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  1. 18. Olivier Giroud

    He's my first choice to lead the line this season. PL experience, good finisher and a big, big morale after winning the WC. Unlike Morata, at least Giroud looks like A MAN, not only in terms of looks, but in his head also. 32 in a month and a bit slow, but I can't see Chelsea playing on the counter this season. Maybe against City in both matches and probably away to Liverpool or Tottenham, but otherwise I think we'll see a different Chelsea this season, with better possession of the ball and Giroud is the perfect type of centre forward for this. Midfielders and wingers will bring lots of balls into the last 10-15m from goal, I trust Giroud there and not Morata to burry all the chances.
  2. Mateo Kovacic

    Top top deal this one. I have given up on Willian leaving, so I think it's Kovacic and a GK and we are done.
  3. Nabil Fekir

    Just speculation based on our game against Lyon tonight and the fact he did not get included in the match day squad. Well pretty obvious though as he reported back for training after the WC yesterday afternoon. Of course he stayed in Lyon to work on his fitness, rather than play in a friendly 24h after he got back from holidays.
  4. Chelsea 0-2 Man City

    Madrid is backed fully by the Spanish government, so no more words needed to be fair... Roman has his own problems with the UK visa that's why he's probably reluctant to pump big money again into an English club as long as the country itself does not even let him enter their teritory. New stadium was put on hold because of this, too. It's not rocket science, it is a morale thing to do, if you are not even given permission to enter the country then why improve their facilities and bring money to their government through taxes for a state of the art stadium plus lots and lots of other benefits that the state is given because of big clubs through the tourists that come to games, taxes et all. And frankly, should we fans now turn against the club because we are not being spoilt anymore with big transfers every summer? Me I could not care less, I support the club not their transfer policy and I don't live for the fancy names rumoured in the media, nor for the Sky Sports Deadline day on TV. Nevertheless Chelsea is a self sustaining club for years now through sponsorship deals, image rights etc. so I doubt Roman has pumped lots of money for the past years a la 2003-2010. Jorginho could be the one and only arrival this summer, we knew when Sarri was appointed that he's not that fond on fancy transfers and thats why the board appointed him also - someone that is happy to work with what he has and does not brag about transfers in every presser.
  5. Chelsea 0-2 Man City

    "A once manager once said"... Mourinho has a top squad at his disposal and still plays a brand of football even my five year olds can relate to after two training sessions. It's preparation matches still and Emerson could well be a starter, too, if Alonso was on the pitch today doesn't mean heis going to make the left full back position his. Same goes for Michy/Giroud. Hazard is going to be back soon, Kante as well, Willian also.
  6. Chelsea 0-2 Man City

    Yes it was given the circumstances and the momentum. They are going into their 3rd season with Guardiola, we're just three weeks working with Sarri. City's players, wake them up at 3 in the morning in their holidays and gather them on a football pitch with myself in the dugout and they would still put any team to respect playing Guardiola's tactics. Ours wouldn't play the Sarri way yet as it is TOO EARLY FFS!
  7. Chelsea 0-2 Man City

    It's so damn early mate to draw any conclusions on who is good and who is not to play this type of football. If by January we're 7th and struggling week in week out than fair enough, but not three weeks in Sarri's arrival here. This tactics and Sarri's extreme positional play, you don't learn this over night, IT TAKES TIME!!! City with better transfers and better squad, still struggled with Guardiola's tactics at first and ended up trophyless in hia first season! A few wins in a row and at least two months on the training pitch and we will see the beauty in Sarri's tactics.
  8. 29. Álvaro Morata

    With Higuain bound to go to Milan now and unless there is something moving behind closed doors for Martial, it looks this guy is going to lead the line for us next season. Worrying to say the least... Should be third in the pecking order if you ask me, I'd have Giroud and Batshuayi over him anytime. I am totally tired of his so called fouls he asks for every time he touches the ball and frankly his confidence always looks shot no matter what, he's like someone that got dumped by his first love in highschool and still can't get over it 30 years later and lives a lonely and miserable life.
  9. 22. Willian

    My problem with Willian is that I SUPPOSE that in his mind he thinks he's some world class player and untouchable here hence the total disrespect for Conte after the Cup final. What did he think back then? That he should not be dropped no matter what? No Willian you are just a work rate merchant that can easily be replaced with tons of other players. He is not a rat, just a disrespectul player leaving in his own bubble. If he stays and shows commitment then ok, if he leaves surely won't be missed. Actually I hope for a swap with Martial, hundreds of times more talented than Willian and should he thrive under Sarri would be a total bonus as well, chaos among the Mancs and the final nail in Mourinho's coffin in terms of giving young talent a chance.
  10. Gonzalo Higuain

    Higuain is a top centre forward and has a powerful relationship with Sarri. Would very much ease the transition to Sarri's football, personally it would be a dissapointment if we don't get him. But if it is not going to happen, I'd rather have Giroud leading the line. Has a strong mentality and he's coming back as a WC winner. Morata is simply hopless, his confidence looks shot even with Sarri in charge now and first thing he looks is to fall on the ground and look for the odd foul. I don't understand what it is in his mind.
  11. 22. Willian

    So Malcolm's transfer to Roma has now failed after Roma announcing it earlier - it seems Barcelona have beaten them to Malcolm's signature, meaning Willian stays put. I feel this is so so wrong, we should have taken the money and run, he is rubbish and won't improve no matter what system he plays in. Also Weigl is in Paris ahead of his move to PSG, so this should end all the Kante rumours. Hopefully it's not Hazard leaving in the end for Christ's sake, I can see the board getting no quality replacement and leaving Sarri with no other choice than go into the new season with Pedro and Willian on the wings... Imagine this... Putting your faith into an average Pedro and a rubbish, disrespectful Willian.
  12. Nabil Fekir

    Me, too. I would sell all the Brazilians in the squad and stay away from them in the future. For me, the Brazilians players are like Liverpool fans turned pro footballers. Always arrogant, always thinking football spins around them. Before the World Cup I saw interviews from Brazil, including with Gabriel Jesus' mother, all saying how Brazil deserve to win the WC and that there is no other National Team more worthy of this trophy than Brazil because of their history and legendary players and blah blah blah. Oh yeah, you don't say? Fuck you and Brazil, worth the WC my ass, maybe this is why all planet hates this National team because they are full of shite.
  13. 22. Willian

    Because Sarri plays the three man midfield with a no. 8 (Jorginho), a no. 6 (Allan) and a "mezzala" (Hamsik). We have Jorginho and Kante for the no. 6 and no. 8, perfect for Sarri, but no "mezzala" to fit in Sarri's tactics, a midfielder to shoot from outside the box, to score goals, to add something different from the other two. It's the role Lamps used to have here, a midfield of Cesc/RLC - Jorginho - Kante would be technically good, but would not add a lot of goals, it's not something Sarri thinks of IMHO.
  14. 22. Willian

    Assuming Hazard, Courtois and Willian go with three weeks left before the league starts over again, we'd have to find three quality replacements for three vital positions in the starting eleven. Add to that we'd still have to buy a central midfielder (for the Hamsik role) as frankly I can't see Fabregas, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek to fit there in Sarri's eyes. This scenario ain't happening if you ask me. Too much of a risk. It's either Hazard or Willian that goes.
  15. 22. Willian

    Sell and don't like at the money! He's just a work-rate merchant with no end product, can't think of any way how he'd fit into this team knowing Sarri's game is all about pass and move, pass and move in the final third, while Willian needs at least 5 minutes before taking a decision.