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  1. What I will say, if Lamps is hired, the return of Morris is huge and something we shouldnt take for granted. Derby might offer Morris the main job but if we're bringing in Lamps, we have to get Morris as well, leaving him at Derby would be a massive mistake.
  2. Right now, I'd take finishing top 4 as a great achievement from Lamps. Everything else is a bonus. I can see us drawing Real Madrid in the group stages too, would be nice to play against that snake Tbo for the difference in reception he'd get to Hazard. We could face Real & Hazard/Tbo and Napoli with Carlo in Pot 2 and Inter with Conte from Pot 3. Lots of potential reunions on the cards for Chelsea in this CL draw.
  3. 6th for me. The squad has improved with the loanees coming back but you cant begin to replace Hazards 30 goal contributions between these players. Even if we didnt have a transfer ban, we wouldnt have replaced what Hazard brings to the side so the squad improves but the quality of the starring XI has drastically gone down hill. GK : Kepa, Big Willy, Cumming or Blackman RB : Azp, James CB : Luiz, Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger, Tomori LB : Emerson, Alonso CM : Kante, RLC, Jorginho, Barkley, Mount, Bakayoko, Ampadu RW : Pedro, Willian LW : Pulisic, Odoi CF : Michy, Giroud, Abraham HG or U21 players dont need to be registered : Bold 15 of a maximum 17 non HG players in the above list. I've included Mount, Tomori and Ampadu but if theyre not going to play, I'd loan them out, especially Ampadu and Tomori who I dont think will break into the side at all. We need a 3rd choice GK with Green gone so might as well promote Cumming as Bulka is meant to be leaving but if we could give him a anew deal, I'd gladly make him 2nd choice.
  4. Bakayoko would certainly suit the 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation better than he did in Contes 3-4-3, hes far too limited and exposed in a strictly 2 man CM than he would be in a 3 man CM. All things being equal, hes probably our 5th best CM currently on the books behind Kante, RLC, Jorginho and Barkley so I'd have no issue keeping him around but if a decent offer came in for him, i'd equally have no issue leaving him go. With the trransfer ban, we cant really be choosing his replacement from anyone outside of Chelsea anyway so we can park all that talk unfortunately. 😮
  5. Emerson looks to have finally got his foopt in the door at LB. He ended the season pretty well and put in a great shift against Arsenal in the EL Final. I'm certainly more confident in him starting LB than Alonso, Emerson isnt the best LB we've seen in the last few years but hes certainly a better all rounder than Alonso for the FB positions.
  6. if we got 100m for him id sell him but anything less, no hope. If any manager is looking to play decent football, you need someone that can actually pass the ball. If we got in a good CF (no hope with the ban) Jorginho and the other CMs would flourish, Giroud is too static and Higuain just isnt going to cut it.
  7. I love Lampard and if he does get the gig I'd back him all the way but its far too soon for him. It would be like Ole at Utd except Lamps doesnt have anywhere near as much experience or the ability to largely change the squad. Hes on a hiding to nothing if he gets the job and this time next year, after finishing 6th and being dumped out of every cup competition, there'll be fans looking for his head. Chelsea is far too big of a club to be hiring a manager from the Championship thats after 1 year off managing. All these comparisons between what Zidane and Pep done with Real and Barca, they simply dont apply here, Real and Barca had 2 of the best squads on the planet when both took over, Lamps would be taking over a good squad but one that needs a goal scorer and has just lost its best player. On the other hand, if it was Jose or Lamps, I'd take Lamps every day, Jose is done, hes a decent pundit and thats where he should stay, hiring Jose offers a few months off the players turning up and performing but then he'll end up falling out with everyone from Roman to the tea lady.
  8. I'd go with this for West ham and Pool Kepa Dave Rudi Luiz Emerson Kante Jorginho RLC Odoi Giroud Hazard For Prague I'd go with Kepa Zappa Christensen Ruid ALonso Kante Kovacic Barkley Pedro Higuain Willian
  9. 55-60k is probably the upper end of the scale anyway for most PL grounds. You only have to look at mega stadiums across Europe, like Camp Nou and the Bernabeu, both are very rarely full, the very latter stages of the CL or a Clasico is the only time they sell out.
  10. I've seen a lot of his stuff on Twitter and the guys is a supporter that you'd be embarrassed to associate with the club. Whether youre sarri in or out, if we finish top 4 or win the EL or better yet, do both, why should he be sacked? Hes operating in a PL with two teams that will finish on 90+ points and the has to then beat 3 other teams to the 2 remaining spots for top 4, the PL is more competitive now than it ever has been if he gets us L:C football thats all that matters. Rory is just an idiot and only spouting his sh*te to get a reaction and build up social media interaction to keep himself cushy.
  11. Ronaldo was a flashy show pony when he joined Utd who took a further 2 years before becoming more of an attacking goal threat for them. Odoi has all the technique and skill in the world but he does, at a similar age look to have more of an attacking intent to his game, beat a man get a shot off or a cross. What set Ronaldo apart down the line was his drive to become better every week, if Odoi, or any young player has even half of that drive and willing to reach the top, theyed become one of the greatest of their generation. If Hazard does leave the very best thing we can do is give Odoi the #10 jersey and play him from LW, then we'll see exactly what hes made of and I think the results would be insane from a goal/assist side of things.
  12. As long as Roman remains in exile, nothing major will change at the club. We're going to bob along threading water finishing 4th-6th until something drastically changes. The stadium development should be pretty much underway by this stage but the fact its been dumped on the scrap heap indefinitely, makes me really worried about the long term sustainability of the club. Spurs new stadium is impressive inside but its a copy and paste bowl that you see everywhere on the planet, if our development went ahead it would be one of the best looking stadiums in Europe.
  13. I think Pulisic being signed early was a back stop to (a) stop the FIFA ban having a huge effect and (b) if Hazard leaves, we'll already have a replacement. Pulisic wont be in competition with Odoi and together, if Odoi stays, they can carry the side forward for 5-7 years.
  14. I want Odoi to start but I reckon it will be all the players who were rested on Sunday and some of the starting XI Team will probably be Kepa Dave Rudi Luiz Emerson Kante Jorginho RLC Pedro Higuain Hazard Subs: Willy Christensen Alonso Kovacic Willian Odoi Giroud
  15. I said awhile back hes got a great opportunity to make it at Chelsea. Himself and the 3 senior wingers have all got 18 months on their contracts left, Hazard could be gone in the summer and Pedro and Willian will be 32 and 31. If Odoi wants to make it Chelsea, he will get his opportunity sooner rather than later but its entirely up to him, theres never been a better time as a young Chelsea winger to get into the side long term, Kakuta and Musonda both looked great back in their day at 18/19 but their path was blocked by multiple players on top of their game or inflated squads, Odoi doesnt have any of that, his 2 main competitors are into their 30s and have 18 months left at the club.

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