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  1. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Apparently signed his first professional contract with us. I really am hyped for this kid, turned 17 end of last month and looks like a real talent. He looks suited to the physicality of English football too; tricky; bags of pace, and an eye for a pass. Really hope this means we see him on the bench in the near future.
  2. Our New Stadium

    Shame we are located in such a problem area.
  3. Our New Stadium

    Chelsea have significantly increased the projected cost of redeveloping Stamford Bridge to more than £1 billion, which would make it the most expensive stadium in Europe. The club have yet to reveal a price for the ambitious project but The Times has learnt that internal discussions have placed the cost at double the £500 million that was estimated when they received planning permission for the 60,000-capacity stadium from Hammersmith and Fulham council in January. Chelsea’s plans, drawn up by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, are among the most ambitious and complex stadium-design projects attempted. The cost of building Tottenham Hotspur’s new ground, which is due to open at the start of next season, has almost doubled to £800 million and Chelsea’s stunning rebuild could finish up costing more than £1 billion. One source familiar with the project suggested that it may ultimately cost more than the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the New York Giants’ MetLife Stadium, the two NFL “super stadiums” that were both built for approximately £1.2 billion and are thought to be the most expensive in the world. Chelsea attribute the spiralling cost to factors relating to the length and complexity of the build, which at a projected five or six years is considerably longer than Tottenham’s two-year project. The club are hoping to begin infrastructure work next year but, as The Times revealed in May, they will not vacate the stadium until 2020, when they will move to a temporary home for three or four years. Because of this time frame, a number of external factors could affect the costs and have led to the club’s budget revision, including increasing commodity costs, a worsening exchange rate and a possible economic downturn after the UK leaves the European Union in 2019. Chelsea officials described their proposed stadium as “a cathedral of football” at a recent fans’ forum attended by Bruce Buck, the chairman, and Marina Granovskaia, a director. The club will pay a high price for the bold design and several unavoidable infrastructure problems unique to the site. In order to ensure safe access for fans and create enough space for a bigger stadium in a residential area of west London, Chelsea must build over the District Underground Line and the Southern main line, which pass close to Stamford Bridge. The plans state that the club will install decking over both lines to provide direct access to Fulham Broadway Underground station, with trains running directly under the new East Stand, while the existing pitch will be lowered to create room for the bigger stands. The external design is also extremely lavish, with an outer façade to be created by 246 brick columns separated by decorations to create a structure intended to resemble a temple. Demolition work on part of the existing site, starting with the Millennium & Copthorne hotels, is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of next year. Chelsea are talking to several investment banks about financing the project rather than relying solely on funds provided by Roman Abramovich, the owner, as well as attempting to sell a naming-rights package that will retain Stamford Bridge in the title. Chelsea declined to comment on the plans last night.
  4. Ethan Ampadu

  5. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    he would have had an assist last night if vardy had better decision making in the box. i dunno why vardy didn't shoot when ruben set that ball up for him, it was pretty much on a plate to smash it into the net, instead he knocks the ball over to tammy.
  6. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    with henderson, alli and delph out of the england squad i would expect rlc to be given a starting role. tammy should see some mins too
  7. does anybody else think this season that city are like us last season? their style of play for e.g has been difficult to figure out so far and towards the latter end of this season and into next season coaches will eventually suss out how to negate them more effectively? as much as city are playing very well and the media are praising them up to the hilt, there's chinks in the armour and no team goes without getting figured out eventually.
  8. Emanalo The Problem

    i wanted to keep the thread i made positive, so thought i'd put this here:
  9. With all the negativity online about him being incompetent and calling him names, i thought it was time to at the very least appreciate what he's done for the club and wish him the best of luck in the future. At the end of the day he was part of the club's successful years and our history, so at least deserves to be thanked for what he did no matter what our opinions were of him, positive or negative. His interview with Chelsea TV on his departure from the club. http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2017/11/chelsea-tv-exclusive--emenalo-on-standing-down.html
  10. Emanalo The Problem

    don't see that happening unless conte is here for 10 years. pirlo has never been a chelsea player, so i don't see him suddenly becoming our director of football. i could say lampard maybe taking the role. i would have thought a director of football would need some business acumen as well though. emenalo had a degree in business i think.
  11. Emanalo The Problem

    marina it seems. even though she's the negotiator, i find the dislike of her weird too. she just oversaw the nike deal and the great business we've done of buying, and most notably selling players for great profit. people don't seem to realise that everything goes through roman, so the reason she isn't negotiating big money deals all the time is because roman isn't spending those huge amounts any more.
  12. Emanalo The Problem

    saw this on another chelsea forum from a poster: "Interesting news. Personally, I’m not a critic of Emenalo. Likewise, I find it hard to praise him for what is the easiest job in football. Let’s be honest here, the guy has probably taken a lot of unfair stick, but I would say unjust praise too. With a considerable budget in hand, it’s not difficult to spot talented players who fit the blueprint of what the club are looking for. Anyone who watches football on a regular basis can spot these players when working to a specific club strategy. I could list numerous players I have flagged on here before they broke through, so whilst it’s in interesting in the potential power play in club hierarchy. His achievements both good and bad would be overrated in both aspects."
  13. Emanalo The Problem

    might mean a conte suggestion comes into the club.
  14. Emanalo The Problem

    roman is the boss, all the decisions go through him first and foremost, so marina or emenalo will still have to consult roman before they make moves. people still think roman isn't involved with marina in charge, but of course he will be. matt law was also mentioning how emenalo didn't want to be the third wheel between conte and marina who don't see eye to eye. who fecking knows. all we can do is wait and hope it's a good decision. losing anybody from the club is not ideal.

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