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  1. 15m apparently. Arsenal the clear winners out of this.
  2. Just did them a big favour in more ways than one. As usual. Chelsea the mugs who are always determined to strengthen rivals
  3. Even if his end product is normally pretty poor, I have to admit, he's not looked too bad defensively. Of course it helps quite a bit he normally has Azpi directly behind him on the pitch.
  4. 35m. Hehehehe. I wonder in what though. 35m in dirty, shrivelled toenails maybe.
  5. I don't want Carlo back here. He had his time and did fantastically well. With the current situation of the Manchester clubs, and Chelsea's lack of ability to keep up financially, he'll just flop hard.
  6. Anelka on the left wing. All the strikers who were benched behind Fernando when he was here, so Sturridge, Ba, Lukaku and anyone else. Mata by Mourinho. Gallas at LB, but Cole wouldn't have come the other way, otherwise. Azpi at Lb, even though you can't really call it misuse since he was brilliant and gave defensive balance for Hazard's lack of defending... He could have done a lot more attacking as a right back the way he did with FSW. The amount of times Iva should not have played at RB and it should have been Azpi there (Iva another misused... always preferred him at CB, and I think he did himself) Victor Moses might have flourished as a goalscoring LW/LF had the manager's put a bit more energy into developing him in that position. He got into double figures in his debut season, even as a bit part player. Yossi Benayoun... Could have won balon d'Or if he was given a fair- Just kidding, just kidding!
  7. It's a wonder he's scored the number of goals he has. Incredibly slow, bottles it in front of goal, every time I watch him, he seems to have very little threat about him... Always happy to see him in the arsenal side. Out of Dzeko, Giroud and Slimani, I'd take the other two first, even though they're all pretty meh. Giroud, Dzeko both 31, cost more, will demand bigger wages and expect more game time. Slimani not as good all-round but younger (29) more aggressive style, cheaper both wages and fee wise and will probably be happier with less time. Also available for Cl. Plus he's probably got the desire to prove himself, seeing as he had an excellent record at sporting and will probably feel he hasn't been hasn't been given a proper shot.
  8. (Just checking Bakayoko for some illegal substances.... No. Nothing this time. Clean. I'll get you next time! )
  9. So... A 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 then. Fabregas has two behind/beside him. Some width further up ahead and close to the striker Sorted. (Bah! I should be a manager. These people always over-complicating things.)
  10. If Hazard decides he's better off at Madrid, and Courtois, and you see more and more players turn down Chelsea for other clubs... Could soon find ourselves reading the transfer columns and excitedly keeping tabs on players like... Andy Carroll and Ashley Barnes in the future. :p
  11. I honestly don't think it's the board's fault here (re. Giving youth the chance). It seems there are certain players Conte just doesn't trust enough to do what he expects of them (which seems a bit of a silly thing to say given the Baka situation), while others like Christensen and Ampadu he's taken a liking to. Morata looked like a great buy, but all of a sudden there are some pretty big question marks over him. That's one you can't really fault the club for. He was one of the few top young striker's about who were available. Batshuayi - if Conte had such little faith in him, he really ought to have left the club over the summer and someone else bought in. There was interest from Marseille or Lyon if I recall, with a decent fee quoted. Frustrating thing is all the areas of weakness remain. Maybe the Dzeko and Emerson deals (and Barkley) will prove better business... We'll just have to wait and see.
  12. True of course, but it should still get you 5 or six, very good to top level players... For other squad roles, there are (were) players on loan, in the youth team and others that can be bought in for cheap at a good price with scouts doing their job. There are places, other leagues with talented players who don't cost ridiculous amounts... Positions needed to be strengthened. 2 Wingbacks - 2 Central midfielders - (At least one of those could have been filled by Loftus-Cheek, Van Ginkel, Chalobah, Ake - if the latter two would have been given playing time.) 2 Forwards (one striker, one winger/inside forward?) The winger could have been Traore. He's scored 6 goals from 16 starts, mainly as a right winger for Lyon. So really... 2 Wingbacks, a quality central midfielder and a quality striker for 250m. 62.5m a player on average
  13. Assuming the lineup is: Courtois Azpi | Christensen | Cahill Moses | Kante | Bakayoko | Alonso Willian | Morata | Hazard Bench: Cabellaro Rudiger Zappacosta Fabregas Pedro Barkley Dzeko Reserves Luiz Emerson Drinkwater Admittedly, you'd have a some good depth, even some variety,, but overall a lot of similar level, average, slightly above average players.
  14. I don't believe so, tbh. Not recently anyway. Any top quality midfielder, more of an all-rounder than Fabregas... That would really strengthen the team if you've got him alongside Kante. Rudiger :) (30m?) Morata :| (60m?) Zappacosta :| (24m?) Drinkwater :| (35m?) Bakayoko :( (£40m) Barkley :| Dzeko :| (£35m) Emerson :| (£20m) That would be £250m more or less on players, and how much would the squad really have improved from last season? When... Zouma could've been kept and done a similar job to Rudiger... It seems like a lot of sideways and backwards steps. The one real bright spot has been Christensen.
  15. Seri apparently being chased by Man United. I could see him really improving the creativity in their midfield. He could be a good replacement for Fabregas here possibly. Only 25-30m as well. Matic Pogba Seri Martial Lukaku Sanchez Pretty strong. Has a bit of everything (on paper.)

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