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Joshyboy

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About Joshyboy

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  • Birthday 01/22/1991

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  • Gender Male
  • Fan Since 1991
  • First Match Still waiting to pop my cherry.
  • Interests Watching The Champions League final against Manchester United, both my greatest and worst Chelsea memories.
  1. Luka Modric

    I like Modric and what he brings to the pitch, but I honestly don't know if we've got a position for him, he's an attacking midfielder playing in the hole, basically a number 10, in which position we've got Hazard, Mata, De Bruyne and Marin who can all play effectively. I guess we could drop him into a deeper midfield role but that would be something he'd need to adapt to and he really is at his best threading balls through the defence to the strikers playing off the shoulder, more so than an Andrea Pirlo typed player who can spray longballs all over the park effectively. Not to mention we've got John Obi, Lampard, Romeu, Mireles and Essien who can play there, for the money he's going for (and I usually don't give price much thought when we have our own in house billionaire) I'm not sure Its a practical deal to do, if we'd signed him last season he'd be playing in the hole now and we'd have Mata out on the wing and we probably wouldn't have purchased Hazard. TLDR; I'd love to see him at the club, but where would he play? :blue scalf:
  2. Michael Essien

    Essien was a beast, a midfield machine, the BISON! But now he's got on a bit in years his chronic (nearly career ending) knee injuries have made him weary of throwing himself into tackles, he doesn't make those lung busting runs all over the pitch any more and he's certainly lost any attacking impetus, he's lost what made him the bison in my opinion. But In Ramires we've got a very similar player, I mean, Rami's doesn't smash in 30 yard ferocious volleys, he doesn't make crunching tackles and really enforce the midfield, but with his bags of energy he's back defending then at the other end scoring vital goals, Barcelona, Liverpool, need I say more? So all In all I think its time for Essien to get off, I'm sure he could make one last pay day with PSG, in China, America, or even with Real Madrid, but I'm pretty sure that interest has waned with recent performances. Thats my opinion anyways!
  3. Florent Malouda

    Anyone else read that apparently our illustrious chairman Ron Gourlay wants to sign Florent on a long term deal? http://www.dailymail...a-contract.html "Chief executive Ron Gourlay wants Lampard, Michael Essien and Florent Malouda signed on long-term deals by mid-September." I really hope someone has just gotten this wrong, with Marin coming in, Mata, and prospectively Hazard and/or Lucas what are we going to be doing with a has been 30something winger, I think the kindest thing to do would be put him out to pasture let him sit on the bench at PSG or something, he was world class in our double winning season don't get me wrong, but since then he's made a steady decline and I just don't think he's needed any more, at all.
  4. Kevin de Bruyne

    In my opinion sell Kalouda come the end of the season and bump De Bruyne up to the first team squad, hes won the Belgian League and played In the Champions League so its not like he needs to start in the reserves, maybe see how he fares in pre season first but I really don't think we can afford to send him out again after this season
  5. Josh McEachran

    This is exactly what he needs but sadly even when he gets back regardless of how well hes done I still dont think hes going to get many chances and will probably be farmed out of loan again but thats the best thing for him by the looks of it, so lets hope he can make the most of it! I've got faithhhhhhh
  6. Oriol Romeu

    Does this sound like a glorified loan deal to anyone else? Hes going to come here, experience the rough and tumble of a more physical league, build himself up (helping us achieve our goals at the same time) and then when Barcelona come back in, and they will, hes going to go back, hes made that fact public already, so a player I was really excited about and looking and hopeful about for the future of our midfield could just up and leave during any window Barcelona want him back. Still a great player but my opinion of him dropped substantially when I read that, I can't blame him, but it doesn't mean I have to be happy about it
  7. Edinson Cavani

    I'd love to see Cavani leading the Chelsea line, hes got aerial strength, clinical finishing, hes strong and quick, reminds me of the Drog in his prime. It'd be a bit of a worry that hes used to playing at a pretty high tempo, since Napoli tend to play on the counter attack and our tempo lately has been really slow with alot of sideways and back passes combining him with a playmaker (Like Hamsik) would be bloody effective. To the people saying we can't have him, I think come the summer AVB and Roman are going to make one last big push in the transfer market bring in some young top name, world class players before FFT takes place and everyone's got their price so I can't see why this COULDNT happen.
  8. Juan Mata

    All around great play and defiantly going to have taken Maloudas starting spot by the the end of the season scored one and came damn close to an assist (If Branna had hit his free header on target) Lets just hope he can link up with and get the best out of Torres!
  9. Salomon Kalou

    You know I've always liked Kalou I've always considered him as the closest thing we've got to a tricky winger on top of which he seems to be kind of the class clown in the changing rooms and he seems like a genuinely nice bloke and he scores some vital goals look at the Tottenham game last season, but he just doesn't have the kind of return you'd expect from a winger playing for a world class team, sometimes he seems a bit lost up the pitch If he tried to get past the fullbacks a little more often then I'd be happier. But as long as he's willing to play a bit part role as a kind of super sub i suppose, then I welcome him to stay but starting him in the front 3 is noooooot the best Idea hes just not a natural finisher he chips in with assists but hes no playmaker hes kind of a jack of all trades but I wouldn't give him starting berth personally.
  10. Juan Mata

    Pretty sure he ment on the left or right, although he can play behind the strikers yup
  11. Juan Mata

    Yeah exactly with Crouch infront of him playing the target man role usually, Drogba could fill that gap but I can't see him playing a whole lot this season so with Torres up front it looks to be a single striker formation with an inverted winger, so he'll be on the wing all season long in our trusty old 4-3-3 me thinks.
  12. Juan Mata

    Well techincally hes an Attacking Midfielder more so than a winger but he plays up the left and right and can be played in the center of a 4-2-3-1 Midfield but he can't play from a deeper position like our 4-3-3 so he's best utilized on the wing... yeah
  13. Juan Mata

    Yup I'd expect to see him taking Malouda's spot on the left the majority of the time. But AVB likes his Inverted wingers so playing him on the right and having him cut in on his left foot is a strong possibility, we won't be seeing him in midfield though.
  14. Romelu Lukaku joins Chelsea

    hes really not going to get alot of first team playing time but i think it'll be a good chance for him to spend his first season developing under Drogba's wing anyways