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Everything posted by Blue-in-me-Veins

  1. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    In the minority here, but I’ve always been a supporter of Courtois. Man has been a fantastic GK for CFC. Just because he’s not a yer da ‘ blind loyalist shouldn’t lead to people acting like he wasn’t a Top GK for us. Let him go to Spain and be with his family, that's obviously at the heart of his refusal to extend his contract. People forget, but at the end, Cech was very shaky dealing with crosses, FKs & corners. TBO stepped in and showed A1 command of his penalty area. Admittedly, he hasn’t pulled off many “iconic” performances like Cech, DDG or even Atletico TBO, but he’s been solid nontheless.
  2. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    Yeah I agree with you and @Tomo on that.
  3. 22. Willian

    I wasn’t clear enough I’m afraid. Im under the same assumption that CFC are hiring Sarri, and that Martial will he used as a ST/LW and Morata will force through his move to Juventus. Martial isn’t a RW, but Leon Bailey is sitting right there for Chelsea to snap up and If Willian leaves then Pedro will be kept i assume. Basically this is what I think we look like. Hazard/Martial——Batshuayi/Martial——Bailey/Pedro.
  4. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    My compromise is this, next season at most only one of Willian or Pedro should be at chelsea. At most. If we have both come August, we riot.
  5. Anthony Martial

    I highly doubt we can attain Martial without letting go of Willian. That's the only way United could justify selling him within the league imo, because they'd be getting a "proven" commodity in Willian. We know Willian talked to Mourinho + United last summer, so I think it's only logical that it would be a Martial/Willian swap deal.
  6. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    Minute that match ends vs Newcastle United, I expect him on the first plane to Las Palmas. Should not be anywhere near the team next season.
  7. 4. Cesc Fàbregas

    I highly anticipate Chelsea switching to a 433 next season, but even then......Fabregas' influence needs to be limited next season. The way Conte used him last season was most ideal. He was predominately on the bench, and used very sparingly. Football is all about athleticism + pressing, and hiding Fabregas's defensive deficiencies is getting harder and harder to do. Seeing reports chelsea want Jean-Michael Serri, and if that's the case, then Fabregas' time here at Chelsea may be drawing to a close. Not sure who will take him though with his age/high wages and with his contract due to expire next summer... I expect we'll just keep him and let his contract run-down.
  8. 22. Willian

    Praying United are dumb enough to go through with this Martial for Willian swap deal. I would drive Willian there myself. Couple reasons why I think this story has legs, is because, we all know how Chelsea feel about giving 30 year-olds new contracts. Last summer Willian tried to secure a new contract + even admitted to talking with Mourinho/United. I anticipate he will try again to secure a new contract and with Martial being 22 and Willian being 30, this should be a no-brainer. *Don't forget Nemaja Matic also wanted to secure a new contract at 29 years-old but the main hold-up with Chelsea was the weekly wages.* We need to ship Willian AND Pedro out this summer. Get younger more dynamic RWs.
  9. 9. Álvaro Morata

    100% This. I'm not too bothered if Morata stays or goes to be honest. Just know if Morata goes to Juventus it would be all his doing. We're not that ruthless to players to give up on them after 1 season. Chelsea officials knew Morata's transition would be difficult. However, like @Tomo has just said above. If Maurizio Sarri is our new manager, Martial under him would be unreal. Just look at the work Sarri has done with Mertens, a former LW who shares many of the same football qualities as Martial. A strikeforce of Martial/Batshuayi is more than solid enough. Hazard-Martial-Bailey under Sarri. Yeah, that's football heaven.
  10. Next Manager?

    Ding Ding Ding. This is exactly how I and quite a number of CFC fans I know feel like. Being defensively solid + countering to devastating effecg is what’s won us trophies under the Roman Era. But going through a season like this one... where I and many others feel it has been such long-tedious chore just to watch us “play” football—it has a very short life cycle when it isn’t guaranteeing Top 3/4 finishes and no UCL Qtrs. And like you said, with Pep pulling a madness for the foreseeable future, why not hire a true project-based/attack-minded manager that may bring a fresh perspective to the club.
  11. Next Manager?

    Which manager do you think CFC hire or keep (in that case) ? Because right now we’re complaining non existent attacking football. We’re looking at a team that has the worst xG attacking output of the top 6 sides & stale attacking automatisms that most clubs have sussed out. The options for CFC as it stands are: Keep Conte, hire Enrique or Tuchel. All managers have their tactical pros and cons. But it’s all about making the right managerial trade-offs that the club thinks will pay the most dividends in the future.
  12. Mauro Icardi

    I doubt Inter would sell but Icardi would be the perfect Chelsea striker.
  13. Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea

    Fully expect False 9 for 60mins, and then for Conte to try and go for it in the final 30mins.
  14. The Conte Thread

    Imagine being PSG and wanting Antonio Conte. Makes little to no sense for PSG imo.
  15. 6. Danny Drinkwater

    Yeah.. the people who authorized the signing of Drinkwater and Baka should be relieved of all duties concerning CFC. Such an appalling CM signing.
  16. The Conte Thread

    The feelings are mutual. Behind the jokes, man is legit worried about Top 4, Hazard/Courtois, Barcelona 2nd Leg, etc. These next few months are huge.
  17. The Conte Thread

    Antonio! Antonio! Antoniooooooooooo
  18. 10. Eden Hazard

    Eden Hazard FC. It was fun while it lasted.
  19. The Conte Thread

    This man is going to drive away Hazard and Courtois as his final parting gift to Chelsea. Roman cannot let that happen.
  20. Next Manager?

    CFC better stop spreading their legs for Luis Enrique & Luis Van Gaal and dump the truck for this man before Bayern change their minds.
  21. The Conte Thread

    Wake up Mr. Abramovich.
  22. Michy Batshuayi

    *Under this manager.*
  23. Christian Pulisic

    Not sure my heart could take this. But Pulisic & Bailey at the Bridge next season.... It would be all over. —Morata Pulisic—Hazard—Bailey The number of take-ons and dribbles attempted would be insane.
  24. Michy Batshuayi

    Badmon Batsman balling out for Borussia Dortmund. Batshuayi must love having 4/5 attackers surrounding him in the final third providing chances upon chances for him in the box. I'm so happy for him, tears in me eyes man.