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    enigma got a reaction from Slojo in Chelsea v Southampton (PL) Sat 17th Oct 2020 15:00 GMT   
    If the club had built from the back years ago, we may not have been in this situation. But with signings like Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Emerson etc, we have neglected any real quality in defence. I can understand that this window it was difficult to find the top quality. It's unfortunate. We could have brought in VVD years ago when Conte was here, but instead we focused on saving money and bringing in average players. 
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    enigma got a reaction from General in Chelsea v Southampton (PL) Sat 17th Oct 2020 15:00 GMT   
    If the club had built from the back years ago, we may not have been in this situation. But with signings like Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Emerson etc, we have neglected any real quality in defence. I can understand that this window it was difficult to find the top quality. It's unfortunate. We could have brought in VVD years ago when Conte was here, but instead we focused on saving money and bringing in average players. 
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    enigma got a reaction from WhiteWall in Chelsea v Southampton (PL) Sat 17th Oct 2020 15:00 GMT   
    If the club had built from the back years ago, we may not have been in this situation. But with signings like Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Emerson etc, we have neglected any real quality in defence. I can understand that this window it was difficult to find the top quality. It's unfortunate. We could have brought in VVD years ago when Conte was here, but instead we focused on saving money and bringing in average players. 
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    enigma got a reaction from jack_super_class in The State of Our Midfield   
    I mean Liverpool hardly have a creative midfield and in two seasons they have won the CL and league. They have a fantastic offensive front three which is very good. Pretty much the same with City, except they do have KDB.
    Our creativity will likely come from Havertz, Ziyech, Mount and Jorginho. I would have liked us to have gone for Thiago, but you can't buy everyone. 
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    enigma got a reaction from dansubrosa in The State of Our Midfield   
    Yeah it's not like our midfielders don't know how to provide long passes. It is more of a case of having barely played together. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Droopy in The State of Our Midfield   
    I mean Liverpool hardly have a creative midfield and in two seasons they have won the CL and league. They have a fantastic offensive front three which is very good. Pretty much the same with City, except they do have KDB.
    Our creativity will likely come from Havertz, Ziyech, Mount and Jorginho. I would have liked us to have gone for Thiago, but you can't buy everyone. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Luiz4Chelsea in The State of Our Midfield   
    Yeah it's not like our midfielders don't know how to provide long passes. It is more of a case of having barely played together. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Gol15 in The State of Our Midfield   
    Yeah it's not like our midfielders don't know how to provide long passes. It is more of a case of having barely played together. 
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    enigma got a reaction from BlueLilly in Chelsea v Liverpool (PL) Sun 20th Sep 2020 16:30 GMT   
    Did you watch the first half? We were the more dangerous team. The red changed things. You go up against a Liverpool side with 10 men, it's an uphill battle. We are settling in new players too. As well as having a poor keeper. Keep things in perspective. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Dean in Chelsea v Liverpool (PL) Sun 20th Sep 2020 16:30 GMT   
    We have just signed half a new team. When we get the team up and running, it's going to be different. Facing Liverpool 2nd game of the season and having to play one half with ten men was going to be hard. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Valerie in Chelsea v Liverpool (PL) Sun 20th Sep 2020 16:30 GMT   
    Did you watch the first half? We were the more dangerous team. The red changed things. You go up against a Liverpool side with 10 men, it's an uphill battle. We are settling in new players too. As well as having a poor keeper. Keep things in perspective. 
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    enigma got a reaction from evissy in Super Frank Lampard *Officially our Manager*   
    Don't know if anybody has seen this, but I just started watching it last night. Need to continue watching it later. Just thought I'd post it here while I remember. 
     
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    enigma got a reaction from ashwin in Brighton v Chelsea (PL) Mon 14th Sep 2020 20:15 GMT   
    I think it's expected that we look a little disjointed. Havertz and Werner are new to the team. Getting used to their team mates. We've barely had a preseason. Be patient people. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Valerie in Brighton v Chelsea (PL) Mon 14th Sep 2020 20:15 GMT   
    I think it's expected that we look a little disjointed. Havertz and Werner are new to the team. Getting used to their team mates. We've barely had a preseason. Be patient people. 
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    enigma got a reaction from DidierDrogbalala in Brighton v Chelsea (PL) Mon 14th Sep 2020 20:15 GMT   
    I think it's expected that we look a little disjointed. Havertz and Werner are new to the team. Getting used to their team mates. We've barely had a preseason. Be patient people. 
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    enigma got a reaction from PhilH930 in Brighton v Chelsea (PL) Mon 14th Sep 2020 20:15 GMT   
    Shame we are missing a few new signings, but I'm excited to see Havertz and Werner play. Havertz especially. It will be interesting to see how he copes with the archetypal English team. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Nibs in Welcome To Chelsea Thiago Silva *Official*   
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    enigma got a reaction from ducavis in Brighton v Chelsea (Friendly) Saturday 29th August, kick-off 3pm.   
    Haven't followed this game much. However, away at Brighton who are a decent lower table premier League side is a good test. It's stupid to expect much from a game like this. We also have half our normal team out, along with two brand new signings with the coach likely trying out new tactics and personnel. 
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    enigma got a reaction from ducavis in Houssem Aouar   
    From what I've read, he seems to be more creative and more of a goal scorer than Kovacic, with similar dribbling ability. He tends to release the ball quicker and opts to find the pass rather than drive forward so much with the ball like Kovacic. Imo he would be a great addition and could partner well with our midfield players. 
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    enigma got a reaction from mwblue10 in Welcome to Chelsea Ben Chilwell   
    I doubt it's putting an end to Havertz. Havertz has agreed personal terms with us. We were always going to go after a CB and LB. Not gonna lie, I hope we aren't paying over £55m for him though. I feel like we should be spending the higher fees on a CB, not a LB. But then again, both are important so who knows. Good fullbacks are crucial in modern football. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Backbiter in Chelsea V Arsenal: FA Cup Final Saturday 1st August 17:30 GMT   
    Not sure about that. Azpi giving away a penalty was stupid. Pulisic going off injured, and going down to 10 men didn't help at all, but these games are mostly won by fine margins. Arsenal beat Man City to get to the final, we beat Man Utd, Liverpool and Leicester on route to the final too, so I think people are going OTT a little with a massive overhaul. No doubt we need to strengthen, but we need at most 4 players. Due to consistent injuries, maybe it's a good idea to sign an extra player too. The issue has been the board not strengthening each season after we won the league.
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    enigma got a reaction from evissy in Super Frank Lampard *Officially our Manager*   
    I think we can all pick things that can be improved in hindsight, but at the end of the day football is a pretty simple game. Some you win, some you lose, some you draw. If it was easy to be the most consistent, perfect side, every team would be. Unfortunately, it isn't so easy to improve the side due to the ridiculous cost of players these days, as well as the difficulty in finding said players. 
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    enigma got a reaction from mwblue10 in We've got a new Kepa   
    It doesn't make sense that Kepa was one of the most sought after keepers back in 2017 when he was close to a move to Real Madrid, but now people are saying he's poor. No doubt he hasn't be great for us, but we don't know the real reasons behind this. Could be due to personal issues, lost confidence, homesick etc. I am wondering whether the board are willing to lose money on him because, even though we bought him for £71m, we sold Courtois for £35m so maybe they aren't overly fussed about the loss of money. 
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    enigma got a reaction from Barry Bridges in Following our Nearest & Dearest Rivals 2019/20   
    This gave me laugh. 
     
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    enigma got a reaction from charierre in Following our Nearest & Dearest Rivals 2019/20   
    This gave me laugh. 
     
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