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Posts posted by petre.ispirescu

  1. No reason in pumping any more money into trying to create a stellar front line when we are served that abysmal defence. Put prime Messi and Ronaldo into this line up and nothing would change, Chelsea's current defenders are total garbage.

    Soyuncu, Romagnoli and God knows what other towering defenders are out there, all I know from tonight on Chelsea must prioritise the defence otherwise we're going nowhere.

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  2. 3 hours ago, Clockwork said:

    More or less Havertz seems very similar to Firmino.

    I agree. And I also share the same view of our German residents of this forum, I believe he is the perfect hybrid between a centre forward and a false 9, I think he is more influential in that area of the pitch than on the wings or in a midfield 3.

    False 9/free roam 10 I believe suits him best.

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  3. 8 hours ago, kellzfresh said:

    If we get him for 45mil, I would be elated with the signing, but if I see 75mil used on him, it would feel like we wasted so much money. 

    There is the likes of Zaha, Coutinho (and so many others) you could say that indeed 70-80M would be a total waste, which I agree with, but definitely not Havertz.

    Maybe inconsistent at times and his numbers are not Mbappe like, but his potential is immense, top 3 in the world if you ask me. He simply is in the mould of so many quality players you can't yet decide who he resembles best, there is so much of Zidane, Cruyff, Kaka in his game, even the way he comes into the box makes you think of all the greatest goalscoring midfielders like hopefully his soon to be manager Frank Lampard, there is also some Ballack in his game, his vision and close control is sublime for his age, so calm and efortless, especially the way he moves the ball with ease given he is tall and has a high center of gravity, just like Ibrahimovic.

    This guy is the jack of all trades if you ask me, 75-80M could prove to be a coup in a few years. I mean I am sure it will be, this price is low(ish) because of the current world climate, otherwise he'd not move from Leverkusen for less than 130-140M before bonuses.

  4. 8 minutes ago, Fernando said:

    Even though we are stack I would buy Havertz. 

    If you are in pole position to capitalize now do it. 

    The verb of the rich is when there's blood in the street buy. 

    Likewise here, because of Covid if not many can invest now and you can take advantage. 

    Next season or two things should improve. If you have the edge exploit it! 

    Agree, it's now or bust, Chelsea's transfer ban coupled with the pandemic has probably put Chelsea in the driving seat in terms of how much money the club can spend and the salaries they can offer. Plus there are some salary spots that are going to be freed also with the Pedro, Willian exists.

    And frankly there is not that much of a competition, not necessarily for Havertz, but for any player. French clubs, bar Paris are irrelevant on the market, Juventus have taken a big hit, both Madrid and Barcelona I am sure will not do business this summer and will wait to balance things and United is the only English club that could pose any threat, but I am sure they have put their eggs in the Sancho basket, he is the one they are after. And then there is Bayern who seem very stable. Others do not seem to be interested in lots of deals (City's European future is uncertain, Liverpool have already passed on the Werner opportunity and Arsenal and Spurs are simply irrelevant on the market)

    This is the moment to build a top squad with little to no competition from others. Havertz is a generational talent, Chelsea should have no 2nd thoughts about him, that trio Werner Havertz Ziyech pfouuuuu A wet dream 

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  5. I think Benrahma and Samuel Chukwueze would be two very good additions to the squad and they are probably available for decent amounts. Benrahma is a proper baller and if he can take his skills to the next level playing for a PL club, then I guess Chelsea could be in for a real bargain. 

    Would not mind these two, actually I really hope Chelsea sign them both.

  6. If indeed the club is "all in" for Sancho as the media say, then I guess Frank plans a 4-2-3-1 for the next season with Sancho/Ziyech/Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi) behind the centre forward. I don't know for sure (how would I anyway?!), but I do not think the club bought Ziyech mainly  for the RW, maybe he will play there in some big matches, but other than that he is going to be the number 10.

    Overall it looks good on paper, but it would be a big mistake if we are not in for a top left back and top centre forward, too. And I would add a very good centre back also. What is the point of having a top class attacking line when there is Rudiger and Christensen/Tomori/Zouma as the centre back partnership? We, the fans, make Rudiger look like some good defender just because our centre back options are all average, but for me he needs shifted, too at some point. We really are in need of a towering centre back partnership. 

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  7. For the City case I understand the numbers are from 2012 to 2016 when allegedly City was way more attractive as a club than Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal and was making more money that these clubs through sponsorship deals, tickets, global merchandising and other business related stuff that let's be honest we all knew from the off that it was dodgy as fuck. And the same goes for Paris SG. 

    The ban is the correct thing to do and should not be rescinded, financial malpractice is illegal every day of the week and City is totally guilty of it. 

    In the end UEFA is a corrupt institution, too, but the Champions League is their competition and it is an invitation based one so if City wants to participate in then they must respect the rules like all the others do. 

    When you think of it, the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool restrict themselves from buying player X or player Y because it would not look good in the financial books and would maybe exceed their incomes so in the end they (Chelsea and Liverpool) restrict themselves from doing anymore deals. And then comes City giving no fucks about the FFP rules throwing money left and right just to justify that money by some super dodgy income deals through mammoth sponsorpship deals through the Sheik's brother in law company and so on and so forth. 

    That club is stuffed with dodgy, inflated as fuck sponsorship deals. Yes they make tons of money, but traced back I bet all those deals involve their owner's companies and business which is wrong, hence the ban is correct in my view. Well partially correct as long as PSG don't get one, too. 

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  8. I follow some cool websites dedicated to betting tips and predictions because there is nothing better than some insight on PL coming from England based fellas or Eredivisie insights coming from Dutch people and so on and so forth. 

    Here is snip of what a Dutch guy said before tonight's Vitesse v Ajax:

    "So ajax with some VERY important players injured for this Clash.

    The most important one is Ziyech ( according to Ten Hag on his way back though ). Those who thought that Frenkie De Jong and De ligt were the leaders are totally wrong. Ziyech is their best player because nobody creates more chances than Hakim. He can score and put players one on one with the Goalie.

    Another important player that is injured is Promes who scored 11 (!) goals this season. Especially his connection with Ziyech has been remarkable as Promes scored a lot of goals because of him. Babel came from Galatasaray but he is not playing well in recent games."

    Well dude is not the ultimate scouter but still I don't think he is wrong, I actually agree with him and I think Ziyech could truly be one of the most underrated players in Europe. For me it is a total mistery why he is not a Bayern player already since the rumours were very strong during last summer, but if this deal goes through then their loss is our gain. Truly a bargain for 40M if you ask me. 

    Hope this is true. 

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  9. I want to say something related to Lampard's Chelsea being lucky they are fourth because others are having a bad season. 

    Well, football and sports in general are made of this things. Maybe the Chiefs would not be SB champions had the Patriots had a normal season by their standards, maybe Liverpool was lucky to win the UCL last season because of Barcelona's debacle at Anfield, maybe Chelsea was lucky to win the title with Conte because others did not pose a threat all season long. Maybe, maybe, maybe. 

    In the end you can find all the reasons in the world for a league winner why they were lucky to win it and how others contributed to it by not being up for the challenge. 

    The same way Chelsea are lucky to be fourth can be said about United, Spurs and Arsenal, too, they are lucky to still be chasing a top 4 spot because of Chelsea. But football does not work like that, Liverpool are first because they deserve to be there, Chelsea are fourth because of the same reason, Arsenal mid table because they are and they indeed play like a mid table club and so on and so forth. 

    Give Lampard a few seasons and I must say at least 4-5 transfer windows and let's see, maybe he is good enough maybe he is not, only time will tell. 

    More and more should take Liverpool's example and give their managers time and resources. Look at them a few years back and look at them now, basically Salah was a Chelsea reject coming of a good spell in Italy, Firmino you thought he'd be another Suso, Luis Alberto, Ibe etc., Mane was just a decent player by the PL standards, Henderson was your average PL donkey, Robertson some Scottish freebie from Hull, Van Dijk the 75M man everybody though it was thr biggest rip off and so on and so forth. None would think they would end up like this now and look how many years it took. Lampard's just 6 months in and not a single transfer in. I'd judge the man after he's made the team of his desired players.

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  10. 9 hours ago, Vesper said:

    Cavani is not dross. We also did not do jack fucking shit at LB.

    We miss out on CL and the all-round fallout will pale in comparison to what coughing up an extra 5m or so on Cavani to ram it through would have cost.

    The lack of movement at LB is goddamn CRIMINAL given the great options out there NOW, in January, and the in-demand status for the two plonkers we have now.

    So sick of excuses made by some for this thoroughly cuntish SIBNEFT mafia board. The club (other than commercially and then the mercenary loan programme) is run for shit. If we had not gotten lucky with the academy, the future qould be truly dire, it is utter delusion to think otherwise. Hundreds of millions shit away in a myriad number of ways, plus, surely no new stadium, as the permits soon expire.

    Yes but the Cavani deal was way too complicated and as good as he is, was it worth it though? AS newspapers had an article on why the Atletico Madrid deal failed - the fee was 18M and his salary was 30M over the next two and a half years. That is 12M per year. Still his agents wanted a piece of that, too and their huge demands made Atletico back off from the deal. 

    Good player but these numbers are way too much for a 33 yo centre forward. I mean that is Lewandowski in his prime type of salary. 

    It is not like Chelsea is a January deal or two away from winning the UCL this season, all it is left now is a top 4 finish and signings or not, the chances are good as United are dog turd and there is a six pointer coming soon v a Kane less Spurs. As a matter of fact the next two matches at home are probably going to define this season, win those and top 4 should pretty much in the bag. 

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  11. My tune was always 'This is a transitional season' and I am going to stick by it. 

    I agree to Frank Lampard - the players up front are not clinical enough. 

    The reason why Liverpool is so good it is because their front three (Mane, Salah, Firmino) are a constant threat and always looks to find ways to shoot/score and on top of that two out of their three midfielders always find themselves in scoring positions, too. 

    Lampard is right - to me it looks there is nobody up front, nor in midfield, that has that clinical finish. And honestly this 'Kante playing advanced' BS must stop soon, he is simply a DM, maybe the best in his position and must switch positions with Jorginho. 

    This is simply an inefective midfield that would work if those up front would be top class. But since they are not, what is the point of having both a non scoring midfield and attack? Does not make sense to me. 

    To me it is very simple - it should be Kante the DM plus another two midfielders that would pose a threat by shooting/being a constant danger in the final third. Plus the ones up front must be more clinical, shoot more, not just pass it sideways and spray tons of crosses into the box when Abraham does not even attack the first post. I mean I like Tammy but it is the basis of a striker to attack the first post when a cross comes in, but 9 times out of 10 he's just on the other side of the penalty area. 

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  12. In the end it looks Chelsea have actually gained a point over the chasing pack as Spurs lost and United are on course to do so, but surely this match should have been three easy points as we've looked decent, not that good, but decent and especially Brighton was nothing special at all. But it is a work in progress and a transitional season and surely everything matters from next season on, hopefully this is the kind of match Frank learns from and same goes for Callum he should have burried that chance, but for sure it's a special season for him, too and can learn from it when frankly mistakes are allowed because of the nature of our season and get better for the next ones when really everybody is going to be more demanding and transition/lack of experience cannot be used as an excuse anymore. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, Fernando said:

    I wonder if we will go and buy ake this January? 

    Do you you guys think he can imp or defense? 

    I don't. 

    If you ask me I think we must buy two towering centre backs before doing any sort of deal. 

    I was watching some experts talk about rotation and they all said 'If you want to rest players you always rest the midfielders or the attackers, back line always stays put no matter what'. 

    Look at Klopp's last matches, he's rested every single midfielder and attacker, but never his defenders. 

    Frank must build a very solid defence and then we're good to go. If you ask me Reece James should be the only actual defender starting next season, too. The left back should be a Chilwell type of full back and the CB pairing should be an imposing and calm one, the type of Gimenez-Godin partnership. 

    Zouma I think has reached his max level and he's not good enough, Christensen is too soft and surely this must be Azpilicueta's last season as a starter. The fact Lampard keeps chopping and changing at the back makes me think he does not trust them that much, hence must invest massively in that area. No reason to have ballers up front if defenders can't even do the basics. 

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  14. Being a transitional season, I guess mistakes are allowed, at least it is how I see it. If this is the best season to introduce the young players then it's also, let's say, the season where, in theory, Frank and the guys get a free pass for their mistakes. 

    And the truth is Frank must learn from matches like this and the one v West Ham. Two awful sides, I mean we've lost six points to two absolutely dreadful sides. I mean they showed a stat live on TV in the 42nd or 43rd minute today, Everton had like 90 passes to Chelsea's 350 or even more. 90 fucking touches at home and we lose to fucking Iwobi, Walcott, Schneiderlin and a Keane - Holgate pairing at the back. 

    This and the West Ham matches should be of reference for Lamps, we simply must beat these shite sides, or at least sides that are in this kind of dreadful form. West Ham's last win was in August, Everton were on a three game losing streak, both were playing dross football and won against Chelsea. It's just not good enough. 

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