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  1. Spurs v Chelsea

    Match fitness probably, but especially with Pulisic looking somewhat injury prone they won't want to take any unnecessary risks with him. I think last season a lot of the injuries were down to players being rushed back too quickly so maybe this time they're playing it safer. With the international break so close now, maybe it's better to wait till after the break for Pulisic/Ziyech.
  2. Super Frank Thread

    Just ok-ish? If that's not a great overall performance, why don't you tell us what he needs to do for you to admit he's done well? In WhoScored metrics, Mount scored an 8.52 rating yesterday. Second highest in the Chelsea team was CHO at 7.56 and from those who played the full 90 mins Havertz came closest at 7.37. That's not only because Mount scored a goal, he played well otherwise too. It helped him to move more centrally after CHO came on and the formation changed but even in the first half Mount created that one great chance for Werner which he then shot into the crossbar. Either way, CHO did really well too and his performance yesterday certainly didn't hurt his chances of playing more. He should start on Tuesday against Spurs to build up his match sharpness and form.
  3. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Also previously reported to be after Emerson. And interested in a loan deal for RLC. It's fantasy land stuff but just offer them everything. Emerson, Rüdiger on permanent deals + RLC on loan + a bit of money for Rice.
  4. The English Football Thread

    There was a good amount of irony in Bruno Fernandes signalling with his hands that he thought Lamptey had dived for the penalty.
  5. Non-Chelsea Transfer Pub

    He was in Chelsea academy on a scholarship and moved to Bayern who could already offer him a professional contract at 16 due to different rules in Germany. In England however Chelsea could only have offered him a pro deal when he turned 17 so there was nothing the club could have done to prevent him from going when he had made up his mind. Musiala's agent is Hudson-Odoi's brother who already had a prior relationship with Bayern from the time he tried to get a move for CHO earlier in 2019 so he offered the player to Bayern who were happy to take him. Musiala is a dual-citizen of UK / Germany so a move to the biggest club in his other home country probably appealed to him. Good move for the boy.
  6. Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley

    Spurs have a Europa League play-off next Thursday as well, only two days after the cup match. Of course that one's a home game against Maccabi Haifa which they should still win comfortably even with a rotated team but I'd say the EL must still takes priority over Carabao Cup due to the money involved. They're banking on the revenue from EL, even if it's not CL money level, and can't afford to lose it. So far Tottenham have played close to full strength team in the EL qualifiers. They can't play their best team on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and again next Sunday. That's four games within 8 days and they've already been playing twice a week since the season started. If I was Jose, I would pretty much give up on the cup.
  7. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    All about protecting the value. An established international footballer like Rüdiger would still command a good fee in non-COVID circumstances (guessing around 25-30M) so with two years left on his current deal it makes no sense to loan him out without a one-year extension. Otherwise his value will plummet next summer with only one year remaining in his current deal and the loaning club will surely not pay fair value anymore, even though they've already got the player since he still had 2 years left. Obviously the priority would be a straight sale but if there are no clubs with that kind of money right now, a loan is the only option.Same with Batshuayi a while back and Bakayoko now.
  8. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Who's gonna buy him though? Italian clubs sure can't seem to afford him. Unless Rice joins I wouldn't sell him yet, especially with Gilmour still out for a long time. I'd keep Jorgi for another season and check back next year. Obviously if Rice is signed the situation will change, and Jorginho becomes somewhat expendable.
  9. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Same guy broke Mendy news way before any journalist. I think he's reliable.
  10. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    They didn't refuse to sell, he was never on the club's radar. Mendy was always first choice and been scouted by Lollichon since December 2018. Don't think Martinez to Chelsea was even a rumor at any point and let me tell you, there were a lot of rumors regarding the GK signing this summer. It was only some individual fan hopes, just like Zakaria etc.
  11. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    He will if he were to flop. So basically a lose-lose situation for Chelsea to loan him out to a club like Bayern. Either he'll become a huge success and they buy him (they'd definitely not accept a loan without option) or he'll play even less than he would at Chelsea and they just send him back. In the meanwhile Chelsea would be lacking in winger depth which likely affects team performances over the season.
  12. 16. Edouard Mendy

    You're not missing much, just an ex-scouser saying Mendy is shit and because he's not a 'household name' the Chelsea fans will be screaming for Kepa to return in goal whenever he makes a mistake. IIRC the same guy said Liverpool didn't sign Werner because he's not good enough for them.
  13. 16. Edouard Mendy

    Happy with the signing. Only two days before the WBA match, is he ready to start? GK is probably the 'easiest' position to slot straight in without much team training so I would guess he'll play.
  14. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    I don't think at this point anyone's under any illusion that all flaws in Ruben's game will magically disappear and he'll turn into an absolute world beater but that doesn't mean he can't still be a very useful player if he can overcome his current problems. For all his deficiencies, he offers some qualities no one else in the team has and for me that's enough to earn himself a place in the squad but probably not in his current state. He had a good year out on loan at Palace and under Sarri it wasn't just three months of good performances, I'd say he impressed pretty much every time he played but Sarri only realised that halfway through the season when he began using RLC more regularly. The Ruben from August 2017 - May 2019 was definitely good enough to be a Chelsea player, he only needed a platform to really show what he can do. Even then he might not have been a world class player and with the likes of Havertz having joined he probably wouldn't start in this current Chelsea team even at his best but I won't accept anyone telling me he wasn't a lot better than the likes of Ross Barkley. If he can go on loan to see if he can get back to that level and show some consistency, I'd happily let him go and then see later whether he should come back or not.
  15. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Thing is though, RLC at his best is/was a much better player than Barkley has ever shown to be. But he needs game time and a continued period without injuries to have any chance of making it. He won't do that at Chelsea atm but if he was loaned out there's a chance he might get there elsewhere. Under no circumstance would I sell him on a permanent deal now and I don't think there'd be anyone willing to pay good money for him right now anyway due to his achilles problem. He's under contract till 2024 and has no transfer fee amortisation value hanging over his head so a loan should be relatively straightforward to sort out because the loaning club would only need to pay his wages, so for a club like Aston Villa it'd be a low-risk high-reward deal. If he can't get regain his pre-injury level out on loan, a more permanent solution can be found in another year or two but if he were to get back to his best level he would most certainly still be an asset to the club and could take a place in the squad again next year when some changes in midfield are bound to happen (some question marks over Jorginho, Kante, Barkley). Of course there's a concrete chance he would never return again with younger prospects like Gallagher, Gilmour trying their best to break through but still a loan deal would be 1000x better than selling now. I don't think Lampard has given up on him either.