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Chelsea Lineup 2008/2009


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How do you expect it to look? Personally, I'm going to go with:

Cech,

Bosingwa, Terry, Carvalho, Cole,

Essien, Ballack, Deco, Ronaldinho,

Robinho, Shevchenko.

Subs: Cudicini, Alex, Ferreira, Mikel, Cole

Honestly, I don't think it gets a lot better than that. Only needs a couple of tweaks from our current squad too - Ronaldinho and Robinho in, Lampard out--unfortunately.

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I really hope we dont have Shevchenko leading the line next season. I think Drogba will end up staying and seeing how things go under Scolari.

Cech

Bosingwa--JT--Riccy C--A.Cole

Essien--Ballack

J.Cole--Deco--Robinho

Drogba

Subs: Carlo, Alex, Paulo, Mikel, Maka, Kalou, *New Striker*.

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

Bosingwa---Carvalho---Terry----A.Cole

------------------Essien-------------------

---Lampard-------Deco---------Ballack---

------------------J.Cole-------------------

-------------------Drogba-----------------

Could be the one! I'd love to see that next year.

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I think it'll look something like;

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

Bos---------------Terry----------Carv---------A. Cole

-------------------Ballack--------Essien---------------

Ronaldinho---------------Deco------------------Robinho

--------------------------Drogba-------------------------

Subs; Carlo, Ivanovic, Alex, Mikel, Di Santo, Anelka, Kalou/J. Cole

Not a bad team that.

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

--Bosingwa----Carvalho---Terry---Cashley--

------------Essien---------Ballack--------------

--Robinho---------Deco-------Arshavin-------

------------------New Striker-------------------

Subs: Carlo, Alex, Ferreira, Mikel, Joey Cole, Kalou, Drogba.

Essien and Ballack would completely dominate the midfield with their power and Ballack's passing.

Robinho & Arshavin pushing out wide to supply the striker with Deco coming in from the edge of the box, a la Frank Lampard.

Striker will have to be tall, strong, fast and can finish, i.e. a younger Drogba.

:D

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How about this as a squad?

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

Boswinga-----Carvalho-------Terry----------Cole

----------------Essien------------Ballack

Robinho----------------Deco----------------Arshavin

------------------------Drogba

Subs: Cudicini, Ferreira, Alex, Mikel, Joe Cole, Kalou, Sheva.

Non-playing squad members: Hilario, Bridge, Ivanovic, Maka, Anelka

It would be hard to see too much wrong with that line up and it only needs two more signings.

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Is this what we expect, or what we would like?

I'd like to see

...................................Cech

Bosingwa.........Percy................Terry................A Cole

....................Essien.....................Ballack

.......J Cole...................Deco..................Kalou

...............................Huntelaar

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I expect to see

........................Cech

Bosingwa....Percy....Terry....A Cole

................Essien.......Ballack

....Arshavin........................Robinho

........................Villa

Not bad either one, in fact, I could see us like up with a combo of the two

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................................Cech...........................................

Bos.................Carvalho..........Terry.....................A.Cole

Essien.............Ballack..............Deco....................Arshavin

Huntelaar...........Drogba

Subs : Alex, Mikel,Kalou,J.Cole, Bridge

Back to the old 4-4-2

Out :

Lamps (shame but there has to come a time)

SWP

Ben Haim

Makelele

Ivanovic

Sheva

Pizzarro

Sidwell

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...................................Cech

Bosingwa.........Carvalho................Terry................A Cole

....................Essien.....................Ballack

.......J Cole...................Deco..................Robinho

...............................Anelka

Drogba is sent off to Fray Bentos to be made into pies for his continued crimes against big-gob-itus!

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He said he wants 23-24 players

1.Cech

2.Carlo

3. Hliario

4. Bosingwa

5. Ferreria

6. Belleti

7. Carvalho

8. Terry

9. Alex

10. Haim

11. Ivanovic

12. Bridge

13. A.Cole

14. Maka

15. Mikel

16. Essien

17. Sidwell

18. Lampard

19. Deco

20. Ballack

21. Joey

22. SWP

23. Malouda

24. Kalou

25. Drogba

26. Sheva

27. Pizzaro

28. Anelka

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So we see 4 or 5 cut. And if anyone else leaves then he's replaced.

He has said he wants Drogba 200% and that Frank is staying. Also, he will decide on his preferred system and 2 or 3 options which we can switch to in a month.

Surely he has a system in mind with the purchase of Deco. One player that I believe should be an 'untouchable' in midfield is Essien. If its a 4-2-3-1 we can start with Essien-Ballack and either Deco or Frank ( ? ) at the tip.

If we're going to stick with 1 upfront then surely Sheva is on his way? But the fact that we're keeping him would suggest we might opt for 2 upfront?

He's spoken like the man before him - wants to win and win playing beautiful but cant play beautiful all the time. I think we have a better chance of that 'beautiful' football with this man in charge.

Thoughts on a postcard...

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Merged with existing thread. ES

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If it is a diamond .. SWP and Malouda would probably get the boot .. but what about Joey?

He can play either side ... most on here don't think he can play at the tip ... but Joe has so much natural skill .. maybe he can fill in there easily? He IS our no. 10 afterall ^_^ :P

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  • 2 weeks later...
will we see a diamond?

...........................ballack

.......essien..............................lampard

............................deco

with the width from the fullbacks?

I'd say swap Ballack and Essien around, Ballack's better going forward than Essien.

I would like to see the diamond actually with Drogba and Anelka up front, see how that works. So it would be:

............................Cech

..Bosingwa...Carvalho.....Terry.....A. Cole

............................Essien

..........Ballack........................Lampard

............................Deco

............Anelka..................Drogba

It could work...

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He said he wants 23-24 players

1.Cech

2.Carlo

3. Hliario

4. Bosingwa

5. Ferreria

6. Belleti

7. Carvalho

8. Terry

9. Alex

10. Haim

11. Ivanovic

12. Bridge

13. A.Cole

14. Maka

15. Mikel

16. Essien

17. Sidwell

18. Lampard

19. Deco

20. Ballack

21. Joey

22. SWP

23. Malouda

24. Kalou

25. Drogba

26. Sheva

27. Pizzaro

28. Anelka

I can see Belletti, Ben Hain, Ivanovic, Maka, Sidwell and Pizzaro going.

And then bring in Robinho

Which equals to a 23 man squad :D

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I'd say swap Ballack and Essien around, Ballack's better going forward than Essien.

I would like to see the diamond actually with Drogba and Anelka up front, see how that works. So it would be:

............................Cech

..Bosingwa...Carvalho.....Terry.....A. Cole

............................Essien

..........Ballack........................Lampard

............................Deco

............Anelka..................Drogba

It could work...

I don't really want to see Essien or Ballack at the base of midfield diamond. That aside, looks good.

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To be honest, I think it'll be more of a 4-3-1-2 with Ballack/Essien/Lampard all helping with the defensive duties

mmmmm that could work.....

Another we might see........

---------------Ivanovich-------Terry--------Carvalho--------------

Bosingwa--------------------------------------------------------Cole

----------------Essien---------Ballack-------Lampard--------------

---------------------------------Deco---------------------------------

--------------------------------Drogba-------------------------------

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mmmmm that could work.....

Another we might see........

---------------Ivanovich-------Terry--------Carvalho--------------

Bosingwa--------------------------------------------------------Cole

----------------Essien---------Ballack-------Lampard--------------

---------------------------------Deco---------------------------------

--------------------------------Drogba-------------------------------

Personally, I don't like the idea of a 5-man defence. It looks like we don't want to move forward enough. Drop Ivanovic and put Anelka up front with DD. Hmm...

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Personally, I don't like the idea of a 5-man defence. It looks like we don't want to move forward enough. Drop Ivanovic and put Anelka up front with DD. Hmm...

Depends how you do it. It can free up our midfield to play more agressively.

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