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Tomo

Chelsea's Transfer Targets

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Seems like I'm the only Zaha fan here. I'd love him in Chelsea blue. He'd be super motivated after a big move and will actually have players around him at or above his talent level so he doesn't have to shoulder as much responsibility as he does at Palace. Watching him against Leicester the other day and saw him rage at his teammates about 4 different times because their lack of quality couldn't get him the ball. You can tell he's hungry and aggressive which would suit us well. He's direct as hell and skips past players at will. I'll take him in a heartbeat as a long term Pedro and eventually Willian replacement.

If not Zaha, the Sancho rumor sounds nice. Maybe we could offer Dortmund a similar deal as we did with Pulisic. Buy him in Jan, let them keep him til the summer, and then he moves here. Win for all parties.

Can't believe I'm saying this after being terrified of how we'd do this season back in the summer, but I'm not sure we even need any January signings otherwise. We're well stocked in all areas. We're at least 2 deep in every position when everyone is fit. Makes more sense to buy next summer when Giroud, Pedro, maybe Alonso and Willian are gone than to buy for the sake of it in January.

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5 hours ago, King Kante said:

Of the experienced players you list. Azpi is limited and not really a RB for the modern game, whilst it would not be surprising to see Willian leave either. Rudi is a concern with his injury record and Zouma splits opinion on his ability level. You appear to see Zouma as a world class CB, whilst I see a good PL defender who isn't taking us to league titles and deep into the CL. 

As for CM, I do not disagree we have good players but rather that the balance in there is not right as it is currently dominated by small technical players. I do not see that selling Barkley and getting in one of the players I listed is such a crazy idea. 

RE: youth. Yes, we have talented players but as you point out one of the reasons ours have done so well is due to their loan experiences. Tammy for instance had three years out, and Mount two. The players you are talking about such as Gallagher and Gilmour have has a quarter and zero, so it is a leap to say they are ready to go at this point. The real player we have on our books that could come in is Ampadu but he seems to have problems with growing pains and isn't getting time in Germany. So again, a further year or so of loans may be best for him so that he can play. 

Lastly, I do not disagree with your last paragraph. However, with Pedro gone and maybe Willian we will need another AM, as we cannot just have CHO, Puli and if brought, Werner as our AM's for a season. At CM we agree that Barkley needs to go so it is just a case of who do you replace him with, another youth, who currently have minimal loan experience (your idea) or a player whos qualities we do not have currently to prove more balance (my idea.) The only thing we seem to really be disagreeing on is CB as you seem comfortable with Rudi's injury record and appear confident that Zouma is world class, or will be shortly. 

If willian leaves, then yes, we need a replacement. But in my assumption, willian will get an extension making the whole point moot. Azpi is a multiple pl winner, El winner etc etc. Even if his attacking leaves things to be desired, he is a brilliant right back and player to have. 

It's not a crazy idea, just a redundant one. Because simply put, CMs are the one position we don't need reinforcements. Just because someone is 6foot 5 does not mean we should buy and play. And over whom? Kante? Jorginho? Mount? It's not going to happen and I can bet that we are not buying a CM this window or next sunmer unless we have a departure of one of Kante, jorginho, kova.

Gilmour and Gallagher can be included in the squad next year in place of Barkley. But in no way would they be the reason of how we perform. I am here talking about the core of Tammy, mount, Reece, Andreas, Cho, tomori. Who have shown they belong at this level. They will improve which will help us improve. And that's the main point. 

I think the main difference is that for me there are only 2 compulsory buys - LB, 2nd ST. I would keep the starting 11 the same as it is now. For me, it's about improving the quality in depth. Whereas you want a CM, St, cb, am , fb (rb and lb). Which is 6 players and 1/4th of the whole squad. I don't feel our squad is anywhere near as bad.

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6 hours ago, King Kante said:

I would not go so far as dud but he is a player we should be avoiding. He is cost us a lot as he is Palace's best player and they do not need to sell. He will want massive wages as it will be his last contract and after a couple of seasons his resale value will be zero as he is 27 in a few days and he is a AM who relies on his pace and physical attributes. 

As a winger, I would have to say dud given what is reputation is versus what his production is

PLUS, as you said, IF we did buy him next summer, we only get 2 full sub 30yo seasons out of him, he turns 30 in only 3 years, 5 days, so say 3 peak (if you count a 2//3rds of a season at 30yo as a peak year, which I probably would, although for most wingers it would be the last or near last year before a significant turndown in play, as most players are not genetic freaks like CR7 or Messi or Zlatan) years left, MAX, and a vastly reduced resale value after that

Zaha literally has NO GOALS this season, in almost a thousand minutes, on a fairly decently performing Palace team

Zaha has 32 total EPL goals in close to 15,000 MINUTES!!!!  (to put that into perspective, in Messi's top 15,000 minute run in his career he scored 234 goals, all comps for club and country, which is over TWO HUNDRED MORE, roflmaooooo) <<<< and Messi was putting in SILLY, insane total minute seasons (so cray cray stress and fatigue) on occasion in that time, more than double some of Zaha's total season minutes whilst still scoring at an average strike rate that is 700% (no not 70%, SEVEN FUCKING HUNDRED percent) GREATER

Zaha's rate is one league goal every 457 minutes (in other words it takes him more that 5 full games to score a league goal, and more than 5 games in reality as he never comes close to averaging a full 90 minutes for every league game in a season (which would mean 3420 minutes for a full 38 game season)

 To be fair no wingers play every single minute of all 38 league games, especially at a world class club level like we are at, what with 2 domestic cups and Europe (EL or CL) also in the mix, plus an occasional CS and/or Super Cup and/or FWCC tossed in too, but it is madness to think that an extra 500 to 1000 minutes more (in non PL games)  a season will make him score MORE league goals, he already has durability issues

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31 minutes ago, Vesper said:

As a winger, I would have to say dud given what is reputation is versus what his production is

PLUS, as you said, IF we did buy him next summer, we only get 2 full sub 30yo seasons out of him, he turns 30 in only 3 years, 5 days, so say 3 peak (if you count a 2//3rds of a season at 30yo as a peak year, which I probably would, although for most wingers it would be the last or near last year before a significant turndown in play, as most players are not genetic freaks like CR7 or Messi or Zlatan) years left, MAX, and a vastly reduced resale value after that

Zaha literally has NO GOALS this season, in almost a thousand minutes, on a fairly decently performing Palace team

Zaha has 32 total EPL goals in close to 15,000 MINUTES!!!!  (to put that into perspective, in Messi's top 15,000 minute run in his career he scored 234 goals, all comps for club and country, which is over TWO HUNDRED MORE, roflmaooooo) <<<< and Messi was putting in SILLY, insane total minute seasons (so cray cray stress and fatigue) on occasion in that time, more than double some of Zaha's total season minutes whilst still scoring at an average strike rate that is 700% (no not 70%, SEVEN FUCKING HUNDRED percent) GREATER

Zaha's rate is one league goal every 457 minutes (in other words it takes him more that 5 full games to score a league goal, and more than 5 games in reality as he never comes close to averaging a full 90 minutes for every league game in a season (which would mean 3420 minutes for a full 38 game season)

 To be fair no wingers play every single minute of all 38 league games, especially at a world class club level like we are at, what with 2 domestic cups and Europe (EL or CL) also in the mix, plus an occasional CS and/or Super Cup and/or FWCC tossed in too, but it is madness to think that an extra 500 to 1000 minutes more (in non PL games)  a season will make him score MORE league goals, he already has durability issues

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Do you think players form drop when they want out of a club?? last season zaha was great teams had to double up on him because he was a handful look at bailey for example since he told Bayer Leverkusen he want to leave his form has dropped big time there was talk that bailey was going to be the next big thing in Germany 

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Werner and chillwell would be great. If willian extends, I would say no on Sancho. Would rather continue the development of Cho and pulisic.

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2 hours ago, the wes said:

Do you think players form drop when they want out of a club?? last season zaha was great teams had to double up on him because he was a handful look at bailey for example since he told Bayer Leverkusen he want to leave his form has dropped big time there was talk that bailey was going to be the next big thing in Germany 

perhaps

exhibit A

Eriksen!

Zaha at £40m, fine (IF we fail on the only actually available non-Mbappe winger I truly rate, that being Sancho)

Zaha at £80m?

Palace can fuck off

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Is Zaha playing bad or is he just not able to score right now? Because Zaha plays for a shit team and it is hard to score goals when you play for a shit team. I have seen some posts here that compare Messi with Zaha. Obviously, Messi is way better than Zaha, but Messi playes for Barcelona and I am pretty sure that if Zaha played for Barcelona, he would have scored way more goals. Of course not the same amount of Messi

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4 hours ago, 1905didierblue said:

If willian leaves, then yes, we need a replacement. But in my assumption, willian will get an extension making the whole point moot. Azpi is a multiple pl winner, El winner etc etc. Even if his attacking leaves things to be desired, he is a brilliant right back and player to have. 

It's not a crazy idea, just a redundant one. Because simply put, CMs are the one position we don't need reinforcements. Just because someone is 6foot 5 does not mean we should buy and play. And over whom? Kante? Jorginho? Mount? It's not going to happen and I can bet that we are not buying a CM this window or next sunmer unless we have a departure of one of Kante, jorginho, kova.

Gilmour and Gallagher can be included in the squad next year in place of Barkley. But in no way would they be the reason of how we perform. I am here talking about the core of Tammy, mount, Reece, Andreas, Cho, tomori. Who have shown they belong at this level. They will improve which will help us improve. And that's the main point. 

I think the main difference is that for me there are only 2 compulsory buys - LB, 2nd ST. I would keep the starting 11 the same as it is now. For me, it's about improving the quality in depth. Whereas you want a CM, St, cb, am , fb (rb and lb). Which is 6 players and 1/4th of the whole squad. I don't feel our squad is anywhere near as bad.

I actually said, I wanted a: 

CF2

CM (to replace Barkley and because I can see Granny taking £100m bid on Kante)

1 x FB (but was undecided on whether it should be a RB or LB)

1 x AM in 2021 (if Willian extends in the Summer and if not then this Summer) 

CB (as I do not rate Zouma and I worry about Rudi's fitness)

That is 4 players this Summer with a AM in 2021. I never said I wanted two full backs and a AM in 2020 if Willian extends. 

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3 hours ago, Vesper said:

As a winger, I would have to say dud given what is reputation is versus what his production is

PLUS, as you said, IF we did buy him next summer, we only get 2 full sub 30yo seasons out of him, he turns 30 in only 3 years, 5 days, so say 3 peak (if you count a 2//3rds of a season at 30yo as a peak year, which I probably would, although for most wingers it would be the last or near last year before a significant turndown in play, as most players are not genetic freaks like CR7 or Messi or Zlatan) years left, MAX, and a vastly reduced resale value after that

Zaha literally has NO GOALS this season, in almost a thousand minutes, on a fairly decently performing Palace team

Zaha has 32 total EPL goals in close to 15,000 MINUTES!!!!  (to put that into perspective, in Messi's top 15,000 minute run in his career he scored 234 goals, all comps for club and country, which is over TWO HUNDRED MORE, roflmaooooo) <<<< and Messi was putting in SILLY, insane total minute seasons (so cray cray stress and fatigue) on occasion in that time, more than double some of Zaha's total season minutes whilst still scoring at an average strike rate that is 700% (no not 70%, SEVEN FUCKING HUNDRED percent) GREATER

Zaha's rate is one league goal every 457 minutes (in other words it takes him more that 5 full games to score a league goal, and more than 5 games in reality as he never comes close to averaging a full 90 minutes for every league game in a season (which would mean 3420 minutes for a full 38 game season)

 To be fair no wingers play every single minute of all 38 league games, especially at a world class club level like we are at, what with 2 domestic cups and Europe (EL or CL) also in the mix, plus an occasional CS and/or Super Cup and/or FWCC tossed in too, but it is madness to think that an extra 500 to 1000 minutes more (in non PL games)  a season will make him score MORE league goals, he already has durability issues

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To be fair I do not think anyone thinks he is Messi/CR7 or Zlatan level. Also, I do think playing for Palace, especially when you want to leave means that goal output is lower than if you're playing for a top club. Do not get me wrong, I do not want him but I also do not think he would end up like a Drinky or Baka. 

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40 minutes ago, King Kante said:

To be fair I do not think anyone thinks he is Messi/CR7 or Zlatan level. Also, I do think playing for Palace, especially when you want to leave means that goal output is lower than if you're playing for a top club. Do not get me wrong, I do not want him but I also do not think he would end up like a Drinky or Baka. 

I am aware of the huge gulf between peak Messi and all but maybe 10 players in history

I only tossed those stats out to show the INSANE gap in quality

200 MORE goals in what for peak Messi was 3 or 3.5 seasons minutes is CRAY

700% more productivity

 

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if the club is deciding between extending willian or bringing in sancho...i dont know...

also why is everyone saying we need a dm? jorginho is our dm and he is our best player this season, we dont need a replacment. jorginho+kante+ 1 more (mount, rlc, kovacic) for next season is enough for both tactics.

 

also, how is chillwell defensively?

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12 minutes ago, whats happening said:

if the club is deciding between extending willian or bringing in sancho...i dont know...

also why is everyone saying we need a dm? jorginho is our dm and he is our best player this season, we dont need a replacment. jorginho+kante+ 1 more (mount, rlc, kovacic) for next season is enough for both tactics.

 

also, how is chillwell defensively?

we need tp bring in a DMF thi summer or next to groom and to give a rock rib option for a game we play fall back

dump Barkley, replace with a hybrid DMF/CMF like the more than likely potential superstar (and so young, he only turns 17 in 5 days) Camavinga

he will be a difference maker for ages and better to pay £50-60m or so than 125m or more down the road

the lad is otherworldly in talent

he single handedly destroyed a superb PSG team

Kante is the ULTIMATE mentor to him

 

16-Year-Old Eduardo Camavinga's Man Of The Match Highlights Vs PSG Are Out Of This World

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18 minutes ago, whats happening said:

if the club is deciding between extending willian or bringing in sancho...i dont know...

also why is everyone saying we need a dm? jorginho is our dm and he is our best player this season, we dont need a replacment. jorginho+kante+ 1 more (mount, rlc, kovacic) for next season is enough for both tactics.

 

also, how is chillwell defensively?

IMO we need a proper old fashioned dm as a special team utility player. An imposing presence and hard tackler. Not to start games regularly but for situtations were we are threatened to get physically dominated by the oppostion or need to shut down shop. Ideally this guy could also play football. Someone like Rodri or younger Javi Martinez would be ideal. 

Chilwell is a solid enough defender. better than Emerson and Alonso

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you think you can buy a player, a good player, and say to him 'hey youre gonna play only when we are needed a physically stronger midfield, but if not, youre sitting on the bench'...i dont think so.

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1 hour ago, whats happening said:

you think you can buy a player, a good player, and say to him 'hey youre gonna play only when we are needed a physically stronger midfield, but if not, youre sitting on the bench'...i dont think so.

There surely are tons of players who are down to this, the question is if there are good enough. But that is what you have scouts for. Javi Martinez has essentially been playing that role in Bayern for years. Mikel did it for us for ages. Casemiro s also not always playing when he is not needed. 

 

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I want Ziyech as our right winger. I think he is better than Sancho and he offers so much creativity and he is a Master at taking set pieces

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