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Drogba Sale + Bridge Cash = New Player?


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While watching the Saarfend game there, the commentators stated that Drogba may be on the way out, either to Inter (with Adriano going to Spuds) or back to Marseille who want him. They also stated that if Chelsea needed a new forward then how come nothing is bieng made of the money we got for Bridge? I am wondering if the sale of Drogba could be a real possibility, and if we could that withe the 12 million we got for Bridge, then we could have the finances available for a decent bid in January for an as yet unkown player?

This is merely me putting 2 and 2 together, and possibly coming up with 5, but it's an interesting idea seeing as we are menat to be selling before buying?

Scott

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To us on this site its as simple as black and white. We need to buy new players and, for this window at least, we are +10m in transfer money. So that + the Robinho money comes to a cool 41m. But of course thats not how its working behind the scenes at the club.

If we were really gonna deal with Inter, i would see if they would part with Quaresma, as he already seems to be on the outs with Jose there. He could be that creative wing presence we are missing now that Joe is seemingly out.

But if Adriano is really and truly done with Inter, then I feel like they will almost certainly make a play for Drogba. If he found his passion again, he would have a new lease on life in Italy

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Drogba wants to go to Inter and im surprised that a deal hasnt already been done considering his love affair with J.M. That said it makes me wonder if Inter dont want him now and feel he might be a liability . Where does that leave Drogba now becaue i get the feeling the rest of the squad dont want him around .

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Personally, I don't want any more strikers. Get rid if Drogba for sure. Anelka, at the moment, is gold. Kalou has potential as does Di Santo and Sinclair can do the job as well. thats 4 strikers, 2 of which can play wide and 2 in the centre.

What I think we do need is some out and out wingers, both left and right. I would have liked to have kept Duff and maybe Wright Phillips but as they are gone we need players who can fill similar roles.

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I still can't buy into the idea of relying on Anelka as a striker we can rely on. I know that seems harsh when you see how many goals he has scored this season however I can only go by what I see and what I see is a striker who us not going to deliver in the big games, is going to struggle to make much out of the admittedly poor service our midfield is providing and will score most of his goals against weaker opposition or when someone else has already given us a comfrtable lead.

So if we do sell Drogba I think there has to be a replacement.

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I still can't buy into the idea of relying on Anelka as a striker we can rely on. I know that seems harsh when you see how many goals he has scored this season however I can only go by what I see and what I see is a striker who us not going to deliver in the big games, is going to struggle to make much out of the admittedly poor service our midfield is providing and will score most of his goals against weaker opposition or when someone else has already given us a comfrtable lead.

So if we do sell Drogba I think there has to be a replacement.

I agree. Plus i would also put Kalou in that mould too. Can get the third goal in an easy game after missing a couple of chances but if we still have hopes of winning the biggest prizes we need top quality. 1 chance 1 goal, because you dont get many in a European cup semi. Also saying he has potential is one thing but he's what 24, not 18.

The club have put sinclair out on loan which with our lack of quality wide plyers tells me they dont fancy him either.

I dont see the club signing anybody in january though.

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Personally, I don't want any more strikers. Get rid if Drogba for sure. Anelka, at the moment, is gold. Kalou has potential as does Di Santo and Sinclair can do the job as well. thats 4 strikers, 2 of which can play wide and 2 in the centre.

What I think we do need is some out and out wingers, both left and right. I would have liked to have kept Duff and maybe Wright Phillips but as they are gone we need players who can fill similar roles.

welcome back (I hope I'm correct in saying).

er, loz- I think you're right- anelka has actually not had a lot of games this season where he has convinced- he's scored lots of goals and in that sense it's good to see him make a contribution this season, but rarely has he looked either consistently threatening or happy in any of the system's we play. it's good that this season he's shown that he is a useful player- if he could be happy understanding that that is his role in the squad we should keep him, but over the next 3 seasons for example I'd not have a great deal of confidence in him to be our first choice striker.

also there is another problem with him- he seems neither to be a second striker or a target striker... for all his wandering about the pitch he is actually quite a static player when it comes to making forward runs (so our midfielders can play the ball to him)- it's a problem that we had with jimmy. because of this he can hardly be seen as the same kind of player as owen or crespo (or IMO, in their class), and he also isn't great holding up the ball (like drogba), nor terribly creative, nor does he run with ther ball (like many second strikers).

it's difficult to say what his ideal position is, and whether he'd even be able to make a partnership with drogba (or others) work properly.

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Watching Anelka when he drifts around looking for the ball makes me wonder if he could be tied down better to a position, he seems to roam out wide when played in a front two and drift back when played as main striker...not always but when the midfield is not getting balls through it seems more evident.

I wonder what he'd be like in the sort of role Mourinho had Gudjohnson in for a while to decent effect when he played not quite behind the main striker but more just in front of the midfield?

only a thought and I don't know if Anelka has the vision to do a Job there.

I also think he has problems scoring against better opposition but a contributing factor is the midfield isn't winning every battle like it used to or like on paper it should.

look at the UTD game and match up the names and you wouln't expect a midfield with Fletcher and Park to get the better of the one we put out but it has happened regularly,

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Would love Villa or Silva at the Bridge and Valencia are willing to sell but only for a big fee 25mill+ and therefore i think we would only be able to buy one with the Drog + Bridge money. Not that Chelsea would do it anyway (sell Drogba that is).

I think a signing like this might happen in the summer, i dnt expect any this Jan.

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Scolari has got to get the most out of the squad he has before we convert a new transfer into another under achiever

spot on.

He's on a 2 year deal with option to extend by 2 yrs, I doubt they'll be giving him a fortune to spend, going by performance's so far and the lenght of his contract.

Just play to your strenghts Fil.

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If we get a proven, durable wide player who has a good goal scoring record, then I think we can kill two birds with one stone. Get Anelka a supporting character who can drift into the middle and play off him, as well as adding some width and pace on the outside.

The trouble is players like that are not exactly everywhere. Someone like Robinho, obviously, would have been perfect for that kind of role.

And I think ClubHappy might be right. With Drogba being such a baby at the moment, and not doing much on the field, Jose might wager that it wouldnt be worth rocking the boat at Inter unless he knew he could control the guy from day one.

Drogba would annihilate defenses in Italy, and open up a ton of space in which Zlatan could work hsi magic

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Replacing Drogba with Luis Fabiano will be a step down in terms of quality. He is a solid striker but no more than that, imo.

We need a top talent to make up for loss of DD.

Not only that, but isnt he a bonafide headcase? I want someone of Torres's mental makeup who is quiet and willing to play their part come what may.

God how I wish we hadve gone for that kid.

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I think we need to build around the 4-3-3 formation which has brought us all our success down through the years. Raiding down the wings with electric wingers.

Cech

Mancienne Carvalho Terry A.Cole

Essien

J.Cole Lampard

Bosingwa Zhirkov

Anelka

Bench: Cudicini Ivanovic Belletti Mikel Di Santo Kalou Balotelli

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Heskey, Owen, Jones and Zaki.

All would be available now pretty much (not sure about Zaki) and all would be cheap.

Can we get one of these to replace Drogs, and then someone who can play on the wing too. Please?

Oh dear me Blize????? ;)

No, no, no and who?

Heskey is a donkey, Owen is 83 years old and in a wheelchair (though he's still score against us at set pieces), Jones is Leeds quality, no better, and Zaki?? is this the Wigan supremo? The finest player in all of Wigan? two good-ish games against bottom of the table teams makes him suitable to replace someone who, despite being the biggest arse in world football at the moment, is also undoubtedly one of the finest strikers in world football when he can be bothered?

Jeezus mate, drop me some of your drugs round will ya?

kev

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Heskey is far from being a donkey, he's played a huge part in Wigan's brilliant form this season and has been fantastic for England recently too. He's got a great presence and worth ethic about him, and is the sort of player who could disrupt defences in the exact same way Drogba can when he's actually up for it. Cheap and would be a great addition to the team.

Owen is only recently 29, and also would be available for cheap. He's still scoring a lot of goals, and he's constantly getting into threatening positions. Good player.

Jones is Leeds quality? What on earth. Are you sure you're thinking of the right guy here?

Zaki is far from just a two game wonder too I'm afraid. 10 goals in 16 games, pushing to be the league's top scorer right now and he's missed quite a few matches from injury.

... I would gladly take any of the above over a Drogba who doesn't want to play for us any more.

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Heskey is far from being a donkey, he's played a huge part in Wigan's brilliant form this season and has been fantastic for England recently too. He's got a great presence and worth ethic about him, and is the sort of player who could disrupt defences in the exact same way Drogba can when he's actually up for it. Cheap and would be a great addition to the team.

Owen is only recently 29, and also would be available for cheap. He's still scoring a lot of goals, and he's constantly getting into threatening positions. Good player.

Jones is Leeds quality? What on earth. Are you sure you're thinking of the right guy here?

Zaki is far from just a two game wonder too I'm afraid. 10 goals in 16 games, pushing to be the league's top scorer right now and he's missed quite a few matches from injury.

... I would gladly take any of the above over a Drogba who doesn't want to play for us any more.

I think that the "W" word is key here. Two of these "World-class" strikers are at Wigan, and deserve to be, I have given my views before on Owen, but, in case you missed them, here is a summary. Injury-prone, never as good as his hype, diving,cheating scum, and not of Chelsea quality, and, worst of a SCOUSER.

By Jones, I take it you mean Kenny Jones, legendary drummer with the Small Faces, The Faces and The Who, now plying his trade as the main strike force of next year's First division 5th placed side the mighty Sunderland. An Ok sort of striker in the Championship, OK as a bench-warmer maybe (I know Dorset has a wet-dream about Kenwynne and Tevez leading the line) but definitely NOT of Chelsea quality if we want to be taken anywhere near seriously as a major European club

Unless you were thinking of a new lineup at Internazionale Cinderford, what were you thinking?

kev

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