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Next year.. looks like were gonna sign Lukaku

Keep Drogba

Try too make the most off Torres, bring back Sturridge

and hopefully sign Neymar...

Player im most gutted about is Sturridge its so unfair on him, hes done f**kin brilliant at Bolton, what more could he off done? and whats he gonna get in return

either shipped out back on loan or shoved behind drogba, torres, lukaku, kalou and maybe anelka if he stays

so yet again he's not gonna get a look in and our youth system fails yet again..

we play one striker.. well atleast thats when we actually look like a top team

pleae explain too me someone how we can fit all of them in, i hope anelka and kalou go

main priority should be gettin £50m Torres scorin and becomin focal point.. so how does drogba playin and tutorin lukaku, lukaku playin and impressin, sturridge getting his deserved

starting place, and kalou as a fringe player work round that

Not too mention that leaves us absoloutly no room for a Neymar, Sanchez type player

I dont think Lukaku is for us atall if we want too evolve from playin "Drogba" football

or he might be but then thats effectively goodbye too Torres and Sturridge..

i would hope we could sign two class wingers Neymar, Sanchez.. and revolve only torres and sturridge around them, is itm only me worried about this..

then we STILL need a creative centre mid and a right back!!

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Right back?! We have Ivanovic, Bosingwa (yeah, he was out of form, but should recover) and Luiz can play in that position as well.

Oh and I believe, if its going to be hidden. We'll have two primary systems - 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1. The more defensive one for home games. So I think all the aforementioned players will get a chance to prove themselves at some point of time. But it neymar comes, Kalou is a goner, let's just hope that it doesn't change to 'Gunner'.

Most probably our main strikers next season will be Drogba, Torres and Sturridge. And Lukaku and Anelka playing bit-part roles (they don't have any issue with that anyway).

What we do about a creative central midfielder remains to be seen.

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Right back?! We have Ivanovic, Bosingwa (yeah, he was out of form, but should recover) and Luiz can play in that position as well.

Problem with that is that Ivanovic is a centre back who has been pushed out wide (and offers very little going forward), Bosingwa is a liability and Luiz should be a last resort at fullback. Ideally, we'll get Van der Wiel and have Ivan as cover. Bosingwa can go somewhere else - not good enough to be here.

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Problem with that is that Ivanovic is a centre back who has been pushed out wide (and offers very little going forward), Bosingwa is a liability and Luiz should be a last resort at fullback. Ideally, we'll get Van der Wiel and have Ivan as cover. Bosingwa can go somewhere else - not good enough to be here.

For someone so poor at right back he did well enough to be voted in the team of the year at RB 2 seasons ago. He had a decent season their this one too. Not sure where you get him offering very little going forward from either.

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For someone so poor at right back he did well enough to be voted in the team of the year at RB 2 seasons ago. He had a decent season their this one too. Not sure where you get him offering very little going forward from either.

I love Ivanovic and think he's brilliant, but offensively he's comfortably the least effective out of our right-backs (but then Ferreira and Bosingwa are both pretty good at attacking), and it's something opposition teams have exploited before.

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I agree that Ivanovic is a centre back who's been pushed to RB. But, we already have Alex and Luiz competiting for spot next to Terry. And cover in the form of Bruma isn't bad either. But it is safe to say, Ivan has always excelled at RB.

I seriously doubt whether Alex, Luiz and Ivanovic would be happy competing for a single spot in the starting line up.

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I love Ivanovic and think he's brilliant, but offensively he's comfortably the least effective out of our right-backs (but then Ferreira and Bosingwa are both pretty good at attacking), and it's something opposition teams have exploited before.

I agree his best attribute isnt in attack, but its also very harsh to say he offers very little. Plus, the one thing he gives over the others is a massive input at attacking dead ball situations.

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For someone so poor at right back he did well enough to be voted in the team of the year at RB 2 seasons ago. He had a decent season their this one too. Not sure where you get him offering very little going forward from either.

I wasn't in any way suggesting that Ivanovic wasn't capable of playing at right back successfully - he does the most important part (defending) pretty damn well. The problem as I see it is that he just doesn't offer us the kind of threat going forward as Cole does down the opposite side and, given the lack of width we tend to have at the front, we could do with a guy that does. Bosingwa offers us more in an attacking sense, but he's been a liability at the back, especially since his injury, and therefore not really the best choice. If we were to play with a proper winger on the right side, it would be less of an issue, but we don't.

When we used the 4-3-3 under Mourinho, we had Robben and Cole/Duff as the wide men who would generally try to cut inside leaving space for the fullbacks (Bridge and Ferreira) to overlap. This worked very well and, arguably, we're sorely missing the width that a younger Paulo used to provide us from right back. I have absolutely nothing against Ivan, I just feel that he's not the complete fullback that is required if we are going to continue using a 4-3-3.

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4-3-3 is the formation most teams should use and i think its the one we should

but i-d also go for the 4-2-3-1

Cech

Van Der Wiel Luiz Terry Cole

Mikel (New Signing) Ramires

Sturridge Torres Neymar

or

-----------------Cech

Van Der Wiel Luiz Terry Cole

------------Mikel----Essien-----

Ramires --- (new Signing) --- Neymar

--------------Torres/Sturridge--------------

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I really dont think that Ramires is as effective on the right, we should just bbuy a winger

I think he can do a job there, but he is wasted in that position. I would prefer an out and out winger wide right, something we havent had for so so long.

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I think he can do a job there, but he is wasted in that position. I would prefer an out and out winger wide right, something we havent had for so so long.

I feel we basically going through a rebuilding stage so we might as invest in a right winger, as you said havent had for so long

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who thinks we actually should buy lukaku rather than another winger and recallin sturridge??

if we buy Lukaku, it is for the future not for next season. Stirridge will get his chance but he has to play well to keep it.

Lukaku isnt in for sturridge, it to increase our striking power for the future, Anelka drogs getting on mate.

EDIT: We should still buy a winger

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TBH anyone is better than bossy imo, this season he was poor, completely switched off! He is the cuplret that we lost 1-0 to united in the champions league got completely caught out.

Dissapointing

agreed, bosingwa is a bum. cant cross for sh*t and in my opinion offers fuk all going forward. at least ivan can be a threat at set pieces

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agreed, bosingwa is a bum. cant cross for sh*t and in my opinion offers fuk all going forward. at least ivan can be a threat at set pieces

Been reading most of the topics on here and there is a lot of talk about how crap many of our players were this past season. A vast amount of people have been saying that the likes of Lampard, Essien and Drogba who all had poor seasons (by their standards) should all be given another chance next year because of the injuries they have had. The general opinion is that the reason they were sub par is because of the past injuries (and illness in drogbas case)

Not sure why the same good will isnt being afforded for bosingwa who had a mammoth injury a while back and he has not been the same since then. Whilst i agree that his season was not great for him, I dont agree that it was as bad as some are making out. I think if he has a decent rest and full pre season he could be back to his best again next year....subsequently i would like us to give him another chance. It wasnt long ago that people were saying he was the best RB i the premiership and one of the best in the world at that position.

In these times of financial austerity i think it would be a waste to spend yet another small fortune on another RB. We already have Ivanovic who can play there and who is good enough to have previously been voted in the team of the year in that position during the season when we won the PL (in fact i prefer Ivan at RB than CB - he would be my 4th choice CB behind JT, Alex and Luiz) and we have a back up/more attacking option in Bosingwa (who we deemed good enough to spend £16 million on).

After spending £8 mill on Glen Johnson, £16 million for Paulo and £16 million for Bosingwa in recent years (and still supposedly not finding a solution) i would prefer we stick with what we have and spend the cash strengthening areas of the pitch which have more influence in games (Attacking Mid and wingers)

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nonotjim I completely agree, he has had some hideous games last season HOWEVER by the logic people are affording Lamps, Essien (especially), Drogba, and Malouda, he would deserve a chance. I haven't forgotten the days when I (and many others) believed Bosingwa was one of the best right backs in the league. Some could also argue however that Bosingwa's star was short lived, and Lamps, Essien, Drogba and so have performed at a high level for longer, thus should be allowed more time.

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Why are we trying to sign Lukaku? It makes no sense. Torres and Drogba are both Lone strikers who can't play anywhere other than as the main centre forward. Then there is Sturridge, Anelka & Kalou. The last thing we need is another striker. We need creativity and pace in the midfield and on the wings. I would love us to sign Bale & Modric they're exactly what we need. Also I would like to see Luiz played as a DMF.

Here is my dream summer:

OUT: Anelka, Kalou, Bosingwa, Obi-Mikel, Zhirkov, Malouda, Ferrera

IN: Bale, Modric, Neymar, Van Der Wiel, Arshavin

Formation for next season: 4-2-3-1

-----------------------------------CECH-----------------------------------------

-----VAN DER WIEL-------IVANOVIC-------TERRY-------COLE------

-------------------MODRIC-------------------LUIZ----------------------------

-------NEYMAR-------------------Arshavin-----------------BALE---------

--------------------------------TORRES--------------------------------------

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How on earth did you come to that conclusion, he is even hated by arsenal fans. And they are deluded by arsene, he doesn't even get in their starting 11. What would he offer us? Do you think lampard is the cause of 'failure' of our season

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