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Everything posted by Gentian

  1. I must say if we were to choose a new manager I would definitely prefer Sarri to Enrique as Enrique totally flopped in Italy and he has big demands according to reports and that doesn't work out so well with us at the moment, look at Conte. Where as Sarri' s Napoli play outstanding football with no real superstars. Higuain left for Juve the only real superstar they had. He took Hysaj from his old club Empoli for only 5 million euros and turned him one of the best right backs around not only defensively but he is almost like a playmaker with his passes/crosses from deep. The only negative point I can think is that Napoli play direct quick football which I love but they have the players for it a bit like when Chelsea had robben and duff (i would take them over any other wingers atm when they where at their peak, beautiful to watch) where as now we have William and Hazard which are not that direct and have a different style. Also, he hardly rotates his team unless he has to due to injury and not sure how he will integrate our talented youth. However, I would still prefer we kept Conte and backed him up with one or two quality signings as he has shown he is a winner, passionate and I have no doubt ampadu and odoi will get more chances next season and probably loftus cheek too if he can stay fit.
  2. Your argue that Matic was rubbish yet Conte won the league with him. So what do we do we tie his hands even further but getting Bakayoko instead which I think you agree that his level atm is below Matic. What you also want is Conte to smile and say that's ok guys.. Personally I think Conte is doing all of us fans a favour by stating that we need quality signings if we want to stay at the top.. and it had to be stated a lot of times for the board and some fans to take notice.
  3. If we were playing with three central midfielders i.e 4-3-3 I think he would work perfectly on the left hand side like Frank Lampard as he has the skill, vision, an eye to score, can tackle and does not require much pace. He would score quite a few more goals too from that position.
  4. He was getting paid 6.5 million. Now he gets paid 9 mill an increase to winning the title last year and to ward off competition from inter Milan that were willing to offer a 12.5 million per year. Lippi gets paid 18 million. Guardiola and mourinho around 15 million and Wenger 8.5 million.
  5. Guardiola has lost 3 in a row now. It can happend to the best. He had a 450 million spend and got most of the players he asked according to news reports. If Conte stays next season I would love to see him in the same mood as last year. In my opinion that was some of the best football I have seen from Chelsea, and the passion was contagious I felt like a young kid. Conte is clearly a good tactician and will give chances to youngsters if they deserve it... However, if he intends to remain with the same attitude as this year than it's best for all parties that he leaves.
  6. Well he hasn't underperformed has he. Won the league on his first season. How can he be the best with the tools given to him at a notoriously difficult league with the best managers in the world. Certainly the complaining is not nice but maybe that's the only way the board can wake up and do something. We seem to identify good players but we settle with third choices and that's not on. We had Lampard Essien Ballack Makalele even Tiago at to choose from now we only have Kante. The squad needs to be improved full stop if we want to be at the top and that's what Conte is saying.
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    Truth is we know that we need to recruit better quality players but we dont even have a sporting director yet which I think will be crucial. Than we need to sort out the manager situation as I think our team is not that bad. We are suffering from the second season syndrome that's all. Fabregas, Cahill and Moses need to go, possibly Pedro too. There are some amazing young players in Europe that will make a huge difference in our team if we recruit them such as Milinkovic Savic. Hysaj. Icardi. Felipe Anderson etc. Play Sinclair and Odoi as much as possible and we good to go. 4-3-3 Courtis Azpilicueta - christiansen - Rudiger - Palmieri Kante - D Drinkwater - Milinkovic Savic William - Icardi - Hazard Second team Caballero Sterling - zouma - Luiz - Zappacosta Barkley - Bakayoko - Alonso Morata - Giroud - Odoi Perfect!
  8. Lack of support has being obvious from the board and Conte has being loud about it. People say why play Bakayoko, than he plays drinkwater, we say he is sh*t too. Than fabregas comes along, we say he has passed it. Why play alonso?Moses? Cahill? They are not for a top team right? So what is the manager supposed to do, could be Conte, allegri or guardiola!!?? The entire team is a mid table quality except hazard, kante and azpi.. With the team quality we have getting top 4 will be an overachievement.
  9. I prefer Lampard. Maybe than we will be patient with underachieving until we build an identity because same thing will happen with the next manager. We will hate him after one year.
  10. It's really such a shame that is not working out for Conte and tbh he has a lot of faults, stubborn, very slow in reacting and critical to players and board. However, Let's be real in here in that Man city team only Hazard would have being on the first team. We have had this problem for a number of years now whereby one year we look amazing and next year we can hardly score a goal. The main problem is the players we have are soft and mismatched, no leaders in the team like Dennis Wise, Terry, Lampard, Ballack. Azpilicueta is the only leader we have. A previous poster mentioned about lack of identity, unfortunately it's because of the players Hazard and William want to pass it around where as Pedro or Kante are direct and they are about speed. With that being said our team is very poor and not even Guardiola can do anything about it when you look at Moses, Alonso, fabregas, drinkwater, bakayoko, Cahill, Pedro. These players are not for a top 4 team and none of them would get in a Liverpool or even Tottenham team. With the signings we have made it's a clear lack of ambition. I would rather get a quality player for 90 mill than two average players for same amount. Finally, I think we will make top 4 and we will replace Conte withsomeone else and probably do well next year. The year after we will be sh*t again if we don't make the right signings.
  11. You have no clue what you talking about. It's embarrassing.
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    Vidal is a bit old now. Best midfielder in my opinion is milinkovic savic of Lazio. Tall and powerful but very skillfull and scores goals from midfield like Lampard. He is young only 23 but would cost 90 million at least...
  13. History will show Costa wanted to leave by all means... didn't care about Chelsea so much so that wanted to go to China
  14. Against Barcelona too and we were unlucky not to win.
  15. With one year left after this season I would be surprised if we get anymore than 60million
  16. I agree. Also, Giroud is 2 years younger. However, point is that we have a huge problem closing deals the last couple of years and we can't blame emenealo anymore so who is doing these negotiations.
  17. Even if one does not get it's target, You get someone close to the target. Am sorry but zappacosta with Sandro is a huge difference. We couldn't even close a deal for Llorente for goodness sake. Lol
  18. Odoi is a future star. I truly believe that next season he will get 20+ games
  19. Courtois is not even top 5 in the world in my opinion and I don't see us spending 70+ million quoted for Alisson.
  20. I have being a Chelsea fan since the Zola and Vialli days. Its sad to see that we have made no improvements on personnel the past couple of seasons especially but I am even more saddened to see the pesimisim of our own fans. Before Conte We asked for manager to offer us some stability after finishing 10th, (he eon us premier league)play a few youngsters (Christiansen regular, next year no doubt one more will break through in ampadu or Odoi). We ask for patience from the board yet we are not patient yourselves. We bought palmieri a Roma reserve after a major injury. Barkley injured lack of fitness that won't see full potential until next season. Giroud which i like but an Arsenal reserve player, yet we expect Conte to do miracles with these players. Who do we expect to take over from Conte? Do we really think we will do better? Do you really think he will give time to youth knowing fully well if he doesn't deliver immediately he is gone!

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