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  1. Victor Moses

    And sent him back well before the final squad selection. He failed to out perform Darmian in the trial. That's all one needs to know about the calibre of player we have here.
  2. With top 4 gone (and EL qualification pretty safe) the season is pretty much over aside from the three cup games. I think it is a great time to play 2-3 youth players in each of the next 7 games and see if we can unearth a gem for next season rather than waste these minuted of the likes of Pedro, Giroud, Fabregas or Drinkwater. Would also love to see Barkley and Bakayoko given chances to play without any pressure to assess if they are fit for a squad role for next season. What does the shed think will happen in this regard? Will we see Conte (and the squad) just go through the motions or will there be some sensible use of this opportunity?
  3. Three key people need to go from the Club - Granovskia, Hazard, Courtois Other who should depart - Pedro, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, one of Luiz/Cahill, possibly Fabregas. The club should then take 2 seasons to add 5-6 quality players, not world class but just solid young players costing between 50m-75m each rather than the 25m-40m garbage players we are buying for last three seasons. This is a very dangerous time for us as a club with a resurgent liverpool and spurs getting better each year. There is serious risk of us becoming a yoyo team competing for top4 like liverpool have been for last 10 years.
  4. Victor Moses

    I vaguely remember Conte saying something to the effect of "I need to evaluate Zappacosta" when the club signed him. Clear sign of a player that Conte did not know much about.
  5. Victor Moses

    Which is no surprise given he was not even on Conte's shortlist of wingbacks.
  6. Thibaut Courtois

    While Pope is having a great season, he has been helped to a great extent by the cagey formation burnley use. Don't think he is actually as good as he has seemed this season. I would still like us to get Butland he is definitely as good despite his poor season. He would likely cost us half of what Pope would cost as stoke are almost certainly going down this season.
  7. Cesc Fabregas

    We should keep him and play him against smaller teams. That's close to 35 games (league + 2 cups) a season he can play at a decent level. Sure he shouldn't be starting against the rest of Top 5 but can still play a part if we are chasing games late on.
  8. Thibaut Courtois

    Well I would actually want him to go get 60+ million for him. He's not as good as people make out, so many goals he let in that De Gea and Oblak would save vastly overrated and doesn't justify 200k a week And I would want £60k for my good old vauxhall. Highly doubt if Real are going to bid for him after the sh*t show in barcelona. Especially since Perez has a habit of going after flavour of the season players. I we are very very lucky, PSG might come in that too because they are known to be idiots.
  9. Pick your 2018/19 squad

    Out : Courtois, Zappacosta, Luiz, Bakayoko(Loan), Pedro, Hazard In : Horn/Butland/Pope, De Vrij, Vidal, Pulisic, Baily, Batshuayi One really sticky situation is that there are no gettable quality strikers available this summer. We will surely have to trust Batshuayi more than Conte has done.
  10. Our New Stadium

    As long as its the Saudi crown prince it'd be fine. On second thought the Kuwaitis would do just as well. Knowing our rotten luck though, it would be Ken mofo Bates again.
  11. Our New Stadium

    Welcome back from outer space. Its been frozen for last three season.
  12. Thibaut Courtois

    Think thats doable with a solid defense in front of him. Its not like he is Mignolet or Joe Hart. The problem with him is that he thinks he is De Gea.
  13. Thibaut Courtois

    They are a tier or two above Courtois. But I think most Chelsea fans tend to over-rate him due to him being a Chelsea player.
  14. Thibaut Courtois

    Dreaming of Oblak is a bit delusional imo. No way we can afford 70m for a world class goalkeeper like Oblak or Alisson.
  15. Thibaut Courtois

    And this guy wants to be the highest paid goalkeeper in the world. Chelsea should dare him to find a new club if he can at anywhere near his current wages, let alone an increase.