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Everything posted by BlueLyon

  1. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Credit where its due, Pool plays super football. Bvb under Klopp in 2013 was something else and Pool is turning to be the same case again. They deserve to be in final based on games so far. And speaking of Salah, he is only good because of the style that Pool plays has to be funniest excuse to cover the pain we have since he isnt here anymore and we made bad decision. Salah is world class, period. His finishing, confidence, speed and movement is sublime. Even the passes and decisions he makes are almost evry time spot on.
  2. UEFA Youth League

    Lost to Barca 3:0... Well in a way, I think its a good that we lost. Kids will learn money isnt all and the loss will be good experience. Its important that not everything is perfect in their world, they need to work harder and keep improving if they want to become great.
  3. 4. Cesc Fàbregas

    There are many options we could easily target if we want young player, but we would need to open wallet. From Savic, Paredes, Soler, Weigl, Ndombele, Aouar,... Soler or Aouar, maybe Paredes would be my choices if we go strictly for playmaker replacement. But considering that is very demanding and responsible role, young player is out of question. So, are there any world class established playmakers available? Seri might be solution for a while, but he has some condition with feet in cold environments and he prefers sunny spain over england. Maybe we could poach Kovacic from Real, but our board would have to pull a miracle there, small odds. Another option would be Jorginho, but apparently he is close to City ffs.
  4. Mohamed Salah

    Congrats. Wonderful player.
  5. 4. Cesc Fàbregas

    First name on the sheet that has to be upgraded. Forget fullbacks, striker, wingers,...we need new damn good playmaker. Its the case of last 3 years and hopefuly we adress it this summer. Midfield is where everything sticks together and if we had capable playmaker next to Kante, I bet we will be twice the team next year even with same formation and coach.
  6. 9. Álvaro Morata

    His heading was never a problem. Feet are other thing, and he is still as unreliable as daily mail.
  7. Chelsea Kits 2017/18

    If we are actualy copying our older retro kit, it would be only proper to add old badge to it. But I doubt anyone there is smart and bold enough to make this simple change.
  8. 9. Álvaro Morata

    I would understand if GKs kept his shots, but he doesnt even hit the target ffs.
  9. Burnley 1-2 Chelsea

    I wont give up on either bakayoko or Morata, but jesus how awful they were this season. 110m transfers and they dissapoint almost every game. Hopefuly next season they fix their shit.
  10. Burnley 1-2 Chelsea

    Emerson doing realy well with crosses so far...hopefuly it gives Conte something to think about even when Alonso is available.
  11. Burnley 1-2 Chelsea

    What a fluke
  12. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Im actualy excited about this lol. I just hope Conte wont pull some shit and play Zappacosta or Azpi on that side...
  13. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Its funny he was prefered in national team ahead of Costa, despite being sub all this time. Now that he is ''starter'', he plays so bad that he got dropped from NT. We realy know how to minimize the potential and ability of the players, dont we.
  14. Tanguy Ndombele

    Midfielder who plays for Lyon (on loan) 21, style reminds on Vieira or spurs Dembele a bit. Very strong, technical and dyanamic player. If we are targeting Bakayoko replacement, we should definately grab Ndombele. I said pretty much the same about Bakayoko (that he would be great buy; but he dissapointed me alot), however I hope Chelsea wont stop pursuing ligue 1 based midfielders just because of Bakayoko being flop (and IMO he could still turn into fantastic mid if he regains confidence). Essien, Kante, Makelele, all top players, originating from ligue 1. Ndombele, unlike Bakayoko has fantastic technique, good engine and plays very dynamic, but obviously he is very inexperienced, so it could end up another Mvila/Imbula with bad management. His character seems to be much better than those two. Wont cost shitload and imagine new playmaker-Kante-Ndombele next season in middle 3.
  15. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Despite the shit he shown this season, I would definately give him another chance. If he gets past his inconsistency and mental trouble which he can, he could be the best DM in league.
  16. The English Football Thread

    Yep I agree with that, and I also said I understand for those who live in UK, its completely different than to us outsiders. Here, we have two "big clubs" too and no way in hell one would wish others to be good and there are constant jibes from one to another.
  17. The English Football Thread

    Well thats your football philosophy then. I admire that, but lets agree to disagree. As for you being english, yeah living in areas with full of United or Pool cunts, it leaves toll on you, so i get it. Hate doesnt come naturaly, there are always provocators. You want United, Pool to lose so that you can enjoy seeing their fans misserable. There is certain satisfaction here, sure. I want to see Chelsea win stuff, because it makes us/me happy. Thats all. If someone else deserves it , i will give credit where its due. Bur dont get me wrong, I support Chelsea and Chelsea only. I will defend the club and mock other fans in good sport when we win. If we lose I will eat humble pie and focus on next time hopefuly beating them. But I wont hate the rivals club just because they would mock us. We do the same thing when we win. Thats part of football. It makes it special.
  18. The English Football Thread

    Support United? No, no way. But I dont wish them to lose. I only want them to lose when they play us or if it was lets say final match of season and we would have to win, while united lose for us to win title. In other games, I am neutral. I will appreciate team, be it Pool, United,....if they play good football or if certain person left giant legacy at Chelsea. As I said many times, strong league means strong competition from our rivals too. If it wont be United, it will be someone else. City was nothing 10 years ago and they have rivalry with us. My priority is on cheering for chelsea to win all possible and also enjoy in football of other teams if they play well.
  19. The English Football Thread

    I am talking strictly about their on pitch quality and character. If we go into their personal lives; Terry had affair with Bridge gf. But even the most loyal unbiased rival fans will admit Terry was absolute class on pitch. I dont have problem saying the same for Gerrard, Giggs and bunch of others.
  20. The English Football Thread

    You know, you are missing on half of what football has to offer if you hate on rivals like United, Mou, Arsenal, Gerrard, Cantona,... I was about 15 when I absolutely despised Barca and Messi for their clashes with us and I also preferred Real in elclassicos back then, so it was easy to hate barca. But I matured soon enough to realize that made no sense and I had opportunity to actualy appreciate Barca and Messi in ave for past few years before he retires. I dont see the point of hating or disliking someone. What do you get out of it? Chelsea still has to win. United losing wont make us win. Appreciate what football has to offer. Henry, Gerrard, Giggs, Vieira, Messi,...they were all our huge rivals, but they deserve big respect for their football legacies. As for fans of the opposition, there will always be two, fans that will piss on us, but also those who will show respect. Dont hate on rival clubs and players just because some fans are dicks.
  21. The English Football Thread

    Its easy to say, but honestly it would get boring to me if we won every year, expecting to win every year. Fact that I see this crap season, will make me indefinitely happier next season if we won the title. It could be down to individuals with bad experiences, but personaly I have good friends who are United fans and also Arsenal fans. We joke alot and keep it in fun banter. So yeah it makes it more interesting if titles rotate between Chelsea, United,... If another team is better than us, than I totaly respect them. In fact to see a top team, its privilege. I have mad respect for Henry 's Arsenal or Ferguson United. Does it make me lesser Chelsea fan? I dont think so. Its healthy rivalry. When we play, I want Chelsea to beat the crap out of them. But generaly, its always good to see strong competion. Matter of fact, best games I saw were against equaly strong opponents. Sometimes we won, sometimes we lost. Its the beauty of football. So nah, I wouldnt like us to win year after year.
  22. The English Football Thread

    You mix personal feelings about rivalry with healthy competition. No one wants to see United win PL every year because they are rivals. But in terms of improvement, you want strong United because that means you compete on top level. And if you win, the victory is huge. Personaly, I dont want easy league just so we win title each year. Hence I want United (and every other team to do well, so that level of quality moves up). But Im not a fan of any team apart from Chelsea, however due to Mou connection with Chelsea, I will prefer him to win over lets say City. Same with Salah or Cech. The only time I wish them lose is when they play us. And for example, If we are in title race I want Chelsea to win, not United to lose. If we do our job, we win the title. If we dont, United does. And then you applaud and respect the oposition for being better, while prepare to improve for next season and beat their ass next time. On personal feelings I dont like City and United this better, but thats on us. We were simply crap this season. Move on and improve. But objectively, its good that Manchesters are successful. It raised the bar and we will have to improve big time. And if we do, we will have one damn great team. Thats why we were brilliant in 2004-2010 because the league with super United was much much more competitve than it is today.
  23. The English Football Thread

    IMO he doesnt support United per se. he just fancy Mou to do well because he had many good years with us. Its like when you wish a club legend all the best, like Cech to have good spell in arsenal, apart from games against us. And you do realise United success only benefits us, right? Lets say PL would be crap and we win title every year. But that wouldnt mean much because the league is shit and its not a challenge. What strong United gives us is competiton which is good. It means we have to improve and thats also good in eyes of our CL chances. People need to see we are fifth because we are crap right now. Its not because united plays well. Thats why makes no sense to wish bad luck to United or Mou. Thats just ill sportsmanship. Its on Chelsea to improve, regardless of how good/bad United plays.
  24. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    In that case we could just keep Emenalo then. Our board was crap for a while now, but our scouting was definately more than good. Salah, Kdb, Lukaku, Christensen, Tibo,... The problem was in integration and general belief in those players. As long as you have Marina, Roman and Conte (or another manager who doesnt get along), SD like Campos is no better than Emenalo. We need real authority in board to make decions and stick to them. They pick a manager that suits plan and manager gets part in deals and more trust in return. Only way to click.
  25. The English Football Thread

    Wow a Chelsea fan that actualy still respects Mou and isnt bitter about him? I dont understand why so many hate him. The man created modern Chelsea along RA and Kenyon. No one should forget that. On united-city matter, very happy Pep was put in his place again. Hate it when media talks about "best team in world" and " unbeatable" when all they won is League cup (I know they will win PL too, but internationaly wise they have much to show).