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1 hour ago, Tomo said:

Why is PL proven being used like it's a safe bet? I mean for a start we off all supporters know it's not, and secondly it's a big step moving from Everton to Man.Utd, if he starts with a goal drought (which isn't impossible) the pressure will be huge.

There is no 100% guarantee but it is safer simply because he has proven for 2-3 seasons that he can produce in epl. Watching lukaku play, i can be sure that he is going to be good for us the same with costa because the way they play. Morata on the other hand coming from different league plus he is not a physical player, which is imo a requirement to play as a striker in epl where the referee tend to let physical play go more often.

Hopefully I am wrong but imo for short term lukaku is the better option but for long term Morata can be the better striker if he developed physically

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Hello, I am a Juventus italian fan and maybe I can help you to understand which kind of coach Conte is...(sorry for my english, I hope you will understand) When he arrived in Juventus, he fo

I think the fact that we stuck to our principles, pressing them high up the pitch in spurts throughout the game and more importantly, passing out from the back, even with a few mistakes (note - it goe

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1 hour ago, xPetrCechx said:

Veratti questioned PSG's ambition and threatened to leave. They sign Neymar.

Conte questioned Chelsea's ambition. We want Drinkwater.

I think that says more about PSG than us. Where PSG get their money from is also very suspicious, but hey. I certainly wouldn't think it's a smart decision to buy one player for what we could buy 3/4 players for. Football is a team game. Neymar doesn't come across as a team player if he's whining about not being the centerpiece at a club. 

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if Sandro and renato can't join us,,let's hope conte having a ton of luck and our player suppport him at very best condition. my bet :

1. 2/3 in PL
2. QF in CL
3. FA cup winner
4. Carling final
5. CS winner

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1 hour ago, MrExcalibur100 said:

Up to this point, can anyone seriously say our board has given this man what he deserves in terms of transfers, despite massively overachieving last season? Have we not learnt from 2 seasons ago and is our board going to overrate the quality of our squad yet again? We haven't improved our squad at all in my opinion. All in all, extremely underwhelming. 

This is going to end in tears. We really had another chance to build on a title winning side in times where we are surrounded by big money spending clubs all chomping at the bit to be number 1. I thought we had learned our lesson under Joses second reign. We could lose sight of the Manchester clubs and end up like Arsenal if we are not careful. 

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1 hour ago, DDA said:

This is going to end in tears. We really had another chance to build on a title winning side in times where we are surrounded by big money spending clubs all chomping at the bit to be number 1. I thought we had learned our lesson under Joses second reign. We could lose sight of the Manchester clubs and end up like Arsenal if we are not careful. 

We say this every summer window. Except maybe Torres and Cesc's? 

Yet we still win titles. I'll be patient until August 31. 

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7 hours ago, MrExcalibur100 said:

Up to this point, can anyone seriously say our board has given this man what he deserves in terms of transfers, despite massively overachieving last season? Have we not learnt from 2 seasons ago and is our board going to overrate the quality of our squad yet again? We haven't improved our squad at all in my opinion. All in all, extremely underwhelming. 

As it stands it's been fucking pathetic.

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8 hours ago, MrExcalibur100 said:

Up to this point, can anyone seriously say our board has given this man what he deserves in terms of transfers, despite massively overachieving last season? Have we not learnt from 2 seasons ago and is our board going to overrate the quality of our squad yet again? We haven't improved our squad at all in my opinion. All in all, extremely underwhelming. 

It seems like our board only wants to do something if the club is in crisis mode.

I remember most of the pundits on BT Sport/ BBC MOTD saying that we needed to strengthen the 14/15 title winning squad..otherwise there was a big risk of us falling out of the top 4 the following season and look what happened in 15/16. 

I hope Conte can keep us in the conversation for a top 4 place as our current squad is 1-2 injuries away from serious issues!  We're taking a gamble on Morata (has had injury issues/never faced the pressure of being the #1 option), Bakayoko (still recovering) and Rudiger (recovering from ACL), hope it pays off 

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6 hours ago, DDA said:

This is going to end in tears. We really had another chance to build on a title winning side in times where we are surrounded by big money spending clubs all chomping at the bit to be number 1. I thought we had learned our lesson under Joses second reign. We could lose sight of the Manchester clubs and end up like Arsenal if we are not careful. 

We'll never end up like Arsenal.  They are run like a top-6 club.  They have a safety net knowing that Wenger won't win you the title but he gets enough out of his players to all but guarantee at least a Europa League place. 

For Chelsea...there is no safety net...if something goes seriously wrong, there will no top 4.  However, if everything clicks in place, the winning mentality is there, so we're likely to challenge for the title. 

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1 hour ago, Reddish-Blue said:

It seems like our board only wants to do something if the club is in crisis mode.

I remember most of the pundits on BT Sport/ BBC MOTD saying that we needed to strengthen the 14/15 title winning squad..otherwise there was a big risk of us falling out of the top 4 the following season and look what happened in 15/16. 

I hope Conte can keep us in the conversation for a top 4 place as our current squad is 1-2 injuries away from serious issues!  We're taking a gamble on Morata (has had injury issues/never faced the pressure of being the #1 option), Bakayoko (still recovering) and Rudiger (recovering from ACL), hope it pays off 

 

1 hour ago, Reddish-Blue said:

We'll never end up like Arsenal.  They are run like a top-6 club.  They have a safety net knowing that Wenger won't win you the title but he gets enough out of his players to all but guarantee at least a Europa League place. 

For Chelsea...there is no safety net...if something goes seriously wrong, there will no top 4.  However, if everything clicks in place, the winning mentality is there, so we're likely to challenge for the title. 

Would agree we need to strengthen obviously. But to suffered the same fate as 15/16, it is required to replicate the same disaster that happened back then too (manager falling out, staff falling out, players 'rebel', etc) which think it won't happening under Conte. Pretty sure we will be in top 4 with the current squad, but yes maybe in CL we won't go far. Anyway, still believe our window is not over yet.

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57 minutes ago, Reddish-Blue said:

We'll never end up like Arsenal.  They are run like a top-6 club.  They have a safety net knowing that Wenger won't win you the title but he gets enough out of his players to all but guarantee at least a Europa League place. 

For Chelsea...there is no safety net...if something goes seriously wrong, there will no top 4.  However, if everything clicks in place, the winning mentality is there, so we're likely to challenge for the title. 

Welllll....

To me, getting out of that top 4 finish (not top 6) safety net once doesn't really count. Arsenal being 5th for the first time in 20 years last season can be seen as a one-off, so would Chelsea's midtable finish in 2015/16. However this coming season, both Chelsea and Arsenal have to prove their freaks were just one-offs.

And yes, I'm aware since the Roman era - we also finished 6th in 2012 and out of top 4 for the 1st time, but we came out as Champions of Europe and FA Cup winners that same season...and before 2012 - 99% Chelsea fans will take the CL (with a 5th-17th PL finish) over PL (1st to 4th finish) in a heartbeat. We had to make sacrifices that season to get the CL, so 2012 to me is an exception.

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14 minutes ago, Fernando said:

We will panic and buy once the season starts and we are doing bad. 

Don't understand why they must wait this late? 

The sad thing is we probably won't even panic buy good players, either. We'll wait until the deadline day and panic buy/loan a couple of painfully average players that will barely play and be sold a year from now.

It's actually incredible that the season starts in mere days and we have yet to sign 2 new wing backs. Knowing for literally months that they're a priority position of need. 

Our club is great at getting good fees for players we sell and all things sponsorships/business deals. But when it comes to buying players and doing so in a timely manor they're terrible. United and City got a bunch of players in early and they've also played a number of matches more than us in their preseason to bed them in. They'll likely be able to hit the ground running. Morata will probably enter the Burnley match having played about 90 minutes total. Rüdiger likewise. Bakayoko will take a bit to even see the pitch. Any further signings will take time to settle.

Just super frustrating. I can't see us having a nightmare start or anything like we did a couple of years ago but won't be surprised if we lose/drop points against both Everton and Spuds in our first 3 games.

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19 minutes ago, Pizy said:

The sad thing is we probably won't even panic buy good players, either. We'll wait until the deadline day and panic buy/loan a couple of painfully average players that will barely play and be sold a year from now.

It's actually incredible that the season starts in mere days and we have yet to sign 2 new wing backs. Knowing for literally months that they're a priority position of need. 

Our club is great at getting good fees for players we sell and all things sponsorships/business deals. But when it comes to buying players and doing so in a timely manor they're terrible. United and City got a bunch of players in early and they've also played a number of matches more than us in their preseason to bed them in. They'll likely be able to hit the ground running. Morata will probably enter the Burnley match having played about 90 minutes total. Rüdiger likewise. Bakayoko will take a bit to even see the pitch. Any further signings will take time to settle.

Just super frustrating. I can't see us having a nightmare start or anything like we did a couple of years ago but won't be surprised if we lose/drop points against both Everton and Spuds in our first 3 games.

I am more worried about Burnley than Everton though.

 

I expect us to come out there, and struggle to break them down.

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My only concern is Hazard and Bakayoko not being ready for game 1. With them and Morata in good shape this team would look A LOT stronger. I hope they can be fit in 2-3weeks time ... on the other hand their injuries also have a "bright" side. Realizing that we need depth before transfer window closes is better than realizing that fact in October if one or two of are key players are missing than.

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It's not matter of IF but WHEN we're going to conclude 3-4 players. Absolutely agree with people here that, 4-5 players (without GK) out of 7-8 we will sign this summer, should have been CFC players way before August considering injuries and the fact we're selling our star players with all the loans but who knows what's going inside the club. I certainly don't.

 Conte knows and that's why he's unhappy and clearly shows that to everyone (in)directly while transmitting negative energy (in direction to the club, players and fans) not because he's behavior is childish but because lack of quantity and quality in players he is getting and he's getting players very slow. And yes that could cost us big but hope not.

Players we're connected with are:

1) Barkley (rumors saying if not this weekend then next week we'll try to close the deal and get him) 

2) Alex Sandro (rumors saying when Juve take Spinazzola back they will sell for £70 + odds, everything will be done in 24-48h)

2) Ox (rumors saying he didn't decide and still wait to see if CFC are going to buy another RB)

4) Renato Sanches (rumors saying he's still our big wish and we'll wait for his and Bayern decision, maybe until the end of August)

First 4 are our main targets.

5) Drinkwater (reports saying it's fake news with purpose to make one of our targets and their clubs decide faster in our favor, probably Barkley and Sanches)

6) Llorente (for now just a rumor) 

3/4 from our list will certainly arrive by reports and sources, maybe all 4.

Let's buy some 🍿 and chill a little because it's August and it's big lottery now, nobody can guarantee you what you're going to get. It depends on how strong contacts you've been made already with your targets and their clubs, plus lions (pounds) on the table. A lots of zeros. 

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