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    evissy got a reaction from forbzy in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    Roman just dialled 555-Leo-Messi. 
    At the Messi's, Leo speaking 
    Leo, it is Roman. I buy you. Plane is ready. Wear something blue. 
    Click. 
     
     
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    evissy got a reaction from AlwaysRight in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    Roman just dialled 555-Leo-Messi. 
    At the Messi's, Leo speaking 
    Leo, it is Roman. I buy you. Plane is ready. Wear something blue. 
    Click. 
     
     
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    evissy got a reaction from Sexyfootball in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    Roman just dialled 555-Leo-Messi. 
    At the Messi's, Leo speaking 
    Leo, it is Roman. I buy you. Plane is ready. Wear something blue. 
    Click. 
     
     
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    evissy got a reaction from Strider6003 in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    This is why I feel paying 100m for Lukaku is not smart. I would much rather see Werner not being offside or finishing the simple chances he get. He is now one season smarter. He scored 28 goals for Leipzig couple seasons back. It is all in his head. 
    Adding to that Ziyech and Havertz who are also acclimatised to the Prem. 
    Will Lukaku bring 25-30 goals with him? 
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    evissy reacted to Strider6003 in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    Thinking out loud here,
    Seeing the mess we are in with bringing in new strikers makes me wonder if we are better playing a front three of:
    Werner, Ziyech and Havertz  (Pulisic at times too)
    It would remind me a little of Liverpool who do not play with an orthodox striker.
    Could this work with TT coaching.
    I have a strange feeling it might be better than having Lukaku leading the line.
     
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    evissy reacted to Barry Bridges in Chelsea Player Wins Olympic Gold   
    Massive congratulation to Jessie Fleming in being an instrumental player to Canada winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Football.  Would love to know how much of that winning Chelsea mentality helped her on the national team drive to success.
     
    May it be a start to a season full of trophies for Jessie and the other girls in Blue!
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    evissy got a reaction from Jangz in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    I think he just loathes he made the long deal. Every season he has to come back to be laughed at in the pre-season. He just absolutely doesn't want to ve here. Fine by me. I just wish we could sell him pretty quick. 
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    evissy got a reaction from PloKoon13 in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    Follow the footsteps of Maradona? 
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    evissy got a reaction from Mouwry in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    Plan B for me would be to trust what we have. I don't understand why we can't give Tammy a glimmer of hope and trust Kai, Timo and Hakim to multiply their numbers in terms of scoring. 
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    evissy got a reaction from Oiboy78 in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    I am trying to read myself in my opinion about Lukaku and if I boil it down to one simple reason why I don't him at Chelsea is because I don't want him. I want Haaland. I can go on about his age and fit for Chelsea and the Prem but in the end I don't want him. 
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    evissy got a reaction from Oiboy78 in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    Comparing Lukaku to Lionel Messi? 
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    evissy got a reaction from coco in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    Plan B for me would be to trust what we have. I don't understand why we can't give Tammy a glimmer of hope and trust Kai, Timo and Hakim to multiply their numbers in terms of scoring. 
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    evissy reacted to ForeverCarefree in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    Glenn Johnson doesn't pay for his toilet seats. He's the last person I'd listen to about how to spend your money. 
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    evissy reacted to ozboy in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    As I recall JT was a bit quick with Glen’s wife, so I guess Glen would know about premier league speed
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    evissy got a reaction from big blue in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    I am still not buying Messi is leaving Barcelona. I feel some big bank will bail them out and the circus goes on. 
    Anyway the news is Spanish League thinks not allowing Barcelona to sign Messi even for 50% off like was reported is good for the league (biding the FFP) . They are probably right. But I still think money will bend that idea. 
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    evissy got a reaction from mojo in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    They already signed the English Messi - Jack Grealish. 
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    evissy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Lionel Messi to Chelsea?   
    They already signed the English Messi - Jack Grealish. 
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    evissy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Pre Season Competition   
    A grade: Ziyech, Kante, Kovacic, Chalobah, Anjorin, Tuchel 
    B grade: Havertz, Werner, Alonso, Rudiger, Zouma, Pulisic, Ampadu, RLC, CHO, Zappa, Miazga, Kenedy
    C grade: Tammy, Mendy
    No chance grade: Sarr, Bakayoko 
    All in all we would and should have won this with comfort. We just subbed the whole side and made two individual mistakes that uncharacteristically cost us two goals. Sarr and Bakayoko were horrendous. No other words. Mendy let in that second goal. Looked bad. He has had lapses of concentration in these two games. 
    I was very pleased with our midfield and especially Ziyech. He is an excellent player. You can see us creating 10-15 great chances in the match and we only finish two of them. Both by an excellent finish by Ziyech. This is why we absolutely need him. He is also winning back balls high up the field. Best player for us in these Mind series games for us with Kante. 
    I have never seen us this fit and ready in pre-season. Tuchel is really putting the lads in good shape. Starting strong is a good thing. Gather momentum for the season. 
    I am a bit worried for Ruben. Tuchel said before this game he really needs to push Ruben to see his true level. Now he fielded RLC in a very unfavourable time next to Bakayoko. He had no chance to look good and he didn't. If we don't sign Rice which looks more than sure we need one of these lads to step up. Looks like it is Ruben. If Tuchel don't trust him we might make a late buy and we know what those look... 
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    evissy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    Difference between playing for WBA and Everton vs ManU (or other big sides) is your head to head games against similar opponents are different to the games against Big sides. Smaller sides naturally put more men behind the ball and try to slow down the more able team. This is what we encounter every season. I am pretty sure same goes to United.
    Chelsea under Lampard and under Tuchel had serious problems scoring in those games even if we created 15-20 chances per game. This is the reason why we are trying to buy us out of the problem. 
    We have been excellent under Tuchel against ball playing sides. That is not our problem. We won Madrid sides, City, Liverpool for example with brilliant displays of football. Every side that has space behind their midfield for us and we are good. 
    This is a major problem in games against sides fighting in the bottom half of the table. For me players like Ziyech, Havertz, CHO, Alonso and Pulisic are players who are able to score with pure skill in condensed spaces. We lack that pure finisher like Aguero was for City or Suarez was for Barcelona/Atletico. 
    For me Lukaku isn't scoring in those condensed spaces. Look at the goals. He is scoring fast attacks. He isn't a top class header of the ball like Lewa or Haaland. 
    I don't want to sound like a prat who is not appreciating the club buying a world talent that Lukaku is but buying him is closing the book on Haaland for example. That is it.
    And if you buy 28yr old you have to play him if he is fit. With Haaland or a young striker you have time like we did with Kai. 
    Anyway if we buy him I am glad we are fixing the apparent problem. I hope he hits the ground running and is everything you want for the money. 
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    evissy got a reaction from ashwin in Jules Kounde   
    Not being sarcastic. In Chelsea-City games we offset each other. Both have possession and chances are created. The games we have against lesser opponents where the bus is parked the football turns sour. If we had a deadly finisher we could at least win the match. But I don't enjoy 70% ball possession matched even if it is us. The win makes it fine naturally but if we don't win it is twice as bad. 
    And to reiterate watch any of Chelsea-City games with Pep and Tuchel they are excellent and so far from being slow. Some brilliant football that is. 
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    evissy reacted to Argo in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    The jury is still very much out on him in big games.
    For all Werner"s faults, his goal against Real Madrid is bigger than any Rom has ever scored.
    If he doesn't significantly improve his record in them (and with our early fixtures we are quickly going to get a good idea on whether he will or not) then Tuchel is in a very unenviable position.
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    evissy reacted to enigma in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    It sounds harsh on Lukaku, but I'm still bummed out that we didn't try harder for Haaland. The thought of Haaland going elsewhere next summer is a real kick in the nuts when we had our best shot at getting him this summer.
    If the fee for Lukaku ends up being around €120m, then it will make me wonder why we couldn't go that extra mile and throw a little more money at getting Haaland who, right now, is arguably the biggest talent in football, and In a position we were weaker in.
    If he goes to another English club next summer, it will be gutting. He is a player who could have signed a five year contract and still only been 25 after it was up. Lukaku on the other hand is at the tail end of his career. 
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    evissy got a reaction from DarkMata in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    I am glad to hear positive things about the transfer and Lukaku. I have this idea in my head this is a bad move. Just can't shake it. I really hope if he is is signed he takes the league by a storm and shuts me up.
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    evissy got a reaction from Chelsbear in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    We would. We'd also have one of the best attacking talents in our team at 21. 
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    evissy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    This is a picture of Kai scoring against Crystal Palace. That is 1(2) against 6 defenders. This is a normal situation we are against sides like Palace. Havertz did a brilliant move and scored that which is not very normal for us under Tuchel. 
    I just watched Lukaku highlight reel from 2021. Most of his goals are scored against more even situations. 1 against 2 or 1 against 1. Now I'll be the first to admit I watched 0 minutes of Serie A last term so I am not an expert of that league. However I can say without a doubt in the Prem has much more quality and strength in players, teams and managers than Serie A.
    If you look at City's goals and games they score many tap ins and crosses very close to the goal. City's style of play is probably the closest we can compare Tuchel's football. There are differences but the way we try to score is for me similar. They have no apparent striker. For me Jesus is not their level player. He sort of fills a slot in their side. Sterling, Gundogan, Mahrez, DeBruyne are the ones providing goals.
    For me Lukaku doesn't bring that much to these matches. I'll admit games against big 6 it changes as we have space in opponent area where he has shined in Italy. We don't have that player as Werner can't hit the goal or beat the offside. He could well score in those but the tedious matches against your palaces where for example Diego scored many times we lack the talent. 
    Now you might say Haaland wants space, who doesn't but he is 21 and has time to learn. Lukaku is the Lukaku he will be for the rest of his career and at 100m he doesn't sound like the solution we need. Just my humble opinion. 

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