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Jype

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  1. The Board

    Sancho is pretty damn close to the level of talent Mbappe was showing at the time of his move to PSG. Aged 18: Sancho 12 goals and 17 assists in the Bundesliga Mbappe 15 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 Aged 19: Sancho 13 goals and 14 assists in the Bundesliga with 12 league games to go, could easily end up with in the low 20s in both goals and assists at this rate Mbappe 13 goals and 7 assists in Ligue 1 (first season at PSG), tho he probably had some injuries in there too One could also argue that the Bundesliga is a lot more competitive than Ligue 1, especially with Mbappe now playing for the dominant team with unlimited resources. Mbappe of course was insane for Monaco in their CL run and not bad in his first European campaign at PSG either while Sancho is still yet to show the same consistency in the Champions League. Of course there's the 2018 World Cup and the following club season 18/19 where Mbappe really started shining and banging in goals for fun but Sancho hasn't had the chance to do that yet so it's kind of an unfair comparison to begin with. Euro2020 and the next one or two seasons for Sancho at his new club, wherever he ends up at, will be a good indicator on whether he deserves to be considered in the same bracket as Mbappe. Time will tell, but the signs are definitely there that he could well be.
  2. Chelsea 2-1 Spurs

    They said on Sky Sports at the start of the second half last night that Christensen had a suspected concussion and not just the broken nose, so the decision to sub him off might have been forced by the medical staff. Rules for concussion scares are quite strict nowadays. That being said, I do think that Christensen is soft as fuck for a central defender. He gets constantly beaten in duels and offers zero threat in offensive set pieces. He's got some good qualities to his game too and I do like his calming presence in defence most of the time, but he really needs to toughen up if he's to make the cut in the PL. Still reasonably young for a CB so there might be a quality player in him yet but I'm starting to get more and more convinced that it's better for both the club and Christensen himself if he goes back to the Bundesliga or a move to La Liga perhaps. Really can't understand why Tomori hasn't been playing much lately, he was doing quite well when Rüdiger and AC were both out.
  3. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Nah, I didn't forget. Not all sales will be earmarked for the transfer budget, some will be used to balance the books too. The club made a loss of £96M in the last financial year so the CL money from this season and some of the Hazard fee for example will cover that. And I kind of assumed the money from Morata sale was already to be included in the "150M transfer funds" seeing as the deal was agreed a long time ago. The most important thing now will be to get CL qualification for next season, that will make it so much easier for the club to spend some money. Selling deadwood to raise some extra funds and free up wages is only a bonus.
  4. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Pretty sure Sancho will go for more than that. If only one club was interested then maybe it would stay below the £100M mark (like with Dembele to Barca) but with a bidding war between PL clubs to be expected it's pretty much the seller's market and £120M sounds fair. Lots of agents fees on top of that as well, so definitely not a cheap deal but one I feel the club should still look into making. I'm not desperate for the club to sign Sancho but if it's doable without affecting the striker and LB buys too much then I'm all for it.
  5. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    I agree. Not all problems in the squad are going to get solved in one window no matter who gets brought in, but signing a world class talent like Sancho would go a long way towards taking that next step and being ready to challenge for titles later on. Sancho now has got to be at least close to what Mbappe was in 2017. Or Hazard in 2012. Anyone who doesn't get him will end up regretting it, and if he goes to a PL rival then even more so. Signing a reasonably priced left-back like Telles (or Alaba if obtainable) wouldn't be dependent on whether tons of money is spent on Sancho or not. It would probably rule out pursuing Chillwell, but he's not a better option either way and only costs a shit ton because he's English so that's a pass from me. Creativity from central midfield has been a problem, but if the AM / winger departments were to be greatly improved with the likes of Ziyech and Sancho then I wouldn't mind sticking with the current setup of midfielders for now. Central defence is okey for another season as well, and not a priority area for improvement in the short term. Obviously the current bunch aren't good enough to win the title with, but if that's not really the target for next season anyway then I don't see a problem there and it can be strengthened in future transfer windows. Call me crazy but I wouldn't stress over the GK area either. Kepa has not been good but still deserves another go as #1. A new backup keeper is needed, but there are usually some decent ones available on a free. So that leaves only the striker department left, and that needs addressing in the summer. Not a lot of top, top quality available there at the moment and with Tammy doing reasonably well I'm guessing the plan is to just get someone who's a clear improvement over Michy and Giroud, which probably isn't all that difficult. Spend anywhere between 30-50m here on someone who's a good fit for the type of football Lampard is trying to play and we're good. Sancho 120m Ziyech 35m Left-back 30m Striker 50m That's around 235m of transfer spend. If the budget is set at the 150m + sales as told to us by some journos, then this should be doable. Selling Batshuayi, Barkley and Alonso/Emerson along with a bunch of loanees should cover the 85m difference easy.
  6. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Alaba only has a year left on his contract too, so he probably wouldn't be that expensive. 30-40 mil would do the trick if I had to guess. He's been at Bayern for so long and achieved everything possible at the club that it would be kinda cuntish from them to prevent him from leaving for a somewhat reasonable fee if that's what he wants. If Alaba was open to the move and Bayern willing to sell, he'd definitely be my first choice pick for a new LB. Really classy player and still around 3-4 years of top level football left in him. Would also provide valuable experience and winning mentality to the young squad. Telles is the same age as Alaba and not near as good. Still my second choice tho, much better value for money than someone like Chillwell.
  7. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    Injured on national duty, looked like he pulled his hamstring.
  8. Marcin Bulka starting in goal for PSG tonight in a league match, interesting to see how he does. PSG's lineup is looking pretty horrible with all their injuries and the Neymar saga: Bulka, Bernat, T. Silva, Marquinhos, Dagba, Verratti, Gueye, Aouchiche, Sarabia, Choupo-Moting, Di Maria
  9. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    The Times who broke the news (also did for RLC) said £100K/week while BBC and Matt Law from the Telegraph report the same. All more than reliable sources. Just a case of Sky Sports being late to the scoop and have to get the clicks somehow. Nothing to see there.
  10. 17. Mateo Kovacic

    Back at Inter.
  11. 10. Willian

    Just one additional year tho, he still has a year left on his current deal and the proposed contract extension would take him to 2021. Don't really rate Willian but not complaining about this one at all, because it means he can be sold for money next year when the transfer ban is over as opposed to him leaving on a free. Was never going to be sold this summer with the transfer ban in effect, but I want him gone next year.
  12. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    A lot of fuss about something that wouldn't even have been significant if it wasn't for Sarri's reaction to it all. It's not like he was refusing to come off for a tactical sub, just a lack of communication or understanding. If Sarri had just accepted Kepa's okay, nothing would have happened. Happens almost every week that a player goes down for treatment and a substitution is being readied, only for it to be called off when the player signals they're okey to continue. Now Sarri made a mess of it, things got heated and now the media are going on and on about it being "player power at Chelsea". Don't remember reading anything about player power at Spurs when Lloris refused to be substituted, and he was actually concussed at the time for fucks sake. I blame three parties equally for all this: 1) Sarri for his unnecessary tantrum 2) Kepa for not going near the technical area to clear things up with the coaching staff and tell them he was feeling fine, instead he just waved his hands around and did nothing. Also that wink to the cameras was really unneeded and only fuel to the fire for the media. 3) Azpilicueta for disappearing when the team needed their captain to help sorting it out. Other than the drama with the keeper I can only applaud the team and Sarri for their efforts today. It wasn't enough to get the trophy today but the players really fought hard for it and Sarri at last showed some tactical flexibility and made substitutions that actually impacted the game. If it wasn't overshadowed by the circus acts near the end, I'd give today a solid 9/10 despite the loss on penalties because it actually gives hope for other big games under Sarri.
  13. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Playing a wing-back role in a 3-4-3 is a completely different task than a regular LB in a back four, everyone knew last summer that Alonso would not cut it there but the club did nothing.
  14. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    True, but it was only really after the Derby County match that he even started playing minutes in the EL and played well in those games. Also there's other factors too. In October things were still looking quite good in all competitions and Willian/Pedro were performing reasonably well and without injuries or fatigue. It was only around the hectic period around Christmas that their form dropped and both got some minor injuries too. I really can't blame Sarri for not playing CHO much more in the first half of the season because the way I see it he's still gotten a decent amount of minutes for someone who was only 17 at the start of the season! For the first months under Sarri the team were flying and you don't make drastic changes to a winning lineup if nobody gets injured but when either of those things change it's time to try something different and it's natural that a player like CHO had to start getting some minutes, at least in the lesser competitions like the FA Cup and League Cup. Perform in those games like CHO has done and it gives Sarri a good reason to select him in more and more games. Now it's up to Sarri to do just that. Or it's all only because Bayern started sniffing around, take your pick.
  15. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    He was always gonna be playing those FA Cup ties against Championship level sides though, nothing to do with Bayern being interested that he did indeed play. Whether he starts to get more minutes in the league because the club are desperate is a completely different matter.