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  1. I've alway thought that Kurt doesn't possess the technical ability to play in a Sarri team. However recently reading about how Koulibaly was prone to mistakes and extremely shaky in possession during his first season at Napoli under Rafa, much like Zouma currently relying on his physical attributes rather than his footballing brain. Now Sarri then transformed this 24 year old (same ages a Zouma now) into one of the best centre backs in the world, ironing out a lot of his flaws. I'm not saying this is going to happen as I know all players are different, but maybe just maybe we have our very own £80m Koulibaly already in the squad. A couple of articles here about Koulibaly's improvement under Sarri. Quite interesting Sarri using Drones to help him improve his positioning. https://blog.soccermanager.com/news/how-kalidou-koulibaly-has-improved-under-maurizio-sarri#.XNQGVC2ZO50 https://farfromvesuvius.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/kalidou-koulibaly-napolis-complete-defender/
  2. You're thinking of Arda Turan.
  3. I have to disagree with this part I find this team with Kante and Kovacic playing together is missing that defence splitting pass. Neither player has the vision needed. I can recall numerous times our forwards have made runs which an early pass would give them a chance in behind/on goal only for them to take an extra touch and miss the opportunity. We need a creative midfielder who can unlock defences and not pick the easy sideways option. In my opinion until we sort this out most strikers will struggle in this team and signing Kovacic is only going to prolong this issue.
  4. Sorry guys I'm just joking. I'm ecstatic really. Love me some Champions League. Next step is to deny Arsenal CL football.
  5. Yes, we can now attract the big players who we then cannot buy. Get in.
  6. In this case for once I'm happy for the board to make the decisions on transfers.
  7. To be fair I don't think that image was there originally, and to be honest the colour of the socks is the least of our problems. You never know it might grow on us
  8. If a player is going to block RLC's path into the first 11 they need to be a lot better than Kovacic. I don't see much difference in quality between the 2 (Ruben probably edges it), which confuses me as to why a loanee is getting more game time than an actual Chelsea player. We can do better. I wouldn't sign him if we have the chance. We need players with an end product Kovacic has zero.
  9. When asked about his future in the interview after the game today Hazard winks at the camera. I'm taking that as he's 100% staying and nobody can convince me otherwise.
  10. Unfortunately thats a fan made kit. This is the kit, white socks included.
  11. I've seen the official Nike promo shots and they are wearing white socks in them.
  12. The socks are white with a blue-red-blue stripe around them. The shirt is blue and not very nice.
  13. Having seen Nike promo material for the new shirt with Hazard wearing it I'm pretty confident no deal has been done yet. However it not the first time players have moved after they've been in the new season photoshoot. With it being well documented that he's undecided on his future, I'm just hoping they wouldn't have had Hazard only shots if he wasn't staying.

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