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  1. 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
  2. Do you even watch football? Declan rice has been class....
    5 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Anyone who believes Ake is the answer is severely deluded.
    4 points
  6. Like many of us said, it was a sackable offense.
    4 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. If the likes of Richarlison and Ake come here, might as well be better if nothing happens.
    4 points
  10. 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
  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.
    3 points
  12. One of Ten Hag's first actions in his first United presser was to suck off Harry Maguire. They invested in Varane last summer and bizarrely are dead set in making Maguire work, CB is the last place they're investing in certainly for the price it would take for MDL.
    3 points
  13. There seems to be a pattern developing that Tuchel’s input was not being taken serious. Tuchel wants De Ligt and Marina wanted to finish her deal to acquire Kounde. It seems that in every instance that there is a major difference, Boehly is backing Tuchel and showing people the door, or allowing them to leave immediately that want to challenge Tuchel’s idea of what the team should be. I hope the players are aware of this.
    3 points
  14. It these reporters have merit, it is looking like Boehly wanted to know what went wrong with spending £97m on a player that did not want to be at the club. He seems to be backing Tuchel.
    3 points
  15. Mate he was pure professionalism - 100% work ethic with flare
    3 points
  16. Bring back that handsome Giroud!!! He never should have moved away! Kind of just joking. He was always a favorite of mine.
    3 points
  17. Werner + cash for De ligt negotiation is ON. Chelsea need to pay more in this deal. Timo Werner and Juventus are aligned. De Ligt is keen on a move to Chelsea and Werner is a keen on a move to Juve. (Di Marzio)
    3 points
  18. Hope we pay over the odds for De Ligt instead of buying Ake or Kounde and ask ourselves in 2 years why we got them.
    3 points
  19. Surprised to see Cech leave, was hoping he'd stay on but with the other departures it was also a real possibility. Biggest worry now is that Tuchel feels exposed. We've all unheard how unenjoyable he ended up finding the PSG and Dortmund jobs with regards to having to manage upwards and from what has been reported the Chelsea structure with Marina and Cech protected him from that and allowed him to just get on with coaching. Based on what has been reported regularly, Boehly will back Tuchel and I assume part of that will also be to build a structure around him that doesn't leave him
    3 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Don't fuck around with this Colwill. We need to keep him.
    3 points
  23. Dembele apparently is pissed bc we are offering only marginally more than Barca and only a modest (wild guess about 5m)signing fee Lol he is such a diva. can really live without another toxic character in the dressing room but might still happen
    3 points
  24. Definitely would be here in Todd’s home country. Chelsea is already huge here in America and CR7 would take us up another level commercially. I just hope he isn’t the sort of owner who thinks that way. It’s very Glazer like. Buying for names rather than team fit.
    3 points
  25. He seems very close to Mount and Chilwell too so I don't see any problems with that.
    3 points
  26. Declan Rice is the midfield version of Lukaku, what a waste of money that would be.
    3 points
  27. Feels like this same thing has been said a dozen times already. Tuchel promised this, Tuchel promised that, Chelsea will go big to back him, Boehly wants to close the gap to the top 2. Yet nothing has actually happened yet. Feels like Matt Law tweeted this exact thing like a month ago.
    3 points
  28. Timestamp 6:40, Ornstein says “Chelsea like Raphinha a lot but recruitment plans are still coming together and as I understand it, they’d quite like Raphinha to play as a wing back, I’m not sure if he’d want that”
    3 points
  29. 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
  30. Completely agree. People seem to be forgetting that one of the main reasons the PL is the most viewed league is because of the depth of quality. You start making the smaller clubs take less money, then the competitiveness will go down. Chelsea, Dippers, Utd, City don't have a right to just go and plunder any team they want and hamstring them from competing. I do also agree on the parachute payments. That really needs to be looked at as it distorts competition in the Champo. Exactly how I feel about him. I am very wary of players that only seem to put their best form toget
    3 points
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Sterling is in the bag, De Ligt sounds like it's matter of time. TB is not fucking about
    2 points
  34. De Ligt reminds me of John Terry when he was 21-22 years old pre Roman. Exudes a real presence and leadership mentality and maturity at such a young age, gives off this impression he'll eat you up if you let him. I think his ability on the ball is very similar too, as in it looks like it's there but needs refining. JT for me became every bit as good as the likes of Rio Ferdinand and these other defenders deemed to be 'ball players' without the credit but that part of his game took a while to come together and really blossomed into his later 20's and beyond. JT had the opportunit
    2 points
  35. Abramovich did the same - the difference being he is 100% into his football
    2 points
  36. sounds like a party to miss
    2 points
  37. If this is legit that they are negotiating a price, they will find a middle ground.
    2 points
  38. Werner is at least fit most of the time and his movement and runs cause havoc against teams who play high lines. Perhaps with a bunch of new faces he’d rediscover his form? Pulisic is made of glass and is feast or famine when he is fit. Werner will also at the very least run himself into the ground for the team.
    2 points
  39. De Ligt has apprantly told Juve he wants to leave. Will still be difficult as he has two years left, however he is a player we should take a serious look at. I think we have a few players Juve would be interested in, Jorgi and Ziyech. Could potentially package a deal, even if they're done separately (as straight swaps/money+player are rare.)
    2 points
  40. Was a little tounge in cheek... the more I see clips of Raphiniha, he reminds me more of Mahrez than Ziyech.
    2 points
  41. Playing wingback is arguably the most attractive position in this team. Ofcourse out of possesion you have to track back and do your bit but in possesion you're almost a number 10.
    2 points
  42. 2 points
  43. The TV revenue distribution is correct in my opinion. Yes the top 4 - 6 teams are what drive the revenues but you still need the other 14 teams to make the league and its competitive nature is definitely a selling point in the marketability and brand. It is also vitally important for the whole football pyramid that these revenues trickle down. There is certainly an argument on possibly a greater share or greater disparity in payments for league finish, but the overall TV distribution should remain equal. The parachute payments however I don't agree with as it does create yo-yo t
    2 points
  44. After watching Neymars documentary on Netflix... no thanks. He plays for himself and himself only.
    2 points
  45. Kicking the can down the road we give him away for peanuts and he returns with his market value slashed in half We should not be looking at saving a few quid on this massive failure. We should wreck his career and have him sit with the reserves for 4 years to make an example of what happens when you talk shit in public
    2 points
  46. If he wants to move on because he was rightly criticised for his performances then I'll drive him to his new club myself.
    2 points
  47. Just finished listening to the Law podcast. My take aways where this: Granny was the one outside of RA who had most power on signings. She is going and that leaves a but of a hole as agents are probably uncertain who to contact. TB/TT in charge for now, Sporting Director to be appointed in due course. Cech's future is uncertain. Law feels he is too close to the old regime if he had to guess and he will probably go. Transfers Lukaku is all but done, €10m fee plus no wages covered. This also had to be done before all others as he is so costly. Kounde - Likely to be d
    2 points
  48. This is what I thought. I have said for years that she must've been the one in charge of final sign off as she clearly had a lot of power and most after RA but people refused to believe it and made out like she was some number crunching bookeeper. Personally, I don't think it was the plan to have Granny leave this early in the process (Buck doesn't really surprise me, as I always suspected TB would step into his role) as we're in the middle of the window and she has obviously been the go to contact but something must've happened/been realised. My suspicion (obviously all this is)
    2 points
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