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oldportblue

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  • Birthday 01/14/1989

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  • Bio in God I trust
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  • Location Montréal/Москва
  • Favourite Chelsea Player John Terry
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  • First Match chelsea v. psg friendly in nyc
  • Memory di matteo fa cup final screamer, of course munich, back to back PL titles, barca away in 201, spuds fa semi at wembley 5-1, 6-0 v. arse on wenger's 1000th game, too many other great memories...

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  1. Nabil Fekir

    Giroud says about Fekir: "yeah sure we spoke during our time with the French NT, during the time his proposed move to liverpool was being concluded but then it fell apart and it was then about Chelsea from that point. Even Eden I think spoke a few word to Fekir that we would embrace him with open arms. He's an amazing player so naturally we would gladly welcome him. However I don't know if it's on the cards as the transfer window closes on Thursday"
  2. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Morata played for real because he is an academy product, of course they're gonna play him if he's good enough.... I wasn't talking about players real formed in their academy, I'm talking about the transfer targets they go for which are usually only top class... If they were ready to make Kepa their #1 as all reports suggest (only zidane stopped the move because he preferred to keep Navas for his last CL run with real), that certainly means he is by no means "shit" as you claimed ... in addition to other great positives about him that I listed earlier such as: He's 23, was wanted by Sarri, has enormous potential, is already a top keeper, is rated as by far the best young keeper in Spain, has the best long passing accuracy of all of la liga last year, has faced top opposition in barca and real for years now, is Spain's #2 at 23 yo and a lot of spain fans wanted him to start over de gea even, can be our keeper for 10-15 years...
  3. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    no they don't always cost a lot like alisson... but those goalkeepers (ederson, pickford, leno) aren't available anymore and the ones you listed before were either too old, subpar or unavailable. To reiterate what I said, PSG said selling areola was out of the question... as to the rest of your suggestions: sommer (too old), Cillessen (subpar), Areola (unavailable), Keylor Navas (unavailable), Kevin Trapp (subpar) So you still haven't come up with one 40M gk that would have been a better investment than Kepa
  4. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    yeah ok buddy, that's why real were after him...
  5. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    off the top of my head: will be 30 this year, poor, unavailable, unavailable, poor
  6. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    like who, butland? lmao
  7. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I don't get this attitude at all... He's 23, was wanted by Real just last winter, was wanted by Sarri, has enormous potential, is already a top keeper, is rated as by far the best young keeper in Spain, has the best long passing accuracy of all of la liga last year, has faced top opposition in barca and real for years now, is Spain's #2 at 23 yo and a lot of spain fans wanted him to start over de gea even, can be our keeper for 10-15 years so if you take that 70M, take into account that were getting 40M for courtois and that he will hopefully stay for a decade plus, what's the problem? Thank god the people on this forum clamoring for mr. "mistake waiting to happen" Butland for 35M are not in charge of our club
  8. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Never though I'd be this excited over a GK signing but this one would be absolutely massssssssive! He would set us up for 10-15 years God willing
  9. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    "@Kepa_46 Is already in Madrid. Tomorrow he will take a flight to London and become a new player of the @ChelseaFC."
  10. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    It's hapenninnnnnnnnnnng
  11. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    definitely the second one
  12. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    and it we sell thibaut for 45M GBP (50M EUR), then the 80M EUR buyout fee for kepa doesn't sound quite as bad... really want this kid and the noises on twitter are positive on this for now 🤞
  13. Nabil Fekir

    lmaooooo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    our best option of the ones remaining... if we somehow manage to seal this deal before the deadline we will have recovered pretty well from a dire situation created by the board/courtois, even if we do end up overpaying...
  15. General Transfer Talk

    agreed, what were they thinking when they voted to shorten our transfer window?!? and they decide to do this in a world cup summer too, absolute fools... we need to start having a better understanding of which deals are feasible and which deals are almost impossible to conclude. We've been burned so many summers where we focused all summer on getting one mega target that always turned out to be unattainable in the end (rooney, modric, cavani, sandro and now rugani and I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of others) and we ended up with either nothing or with horrible panic buys... apparently all or most of our targets are now decided by this chief scout guy, Mclachlan and according to some (JoeTweedie talked about this recently), he's crazy about analytics and advanced stats and that's how we decide on most of our targets. Before, emanalo used to rely on the opinion of his network of top scouts and they focused more on the eye test rather than basing it off stats. This approach landed us KDB, Lukaku, courtois, among others and now we're getting players like drinkwater and zappacosta... We really need a DoF to get our house in order in terms of transfers and to have an overarching philosophy in terms of what we're doing, rather than just looking at stats like we are rumored to be doing now