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  1. Belfast_blue5

    Romelu Lukaku

    After reading his statement that's just breaking on sky sports I think he was always going to united. I now wonder if we even bid on Friday night or was it Everton breaking the story to get an extra 15 million from united.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Burnt out from what? They got a rest the second part of last season and this year they play one game a week.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    after watching contes Italy in the euros they also defended very deep making the most of the size of the pitch and playing out from the back. I can't understand why he didn't give Kennedy a run in pre season naturally left footed with a great engine. he could have played left midfield freeing hazard to play behind Costa
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I really think conte is a good manager but if we are brutally honest we haven't been great this season. We got one in the dying minutes against West Ham when we were the better team but again defended deep and didn't create much. Scored two late on against Watford which has really papered over the cracks. Played well against Swansea but mistakes cost us big time and I think has really effected the team. We really seem lacking in real leaders on the pitch when JT doesn't play. The last two games have been a shambles no pressing and too deep inviting teams onto us. playing 4 1 4 1 doesn't work when you don't press and drop really deep. Would really like us to play 4 4 1 1 with hazard in behind Costa two holding midfielders to help out the shambles of a defence for a few games and 2 wingers getting up and to inject some pace into the passing it's far to slow at the minute.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    after watching the last few matches the why conte wants to play needs two forward players. The amount of balls that went back to front against Leicester having one up top doesn't work. I can't understand why we are so deep all the time totally disgusted after watching that
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    David Luiz back at Chelsea

    You can't be serious.
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    David Luiz back at Chelsea

    Totally agree that he is 100% not a conte signing or we would have been looking at him much earlier in the Window. Serious questions needs to be asked about the transfer strategy. The amount of money wasted on transfers that are now on loan could have been used to sign quality players for the first team as the club have no interest in promoting the youth team players and giving them a chance.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    If we sign another centre back will conte switch to 3 at the back with zouma on his way back from injury. the development squad is now playing 3 at the back surely only a matter of time before the senior squad start playing the same way.
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    Random Rumours

    Honestly don't see the sense in signing mandzukic unless he is going to play 442. Would rather give one of the youth a go instead on having a third choice striker sitting on the bench on 100k+ a week.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I really hope not his legs have gone. He should put some trust in Aina and play him next season. We don't have any European football so having a huge squad of superstars won't work and will only end up one way. I really thought he would go to 3 at the back but playing 424 were does cesc play can't see him playing as one of the sitting players in the middle.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Not really he hasn't had long enough to work with the players. TBH a few of the players didn't know to press the ball or stay in position. William a few times in the first half looked at him to get instructions.
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    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    After watching yesterday's game I don't think we can read to much into the result it was Chelsea's first pre season game against a team who are now ready for the season. Chelsea TV had the team playing the same formation 4231 as last season but as soon as the game started it looked more like a deep 442 and finished in a 424. It was good to see some of the young players getting a run out in the second half. Personally I would sell Mikel if he plays 424 with a high press as he just can't press the game and I think chalobah offers more than him. I would 100% include aina in the squad next season his passing was poor yesterday but the guy is really quick and with work could be a real super star at either RB or LB.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Think it could be the kick up the ass the boy needs tho saying that I would rather him given games in beside matic instead of playing as a number 10. he played well against MK Dons in the FA cup but didn't seem match fit and looked like he was saving himself. I'd defiantly like to see him impose himself on games more next season if given a chance
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    Jose Mourinho thread

    I also hope your right. I would prefer conte set with a target of top four and to bring the youngers into the first team. We don't have any European football next season so we don't need a massive squad of players. I also think if Jose does join united in the summer he will win the league the next few seasons so it will let us blood the kids to see what we have.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Totally agree with you. Even tho matic has been terrible this season I would have rather given RLC 10 games beside him instead of playing Mikel. A lot of the young kids must be wondering how they will ever get a game when some of the senior players have been so poor this season and they still can't get a game. Conte will have done his home work he knows what William can do why not play Kennedy the whole game last instead of william or pedro. Just to pick up on another point I seen someone saying a lot of the fans wanting instant success. I would rather see conte be given a target of top four for the next 2 seasons with the hope of playing some of the younger players then hopefully being ready to challenge for the league in his last year.