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    Jorginho is a Blue

    He might not be quickest runner, but he's the quickest mentally. He has the next pass in his head before he receives the ball, and has a clear map of the pitch in his head at all times. It's been mentioned on here before - he's more of a Pirlo than a Makelele. Pirlo made the 'pivot/deep-lying play-maker' role his own and won the World Cup with Italy in that position, plus countless Scudettos/team of the world cup/team of euro 2012/serie a player of the season a number of times, all from that position. And he offered very little defensively - probably less that Jorginho believe it or not!
  2. Ahh ok, I wasn’t aware of that.
  3. No fabregas on the bench, so appears that RLC is ahead of him in the pecking order. I’d have Emerson over both Moses and Zappa. Anyway, come on chels!!!!
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    Mateo Kovacic

    I believe it's 50 million euros, but could be wrong. Edit: Just had a browse online and I think it's actually 300 million euros.
  5. I was actually pretty pleased with how we played yesterday. We had a few touches in their half, which is an improvement on when we played them last season! We managed to pass through their high press quite often, and although our passing wasn't always great I can see this improving in the next couple of months when the players adjust to the new formation. I love David Luiz, but I think Christensen would be better suited next to Rudiger. Borrusia Monchengladbach play with a back 4, and Christensen excelled in that system. Give it a couple of months and add Kante/Hazard to the starting 11 and I predict that we will be competing with the best.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Biggest talent in world football. He's already world class and should be in our starting line-up next season. He's rapid, powerful, the ball sticks to his left foot like it's tied to a piece of string, he knows when to release a pass and has great composure in the attacking 3rd. He also has the thing all the great players have - time seems to move slower for him. Age is just a number - lets start him next season!
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    Milinkovic Savic

    It would make a massive statement if we signed him - I rate him very highly. I just cant see it happening. Although I'd love the signing, I also want to see Barkley and RLC getting a lot of game time this year. I don't think there is room for all 3 players in our squad.
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    Aleksandr Golovin

    Really excited to be linked with Golovin, hope we can pull this one off! In the top 5 best u23 central midfield talents in world football.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Yaya's career really took off when he joined Monaco at 24 years old. Had a good season there before moving to Barca where he started off playing at centre back. I'm not sure you'd have seen that "very significant difference in quality" between Ruben and a 22 year old Yaya who was playing for Metarluh Donetsk. Loftus-Cheek oozes quality in my opinion, although that doesn't mean that he'll be able to make the step up to "elite" level. I feel like he needs to have a game where he dominates/wins it for us (or England) on his own. It's a tough ask, but I reckon he has it in his locker.
  10. We haven't been playing well at all for a few months now, so I don't see why we shouldn't be sampling a couple of different formations. I'd like to see the below. Courtois Azpi - Christensen - Rudiger - Emerson Willian - Kante - Drinkwater - Hazard Morata - Giroud A young/pacey back-line, with 2 destroyers in central midfield. More options up-front playing a 2. We could switch from defensive to offensive very quickly depend on the instructions given to the full-backs. They can either sit deeper/closer to the centre backs to make us more solid, or push forward adding an attacking threat, overlapping Willian/Hazard, confident that they'll have Kante and Drinkwater covering in midfield.
  11. Well that was bloody frustrating - I can’t stand the Arse! I thought we started off brilliantly and deserved to go 1-up, we were playing a much higher line than usual which is what I think we should be doing every week. We got very unlucky with both of their goals, which completely changed the complex of the game. It allowed them to play more of a possession game, and we just didn’t have it in our legs to keep the intensity up, especially in the second half. If they hadn’t been so fortunate with their goals I’m positive that there would have been a different outcome and we’d have been able to pick them off. We didn’t look great in the second half but Arsenal aren’t actually a bad team. They’re 6th in the league and have only lost once at home all season, their struggles have been away from the emirates. Which is why I’m really disappointed that we didn’t really go for it against them in the 1st leg - we were way too cautious and that’s where this tie was lost. Baka gets a lot of stick on here, but it was his best match for us by a mile last night. Our best player by a distance. It’s not all doom and gloom, we’re still a much better team than the Arse! Up the Chels!
  12. Last time we played 4 at the back we got a battering at the Emirates, which prompted us to revert to a 3. Although I’d like to see us go back to a 4 again in the future, I don’t think it should be tonight. With no Morata or Bats I think we have to go 3-4-3 with Hazard as false 9 supported by Willian and Pedro.
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    It’s a no-brainer for £15mil. Very happy about this signing, although slightly concerned that it might hamper Ruben’s chances of getting more playing time with us. Barkley has a load of talent and we’re crying out for an attack minded central midfielder that can run with the ball and shoot from outside of the box. He’ll be perfect in a midfield 3 for us. I’m really hoping that he’s going to step up to the challenge - I’ve got a sneaky feeling that he will.
  14. Ampadu and Kenedy both played well, but my man of the match was Rudiger. He needs to be starting more, he’s brilliant. Overall not a great performance, but a win is a win. Hoping to draw Bristol or Arsenal, then beat City in the final!