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abramovich last won the day on December 10

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  1. Random Rumours

    We could buy Golovin and loan him back. With the World Cup coming up he'll want playing time, anyway. He's the one for the future.
  2. Random Rumours

    Chelsea want Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow in January swoop worth bargain £15million. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5104373/aleksandr-golovin-chelsea-cska-moscow-january/ Golovin is a gifted player with great potential. Hope it's true.
  3. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    OK, here's the deal. We cannot spend on City's scale because if we do, we'll get in trouble with FFP. All our sponsors are legit and even Abramovich decides to shell out a few hundred million, we cannot call his wallet our official income. City manage to keep spending big due to them being basically owned by an oil state. That's how they can afford to have a huge net outlay every summer. And if they waste a fortune on some dross, they'll just come up with a few more sponsorships tied to Abu Dhabi, and voila - problem solved. The only other club that can do what they do is PSG, for obvious reasons. Even the biggest (Real, Barca) and the most commercially successful(Man United) clubs in the world cannot afford to live like that, because they all run as a business.
  4. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    No, that's NOT the difference. The difference is, we can't spend what City can. If we could, our squad wouldn't cost 250m less. Forget Barkley, he's a nobody and isn't worth much. We didn't get Sandro because we weren't willing to make the kind of an offer Juventus couldn't refuse. PSG proved this past summer that you can get almost any player, if your offer is big enough. I'm not saying Sandro's worth that sort of money or that he was going to be a guaranteed success, but we could have gotten him, if we offered enough. More or less the same story with Pogba, Stones or any other big money target we were after last few years and were unable to land. We had to walk away time and again or play waiting game like with Lukaku, because we don't throw money around anymore like we used to back in 2003 and because now there's such thing as FFP. People like to criticize Marina and I'm sure she's made her share of mistakes, but there's only so much great negotiating you can do when at least three clubs out there can outspend you easily and two of them are playing in your own league. As for Walker, https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4107659/antonio-conte-admits-he-tried-to-sign-kyle-walker-before-manchester-city-offered-tottenham-50m-for-england-man/
  5. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    No, Chelsea CLEARLY can't spend like City and Utd, that's the whole point, and this has been obvious for years now. According to https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/ City squad cost close to £700m to assemble, United's is about £640m. You know what ours costs? Around £450m. Why do you think that is? Because our squad is so well stocked with world class stars, there's simply no need to spend more? Is that it? Granted, you don't always have to spend big to get quality signings (pains me to say, but Spurs did well in that respect), but more often than not, you do. That is, if you want to stay competitive and fight for trophies every season. Those comparisons with City are ridiculous. Gundogan spent most of his first season out injured. They got some great deals, like Jesus, but they wasted plenty of money, too. The difference is, they can afford to make mistakes in the market because they have a bottomless pit of money. We don't. Conte wanted to upgrade wingback position and asked for Sandro, Walker and Danilo. We ended up with Zappacosta. He wanted Bonucci, Koulibali and Stones and we ended up with Luiz and Rudiger. God knows, who he wanted for LB position back in summer of 2016 but I'm sure Alonso wasn't his first or even second choice. Sooner or later, if you're not getting the right players or getting players of inferior quality to the ones you target, you end up with an inferior squad. We overachieved last season, plus the lack of CL and the players getting lucky with unjuries helped, but there's only so much you can do when you constantly shop at a discount store.
  6. Alvaro Morata

    Have you ever seen him dribble past anybody? I'm yet to witness it. Even at his best, Michy can't hold up the ball or pass it well. His movement off the ball is non-existent. I don't think he can strike the ball well from distance. Thierry Henry says Batman is quite good when it comes to shooting from inside the box, but that's about the only thing he may be good at and is currrently better at than Morata.
  7. Alvaro Morata

    Batshuayi is nowhere near as good a player as Morata. There IS a massive gulf in quality between them.
  8. Our squad is poorly equipped to handle the two games a week schedule. It was very obvious which side had a full week rest, we were too slow to react to every ball and it made things much easier for them. Plus, every game against us is a cup fnal for this shower of c**ts. Add to it an early goal whch gave them confidence and you've got yourself an uphill battle from the moment you concede. As for individual performances, Bakayoko and Zappacosta continiue to compete hard for the most pointless signing of the summer award. The board thought they could get second time lucky after winning the title with panic buy combo of Alonso/Luiz on the last day of the market, but when you go bargain hunting every time you go to the store eventually you'll end up with a pile of mostly useless sh*t. Alonso has regressed, and no wonder, he has neither cometition to keep him on his toes and push for his place nor an opportunity to rest properly because there's no other left wingback in the squad. Fabregas is a passenger when his passing is off, but we knew that already. Hazard and Morata looked very tired, but then again, they're being asked to create offence all on their own. Drinklwater once again picked the worst time to get sicjk. We needed his intensity out there today.
  9. Random Rumours

    Messi is an obvious choice. Let the poor bar steward score against Chelsea, even if in training, before he retires.
  10. The only bright side is that Atletico dropped points, too. If we beat Quarabag in the next match, we're guaranteed at least a second place no matter what.
  11. Has anyone noticed that Cahill played on the right of the back three and Rudiger on the left? What the hell was that? Azpilicueta is useless going forward. The whole backline was shocking. Alonso hasn't had a single good game this season. Fabregas, when his passing is off, is doing more damage than help. Bakayoko is still too raw and inconsistent and needs time and hard work to become the player he was bought to be. Kante is the only player in our midfield that combines speed, technical ability and intelligence to do what the role entails. I have some hopes for Drinkwater, too. Hazard was the only bright spot in the first half, but he can't do everything on his own. Morata is still struggling in a lone role and Pedro does a lot of running, but not much else. If not for Courtois, the score would have been embarrassing. Conte deserves the blame, no question about it, this was his team out there and they were all over the place. But more importantly, games like these may prove to be more useful than an odd win. At least it will force the board to realize that they failed to do their job and provide the manager with the backing in the transfer market he'd asked for. This is on them, too.
  12. Fabregas - Bakayoko. Great. No we're going to be overrun in midfield for another 90 minutes.
  13. Bakayoko needs a lot of work, right now he's offering too little to be a starter. Drinkwater - Kante combo behind Fabregas could be the answer when we play top opposition. Danny is an intelligent player who is a good all-around midfielder. Alonso continues his poor form. Failure to sign a left back in the summer is turning into a major problem.
  14. I'm the opposite of Batshuayi's fan, but credit where it's due, Michy was the difference today. Whereas Morata had his worst appearance and spent most of his time falling around at a slightest touch and moaning to the ref, Batman looked the business from the moment he came on. If only he played that way regularly. Also, I thought Rudiger was immense.
  15. Enough with the whinging already. We were unlucky to concede, sh*t happens. I'm much more worried with the fact that we can't keep possession for any serious amount of time and keep struggling to bring the ball forward whenever we're under pressing in our own half.

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