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maka's contract will run out next summer. but yeah, he probably will retire a year before that :pUKe:

anyway, i don't think we need to much change.

in: johnno, alex, a striker

out: geremi(or ferreira, but i rate him more than geremi), hedman.

that's enough. and we would only pay for the striker. would be fun if manusa, pool, arse, villa, pompey and the barcodes would all spend more money than us but :pUKe:

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Out : Ferreira, Geremi, Ballack, Shevchenko, Hedman, Makelele ( retiring)

In : Kaka, Alex, Berbatov and a right back

I think Makelele will be given another season at Chelsea. He is still a qaulity player on his day even if theres not so much left in his legs.

I think one of Geremi and Ferreira (probably Geremi) will leave but not both with Johno comming back.

I think seling Ballack and Sheva is a silly idea and simply won't happen (its too early to judge).

Hedman yes, he will leave.

Incommings will be (in my opinion), Alex, Johno (sorta) and either a new winger, support striker, or Kaka-type "in the hole" player.

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Out : Ferreira, Geremi, Ballack, Shevchenko, Hedman, Makelele ( retiring)

In : Kaka, Alex, Berbatov and a right back

I think Makelele will be given another season at Chelsea. He is still a qaulity player on his day even if theres not so much left in his legs.

I think one of Geremi and Ferreira (probably Geremi) will leave but not both with Johno comming back.

I think seling Ballack and Sheva is a silly idea and simply won't happen (its too early to judge).

Hedman yes, he will leave.

Incommings will be (in my opinion), Alex, Johno (sorta) and either a new winger, support striker, or Kaka-type "in the hole" player.

Well after the failure - and yes it was a failure, not to mention a massive mistake - to add to the squad during the January transfer window, it's blatantly obvious that the squad needs strengthening before the start of next season. As for who we need, who we might go for, not to mention who'll actually be available, I'll reserve judgement on that and give it more thought once this season is out of the way. A couple of points though. Watching Maka on Tuesday, yes I agree he's got another season in him. Ballack and Sheva: Where would they go? Who could afford to equal or improve on their current wage? Who would really want either of them after their performance this season? Geremi is a useful squad player but might move on, and as for Paolo? Perhaps.

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We shud buy Ronaldino and Kaka and Messi and Eto cause they are the best.

We shud lose Lampard cos he is rubbish and also Robben cause he cant take penalties.

I'm with you on this wun, Elliot, and we shud also get rid of Jose to.

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We shud buy Ronaldino and Kaka and Messi and Eto cause they are the best.

We shud lose Lampard cos he is rubbish and also Robben cause he cant take penalties.

I'm with you on this wun, Elliot, and we shud also get rid of Jose to.

Yeah, and that no good John Terry.

Cech's past it too.

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Never mind who's leaving, we have to consider what we do during the African's nations cup when we stand to lose Didier, Kalou, Essien and Mikel plus Geremi if he stays. Can't see us letting too many players leave in the summer based on this as it would deplete the squad too much.

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We shud buy Ronaldino and Kaka and Messi and Eto cause they are the best.

We shud lose Lampard cos he is rubbish and also Robben cause he cant take penalties.

I'm with you on this wun, Elliot, and we shud also get rid of Jose to.

Yeah, and that no good John Terry.

Cech's past it too.

SACK the BORING MOURINHO, he doesnt know his tactics and couldn't get us the 3 titles in a row. Bring in Keegan!!!!!

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Here's mine

OUT

Geremi - solid squad player but really doesn't offer enough as a rightback

Maka - with Mikel and Diarra maturing i'm not sure it'd be a wise thing to grant him contract extension he's supposedly after, considering his age and his weakest season at Chelsea. If he's willing to play out the last season, i'd keep him and use him sparingly.

SWP- obvious reasons, two seasons, lots of effort,no end product. I 'm really divided on this, i like the lad and he seems to have the right attitude and even improved a bit recently.

Hedman - thanks for showing up and welcome back to retirement.

IN

D.Alves (Sevilla) - young,fast, good technique. Can play both RB and RW position. Superb attacking rightback is what we're missing.

C.Tevez - the kid is good. Proved that he can do well in PL, and it takes a top talent with the strong character to be succesful in Argentine,Brasil and now England. With Drogs and Kalou off to African Cup next season we'll need more than just Sheva upfront.

Not sure if Alex is the right man to cover the #4 CB spot but it appears that the club is trying to bring him in. He is strong, very good in the air and a battler. His biggest weakness is lack of speed and you can't really teach that.

If not him then maybe Woodgate is worth a shot.

Sahar, Mancienne and Sinclair should go on loan till January and, if needed brought back in during midseason transfer window.

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I'm a bit confused about this Alex business. I thought he was supposed to be a PSV player that we have a first refusal on should they choose to sell him, but lately the media has talked about him as a Chelsea player who is on loan at PSV. 300.gif

He seems like the type of defender who could do well in the Premiership. He may not be the fastest player around, but I think he is good enough to join us.

Geremi is the perfect team player. Ok, he's usually not spectacular when he plays(that freekick against West Ham and that solo run to set up Essien's goal against Villa were pretty impressive, though), but he doesn't look quite as rusty as Paulo has looked. Then again, if Geremi would go, Paulo would be the first choice again and maybe that would give him back his confidence and we could see Paulo back to his best. Not sure if Johnson would be too pleased to be the second choice again, but if we do well in all four competitions next season, we will need both of them, even if there are no injuries.

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We will doubtless be continuing with the 442- the squad is too geared toward it now- however, I said the exact opposite looking at our squad at the beginning of the year.

In any case:

It's a difficult situation because we can't sign ANOTHER central midfielder but we really either need to put Mikel into every game as our Kaka, or sign somebody for that position if he wants it to work.

With that in mind i'm going to suggest a player that can do both- Totti!!! ok it will never happen- Saviola for me.

Out: Geremi + Carlo (let the man leave!)

And any 3rd choice center back obviously...

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i think we certainly need a central defender and a striker. but i also hope to see some progress from our ressies. would love to see sahar, sinclair, woods, cork etc make it into the 1st team squad for next season

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every season jose says "3 players in" and every season it is more. so I take that with a pinch of salt.

in:

dani alves. not a terrific defender, but a great attacking player. we could use someone like him, and he is a prolific creator of goals. not ideal for every match, mind.

anderson. I hate picking him because I've not seen a massive amount of the guy, but portuga says he is best central, and plays like kaka. (I don't see it- he seems closer to me like ronaldinho or joe cole- someone who does more dribbling in wide areas)... but there is such a lack of viable options to play the no.10 position, so I'll gamble. he's certainly got the talent. seems a player who could play off the central striker, behind the strikers, or wide. we need that...

another central defender. to me, the ideal one would be someone who could cover for a player like terry or boulahrouz with his pace, but also play as the more dominant of the pair alongside riccy. i.e. woodgate. but boro have got him signed for a stupidly low fee. alex... I'm not sure- seems another big, slow dominant player. that's fine if boulahrouz leaves, but if not carvalho will have no like for like replacement. is cordoba still alive pauly?

a young, leftback to deputise for the man who should be our first choice, wayne bridge. gareth bale is an attacking player, and needs work on his defending, but is the type of player who fits in with the diamond.

an alternative to the defensive changes would be to sell boulahrouz, and bring in both alex, and kaladze, who could fill in at leftback (as a more defensive player, giving us a different option to bridge's attacking) and also at center half.

an experienced keeper, with a past of quality- i.e. toldo, not hedman.

outs:

diarra on a year long loan to a premiership side. he needs to get some regular football in midfield. isn't ready yet (not nearly) IMO to play in front of the back four like maka can.

scott sinclair, on a 6 month loan to maybe one of the promoted premiership sides. jose has mentioned before sahar will be part of the first team squad,so give scott 6 months and decide in january whether to either keep him on, bring him back, or send him to the championship again.

boulahrouz, if alex joins. I think he's shown at times he's a good player. but is he trusted anymore. a second season in england would see him imprive no doubt.

cashley. goodbye. we might even get a decent fee for the guy.

geremi and carlo. they are watching the end of their careers disappear. when the retire they might wish that they had gone and played more as first choices. served the club well, particularly the great carlo.

one from johnno or paulo. paulo needs to know he's trusted, and johnno needs to play and play well. I think paulo gives a defensive option in comparison to alves, johnno is too similar.

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every season jose says "3 players in" and every season it is more. so I take that with a pinch of salt.

Exactly. My opinion too.

dani alves. not a terrific defender, but a great attacking player. we could use someone like him, and he is a prolific creator of goals. not ideal for every match, mind.

Agree. Alternative - Miguel.

anderson. I hate picking him because I've not seen a massive amount of the guy, but portuga says he is best central, and plays like kaka. (I don't see it- he seems closer to me like ronaldinho or joe cole- someone who does more dribbling in wide areas)... but there is such a lack of viable options to play the no.10 position, so I'll gamble. he's certainly got the talent. seems a player who could play off the central striker, behind the strikers, or wide. we need that...

Anderson. Plenty of potential.

More Deco then Ronaldinho (don't bother making jokes on the diving cheater c*unt - not talking to you Gordo). Can drible and has plenty of technique - although not as much as Ronnie (Duuuh) , but IMO is a better passer/organizer. Can play in the same positions or strictly behind the striker/s (as a nr. 10).

Definitly one to look out for the future.

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We shud buy Ronaldino and Kaka and Messi and Eto cause they are the best.

We shud lose Lampard cos he is rubbish and also Robben cause he cant take penalties.

I'm with you on this wun, Elliot, and we shud also get rid of Jose to.

And we shud change our name to Chelsea United and get rid of our awful blue strip.

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C.Tevez - the kid is good. Proved that he can do well in PL, and it takes a top talent with the strong character to be succesful in Argentine,Brasil and now England. With Drogs and Kalou off to African Cup next season we'll need more than just Sheva upfront.

Scored two goals and made a cross that lead to a third within the hirst half hour today.

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GK: Cech, Cudicini

RB: Ferreira, Geremi

LB: ACole, Bridge

CB: Carvalho, Terry, Boulahrouz

DM: Makalele, Diarra

CM: Lampard, Ballack, Mikel

AM: Robben, SWP, JCole

FW: Kalou, Shevchenko, Drogba

As is, we are definitely missing one central defender (two, if you are of the opinion that Boulahrouz simply ain't gonna make it here). My personal opinion is that Boula has the attributes to be a useful player for us, but that if there is any problem at all with Jose (even if it is indirectly insofar as he was an Arsensen choice), then he should be allowed to leave. I've already said this before, Jose should be given free reign over player signings. Alex is an interesting option though (a) wonder if Jose would be interested, and (B) wonder how long it would take for him to settle into the squad.

Right back is another position I am not very happy with. Ferreira has looked low on confidence and is making a lot of mistakes. Plus, he has never been a very good attacking right back anyway; willing at times but his crosses are useless. I say bring back Johno from Pompey for when we need an attacking threat down the flanks and possibly move Geremi (or keep him if he wants to stay). He won't be available during the ANC anyway. Or, leave Johno where he is and bring in Richards.

Drogba will be a big loss during the ANC, don't even mention Kalou. We definitely need to plan how we will go through that period of time with one striker. It won't be impossible, but it would certainly be good to have someone who could play in that role as back-up to Sheva. Alternatively, it would be more beneficial in the long-term to be able to sign a player for a position we need more than a striker, which is the creative forward who can play in the hole as well as out wide. While Kalou and Drogba are away, it is possible that Jose, if needed, could device tactics that allow us to make use of more mobile, speedier players the likes of Robben, SWP, Joe Cole and/or this other player.

SWP has won me over with his performances over the last month or so. He looks determined, and as long as the improvements in his game continue, I'd like us to keep him.

Whatever happens, I hope we settle all signings (at least those coming into the squad) well before the pre-season preparations begin.

Cheers,

Butch

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I would like to think that we will act a bit more sensibly in the transfer market this summer - ie. Roman to tell Jose how much money he has to spend, and Jose (and Jose alone) to decide where he spends it.

If we are going to stick with the 4-4-2 diamond, we are missing several key components at the moment - we don't have an attacking right-back and we don't have a true number 10. For both of these positions, we should look to sign world-class players.

At right back, I think we need to let Ferreira go. He is a very good defender, but he is never going to be the pacey, crossing, full-back beating, attacking player we need in this position. I would like to see us get someone like Alvez or Miguel. I would hang on to Johnson as cover. He is exactly the type of player we need, but it would be a bit of a gamble to rely on him to step straight into the first team.

As far as a number 10 goes, we need someone with absolute skill and vision, who can open teams up through the middle, even when the opposition are playing with 10 men behind the ball. I would like to think that Joe Cole could do this, but I think he is still a bit short of the quality we from this type of player on a consistant basis. The obvious choice would be Kaka, but I think that Milan would be very unlikely to let him go. I think a more likely seller would be Barcelona, and I would be very happy with either Deco or Ronaldinho (possibly with Robben going in the other direction).

Obviously, we are also very short of decent cover at centre back and striker, but I wouldn't mind both of these positions to be filled by youngsters, as we already have very good first-team players in these positions - which don't need changing.

I would like to think that Maccienne and Sahar are ready to step up, but if not, we should try to bring in players of a similar standard to Kalou/Diarra etc. for these positions.

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Anyone have thoughts on whom they'd like to see at Chelsea next season?

Zlatan. And Cameron Diaz.

Though not together, as that would ruin two fantasies!!! icon_lol.gif

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Mourinho is also set to strengthen his squad with the signing of Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell.

When has he said that? There's nothing in the quotes to suggest that and the article offers no other proof of why Jose would want to sign Sidwell. They don't even suggest who would be going out to make room for Sidwell...I mean, surely we don't need another midfielder? Right? icon_eek.gif

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