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Nickcook26 last won the day on January 26 2018

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  1. Nickcook26

    Andreas Christensen

    CHO transfer request is just the tip of the iceberg. Christensen is surely set to also hand in a transfer request in the summer having been completely overlooked so far. It's an important part of his career and he can't continue like this. Some won't be bothered by the looks of things, but I fully expect him to develop into a very effective centre back.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    As a fan the transfer request is awful news. Although I can't blame him. Sign a new contract and be sent on loan for the next 3 years? Our treatment of young players has been disgusting at times so reputation goes before us unfortunately. He wants to leave to somewhere he will get a proper opportunity - good on him.
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    Tammy Abraham

    It's very sad that Chelsea will never do this. Harry Kane had some very uninspiring loan spells and is great proof of what can happen when you give someone a chance. I would love to see him recalled and given a chance amidst the current striking situation but it's very sad Chelsea don't operate in this way. Hopefully they will prove me wrong.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Let's hope not
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Can't see confirmation either way as to whether he was carrying a knock or just not selected. If the latter, I'm very concerned. Hopefully he is injured but not seriously.
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    I think Willian has been a great player over the years for Chelsea. No doubt in the last few games he has been far from his best. I'm not sure if he is declining through age or if he is just a bit tired. He has started the last 4 games (one of which was a dead rubber) so perhaps Sarri needs to rotate him more to see him back to his best.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Really having to do it the hard way if he is to make a success at our club. Sarri just won't give him a chance from the start in a league game (Wolves the only exception so far). Agree with all the above, RLC should have started today in place of Willian who just looks completely jaded and looks like he has played far too much football recently.
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    Andreas Christensen

    Opinion of Andreas seems mixed amongst fans this season. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/17/football-transfer-rumours-chelseas-andreas-christensen-to-barcelona Personally, it is no surprise for me to see another big European club linked with him. I think he needs regular game time, so wouldn't be surprised to see him leave. Is this something we might regret? I think so
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    Danny Drinkwater

    I hear both Skinnedy & Atomis arguments and do accept your points. I don't think the club bought these players believing they were average though. Some players bought for modest transfer fees do indeed turn out to be world class (Azpi a great example in my opinion). Emerson for me actually hasn't had a proper chance yet and but has looked good when I've seen of him.
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    Danny Drinkwater

    Not every signing can be a marquee signing and not all signings work out. Zappa and Emerson are very able deputies as we can't have one LB/RB operating all season. We are likely to play around 60 games. We need them for Europa League/Domestic Cups and in case of suspension/injuries. Transfers are easy to judge with hindsight but even in successful times there are signings which don't work out. Kezman/Shevchenko/Boulahrouz/Del Horno spring to my mind.
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    Andreas Christensen

    Yes Kepa's fault. It was straight at him. Didn't have to move. We have to expect our keeper to save those. Moving aside, Christensen isn't the perfect centre back yet but is still very young and I think has massive potential. The club definitely has a problem when it comes to young players being given a chance but some of our fans are also just as bad and quick to judge without allowing them to develop fully (I.e expecting mistake free performances from young players).
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Agree with all the above. I would love to see him starting. I believe he is still yet to start a PL game this year which isn't ideal. If he doesn't start this week v Wolves I don't know what else the lad can do.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    He won't be allowed to leave on loan unless he signs a new contract (he has refused so far). We either need to give him minutes or face a Solanke situation in the last year of his contract. His deal runs until the end of next season so the player holds the cards here.
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    Alvaro Morata

    Looks like everyone is agreed he is hopeless. I watch him and constantly ask myself who was worse, him or Torres. Worryingly, they play in a very similar way.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Very well said. Fantastic post. Considering CHO limited playing time and hearing press conferences like this, he would be very well advised to get out of the club asap. I read today Bayern Munich are monitoring him as well. Surely I am not the only one extremely concerned? It makes me so frustrated.