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  1. Next Manager?

    Are there any other examples of Conte's use of youth. There's obviously Pogba, but what about him promoting players from the academy?
  2. Nathan Aké

    Not sure why you think he doesn't have the physical abilities. He's tenacious in the tackle and positionally very good. He's also bigger than Coquelin (just an example) and he excelled in the DM/CM position last season for Arsenal. His passing is of course nowhere near fabregas level, but his short passing game is very tidy and he can pick out a pass as shown by when he picked out Hazard in the champions league for his goal. Think DM/CM will be his position in the professional game, whether thats with us or not. Doesn't look natural at LB at all
  3. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    He was very good for the U21s tonight. Much better than the other centre midfielders
  4. Nathaniel Chalobah

    Watched both games, Chalobah was outstanding. So much class on the ball but got really stuck in. Looked better than Coquelin
  5. Charly Musonda Jr.

    He was outstanding
  6. Chelsea v Sunderland

    Cech Ivanovic Cahill Terry Cole Lampard Matic Salah Oscar Schurrle Ba
  7. Swansea v Chelsea

    We can rotate most of the front 6 at least. Back five picks itself. Then: Ramires Matic Salah Oscar Schurrle Torres
  8. Willian

    He was bloody brilliant
  9. Ramires

    Doesn't get enough credit
  10. Ramires

    The sad thing is when he has a good game this thread is quiet, but with one bad game the thread becomes active
  11. Branislav Ivanovic

    He didn't play more at CB in the season before last, Bosingwa's time as first choice RB didn't last that long and after about 3 months Ivan became first choice there. I really would like to see evidence for these average performances, as was pointed out had he been as average as you say then coming 2nd in the chelsea poty awards two seasons in a row and being selected in the PFA team of the season wouldn't have happened. His RB performances have declined since then, but that was mainly because back then he was a lot more leaner and pretty much the best RB in England along with Sagna, but even now he's still solid more often than not
  12. Branislav Ivanovic

    No because overall at his time at Chelsea he's played the RB position mainly and only covered at CB for injuries whether it was Alex, Terry. That's not true either, Bosingwa began the season at RB but then was replaced by Ivan who played more and more at RB and then RDM came in and preferred him to Bosingwa also. If he was an average at best RB he would have been sold in the 2011/2012 season when he must have been putting in these poor performances you speak of
  13. Kevin de Bruyne

    TalkChelsea at its knee jerk best
  14. Branislav Ivanovic

    Yeah he's had more than two bad seasons since even though he's come 2nd/3rd in the Chelsea poty awards in 2010/11 and 2011/2012.......Not sure if you're making this up to suit your agenda, but Brana has always been a solid RB capable of swinging in a few crosses. Like I said he's had more good games than bad games at RB and if he's average at best he'd have been sold by now and not been a key figure under so many managers
  15. Branislav Ivanovic

    So you were saying Ivanovic shouldn't play at RB even in our double winning season when he was the best RB in the country and got in the PFA team of the year? The problem is you're being so selective, the next time he has a good game someone could come on here saying 'this game highlighted exactly why he's an excellent RB'. Fact is Ivan has a lot more good games than bad games at RB, and to say he is average at best there is just a bit silly. He played at CB more last season largely due to Luiz moving to midfield and Terry picking up his injuries and suffering a loss of form. Even then while he's been here, Ivan has seen off competition from Bosingwa (who was good at one stage) and Ferreira