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  1. Are there any other examples of Conte's use of youth. There's obviously Pogba, but what about him promoting players from the academy?
  2. Only pre season obviously, but he is having a stormer for bayern so far. Looks a top player
  3. Not sure why you think he doesn't have the physical abilities. He's tenacious in the tackle and positionally very good. He's also bigger than Coquelin (just an example) and he excelled in the DM/CM position last season for Arsenal. His passing is of course nowhere near fabregas level, but his short passing game is very tidy and he can pick out a pass as shown by when he picked out Hazard in the champions league for his goal. Think DM/CM will be his position in the professional game, whether thats with us or not. Doesn't look natural at LB at all
  4. He was very good for the U21s tonight. Much better than the other centre midfielders
  5. We can't really afford to get rid of promising English players so I doubt he'll be sold. He'll come in and challenge. Don't forget he can also do a job on the right too
  6. Watched both games, Chalobah was outstanding. So much class on the ball but got really stuck in. Looked better than Coquelin
  7. The problem with playing Mikel is that he's been out for god knows how long. The pace of the game might be too fast for him to handle considering his last minutes haven't been for some time. In that respect, zouma would be the better option
  8. Cech Ivanovic Cahill Terry Cole Lampard Matic Salah Oscar Schurrle Ba
  9. We can rotate most of the front 6 at least. Back five picks itself. Then: Ramires Matic Salah Oscar Schurrle Torres
  10. Operated in a deeper role today and was quality once again. Hard to believe he's only 20 with his physique and technique. If PSG came in with a big money offer for Oscar, I would love to see Barkley replace him. Great game
  11. I fucking love having a quality squad. So many players deserve to start this one. Hope Jose goes for: Cech Ivanovic Luiz Terry Bertrand Ramires Mikel Mata Oscar Willian Torres
  12. He was bloody brilliant
  13. One thing which you have to remember is the politics in the Madrid dressing room which meant that Ronaldo virtually HAD to play majority of games (as well as being one of the best in the world). We don't have this problem at Chelsea with any of our AMs so I think we'll see much more effective rotation in the attacking midfield positions, with all of them getting enough minutes. Out of those 9 players, Ba will suffer though unless there is an injury. In midfield, obviously Essien will be the one who doesn't play as much and I think Lampard will start to be used less and less as the season progr
  14. The sad thing is when he has a good game this thread is quiet, but with one bad game the thread becomes active
  15. And hopefully with Rooney coming in we can put him in Ba's position to help bring the ball out of defence
  16. Cech Moses Luiz Terry Schurrle Oscar KDB Willian Mata Hazard Lukaku
  17. He didn't play more at CB in the season before last, Bosingwa's time as first choice RB didn't last that long and after about 3 months Ivan became first choice there. I really would like to see evidence for these average performances, as was pointed out had he been as average as you say then coming 2nd in the chelsea poty awards two seasons in a row and being selected in the PFA team of the season wouldn't have happened. His RB performances have declined since then, but that was mainly because back then he was a lot more leaner and pretty much the best RB in England along with Sagna, but even
  18. No because overall at his time at Chelsea he's played the RB position mainly and only covered at CB for injuries whether it was Alex, Terry. That's not true either, Bosingwa began the season at RB but then was replaced by Ivan who played more and more at RB and then RDM came in and preferred him to Bosingwa also. If he was an average at best RB he would have been sold in the 2011/2012 season when he must have been putting in these poor performances you speak of
  19. Well considering Lamps, Essien, Mikel will likely be on there way out in the next few years, no it won't affect them
  20. And since when does signing Willian mean we won't sign a striker, even though Jose has said we'll definitely get one! Some deals take much longer than others, with Willian we knew the price Anzhi wanted so we matched it. With Rooney, De Rossi etc we have to negotiate
  21. As has been mooted for some time, Jose may have decided that he sees KDB or Oscar occupying a deeper position to make use of there passing range. Or maybe even Schurrle will play a more prominent role as a striker. The point is, wait and see what is planned before bashing a signing and saying 'x player will suffer'. Apart from the fact that 3 of the players you listed are central midfielders while Willian is attacking. And in the case of Piazon, Boga etc they haven't even reached 20 yet. Not all players have to breakthrough at 18. It's rare nowadays at a top club
  22. You see, saying stuff like this is silly. Wait and see Mourinho's plans first! No way you can make projections like this when we don't about injuries, if there'll be a change in position for some players and things like that. And even so, if anybody knows how to rotate it's Jose.
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