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Nickcook26 last won the day on January 26

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  1. Nickcook26

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Not in the matchday squad today. Unless there is an injury we don't know about he will be quite upset about this and his role looks like it will be restricted to League Cup/Europa League appearances. A shame but a transfer request in January is a certainty if he continues to be overlooked for the Premier League.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    I think we are all in agreement last summer's window was not a good one, but the one before? Kante, Alonso and Luiz proved themselves as very good signings in a title winning season. Certainly not bad returns for "panic buys". It was just a shame Luiz had a huge falling out with the manager this season preventing him from having an impact. Although he wasn't the only player!
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    Just had a brief scroll down of the thread. A lot of panicking/complaining already which seems completely over the top. I'll be reserving judgement on all matters (managers/directors of football//transfers etc) until the eve of the first game of the season which is when the transfer window also shuts this summer.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    No, unfortunately ineligible. Despite not being cup tied, a player needs to be registered within the squad for the semi final to appear in the final.
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    David Luiz back at Chelsea

    Confirmed as missing out on the Brazil World Cup squad which was named today. Not how he would have planned his season at all.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Very short odds to make the England squad to be announced Wednesday. My money is on him to make it.
  7. Fantastic post this which should make for some interesting comments. Emanalo certainly seemed to divide opinion with the fans. What is undeniable is that he held a very senior position during a period of very significant success for the club. He certainly took the blame from the fans in recent times for missed transfer targets however he should be proud of a lot of the transfers he was involved in (Kante/Salah/De Bruyne/Lukaku/Hazard for example). His leaving interview was fantastic from the website and I would recommend everyone have a read. It certainly gives an insight that this guy was a huge part of how the club was run. http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2017/11/chelsea-tv-exclusive--emenalo-on-standing-down.html Back to the original post, I think Conte is right to point to losing Emanalo as a big moment in the season. For sure there are other factors too which are undeniable but you can't help but get the impression he provided a lot of solidity within the club. I'm surprised to see he hasn't been replaced yet, but I do sense big changes to our structure over the summer so it remains to be seen.
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    Danny Drinkwater

    I think it's fair he could have expected a little run in the side at times this year to try and reinvent the brilliant partnership he had with Kante at Leicester. It's a team game and these 2 worked really well at Leicester. Given how bad Bakayoko and Fabregas have been this year it was surely worth a try?
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    This is the perfect time to give Hudson Odoi a run in the first team. We have some meaningless PL games coming up as we have nothing to play for. Hazard is a little out of form and also deserves a break for attempting to carry the team individually for most of the season. Stick him in the team and see how he gets on. We have nothing to lose. Appreciate this guy is young but he is the best I have seen in the academy for a long time. I'm just nervous about him not getting a chance.
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    He played out of position v Bournemouth which was the managers choice and scored a wonderful equaliser v Watford. No one said he can't be criticised but to say we should be looking to sell him is plain stupid.
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    What an absolute disgrace these posts are. Actually laughable.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Conte needs to resign now (although he won't as he wants the pay off). His negativity is wearing me down, the fans and clearly the team. If you think his team selections, tactics, demeanour and attitude have all been amazing this season and faultless, whilst our dramatic fall from grace can be apportioned purely to the board then I disagree with you. This man plays the victim wonderfully in the press and is at least equally accountable for the regression of the team this season. Thanks for last season Antonio but you aren't the manager for us long term.
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    How many Chelsea members are there?

    From memory tickets for the FA Cup semi final will be readily available to any members/ST holders who want to go. Unfortunately the final will be a different story. Should we get there, the game will be higher profile and we will have a reduced allocation. Members with very high points could be ok but all season ticket holders will get the opportunity first.
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    First team squad outgoings?

    Looking at this, a lot of people pushing for Fabregas to be moved on. In my opinion I think we should keep him but certainly in a reduced role. Almost similar to last season where he predominantly came off the bench. Also we need to remember he qualifies as a homegrown player which plays a part in squad requirements these days. With no sell on value at his age I certainly see a useful role from the bench or in games where the opposition dig a trench on their 18 yard box.
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    Alvaro Morata

    Dropped for Spain and this should be a massive kick up the back side for him. The world cup is 2 months away and if he turns his form around, no players are standing in his way for him to get back into that squad. He should be fully fit now so surely this should drive him on to turn this form around. (I hope he is reading this for motivational purposes)