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Blue-in-me-Veins

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  1. General Transfer Talk

    LEFT-BACK. NOW.
  2. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    We’re struggling against Arsenal’s C team...
  3. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    We are such a chore to watch.
  4. 8. Ross Barkley

    Chelsea twitter has been a weird one today.
  5. Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea

  6. Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea

    Imagine being the manager of CFC and not being able to dominate Wenger? And he subs Hazard off in every game? That can’t run. And Morata should be fined a months wages for those misses today. Disgraceful performance.
  7. The Board

    Save us Luis Campos, I beg of you. Marina and Conte are driving this club into the ground with their player acquisitions.
  8. The Conte Thread

    Get Conte the hell outta here man. Losing/Drawing to Brexit manager after Brexit manager. Bring in Allegri or Tuchel in the summer.
  9. Riyad Mahrez

    Mahrez. Chelsea. Collision Course. Needed. ASAP.
  10. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    I had forgotten that Courtois’s family was back in spain. Can’t blame a man for wanting to be with his children. Going to be so nervous to see how we replace him. Who are the possible options, besides Oblak?
  11. 7. N'Golo Kante

    No doubt about it, Kante Fabregas and Hazard have been Chelsea's best players this season, bar none. But I still feel bad for Kante. Kante's being forced to watch an inferior footballer in Bakayoko by playing as a B2B CM when that should be Kante's position. In the limited times Kante's been allowed to play as a B2B CM this season, I've been very impressed with the additions to his game Kante has added in terms of making smarter decisions in the final third.
  12. 22. Willian

    Been Willian Out since 2014. Have no patience for players who can't contribute in the final third. We need more goalscorers, and Willian is anything but that.
  13. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

  14. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Yep yep. CFC aren't ruthless enough to first-team players.
  15. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Our brilliant technical director looked across the vast array of world football, and saw a budding young team full of unique talents in AS Monaco take Ligue Un & the UCL by storm last season. Monaco had many many talents from Mbappe, Bernado Silva, Fabinho, Thomas Lemar, Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Mendy and Bakayoko. Out of all those young talents, Bakayoko was without a doubt the least talented player/ player that needed the most work. We all could see it. Take a look at his transfer thread, and you could see all the criticisms. And even though Bakayoko's entourage tried their absolute hardest to make this transfer as difficult as possible, (by demanding high middleman fees) AND the fact that Bakayoko needed knee surgery. Our brilliant fooball directors couldn't possible find any better alternatives to sign and decided to press on with the deal and spend £40M on the lad. And here we are. Wondering what football skills this guy brings to the table that we didn't already have. He can't complete mid-range to long-range passes even though he plays as a CM. Needs multiple touches to gain control, and only excels when he has time and space to dribble into, which even then isn't a guarantee he'll make the right footballing decision. So again I ask, what the fuck does Bakayoko bring to CFC ?
  16. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    What can I say? He's another one whose been very poor this season as well.
  17. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    This guy is beyond trash. Imagine being paid millions to scout all of world football for high-potential CMs, and you decide to spend £40M Bakayoko. What does this guy do? Seriously?
  18. General Transfer Talk

    I second this notion. Pulisic makes too much sense for Chelsea. I really hope we make a move for him in the summer, and ship out Willian.
  19. The Board

  20. The Board

    I'm with @Leif on this, that a fresh approach/mindset was probably needed at Chelsea. All of the talk about Emenalo's first true vision of the club, which I liked and praised him for, was back in 2012/2013. And since then, he's done ok to accommodate the fact that Jose Mourinho/Roman Abramovich sacrificed that vision for pragmatic success. Hell, Emenalo even offered to resign during JM's 2nd tenure because he knew/saw JM and him weren't a match made in heaven. But ever since Jose Mourinho left, I fail to see any clear vision that Emenalo had for CFC moving forward. And this past summer highlighted that 100%, with our poor player recruitment. All we did was balance the books this summer, with like-for-like-replacements. Marking the 2nd time this club failed to double-down on previous PL Title success in the ensuing summer transfer window. Twice, in 4 years. We didn't target/sign players that were going to carry CFC into the elite status or see the widespread promotion of CFC youth talents. (Christensen is obvs the only one.) Every other youth kid either: was sold, put on loan, or stuck in the reserves.) The Youth System (that Emenalo has done fantastic work with, and cannot be argued) has never been given the opprotunities to carry that success on the "big-stage". Over At Monaco, Emenalo will get the chance to live out that footballing dream and sign as many talented youth products that will be trusted and backed by the first-team mager. I think CFC could benefit from having a DoF with a different footballing vision, maybe a vision that excels in a pragmatic setup and targets players with different attributes/profiles. Just another day, supporting this drama-filled club.
  21. The Board

    Absolutely not, I would assume. The club needs to prioritise Chelsea FC over Conte's wishes who will only be here for 1 year max, if that.
  22. The Board

    Marina will face a lot of heat. She's been a logger-heads with Conte according to reports. Because he dislikes going through her to talk to Roman, abd obvs her failures to land priority targets.
  23. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Why does he feel the need to always shoot on his right foot? A common Morata sequence is this: Gets ball and faces defender, fakes right foot shot, cuts on left (defender is beaten at this point), then cuts BACK on right foot (defender now in excellent position), right footed shot. Also, why are his shots always so weak and dribble so slowly to the gk? I always thought he had a powerful shot about him... Those are 2 things that frustrate the hell outta me about Morata.
  24. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    He played well, in the sense that he was a constant thorn to United's side. Constantly winning challenges and getting into dangerous areas. But one performance doesn't detract from his horrow shows against Palace, Watford, Roma (x2). I see very specific qualities Bakayoko possesses and Im not a fan of them because we already have a player in Kante who uses those same skills at a much higher level. Bakayoko wants to play with a holding CM like Matic and Fabinho, but Kante is already like that. So the only way both can play is if Kante is reduced to a holding DM role (which limits Kante) or both play in a double pivot, but that means we forego having a DLP to help in build-up and maintain possession. He's a redundant CM. What kind of squad building is that?