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1 hour ago, milka said:

Im not sure this team can finish in Top four . But let see ...  

If we get top 4, it will be a real miracle. Our rivals have strengthened, we have weakened.

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1 minute ago, Mana said:

If we get top 4, it will be a real miracle. Our rivals have strengthened, we have weakened.

it is going to be a struggle that is for sure

 

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His hands are tied. 5th will actually be decent when you compare us to our rivals. 

I like the constant reminder to be competitive though. Let's hope Cech is working in the background for a blockbuster summer 2020. 

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41 minutes ago, Mana said:

If we get top 4, it will be a real miracle. Our rivals have strengthened, we have weakened.

Thanks Mana. Thanks for posting that for the 5575804758073503457354th time this summer. 🙄

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10 minutes ago, Thor said:

Are Zouma and Christensen now essentially a lock to both start?

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Have to be, only other CB is Tomori for now

If one of them goes down we are fucked, unless Azpi slides over (and he is, as some have said, only used to a B role in a back 3 mostly).

we are playing with swan vestas next to a petrol can

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The race for the top 4 will be very interesting.

I think whatever teams that are in the top 6 (other than City and Liverpool who will undoubtedly make up the top 2) around Christmas and January time, if they can sustain a 8 or 10 match run gaining momentum, it will give them a good chance of pulling away.

Hopefully we will be there and theres about, obviously we need a good start as well. I do think if we are in and around the top 6 come the turn of the year, go on one of those runs we will pull away from the others.

Only concern is I think we lack the firepower and following pre season defensibe stability.

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8 hours ago, Chelsea_firstlove said:

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I think Puly is more used to playing on the right. But he showed he is really good scorer. Don't know who should play on the left from those two...

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He obviously has to make things happen but it's refreshing not just to hear from a manager that talks in such a clear and likeable manner (and not prepared to dodge around questions), but also one that speaks so positive about the club and the players he has at his disposal.

Yes we're probably light in a couple of positions going into the season but I think at times the negativity surrounding the club is multiplied excessively by managers like Mourinho, Conte and Sarri being extremely negative in the press, downplaying our chances and quality of our squad.

I hope that what Lampard currently does lack in managerial experience at present can be made up by his man management of this group of players, particularly giving the young players confidence to take their chances when they are presented.

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3 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

He obviously has to make things happen but it's refreshing not just to hear from a manager that talks in such a clear and likeable manner (and not prepared to dodge around questions), but also one that speaks so positive about the club and the players he has at his disposal.

Yes we're probably light in a couple of positions going into the season but I think at times the negativity surrounding the club is multiplied excessively by managers like Mourinho, Conte and Sarri being extremely negative in the press, downplaying our chances and quality of our squad.

I hope that what Lampard currently does lack in managerial experience at present can be made up by his man management of this group of players, particularly giving the young players confidence to take their chances when they are presented.

 

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17 hours ago, Jason said:

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You'd expect one or two from Zappa, Baka and Kenedy to leave to trim the squad down to about 24-25.

8 academy lads by the looks of things in our first team squad this season so around a third. That's pretty good going.

I was never one of these to just want us to start throwing the kids in and playing them, but I wanted the club to start developing a pathway for the academy players to break into the first team squad and I've always felt the way to do that is to concentrate on improving our first XI in the transfer market and looking to the academy to fill out our squad. That way our transfer budgets will always be focused on a couple of top players rather than spread across 5 or 6 each summer, whilst the academy players will get games through the season with the amount of competitions we're in. With the exception of Cumming, all of those squad players will be hoping to at least be playing 15-20 games during the season and it's then up to them to take their chances when they get them and start to establish themselves further.

The transfer ban has helped with this, but last season there was almost a soft start to this with spending big money on key targets (Kepa, Jorginho, Pulisic) and blooding through RLC and CHO. This needs to be the blueprint for us moving forward as a club in my opinion.

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Just now, Superblue_1986 said:

You'd expect one or two from Zappa, Baka and Kenedy to leave to trim the squad down to about 24-25.

8 academy lads by the looks of things in our first team squad this season so around a third. That's pretty good going.

I was never one of these to just want us to start throwing the kids in and playing them, but I wanted the club to start developing a pathway for the academy players to break into the first team squad and I've always felt the way to do that is to concentrate on improving our first XI in the transfer market and looking to the academy to fill out our squad. That way our transfer budgets will always be focused on a couple of top players rather than spread across 5 or 6 each summer, whilst the academy players will get games through the season with the amount of competitions we're in. With the exception of Cumming, all of those squad players will be hoping to at least be playing 15-20 games during the season and it's then up to them to take their chances when they get them and start to establish themselves further.

The transfer ban has helped with this, but last season there was almost a soft start to this with spending big money on key targets (Kepa, Jorginho, Pulisic) and blooding through RLC and CHO. This needs to be the blueprint for us moving forward as a club in my opinion.

 

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