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Elliott last won the day on August 17 2011

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  1. Bang on. Thought exactly the same thing. He looks a different level to the rest already, and you have to feel for RLC/Barkley.... Mateo looks a real talent.
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    Mateo Kovačić

    If he’s the difference between finishing in a CL place or not, I don’t think it’s a bad bit of business at all.
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    Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Not saying this out of any kind of biterness, but as good as Courtois is, he is by no means as good as hype would suggest. I've never been confident, for example, that he would save a crucial penalty, or save a match deciding one on one. Yes, it has happened, but I'm never confident in those situations. He's also very susceptible at his near post for someone of his experience. By contrast, Big Pete for example, always made you feel like it was a guaranteed clean sheet every game, and that he was one of us, albeit I accept our defence as a whole was better during his time. It's felt like Tibo has looked for a way out of Chelsea ever since he joined, which is a shame. I don't think I've ever fully taken to him, and it's disappointing that we haven't been able to get more money, if indeed it is £35m. Yes, it's a lot of dosh, but this kid looks brilliant for his age. I really hope he delivers (his track record to date suggests he will) and more importantly, is willing to stick around for more than a few years.
  4. I can't remember another recent pre-season where we look so disorganised with such little time left. Scandalous management (or lack of) by the board in taking so long to dump Conte and bring in Sarri, who is charged with implemeting a whole new way of playing, and not only that, has been left with a squad that is pretty mediocre, barring one or two stand-out players. I hate to be the harbinger of doom, but we are in for a pretty frustrating season if we dont add quality to the squad. Not to mention the prospect of watching Luiz in a back four every week. Christ.....
  5. A week to go before the season starts, and we are an absolute shambles.
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    I have no doubt about Jorginho being a class player. Take the time to check his stats from last season - they are not to be sniffed at. Further, if Pep wants him, it says alot, as City are now only looking at players that can make a real difference to their squad. The interesting thing for me will be to see how Sarri uses Jorginho (if he comes) and Kante, as they effectively play in the same posiiton.
  7. It was backs against the wall in the second half and we got lucky to not concede. That said, big performances from Kante, Cesc, Hazard and Rudi, who has looked stronger as the season has gone on. It doesn’t make up for the way we have performed in the league, but great to get one over Jose, and to finish on a positive note. Cheers fellow blues.
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    RIP Ray Wilkins

    I really expected him to pull through.... How sad. Feel gutted for his family and all those that knew him. RIP Ray. Always came across as a gent. Far too young to die.
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    Andreas Christensen

    Davey, I agree with you to a point, and usually, we'd be in position to throw someone else in at times. This season, our credible alternatives have been a Gary Cahill whose legs are gone, and the best centre back in the league last season, who is now not wanted anywhere near the first team.
  10. So we're here again..... sigh. I think it's a very simple answer. You bring in a manager, and then you allow them to control all aspects of the first team, including transfers. The less middle men, the better. Otherwise, nothing will change. They HAVE to have the final say on who comes, and who goes. Secondly, as it's quite obvious that the club isn't prepared to spend big these days, the emphasis has to be on youth, or at least (via the manager) bringing in players from elsewhere with plenty of their best years ahead of them. Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi look good enough, for starters. Abraham I'm not convinced by, but he ought to be given a proper chance, as does Barkley (when fit). Palmieri may turn out to be a decent signing, we don't know yet. Ampadu has looked decent for a kid his age, as has Christensen, who is slightly ahead in terms of his progression. Regarding all other first team players, Hazard, Azpi, Kante, possibly Rudiger apart - would you really be devastated if any of them left?
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    Andreas Christensen

    He's a good young player but, of course, still way off the finished article. If we are going to bench him next season (which I hope we don't) this whole season of him playing and trying to improve will have been a complete waste of time. People want youth to come through the team, yet when they make mistakes, suddenly they should be dropped? You can't have it both ways. He's made a few horrible errors in the last couple of months, which has cost us, but he's also played a few blinders, too. It's going to happen. Unfortunatley, we are taking some of the pain right now, but in the long run it'll be worth it.
  12. A deserved defeat. Everyone hid in the second half. On a more general note, we have zero cutting edge up front when Morata plays. We’ve bought two strikers since Costa left and not one of them comes anywhere close to replacing him.
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    Tiémoué Bakayoko

    I would actually be interested to hear a Monaco supporter's views on him. Looked decent for them, especially in their run to the CL Semis. Currently he looks like a fraud of a footballer (see ''George Weah's cousin'' / Southampton circa 1996). He has the physical attributes, but appears to have no football nous whatsoever. Plus, to make things worse, he just coasts around the pitch in some kind of dreamland. The joke that never gets funny. Maybe he hates Conte? Maybe he dislikes England? Maybe he's carrying a niggling injury?....Whatever it is, I'd go as far as saying he looks like one of the worst buys during the 'Roman' era. Sending RLC out on loan again, and bringing this guy in - another addition to the ever-growing list of terrible board decisions in recent years.
  14. Fair result. We’re pretty sh*t - they’re not. Roll on next season when the board treat us to Moyes or Pardew. Maybe we’ll have Glenn Murray up front.
  15. Yesterday’s approach, whatever the reasons was unforgiveable, and the clearest sorry indication yet of a team and manager that has now completely lost its way. You couldn't even call it a performance, because it wasn't. There was no point in even turning up. If Conte wanted to conserve energy, why not play the reserves? I'm not sure what was worse - the complete lack of effort, or Conte trying to justify it, only to then brand everyone else as 'stupid'. Well, there's only one person that's stupid, Antonio, and I think every Chelsea fan has now worked out who that is. I was a big fan of his before yesterday, as I am one of the few who believe he hasn't been supported properly by the board since winning the title. Our transfer business has been horrific. That said, there are no excuses for what the team did (or didn't do) yesterday and it was an idiot move. This is all presuming of course, that the players haven't 'downed tools' again, and were carrying out his instructions. All the blame now quite clearly rests with one person. We played well against Barca, but let's be honest, we scraped a draw. Dire against Utd. Even more dire against City, and now we're about to crash and burn in the second leg at the Nou Camp, no doubt trying to play the same way. Four big games, and as I expect, not one win. Yes, last season may have been a fluke, and City's squad/financial muscle is far superior to ours right now (personally, I don't buy the opinion that we are 'not that far behind / could go toe-to-toe') but there are ways to manage the recent few games, and Conte has failed embarrassingly. Players being played out of position, baffling tactics, bizarre decisions to leave players out - he's sounded his own death knell.