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Everything posted by Blue-in-me-Veins

  1. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    Never said anything about keeping him. It's clear he's gone.
  2. 23. Michy Batshuayi

  3. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    I agree with this, 100%. What people fail to realize about Costa was that his conversion rate during the first half of the season was hovering around 20-22% IIRC. 3 reasons why this is huge. 1.) You'll only find World-Class strikers/wingers converting at that rate, and besides Messi/Ronaldo nobody else can maintain that rate for more than a few months, and then drop off. 2.) It was the second time Costa's high conversion rate has essentially fired Chelsea to a title. 3.) Costa wasn't converting tap-ins like Aubameyang or being presented with 5 chances a game ala Ronaldo. He was converting goals sometimes only having 2 legitimate shots an entire game. Just think of WBA at home. Or Middlesborough Away. The typical Costa performance. Say what you will about Costa and all the antics he caused, but any Striker that wins 2 PL Titles scoring 20 Goals in the league x2 is welcome in my book, technical defecinies and all.
  4. The Conte Thread

    Which is why Tolisso would have been such a perfect signing (any why it sucks so much he wanted Bayern).He could have filled both CM and RF/LF positions. A CM capable of that versatility would be ideal IMO. We already have enough defensive minded CMs in Bakayoko/Kante.
  5. The Conte Thread

    You cannot compare the overall quality of squad depth at Chelsea to that of Bayern Munich or Man City. Bayern CMs/Attackers: Lewandowski, Muller, Tolisso, Vidal, Thiago, Ribery, Robben, J. Rodriguez, Kimmich, Coman. City CMs/Attackers: Aguero, G. Jesus, D. Silva, Bernardo Silva, KDB, Sane, Sterling, Gundogan, Yaya, Fernandhino. CFC CMs/Attackers: Morata, Batshuayi, Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Kante, Moses. Chelsea need 2 serious Purchases by summers end to have a squad capable of challenging in the UCL. Alex Sandro, a Top Top CM (idk who), and Alex Chamberlain would be ideal purchases imo. There's still time, but Conte is 100% correct with his assertions that Chelsea cannot survive with the current squad as constructed in the UCL.
  6. General Transfer Talk

    Candreva is so frustrating, and take it from an Inter Milan fan. You wouldn't want him at CFC
  7. General Transfer Talk

    What are people's thoughts on this potential team? And (Maybe) have Alex Oxlade as RWB instead of Moses? Thoughts?
  8. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Totally Agree will be interesting to see how some of the players respond to Conte's treatment of Costa/Matic. The power-brokers of the team gotta be: Cahill, Tibo, Luiz, Eden Hazard.. anybody else?
  9. Nemanja Matic

    So happy this bum will no longer be in the team. Lots of deadwood been cleared under Conte, just a few more needed.
  10. The Conte Thread

    Exactly what i want to be hearinG from the main man.
  11. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    Badmon Batsman.
  12. Nemanja Matic

    Those two deals hurt the most. Really wanted either one in Chelsea blue yet both end up at Bayern. That's just not fair. Fuck Bayern Munich man.
  13. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    His deal is up June 2018.. if Arsenal are smart they will accept any bid worth around £25-30M for him instead of nothing at all. Same for why they're trying tk sell Sanchez out of the EPL, because if Bayern or PSG pull out of the deal, they'd be fucked.
  14. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    If AOC has any self dignity he would refuse ANY new offer from Arsenal. He has begged through his agent like 3 times for a new deal and when he finally got one he clearly isn't happy with it. Let Conte mould him into a RWB, and he might finally take that next step in his development as a footballer. And after giving Arsenal Cech, Arsenal better play ball on this one. Do the right thing Ox.
  15. Nemanja Matic

    In a way i hope the Neymar transfer soesn't happen because if it does, Ousmane Dembele would be on the first plane to Barcelona. Chelsea have to go ALL Out on Nainggolan, or another CM that fits the profile of Tolisso. Cannot sign another defensive minded CM. A true box-to-box CM who shines in the final third. A young prospect I'm a huge fan of is Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio. Guy has the tools to be any CM he wants to be, and after missing out on Tolisso, he'd be good shout. But I trust Conte's eyes for Midfielders, so really hoping Matic leaves so we can bring in a different CM.
  16. 9. Álvaro Morata

    I'm just happy Lukaku's not Chelsea's striker. Onwards and upwards with Morata leading the line. Hope he hits the ground running and repays the faith Antonio Conte has placed in his abilities. A Morata and Batshuayi strikeforce is not horrible. They are very young, and inexperienced in terms of leading the line at the Top Top level, and share many of the same qualities as footballers. But I fully trust both of them to grow over the coming years. They're not as impposing as Drogba/Costa but that comes after forging a reputation and showing up in the big moments. Overall, I'm happy with Chelsea's striking options, (would welcome Llorente as well). Was not a fan of the rumours linking us to Aubameyang and Belotti. Time to buy some CMs, RW, RWB,LWB.
  17. Nemanja Matic

    Not only replace buy buy 2x over. The problem this squad had was a lack of quality AND depth. With this sell to buy policy, we're still in the same boat. We already needed 1 more CM had Matic stayed, now this means we need 2 more. As well as 1 more RW/ST. And 2 More Wingbacks.
  18. Alvaro Morata

    Anywho, I'm happy the Club has finally ended their striker hunt. Morata will help our final third play become much more fluid, and Hazard will finally have a ST he can combine with since Eto'o. Not going to lie, a Morata and Batshuayi strike-force will be interesting heading into next season. If a top goal-scoring RW is attained, Chelsea should be in business on the attacking front.
  19. Alvaro Morata

    That's not greedy at all. Morata is not the 30 goal a season striker, so I really really hope Chelsea bring in a capable RW/SS.. someone of the ilk of Mahrez or better, because Morata/Hazard/Pedro/Willian is simply not enough goal scoring power in the squad. A Sanchez/Griezmann type player that fits that profile is what we need. A RW who has steady end-product in him. Not sure who that is.
  20. Danilo Luiz Da Silva

    You know the criteria. Physical attributes first, technical skills (if at all) later.
  21. Danilo Luiz Da Silva

    Agree. Im very content on missing out on Lukaku & Danilo. Especially the latter. But at the same token, if these are Conte/Emenalo/Marina Top priorities, missing out on two back-to-back is not a good look at all. Anyways, Perreria is a great shout, would be a lot cheaper as well. Would like a cheeky move for Chamberlain as well tbh. Can't think of any other RWB that are available tbh. Edit: and if it's Adama Traore... Scenes.
  22. Diego Costa

    Yeah i agree. Would loose too much respect I feel. Although, last year Pep did the same with Aguero and Yaya, admittedly it wasn't THIS bad, but he still made it known he didn't want them to start for him, and turned to them at different times to help him.
  23. Diego Costa

    Hopefully there's a way back between Conte and Costa.
  24. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Agree with @Magic Lamps don't think Aubameyang is a Chelsea profile signing. Granted the club is in a a very tough spot, because of Lukaku going to Man-U. And Morata/Belotti costing like £80M... not to mention Conte completely fucking up the Costa situation. It may not be a popular opinion, but Conte really messed up there. Had he just waited until a replacement was attained, then it would have been ok. But now there's no coming back from this, and we might have to pay the ultimate price now.
  25. Alex Sandro

    Charity football club. I have no doubt we will sell Matic to Man United or Juventus, and happily take nothing in return from either club. It's Marina's specialty. Raise funds by selling assets, then proceed to never spend those funds on top players ever. How hasn't Conte lost his shit already? We literally need 5-7 signings and a majority of these are high-profile ones too yet here we stand, in the middle of July having signed the great Willy Cabellero and Rudiger. Amazing work.