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  1. Shotgun883

    We officially have an incompetent board

    No, if you read a post 2 later I also said change that to “young unproven player” All of these were invested in before they became prohibitively expensive. Some were loaned out for experience and didn’t make it (MvG, Chalobah, Delac) some were loaned out and whose value increased to such a degree we had to sell at a massive profit or play when we still weren’t sure (Ake, KdB, Lukaku) and some are now first team players (Courtois, Zouma, Christiansen, Moses) It’s like trawler fishing, to get the good fish, you have to catch a lot of stuff you didn’t actually want.
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    We officially have an incompetent board

    Ok maybe I misspoke replace youth team with “young unproven player” and also include Hector and Piazon who are In he exact same position as those you just mentioned.
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    We officially have an incompetent board

    Youth Team players who never made significant appearances for Chelsea yet were sold at massive profit: Ake, KdB, Lukaku, Djiloboji, Traore, Hazard, Salah, Bertrand, Atsu, Sturridge. All in all I work that lot out to be in excess of £80 mil profit. Most of their wages were paid by loans clubs too. Whilst I can agree with Piazon and Hector in hindsight, they will not lose us significant money yet could have been tidy profits if successful. The ultimate low risk high reward scheme in football. I cant disagree more about player acquisition. Whilst I think it would be amazing to see us buy a true worldie, I can only think of a single first team player (Remy) we have bought in 5 years who hasn't paid us back either by a decent sell on or trophies. Neither of which we are particularly lacking in.
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    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Fair play to him, wants to play CM, we aren't guaranteeing him that. I think he should ask James Milner how being guaranteed a CM spot at Liverpool goes. For me he's an ideal signing. CM, RW, RWB cover with the potential to be first choice in those positions. But if he chooses Liverpool then Cé La Vie. Choosing one nearly team and stepping down to another without even the consistency of FA cups.
  5. Isn't Fabregas on everyone's wave length. When given the time he was today he is the best footballer on this team Think its fair to say we are missing Hazards directness too. Pedro likes running onto the ball and Willian hasnt got the same cutting edge as Hazard.
  6. Completely lost their focal point in Lukaku and replaced him with Sandro who lets be fair even in todays market looks expensive at £5 mil. Would love to have seen Rooney as a proper 10 infront of a decent Double Pivot. Cannot see how they are going to play him, Sigurdsson and Barkley in the same team.
  7. That was poor. Nothing to do with fitness, absolutely about not paying attention and sensing danger. Marvelous Athlete who still needs to learn how to play football.
  8. Pedro, poor miss, Moses shocking miss. This could and probably should have been 4.
  9. He goes to ground there and that's a penalty. Those two diving cards recently obviously making an impact and making him stay on his feet.
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    Are you worried about the squad size?

    I think you are about right there, Ox and Drinkwater would add the depth we need, id add Shaw in there too if Utd go for Rose. I think all of them could be done reasonably cheaply, whatever that means in this market, £100mil combined (Euurgh) and would solve our other problem, Home grown players. Think you are bang on about Remy, no one will pay his wages and no one will offer us a price which would be more valuable than his intrinsic 3rd choice striker value. Unless we get someone else in who, Lorente for instance, I just dont see the value in selling him. BTW, Drinkwater, Lorente, Remy... Really setting my sights high.
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    Danny Rose

    His fitness is in question, im sure our staff could work their usual magic on that but his position... At Southampton he basically was a wing back but in a 4 man defense. He has an absolute engine on him, much like most Pochettino players and under Conte I think would thrive. He has a much higher potential than Danny Rose.
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    Danny Rose

    Let Utd have him, there is no way Levy would sell for anything like his true value. Id be happy with taking Luke Shaw off Utd's hands to free up some cash for them.
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    Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Potentially 60 matches with up to 3 a week at some points. It only takes a slight injury to go to be left with no cover at all. It's why I've been a big proponent of Sanchez, we haven't had a backup CF who gets games elsewhere on the pitch since Anelka.
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    Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    You mean the three games in which Michy was the only CF in the squad not wearing an Athleti Shirt. i think Bats should be second choice, I also wouldn't think that LLorente would be a bad purchase but we can infer nothing from pre season friendlies whilst conte is reshaping the entire team.