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Forget about Weigl....go for Tchouameni we are too lightweight in the middle...tired seeing our midfield getting bypassed ridiculously easy...

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11 hours ago, Superblue_1986 said:

So now we know we're in the Champions League next season, what do people realistically think our transfer business will be like this summer.

I think the two absolute musts are a midfielder and an attacker.

We need someone who doesn't leave us looking so vulnerable when Kante is out. I'd have no problem with us making a move for Declan Rice, although I think my favoured option would be Bellingham. I think he'll stay at Dortmund though for at least a season so perhaps someone like Rice could be targeted this summer and Bellingham in a year or two as Kante starts to potentially decline. I think another physical, mobile presence in midfield allows us to potentially revert back to a back 4 and thereby playing an extra attacking player which may help with some of our struggles.

I think Tammy and Giroud are definitely going to leave. Whether we target an out and out striker or another attacking player to play the system I guess will be up to Tuchel. Players like Sancho being bandied around could be very good options, as I do feel with the year experience under his belt that Havertz could play the role of a false 9 longer term. However another option which I think should be considered is Calvert-Lewin. I think his all round game is very strong, and Everton have had a pretty poor season overall, so he may look at a bigger club as a real opportunity to progress. Perhaps Tammy and cash to test the waters?

I think the third target depends on Tuchel's plans. If we remain with a back 3 then in my opinion we need a top rampaging right wing back who can add an extra layer to our attack. I think Chilwell is fine on the left and I do think he's been very good in the back end of this season as he's become more accustomed to wing back. Reece James I think could long term take the role of the right sided centre back in the three then. If we instead went to a back 4 then I would look at potentially a centre back alongside Rudiger, Christensen and Silva, with James and Chilwell as first choice full backs.

 

Need Defender and Striker ... not the upcoming ones, no "generational talents", no wonderkids, no patchups type ... but a proper WC for both positions. Period! 

Also need a midfield who can command/distribute ... Kante still has a couple of seasons left so we need to get someone to partner him. We r light in the middle so need a person better than Jorginho/Kovavic. 

More importantly Tuchel needs to have a backup plan in place. 

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Eden Hazard wants to leave Real Madrid

  • By Juan C. Navarro
  • Posted on 05/24/2021 08:52 - Updated at 09:00

Just two years after landing at the Santiago Bernabéu, Belgian Eden Hazard is already seriously considering the idea of putting an end to his time at Real Madrid. The player would be delighted to return to his former club, Chelsea. 886. That is the meager amount of minutes this course has accumulated Eden Hazard . 

The 30-year-old Belgian has once again been the victim of numerous injuries and when he has had the opportunity to step onto the pitch, his performance has always been far from what was expected. Although his contract runs until June 2024, the footballer believes that, after what he has experienced in the last two years, the best thing for his career is to put an end to his time at Real Madrid . 

According to Edu Aguirre last night at El Chiringuito de Jugones , the attacker does not feel comfortable at the Santiago Bernabéu and believes that his situation could worsen considerably if the entity finally recruits Kylian Mbappé.

Return to London

According to the aforementioned journalist, the idea of returning to Chelsea is already passing through the player's head , a group in which he played between 2012 and 2019 and in which he undoubtedly lived the best moments of his professional career (110 goals and 92 assists in 352 official games).

Logically, his possible departure is conditional on the payment of a considerable amount. The whites invested about € 115 million in their hiring and it does not seem that they will accept any offer. In addition, it also remains to be seen if the blues want to win back a player who by age and recent career no longer seems so attractive.

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Chelsea's Erling Haaland transfer decision - and what it means for Man Utd's pursuit of £150m forward

Chelsea have reportedly ended their pursuit of Erling Haaland after Borussia Dortmund qualified for the Champions League, opening the door for Manchester United to swoop in

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/Chelsea-transfer-haaland-manchester-united-24170986

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Chelsea finished in the top four without a prolific striker — imagine what they could do with one

https://theathletic.com/2607717/2021/05/24/Chelsea-secure-champions-league-top-four-without-prolific-striker-imagine-with-one/

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Thomas Tuchel must know Chelsea will never get this fortunate again.

Their goal-scoring issues have been a problem all season and reared their ugly head in the 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa. It would have cost them a top-four finish had Tottenham not done them a huge favour by beating Leicester City.

Qualifying for next season’s Champions League is still a significant achievement when you consider Chelsea dropped down to 10th in January. It also relieves some of the pressure going into this season’s final against Manchester City on Saturday.

But Chelsea can’t afford to be this poor in the final third against Pep Guardiola’s men in Portugal, or if they have any hope of challenging them for the title in 2021-22.

The statistics make grim reading. With Jorginho ending up as the club’s highest scorer in the top division with seven goals, it is the lowest tally from the club’s leading goal-scorer since the Premier League began in 1992. The midfielder’s name replaces the previous worst set by Gianluca Vialli (1996/97) and Mick Harford and Graham Stuart (1992/93), who all managed nine.

Tuchel admitted it was something on his mind ahead of this fixture. “Is that what we want? Jorginho our top scorer? No,” he said. “Not because we don’t like Jorgi, he deserves all the fame and all the praise. But, of course, we don’t want him to be our top scorer.

“We try — we don’t need to hide — to improve our statistics offensively. First of all, we do that with the guys who are here.”

There is not much Tuchel can do before taking on Manchester City’s defence in Porto apart from working on shooting drills and patterns of play in training, as he has been since replacing Frank Lampard in January. The German will also need to offer some words of encouragement judging by the downbeat body language of some of his players in the Midlands.

Tuchel, Chelsea

Tuchel can take some comfort from Chelsea’s wins over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final and Premier League recently. But he’s no fool. On neither occasion did they face Guardiola’s A-team.

The longer-term positive is that by securing Champions League football, Chelsea will have extra funds to lure the big names for the next campaign. They will be a far more appealing prospect for new recruits, especially compared to being in the Europa League.

But it is not going to be straightforward. As things stand, all the significant forwards they have looked at don’t appear to be heading to Stamford Bridge any time soon.

For example, in January The Athletic reported how the club were doing everything they could to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. However, sources have said those hopes are gone now the Bundesliga club have booked their place in the Champions League next season. They weren’t keen to sell anyway, but have no intention of doing so now.

Former Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku is another one on the wish list. Yet he isn’t pushing to leave Inter Milan and the Serie A side, who have just had their accounts boosted by a £263 million investment from funds managed by US firm Oaktree Capital, are under less financial strain. While, it makes a sale less likely, it still might depend on coach Antonio Conte remaining at the San Siro. The Belgium international loves playing for the Italian and won’t be happy if he goes.

There have been a lot of headlines regarding Chelsea being interested in Harry Kane, the man who came to their aid by scoring in Spurs’ victory against Leicester and who has won the Premier League’s Golden Boot again this season.

But Manchester City are still the favourites to secure his signature. There is also the significant factor that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not want to do business with Chelsea, which was the case when they tried to acquire Luka Modric in 2011.

The extent of their interest in Sergio Aguero, who is leaving Manchester City this summer, has always been uncertain, yet he is set to join Barcelona anyway.

To add to the complexity of Chelsea’s situation, Olivier Giroud is out of contract and is expected to depart Stamford Bridge, while Tammy Abraham is keen to leave after barely playing following Tuchel’s arrival.

Clearly, it is a problem that has to be solved. Timo Werner has shown he needs someone else to share the strain. His six Premier League goals from 35 appearances is a disappointment, especially after being bought for £45 million from RB Leipzig last year.

Tuchel is going to be backed by owner Roman Abramovich in the market. If they can reach an FA Cup final, a Champions League final and secure a top-four spot without a leading marksman, imagine what they could achieve with one?

For now, his only focus is getting the squad ready for one last fixture. Despite what he claimed afterwards, self-belief must have been dented by three losses in their last four matches to Arsenal, Leicester in the FA Cup final and Aston Villa. But he doesn’t have as big a job to lift them as he would if they had finished fifth.

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“We are lucky to escape,” said Tuchel. “We did not hit the target (against Aston Villa), the last touch was not precise enough. We fought, tried everything but forgot to score.

“A loss never feels good but I will take a lot of satisfaction. We reached the objective and congratulations to everyone. We are still a young team, players fighting for their first trophies and now we arrive in Porto with full confidence.”

But if they want to win the Champions League, they’re going to have to arrive in Manchester City’s penalty area at the Estadio do Dragao with a lot more conviction.

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1 minute ago, Superblue_1986 said:

Why?

I'm not disputing you, I just don't know enough about him.

He was not good enough for the Bundesliga, so he fucked of to Liga NOS (Benfica)

he is too thin and weak for an EPL DMF

the hell if I want another Jorginho type here

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7 minutes ago, Vesper said:

He was not good enough for the Bundesliga, so he fucked of to Liga NOS (Benfica)

he is too thin and weak for an EPL DMF

the hell if I want another Jorginho type here

I understand. We definitely need a player with a different skillset in midfield. A more defensive minded, physical presence.

If Jorginho was to leave, is he good enough to replace him?

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12 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

I understand. We definitely need a player with a different skillset in midfield. A more defensive minded, physical presence.

If Jorginho was to leave, is he good enough to replace him?

NO..

I mean hell no...

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Sancho will be much likelier to leave Dortmund after the Euros, rather than before, due to current uncertainties and the lack of time to get a transfer done. If someone pays the fee of not far below €100m, he can leave. Looks like the rumours about Dortmund willing to sell Sancho for €85m - €90m are true.

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19 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

I understand. We definitely need a player with a different skillset in midfield. A more defensive minded, physical presence.

If Jorginho was to leave, is he good enough to replace him?

that swap is chalk and cheese

they are too dissimilar to compare (other than both are physically weak)

I listed the DMFs I rate a little bit back on this thread

I will post CMF's in a bit

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I’d have Hazard back in a heartbeat without even thinking about it. Fit and happy he’s can become a beast again for a few years. Of course keeping him fit is the key there, but unlike last time he was here the weight of the world won’t be on only his shoulders. 
 

As for the striker issue, things are looking incredibly dire, huh? Sounds like we might have to take a massive punt in a lesser known or up and coming guy rather than an established star. Kane, Haaland, Lukaku, Aguero. All impossible by the sound of it. 

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9 minutes ago, Pizy said:

I’d have Hazard back in a heartbeat without even thinking about it. Fit and happy he’s can become a beast again for a few years. Of course keeping him fit is the key there, but unlike last time he was here the weight of the world won’t be on only his shoulders. 

As @Superblue_1986 alluded to in another thread, the question is whether Hazard's decline is irreversible. If it's irreversible, then it's a waste of time and money to bring him back because he would just be a deadwood and on top of that, he is already 30 years old. How many years does he have left, if any, at the highest level in his current state? 

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54 minutes ago, Jas said:

As @Superblue_1986 alluded to in another thread, the question is whether Hazard's decline is irreversible. If it's irreversible, then it's a waste of time and money to bring him back because he would just be a deadwood and on top of that, he is already 30 years old. How many years does he have left, if any, at the highest level in his current state? 

I just don’t believe he could’ve declined so drastically in such a short time. For me it’s all about being in his comfort zone again. Maybe he just isn’t cut out for the absurd pressure of being in Madrid with a massive price to live up to.

Yeah he’s 30 but that’s not a huge issue for me. He’s not 35. Plenty of players in their mid 30’s still doing very well in this league and they aren’t near Eden’s level.

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1 minute ago, Pizy said:

I just don’t believe he could’ve declined so drastically in such a short time. For me it’s all about being in his comfort zone again. Maybe he just isn’t cut out for the absurd pressure of being in Madrid with a massive price to live up to.

Yeah he’s 30 but that’s not a huge issue for me. He’s not 35. Plenty of players in their mid 30’s still doing very well in this league and they aren’t near Eden’s level.

On the flip side though there are a number of examples of players who's careers are over by this point too. A perfect example would be Ronaldinho who played with the same carefree nature as Hazard has and was never the most driven of characters.

Hazard got by purely on natural fitness which will start to decline with age. He never had the desire to push that further or be strict with his diet etc and that would worry me over whether he is capable of playing at a high standard still well into his 30's as he's not made the best efforts to look after himself throughout his career.

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4 hours ago, Superblue_1986 said:

Is Weigl in the mould of Jorginho? For me that's fine if Jorginho was looking to leave but we need an alternative in midfield that is stronger defensively.

My biggest worry with him is why did Dortmund let him go relatively cheap and with the greatest respect to them, why didn't a stronger team than benfica come in for him?

He had some injury problems, after which he simply sucked at Borussia, they tried him for a moment as CB, but he wasn't anything special either. 

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I do not mind loaning out Hazard for a year. We will see in the WC if he performs better, but from his recent La Liga performances that I watched, he looked okay. One huge difference between Chelsea's Hazard and Real Madrid Hazard is apart from his injuries that Hazard does not have much freedom at Madrid. At Chelsea, he had all the freedom he needed because he is maybe our greatest player ever. At Madrid, he is not their main star and he does not get all the freedom. Currently, Benzema is their main star, prior to that it was Penaldo. So, Hazard will never perform the same. I remember Chelsea vs Manchester City with Sarri as our manager, in which Hazard had no freedom and was not allowed to leave the left winger spot because of Sarri's tactical instructions. Sarri wanted to hold Hazard on the left wing, which should have given RLC more space to penetrate Manchester City's defense. In the end, Hazard did not perform that well and we did not either lol. But Hazard needs freedom to perform at his best. 

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6 hours ago, Superblue_1986 said:

Is Weigl in the mould of Jorginho? For me that's fine if Jorginho was looking to leave but we need an alternative in midfield that is stronger defensively.

Locatelli as Jorginho replacement would be great. 

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You have to wonder if Tuchel has a network of strikers he is intersted in considering Kane, Haaland, and Lukaku are probably all unattainable. 

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