn't close to satisfied yet overall. I hope we're in for at least 3 more players of high quality. Conte knows he won't be able to use the same players week in and week out for a entire season in multiple competitions. He's putting a load of pressure on the board by saying this publicly and I'm sure he wouldn't have signed that new contract if they didn't agree with his vision. We need signings at both wing back positions, a CM if Matic goes, and some sort of attacking player that can play in multiple positions across the front 3.
  24. Richarlison

    I really, REALLY hope Conte has a say in all of our transfers now. Because on the surface this seems like yet another board signing that the manager has no clue about. Djilobodji, Miazga, Kenedy. Players Mourinho had never even heard of before we signed them. Hope this isn't that again.
  25. Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

    Arsenal fans saying "it's only their first preseason game, they're wayyy fresher than us!" Yeah, it's your 3rd preseason game so you should be much sharper and further ahead than us. Idiots!