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  1. After what the club has had to deal with, some of you are being a bit ridiculous with how quickly you want things turned on their head. Have patience and wait.
    11 points
  2. Everyone complains that the Dippers are great at making signings and that we always mess the majority of ours up. Dippers then come in with a large offer for one of our players, who is still young, and people want to take it? OK....
    9 points
  3. Anyone who believes Ake is the answer is severely deluded.
    5 points
  4. Jesus, man. So we now have a brand new owner who isn’t well versed in how everything works in European football handling everything? Surely a new sporting director etc will be put in place soon. At what other club anywhere is the billionaire owner himself negotiating transfers? No wonder everything is taking forever.
    5 points
  5. Do you even watch football? Declan rice has been class....
    5 points
  6. Lower clubs? I don't agree that clubs with owners not as rich as some should receive less money from the EPL. You simply can't say because we are Chelsea we are entitled more then say Brighton, don't u ever forget that we once was a lower club, so have some respect and don't turn your nose up at clubs like we used to be.
    5 points
  7. Oh my god.. I have been attending Hungary games since I was a child, witnessed losing against Malta and San Marino.. Never seen this coming. I know other 3 teams don’t give a shit about Nations League, but for us it’s huge to play competitive games about such huge football nations and succeed.
    5 points
  8. I mean he was "seen" about as much as Alonso and Chilwell were, players who have done a hell of a lot more for this club. Usually I'd take these type of stories with a pinch of salt but it fits in exactly with his behaviour down the years.
    4 points
  9. I like the Raphihna pick up. Despite his build, he seems to have a bit of bulldog in him, which I like. Same with Sterling if we get him. Dude isn't just gonna give up or get pushed around. I've actually been impressed by this from Kai as well. Think it is important to have grit in your front 3 as much as skill and pace.
    4 points
  10. I mean, I wouldn't want Ake as our marquee defensive signing but if he's coming with MDL i wouldn't mind it too much. He ups the average age of our defense and it offers Colwill a realistic pathway if he deserves it.
    4 points
  11. I'm not advocating Ake, but a lot of people felt the same way about Rudiger when he waltzed back into the team when Tuchel came in. Christensen stepped up, Chalobah stepped up, a 37 year old Thiago Silva looked about 25 years old. I trust Tuchel and the system he uses to bring the best out of the defence and whilst I think there are better options available I do think Ake's skillset is well suited to a back 3.
    4 points
  12. Like many of us said, it was a sackable offense.
    4 points
  13. I have heard De Ligt is a smart player that sometimes gets caught out of position. Silva would do wonders with that. I hope that when the day comes that Silva does not play, he stays to coach.
    4 points
  14. What is it with us and constantly loaning out our flops. I was hoping with the change of ownership that would change, it's very frustrating and makes us look weak at selling. The more we do it, the more clubs are going to low ball us and ultimately offer shit loan deals.
    4 points
  15. If the likes of Richarlison and Ake come here, might as well be better if nothing happens.
    4 points
  16. The scouting team really needs to be re-evaluated.
    4 points
  17. Nothing against the posters but still comedy gold to read some of these comments. Was so obvious the guy is a massive bust from first day we got linked. Absolute fraud.
    4 points
  18. I mean, even if he does we’d make tens of millions of £ in profit since he’d be coming here on a free.
    4 points
  19. This is probably the best thing I've read in a while. No more downing tools. The moment that happens, players are gone.
    4 points
  20. "In a few years" would still be a long ass time for CFC manager in charge so I would take that. I doubt any team can cope with TT's intensity for more than a few years anyway. I do not see him walking tho except for maybe becoming national coach. He could have gone to Madrid when we were in deep shit but he stayed loyal. Maybe I am gullible but I have this feeling TT really cares about our club. In Germany he was never loved by tha fans at all. Neither at Mainz nor Dortmund, despite his success. This might be hard to believe for everyone who has just experienced the personable, cheerful,s
    4 points
  21. Managers should never get absolute complete control. Above all else they don't have time to scout and manage the team. Giving Tuchel a blank canvas will put us further away from City and Liverpool, not closer.
    4 points
  22. Fair play to him. I didn't actually think he was a terrible player and once he settled he looked a much more trusted option in midfield. He could easily have fallen apart and given up after the first couple of games but he kept on pushing and I remember he played excellent in one of the Spurs games. Having had a year to settle in England now, if he wasn't on such a ridiculous wage at Atletico, he'd be an ideal player for one of the teams a level below to pick up.
    4 points
  23. Hate is mutual. Bayern is the club that I hate the most actually. Their cabal of ex players think they are superior and they crib about us buying players, when they've made a habit of poaching other Bundesliga clubs and monopolizing the league. Filthy hypocrites.
    4 points
  24. https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2021/12/07/media-watch--james-father-main-goal-defender-nears-move-ex-player-column-title James’s father reveals his main Chelsea ambition Nigel James has said a major ambition of his son Reece is to become Chelsea captain one day.
    4 points
  25. More speed and more pressing. Sterling, Dembele, Gnabry, etc are all great options. Someone to hound and track. Game is constantly getting faster, and speed kills. Liverpool have won a PL title and CL largely in part because of how relentless their 3 up top are and how quick they are.
    4 points
  26. The biggest gripe I have is the limiting effect the sanctions have had on the club during this period and how much of a blind eye the government have taken to this both from a sporting integrity perspective and the effect the situation has had on a number of employees and stakeholders who rely on the club for their living. How hard could it really have been to have an independent regulator working alongside the club to verify where money is coming in and going out to ensure it doesn't "fund the war" but carries on allowing the club to continue as normal as possible with full stadiums, meg
    4 points
  27. To be specific in my case it is that all we ever saw were assertions the Roman was guilty of 'something'. Never a description of what that something was and not a shred of evidence offered to support the assertions. I have never claimed that the assertions were inaccurate, because I simply don't know, but I complain that they are unsupported. Reeks of PR. Tell you something is bad and tell you not to like it but never allow you to see what it is and what makes it bad. Contrast that with Bill Browder's two books in which he exposes the shady world of dirty Russian money. He lays it all out; thi
    4 points
  28. Okay, enough talk of our ambition now. Let’s see some substance.
    4 points
  29. ''Those who hoped that Chelsea would crumble will be disappointed… Roman Abramovich's greatest gift was creating a club that did not need HIM to make it appealing to a billionaire buyer'' Chelsea: Roman Abramovich's greatest gift was creating a club appealing to a billionaire buyer | Daily Mail Online
    4 points
  30. Big up to Abramovich -recap.... Under his ownership we won every major trophy - two Champions Leagues, five Premier Leagues, five FA Cups, two Europa Leagues and three EFL Cups. In August 2021 we won the Uefa Super Cup and in February our first Club World Cup. He appointed 13 managers and the club has spent more than £2bn in the transfer market under his ownership.
    4 points
  31. I'm looking at all the forums/youtube comment sections after this JT/Rio spat, and it looks like the majority consensus is that JT was superior. Even United fans were grudgingly admitting it. Only the hard-core red brigade would deny that. Then there's the ridiculous statement that Carvalho made JT look better. He has won premier leagues with at least 4 different CB partners, including Gallas, Alex and Cahill. JT may have potential limitations in a high line, but I think he would have played the sweeper role that Thiago is playing now, very well. He is supreme.
    4 points
  32. Luka Modric after the UCL win: "Chelsea is the biggest & toughest club we have faced. City & Liverpool were massively overrated because of media & VAR bias "
    4 points
  33. Moral high ground sought by wobbly lip who had an affair while his wife had cancer
    4 points
  34. If it was ourselves or one of the teams at the top of the table challenging for trophies then there might be more willing to give a discount to a team abroad as opposed to joining a rival. But in Leeds case, it doesn't greatly affect them in their position selling to us. The expectation is that we'll finish above them regardless and whilst they play the player twice a season, said player will also play twice a season against all the teams Leeds will be rivalling for league position. For them just getting a bigger deal and more money to reinvest is a better solution. They might be wil
    3 points
  35. That's what I'm thinking. Aké together with someone like MDL could be decent. I don't think expecting the club to sign two marquee players for CB in one summer is realistic because there are concerns elsewhere on the pitch too that need addressing, and then there's of course the Colwill situation to think about as well. Aké-Silva-MDL with Colwill and Chalobah in reserve doesn't sound too bad. I don't necessarily think Aké is good enough to be a starter in a title pushing side but at least in the short term having him and Colwill for the LCB role would give the club some breathing room an
    3 points
  36. Not sure what people have against buying off City, or any other great team if the player is on the bench. With the amount of talent they have, and some other teams, the bench players can be great pieces, or players that haven't gotten a proper chance due to not fitting the current system. Kovacic is a great example of this. I'm sure Salah isn't that good either who was sitting on our bench. KDB too. Why did Liverpool and City ever buy them... Ake is a nice piece. Not sure if he is what puts us over the top, but clearly a capable player and could shine.
    3 points
  37. Bring back that handsome Giroud!!! He never should have moved away! Kind of just joking. He was always a favorite of mine.
    3 points
  38. If we can manage to sign De Ligt (which I’m still very skeptical about) I’m still very curious which other CB we’ll target. The Koundé link feels like it totally disappeared and that he’ll go to Barca. Buying Nathan Aké back, who isn’t good enough to get a game for a rival we’re trying to catch, would be extremely anticlimactic. Embarrassing as well after selling him in the first place.
    3 points
  39. He is such a diva... he makes Mariah Carey look like an angel. Fuck him off, get Sterling in, Felix in and 2 CBs. If we manage to sell players too then try a late surge for Declan. That would be my ideal summer.
    3 points
  40. Declan Rice is the midfield version of Lukaku, what a waste of money that would be.
    3 points
  41. I'll go back to what I was saying last summer. If there's no one I'd rather wait. We must not panic and just look at the top line again. Furthermore if we go 433 I feel CHO, Kai and Sterling will be an excellent front 3. Callum will have his creativity (3rd for big chances created and key passes in the league last season) aswell as his natural chemistry with Reece on the right, Kai as false 9 and hopefully an improved goal record and Sterling as a much needed inside forward. Even in a back 3 we could still see that as lot as Mount can't play every game.
    3 points
  42. Not everything will go smoothly, but I'm genuinely looking forward to the next chapter in our club. It's clear that there are a lot of things that could be done far more efficiently at the club and still keep us challenging for trophies, and I'm confident that Boehly, in time, will put things in place to make that happen. I like the idea of the manager being backed not just with resources, but with time and patience. I believe that of all the managers we've had during Roman's era at the club, Tuchel is probably the one that you'd want coming into this position. He's already built a rappor
    3 points
  43. Some people are going to absolutely melt down if there aren't players brought in. My opinion is that it is better not to buy anyone if the result is just more Kepa/Lukaku/Bakayoko/Drinkwater type signings. Obviously it isn't ideal, as we do have a lot of holes. However, I am now at the stage where I really cannot be doing with anymore pony signings and would just rather go with youth players if good options aren't possible.
    3 points
  44. Summary: Mendy: Extension not a priority. Kepa: Will listen to offers, even a loan for him to get rid of his wages. Baxter: Could be a back up to Mendy. James: Extension should happen this season. Azpilicueta: Has a gentleman's agreement with Chelsea to move to Barcelona. Impression is that Azpilicueta wants to leave Chelsea for Barcelona this summer. Could be forced against his will to stay, but won't cause a problem if so. Sterling: Could stay at Chelsea to provide cover for James. Is highly regarded and impressed in pre-season last year. Chilwell: Contract
    3 points
  45. So, the people who handle transfers were meant to go out and negotiate transfers with other agents/clubs/players when: A) They didn't know who was going to be the new owner or what the confirmed budget was. B ) Under heavy financial sanctions that forbade any dealings that could've resulted in significant money being moved. C) They didn't even know themselves if they were going to keep their job. D) Couldn't tell the agent/player/club where the money for said player would be coming from. I get people want stuff done but seriously the situation needs to be consider
    3 points
  46. You could make a video like this of salah Messi Ronaldo, Ronaldinho infact every player on this planet that is and ever has been, they are complete tosh.
    3 points
  47. For me, Lukaku has to quite literally put his money where his mouth is. If he is that desperate to facilitate a move back to Inter then he moves back there under wage terms acceptable to and agreeable with them and that is it. Absolutely no way should we be subsidising his wages in this deal, the sacrifice should be made by him. My understanding is also that the deal was done in instalments. Not quite sure what the terms of this are and the length of the instalments - there was talk when we got sanctioned that we still owed Inter around £70m. If this year's instalment was say £15-20
    3 points
  48. let them cry, they were so desperate to watch us crumble. Pathetic lot
    3 points
  49. 3 points
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