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LDN Blue

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  1. I'll try stick around. I'm avoiding Chelsea related news at the moment, so I'm waiting for some kind of heated debate to rise up somewhere that's not the usual 'sWaP kAnTe FoR jOrGiNhO' rhetoric flying around . Was Term ever allowed back?
  2. Here, there, everywhere mate! Just got more and more busy and before I knew it I barley had time to visit as often as I did! Also just realised Snake is listed as my favourite player ffs.
  3. The thread I've been avoiding the most.. So.. Anyone here still Sarri in?
  4. With all the turmoil at the club, I thought where's the one place to feed my resentment of the club right now....
  5. Two thoughts on Hudson-Odoi; 1. If he's not signing a new contract then Sarri owes the kid nothing lmao. People keep going on that we have to convince him to sign, the kid is fucking 19, If he doesn't want to be here then why should we pander? Acting like every English kid is going to be the next Jadon Sancho. 2. With all that being said, the fact he isn't deemed enough to play over Willian or Pedro even as the first choice sub is beyond comprehension. Sarri took this 'use 14 players' to heart. Hell even Pep used 17 this season alone!
  6. Get a load of this guy, like he was a goal keeper or something. Sheeeesh! I get what you're saying. There's been some point blanks at him that you're expecting a goal keeper to save, not that he doesn't make his share of Hollywood saves. I was hoping to see more of a reaction keeper upgrade on Courtois and I haven't been too impressed but for all that there are improving signs imo. Time will tell if he lives up to this World Record fee but as @Jason said, there's more pressing concerns right now.
  7. Hardly though. His exact quotes are: "Then I let the board manage Chelsea the best way that they can." "If we have something new - manager or players - it is always good to know it because I want players that can [help bring success back to] Chelsea next season. But to be fair the transfer market is not here [in full flow] yet. We will see after." He's hardly making the demands Sky and inferring. He's been here long enough to know how this club operates with management.
  8. Former seems to be doing well at Palace, only behind Zaha and Cabaye as their best player. With he and Abraham getting the minutes and plaudits, they'll do what Tbo & AC managed to do/doing. That's why I doubt we'll see Ampadu like that, we seem to blood in players already in first-team situations. (Boy it'd be nice to re-sign Bertrand lol!)
  9. Still about are we Layla
  10. Youth and Chelsea is a systematic problem rather than a Conte problem. If you can't trust Chalobah or Loftus-Cheek, I doubt Ampadu will be starting. But it would be nice to be proved wrong. Hudson-Odoi would be a nice cameo too behind Morata & Michy lol
  11. We barely play the 27 year-old CM, I'd be flabbergasted if we played the 17 year-old one.
  12. Lol what? January 2017? I'll bite, elaborate pls.
  13. True, but our last 4/5 fixtures over Christmas are at home 16/12 Chelsea v Southampton 19/12 Chelsea v Bournemouth (CC) 23/12 Everton v Chelsea 26/12 Chelsea v Brighton 30/12 Chelsea v Stoke City
  14. Lmao ridiculous press conference, barely any mention to Bournemouth instead asking stupid questions on Carlo Ancelotti & Steve Holland lmao! If anything this is Juve-Conte lashing out at the fabrications. They were so desperate to talk about Carlo they even speculated on Carlo to Everton
  15. Good quotes from him, sounds like he's aware of his limitations but is learning on how to improve.
  16. FTFY Ridiculous how we're in a literal 2 year cycle now. Seems now that we've won 2 PLs they want Champions League glory again. And with the most successful CL manager of all time hovering around....
  17. fair enough, won't pretend I watched Barcelona near enough to know. I've understood Suarez has been poor in 2017, so at least we wasn't in such discussion
  18. Don't know man, on an individual performance he was better than that whole MSN combination. His role in the comeback versus PSG can't be understated either. Top scorer in Brazil's successful WC qualifying campaign too iirc. It's not like he doesn't deserve to be in that top percentile bracket imo.
  19. Not surprised at all. Sky are really going for this Conte v Mourinho narrative with more ammunition this year, last year it was The Return for Mourinho which we ruined with that 4-0 win, so now they're going to make it Conte v Mourinho rather than Mourinho v Chelsea. Funny thing is the game is in 2 weeks and we've still got Watford, Everton, Bournemouth & Roma to go before then
  20. Let this notion go lol. Our vision isn't coach-dependent. Our success is based on head coaches doing what they can with the squad they're given by the board. This is not changing anytime soon and it's difficult to argue it when we've been as successful as we have. Right now it works because players seem to respond to new coaches, new manager syndrome so to speak. That's why we won't have a manager that will last >3 years, ideas get stale and players become comfortable and complacent. Hell any given top club now won't last with a manager longer than 3-4 years now. Fergie and Wenger wer
  21. Yeah I don't disagree we've gone more defensive when the situation calls for it. But the original point was Conte has no plan B in games, to which I direct at what manager actually ever does have a plan B in a game? Seldom do you see a team change tactically in any given game.
  22. Very. very happy for him. Making the absolute most of his loan opportunity and clearly working with Paul Clement has been good for his own development. Has to be rewarded for his efforts next season, our very own Rashford.
  23. Tbh, what manager right now does? Pochettino seldom shows tactical flexibility, if anything Conte showed he's more agile there when we played Spurs and he went with diamond formation. Granted his hand was forced by needing to draft Luiz in a DM. But he still managed to out-whit MP. Mourinho we know has no plan B. He has only one plan game-to-game as he showed vs Liverpool (Lmao the irony United fans are now defending 'park the bus'). So unless you're going to name me a manager outside the PL, I struggle to see anyone who every implements a plan B or C.
  24. Combination of things have given effect to a 'red sun phenomenon' today. Leftover effects from hurricane Ophelia has carried dust and debris from the Sahara as well as effects from wild fires in Europe has culminated into this strange apocalyptic-looking skyline. More info here
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