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  1. Orpington_Blue

    Rate our transfer window

    You have to be some special sort of Idiot to think that Chelsea will now sell Hazard or Kante without any way of bringing a replacement in. Also how much money would Madrid get from the sale of a 32 year old Modric that they will be able to convince Chelsea to part with there best two players. It would realistically cost about £125m to buy either of them. Does merson really think Modric sale will bring in 200m to real? Complete Idiot.
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    Mateo Kovačić

    He will have a couple of years left on his deal with Madrid next summer. If he does well this season and feels settled in London, think we could pull the same trick that Madrid pulled on us with Courtois. Hope he has a smashing year here.
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    Alvaro Morata

    Look at it this way. If he gets back to his early form from last season, we will be almost challenging for the title this season. If not then we can get a top striker next season by selling him and Batshuayi.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Our participation in the EL is probably the reason for the likes of RLC, Tammy and Ampadu have stayed. Think these guys can get 20 start each between EL, LC and early stages of the FA Cup.
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    How much time will Sarri get?

    He was ok before that and I am afraid that ok-ish level wont be good enough to partner Rudiger in a back 4. I think the club knows this already hence the serious chase for Rugani.
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    Thibaut Courtois

    Don't tempt fate. Good chance that next summer this would be Hazard. He is puling the game trick with his contract.
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    Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Easily on par or better than Courtois in shot stopping. If he can improve his footwork he could be up there with Neuer and Ederson.
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    Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Yeah the board put themselves in a bad position trusting Courtois and I think heads should roll for such a colossal mistake. That said, Lafont just went to Fiorentina for 10m and I don't think he is that much worse than Kepa. I just cant seem to ignore the fact that we could have bought Leon Baily + Lafont for the same money we just spent on Kepa.
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    How much time will Sarri get?

    United team is quite poor but still has more balance than us while City, pool and spurs are certainly better. If we get Kovacic, we might leapfrog United and maybe even spurs. But I will wait to see if it happens. I like Christensen since he is club trained (and maybe he will get better) but right now he is very average. Makes quite a few mistakes and lacks pace even at such a young age. Davinson Sanchez at same age is such a complete player, Christensen does not even come close.
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    Mateo Kovacic

    Be still behind City and Dippers. You really underestimate the players they have.
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    Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Thanks a lot. Hadn't come across this. 70m is a lot better than 100 but still a daft move by the club.
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    How much time will Sarri get?

    That was in large part Conte's genius. The team was still quite average compared to the relative strength of our teams in the past. Christensen is thoroughly average and while Jorginho and Rudiger are good upgrades. We have massively downgraded from Costa to Morata. The team over all is not any stronger than two season back. While in this time City and Liverpool have strengthened massively. For me, on paper we are the 5th best team this season. Something I haven't seen since 2002-3 season.
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    Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Bigger game... Is that a joke? Alisson and Ederson have been CL regulars for years while Kepa has no CL experience.
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    Kepa Arrizabalaga

    That is what we said about Courtois 3 seasons back. Also City and Everton have got better keepers for less than half of what we are spending. The board has well and truly fecked up on this one.
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    Kepa Arrizabalaga

    When you add the Spanish taxes, the total amount of transfer would be close to £100m. Which is absolutely mental. Considering this player was available for £30m (including taxes) just 8 months back. Our board had lost all sense and is just doing the headless chicken routine. Everyone on internet could see that Courtois is running down his contract. The board should have signed Lafont or Kepa last summer and benched / sold Courtois.