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  1. Looking at the positive side of this maybe playing in a more suitable position and given more time there is a top player in there, and maybe his failed transfer to Madrid held back his potential some what and a fresh start will help him kick on? Zanetti did say that, with the exception of Ronaldo, Kovačić was the most promising youngster he had seen in his 19 years at the club. Maybe we should play him up front then?
  2. Well According to Wiki he scored 3 goals in his time as Real, and the season previous he got a massive 8 goals in one season for Inter (watch out Frank your records under threat). He's got more Champions League wins than 99% of clubs, he won Croatian Football Hope of the Year 2011 what more do you want, £50 million is a steal.
  3. Wasn't really for Bringing Frank in initially, my head was telling me he's not got the experience he'll tarnish his Chelsea legacy, but now I don't give a flying fudge I'm well excited for the return of Super Frank! In fact bring along Makalele and the Drog for the ride. Come on Chelsea!
  4. Apparently Allegri is a cat owner and all our successful managers have been dog lovers, so Chelsea are flat-out refusing to talk to him.
  5. I Prefer this to Mourinho throwing his PL medal in the crowd. Seeing this kind of emotion you can't help, but smile. Like giving your Grandad a present he wasn't expecting that has a lot of meaning to it. Warms the cockles of one's heart. Love it.
  6. 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/
  7. You're thinking of Arda Turan.
  8. 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.
  9. Sorry guys I'm just joking. I'm ecstatic really. Love me some Champions League. Next step is to deny Arsenal CL football.
  10. Yes, we can now attract the big players who we then cannot buy. Get in.
  11. In this case for once I'm happy for the board to make the decisions on transfers.
  12. 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
  13. 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.

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