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Superblue_1986

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About Superblue_1986

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    European Champions
  • Birthday 09/23/1986

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Gloucester
  • Favourite Chelsea Player N'Golo Kante
  • Fan Since 1992
  • First Match Chelsea 0 - 3 Arsenal
  • Memory I went to the 1997 and 2000 FA Cup finals.

    Obviously the title winning campaigns and celebrations have also been fantastic.
  • Interests Chelsea obviously.
    American Football (New Orleans Saints)
    Spending time with the wife and kids

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  1. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    It'll be interesting to see how the market pans out this summer in the face of Covid-19. Will we still see the great value in Ziyech that we felt we had a couple of months ago? I think it will still show good value and if anything, I can see teams reverting to an option like Ziyech instead of an option like Sancho or Coutinho which will cost far more so for us to already have secured an option like this I think looks very solid still.
  2. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Zouma is also probably the most saleable and disposable out of the defenders we have. The club for a long time has adopted a "one in, one out" policy and don't see why this would change. A new signing coming in who I assume will be earmarked as first choice means Zouma is a backup and if teams are interested in him for a good price I see no reason why we wouldn't consider selling him.
  3. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Don't know much about Gabriel but it appears he is highly rated. Whilst I wouldn't place it as an important reason to buy him, being left footed would help hopefully strike a better balance in the defence too.as it seems that everyone bar Tomori isn't comfortable with playing as the left sided centre back. Personally if we're going for a top young centre back, I'd be all over Upamecano who looks a serious talent from the games I've seen but what I've read and heard about Gabriel seems very promising and the price again doesn't seem to be ridiculous. I would assume the fall guy in this would be Zouma, especially if teams like Everton are after a centre back. I think we could sell him for a similar price (£30 - 40m) to what we're being quoted for Gabriel. I think with Zouma he's a good centre back but will never make a great centre back. I'd far rather trust having Zouma in my team for an extended run of games than other teams options like Lovren, Phil Jones, Mustafi, etc but I don't think he'll ever be a level to be a permanent first choice centre back for a side who's aspirations are top 4 and/or challenging for the title. With the keeper situation, I struggle to see a scenario where we can sell Kepa without making a substantial loss on him. I also don't see us bringing in a keeper to compete with him for big money unless there was an absolute steal available. I'd love to see if we could take advantage of Henderson's contract situation at United but I've a feeling United will give him a big raise and allow him to go back to Sheffield United for one more season on loan before coming back to replace De Gea. If Kepa remains and essentially is first choice by default, one player I think would be worth a look at next season is Ben Foster. His contract I believe is up so he'd be a free transfer and he would present a solid, experienced alternative to put a bit more pressure on Kepa. I think Lampard would have more confidence in him too than Caballero.
  4. Super Frank Thread

    They will have to come to some form of decision in my opinion because I don't see this season resuming anytime soon, as the virus in this country is only going to get worse over the coming weeks. I can't see how it's possible to resume the season or have it still operating after June. Clubs, including ourselves, have players out of contract at that point who are under no obligation to continue playing for us beyond that point. We also have the Ziyech deal already in place so are we going to continue a season whilst the transfer window is open? I've heard some rumours that there's a rule in place that the final places stand if the league is 75% or more complete and cannot be finished. This would mean 29 games played which most have, but in some cases teams have only played 28 games. Whatever they decide to do, some teams will be affected in a negative manner and I believe with the amount of money riding on things, there will be legal battles to follow in some circumstances.
  5. Chelsea - Everton

    Typical that we finally start finding some home form, and our next home game now is over a month away.
  6. Super Frank Thread

    For Troy Parrott at present, he has to be considering his future. Yes he's only just turned 18 years old and obviously has a lot to learn and develop but he has already been capped by the Republic of Ireland. If he can't get a game at present when Spurs have no fit first team strikers, and keeps hearing Jose Mourinho talk about no options in press conferences, you have to wonder if he'll ever get chances under him. He's not even making the bench in some games. Lampard has placed faith and belief in a player in a similar circumstance and is reaping the rewards whilst Spurs continue to falter.
  7. 19. Mason Mount

    Thought he played well tonight when he came on, and I think he's played very well in general since the winter break to be honest. I agree that those numbers in goals and assists need to improve but I think they will do in time.
  8. Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool

    Slightly off topic but available on BBC iPlayer at the moment is the full game of Chelsea vs Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round in 97. Anyone who is able to watch it, I'd fully recommend. The 2012 Champions League final aside, it's probably my favourite all time Chelsea game and the one game I can still remember as clear as day watching with my dad as a 10 year old. The football we played in the second half of that game was something else.
  9. Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool

    I would usually agree but we were similarly depleted with a number of players missing, and two more coming off injured. I thought, alongside Ajax away, it was probably the most complete performance we've shown all season as we created a lot of chances, but also looked defensively solid particularly in the second half when you'd have expected Liverpool to kick on.
  10. Alex Telles

    If we could pick him up for anywhere around the £20-25m mark it would appear to be another great piece of business and we would essentially have added two players who will immediately join as first choice and improve our starting XI for around £50-60m. It would still give seemingly a lot of budget still to play with to make moves in other key areas.
  11. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I agree, what I've seen from him he looks a very good keeper. If he see's his route blocked by De Gea and feels he's ready for the next step up he'll be in a reasonable position in the summer to attempt to force United's hand if we showed interest.
  12. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    United over the next year or two have a similar problem on their hands to us when we had to make a decision on Cech and Courtois. The difference is Courtois had built up quite a reputation across the continent, whereas Dean Henderson has not yet. Add in the deal De Gea is on which makes it almost impossible for United to be able to move him on, and they could well end up making a big mistake. They may get away with loaning out Henderson again next season but will struggle beyond that. Will be interesting to see what they end up doing.
  13. Super Frank Thread

    I wouldn't have had a problem with Sarri staying this season if he wanted to stay, but he knew how much more difficult it was going to be this season with the transfer ban. Take Hazard out of this side and the attacking threat and creative output drops like a dead weight. Add to that we had four long term injuries which were, or were becoming, important members of his team in Rudiger, Kante, RLC and CHO. The possession based, more cautious approach he implemented in the second half of last season I think would have been an even bigger struggle without a player like Hazard being able to create moments out of seemingly nothing. He was probably fully aware that in order for us to try to cover the loss of Hazard, we'd have to have more purpose in attack and likely open ourselves up more from a defensive perspective to do so, like Lampard has. It's the same issues Lampard is having now, just he's either too stubborn or inexperienced to change things and become more cautious. Having said that and knowing how poor we've been this season defensively, now Tammy's goals have dried up and we've suffered a couple of injuries our attack looks pretty toothless too at present despite a mentality to attack.
  14. Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea

    The lack of fight and personality in this squad is frightening.
  15. Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea

    This season, Alonso is essential for Lampard to keep playing because he offers a goal threat in a team lacking in them.