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Just now, Vesper said:

I have no clue why we did not just drop the extra £16m and buy him outright

surely the board knew the bans were coming (I sure as hell did as evidenced by all my rants on here for the last year, lolol)

What can I say my friend.....just another long line of fuck-ups that cant be dealt with atm. You cant expect much better when the folks aint footy people and just business folks that only think about the numbers and have not much insight. And no one as of yet have been binned for the ban.....we are clearly guilty since we have accepted the ban.

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Like I said, if Kovacic is used properly, he will be well worth the money. 

Lots of pleasing aspects to the first half performance. I think it should be noted that there are some positives to what Sarri worked on last season with this squad that Lampard is benefitting from, n

Just now, Atomiswave said:

What can I say my friend.....just another long line of fuck-ups that cant be dealt with atm. You cant expect much better when the folks aint footy people and just business folks that only think about the numbers and have not much insight. And no one as of yet have been binned for the ban.....we are clearly guilty since we have accepted the ban.

at least we have brought back a tonne of actual football people

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1 minute ago, communicate said:

I think with Kepa unlike alisson or de Gea or to some extend Courtois, you felt like he concede goals too many goals that can be saved. Maybe that is just me

That I don't disagree at all. There were a few he should have saved last season. Just find it weird to pick Kepa out on this occasion if that Rakitic wasn't savable at all. 

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1 minute ago, Vesper said:

at least we have brought back a tonne of actual football people

Yeah lets hope it gets better on the filed and out of it. Cuz we have some way to catch the others. Look at Juve, they buy proper and dont hassle over 4m. Proper run that Club with ambition.

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6 minutes ago, Atomiswave said:

Yeah lets hope it gets better on the filed and out of it. Cuz we have some way to catch the others. Look at Juve, they buy proper and dont hassle over 4m. Proper run that Club with ambition.

Barca is going to rue the fact they let de Ligt go to Juve

I am NOT impressed with their CB's atm

Umtiti looks a shell of what he was in 2017-18 and the WC

Pique is ageing

and Lenglet, whilst he might start for us

is not good enough at this exact point to carry the water for the other 2 at what is arguably the best club in the world (or expects to be)

Jean-Claire Todibo may get there in 3, 4 years but the lad only just turned 19 half a year ago

 

that is literally the only 4 CB's they have

 

 

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Couldn't watch, how did Mason and Pulisic look? Have they shown enough in their brief appearences so far to convince you they can start against United?

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3 minutes ago, Pizy said:

Couldn't watch, how did Mason and Pulisic look? Have they shown enough in their brief appearences so far to convince you they can start against United?

I think both have shown that they can be trusted and counted upon this season.

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Just now, Pizy said:

Couldn't watch, how did Mason and Pulisic look? Have they shown enough in their brief appearences so far to convince you they can start against United?

Both looks good.

Tactically and pressing wise I think mount is better than Barkley but Barkley is better on the ball. 

Puli looks good. Better than Willian, hard to tell. Barca played  other busquet as rcb and he was quite bad 

 

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1 hour ago, Tomo said:

The only real negative is this side will be swapped for the scratch team at some point in the second half. The only question mark is Giroud or Tammy but beyond that this is the side we should see at Old Trafford assuming none of the injured lot return on time.

I reckon that Mason vs Ross is also a debate.

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1 minute ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

I reckon that Mason vs Ross is also a debate.

I think it depend on the opponent. I can see playing mount against stronger opponent and Barkley against weaker. 

 

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1 hour ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

Barkley is killing it. Another beauty feed wasted. I really do like how Barkley gets it forward to his teammates for a strike.

Agreed. More evidence today that the ten position is the one which suits him best.

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2 minutes ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

I reckon that Mason vs Ross is also a debate.

My thinking on that subject is that it suits as it is at the minute. Mount starting for his pressing/off the ball actions while Barkley then comes on against tired legs to exploit the space as he's at his most effective when a game is stretched. 

Although that said it would be harsh not to give Ross chances to start after his performances, good headache to have either way and we're very lucky to have such after losing Ruben.

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Chelsea press conference live: Frank Lampard on Barcelona win, Abraham, Barkley & more

https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/fixtures-results/live-chelsea-press-conference-lampard-16631862

14:06

On the matches in Japan

We’ve had two difficult games in humidity. The tour has served its purpose. We need to be fit and ready for Manchester United, and the clock runs down pretty quickly at this stage. Now we just have to keep working.

14:04

On Willian being the number 10

There’s no confirmation on that decision. It will be taken in due course. Hopefully his return to training date will be early August.

14:03

On Tammy Abraham

I won’t get carried away with anything about this performance. Tammy’s a goalscorer and he’s hungry for goals. Now it’s his time to prove it for Chelsea. To get his goal will put him in good stead. There’s competition. Mason’s had a great trip and he’s announced himself into the first team squad. 

14:02

On the workload

In terms of the workload, the players have to get used to it now. I’ve set the standard of how I want them to work 

14:02

On the tour

It’s been a good tour and it’s always good to come to Japan. Most importantly it is work and both games have been good exercises for us. What I’ve learnt about the players is that they are a good group. I’m very happy.

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