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Hei 3 hours ago
Well Matic isn't travelling with the squad ahead of his imminent sale, so don't worry you won't see him next to Matic, probably N'golo Kante.

What I said about Bakayoko is I don't think he's any better than Matic (at least right now) so it seems like a slightly weird piece of business, kind of feels like a short term downgrade. Now I do understand Bakayoko is 22, so he's very young with solid upside. He's probably better for our future than the 29 year old Matic. So I wouldn't necessarily say "I don't rate him" simply that his sample size is relatively small, and the 40m we payed is no joke (although compared to some of the fees getting thrown around... 54m for Kyle Walker?!?!?!?!) it doesn't look terrible.

Regardless of if he's an upgrade/downgrade to Matic, how I rate him, how good he'll be in the future ; one fact that is undeniable is that he was an instrumental piece of Monaco's success last year. Which is why I included him alongside their other breakout stars.


Wonder what effect it will have on Chelsea (if any). seems to have some serious unintended? consequences;

"Hereford United, Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Town folded their academies at the start of the 2012–13 season citing that the cost of implementing the EPPP was part of the reason for this.[18] Brentford F.C. closed their academy at the end of the 2015–16 season, citing the EPPP as a reason for the closure.[19]"
Hei 4 hours ago
Well yeah Mbappe like you said is a prodigal talent, but even beyond Mbappe Monaco won Ligue 1 with Mendy, Bakayoko, Fabinho, Silva, Lemar, etc. That's not a realistic outcome in England.

I mean Spurs are close, and have probably been the best example of incorporating youth over the past several years - but many would argue their biggest shortcoming is probably the lack of purchase of 1 or 2 elite players to put them over Chelsea and the Manchester Clubs.

I think you will see (and have seen) teams incorporating youth, just like you said not at the same rate they get in France.

What's the EPPP is that exclusive to Norwich?
Hei 4 hours ago
Well some of John Terry's comments are a little silly... like saying our youth is just as good as Monaco's. But who knows hopefully he gets some regular playing time with y'all and we can make Chelsea a buck or two.

And the thing is, there's so much pressure at the top clubs in the world, it's really hard to be patient with youth. Do i love Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah, etc? Of course, but realistically how can you win the Premier league or compete for trophies while being overly reliant on youth. It's simply not realistic. That being said did the sale of Chalobah hurt a little? Of course it did, but he wanted regular playing time and who of Fabregas, Bakayoko and Kante is he going to displace?

When youth sign with us they know the herculean task about getting into the first team. Were a club fighting for trophies on multiple fronts and players accept that. Why? Because it gives them access to the best facilities and youth development in the world, and then they can be sold off eventually when they're ripe to other clubs around the world. I think of it as a mutually beneficial relationship.

That being said Musonda was officially given a squad #, and Lewis Baker and Andreas Christensen look set to stay with the first team this year (Granted probably won't be regulars).
Hei 5 hours ago
I know next to nothing about Jake Clarke-Salter, but I know he's one of our lower rated loanees who will probably never be close to good enough for our first team. Think a less glorified Thomas Kalas.

And yeah even if it's not English yutes, we still don't ask any money (ex. Lucas Piazon). Now I do believe the club he is loaned to typically will be responsible for his wages, but no loan fee.

Unless it's like what we did with Juan Cuadrado, where there was a few million pound loan fee with mandate to purchase after two years. (but that's really rare)
Hei Jul 21, 11:50 AM
I mean I wouldn't mind Chelsea following through on some of those practices. lol. Reducing the age of the squad, reducing the size of the squad, and giving genuine chances to our youth.

There's really no need to have 36 players out on loan. lol Many of these guys really truly are simply never, ever gonna be close to good enough. I'd cut that number almost in half. (some would even cut it further).

Also I've learned not to take the Sun or Mail too seriously. They're basically tabloids, imo. They always make all these randomn links lol.

But yeah good luck this season, hopefully the sale of Murphy allows y'all to get another player or two over the line to make a run at the playoffs.
Hei Jul 21, 1:24 AM
Just wait till Paris drops that 222m Euros for Neymar... LOLOL

But nah on the real I do rate Lukaku and have for a long time. You probably even remember me calling out Mourinho when he sold him in the manner he did. I really always had a bad feeling about that. But I rate Morata more. 16 trophies to Lukaku's 2, with big team experience and UCL experience. He also directly won Real Madrid 13 pts last season - only Ronaldo's 14 was higher.

Have y'all been linked to any targets recently in the wake of the Murphy sale?
Hei Jul 20, 8:32 PM
Well Matt Law (Telegraph) reported an initial of 58m pounds (65m euros) with an additional 9m pounds in add-ons which can bring the total to 67m.

And tbf Morata may be a bench warmer - but in all of la liga only the God himself avg'd more goals per 90 than Morata. Morata directly contributed to a goal (15 goals, 4 assists) at an alarming rate of 1 every 70 minutes. (better than any of BBC)

Compared to United's Lukaku deal, this is looking like a coup.

And you know me, I'm not just a faggot Chelsea fanboy that changes with the wind. I've said all along at even cost I prefer Morata to Lukaku.

Hei Jul 20, 8:19 PM
Very happy with the Morata purchase <3

Maybe I like Spanish internationals... haha
Hei Jul 18, 12:41 PM
I actually did. But I read a really good article by the Independent about it. I have to admit something about this transfer doesn't sit properly.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/ruben-neves-wolves-fc-wolverhampton-wanderers-porto-a7828671.html
Hei Jul 18, 12:18 PM
LOL nothing wrong with generating funds from youth (tell that to Chelsea supporters/critics).

But damn, To be fair I don't think a 300K bid would ever be accepted for a player of Murphy's calibre. But 12m is definitely a good sum. Wish y'all luck this year.

Championship seems to be setting itself up for a dog fight this year.
Cowabunga Jul 17, 3:08 PM
We sold Semedo to Barcelona recently.

We need 2 or 3 defenders plus a GK.
Hei Jul 17, 2:06 PM
Damn can't believe y'all sold Jacob Murphy. Although £12m isn't a bad price.


Not as disgusting as us selling Chalobah for £5m. That one really hurt tbh. The Ake and Traore sales didn't bother me as much cause I rate Christensen and Abraham ahead of them, but imo Chalobah was our best (young) midfielder. And for such a shocking fee (less than we ditched Bamford for) I was pretty discouraged.

[Good?] news is we signed Bakayoko, although I find his price slightly inflated. He seems the kind of player who would have gone for £20-25m less than twelve months ago.

Desperate for Aguero/Aubameyang. Think both of them are top class strikers, and two of the only players in the world who offer a (playing ability) upgrade on Diego.

I still count only 21 first team players for Chelsea (23 if you include Lewis Baker and Andreas Christensen). But with Zouma's loan to Stoke looking imminent- as to the departures of Diego Costa and Nemenja Matic, no idea where we are gonna get 23 first team players from. I kinda think our board miscalculated tbh.

Begovic, Terry, Ake, Aina, [Zouma], Chalobah, Loftus Cheek, [Matic], [Diego Costa], and Solanke all already moved on or set to move on from last years first team. thats literally about half the squad lol
Hei Jul 10, 12:17 PM
Meh, I don't rate Rudiger tbh. Guy is like a fourth option (at best) for his national team behind Boateng, Hummels, Mustafi. I'd also rate Kimmich and Sule ahead of him.

At Roma he was out classed consistently by Manolas...

At Chelsea I don't see him displacing any of Cahill, Azpilicueta or Luiz. I guess maybe he can play RCB if Azpi moves to RWB? Only chance I see for him breaking into the starting XI. I would have rather Kept Ake and not done any useless business. Or Just embraced Andreas Christensen. No need to spend on average players when we already have suitable players who can fulfill that role.

Just seems like a really wasteful signing.
Hei Jul 10, 12:19 AM
Well guess Rudiger is our 2nd official signing of the year. Meh. He seems more a player of Liverpool's quality than Chelsea's.
Hei Jul 7, 12:09 PM
Damn if he's a Yokrshire boy, wonder why he wouldn't push for Huddersfield or Leeds? Dx.

I met an adorable bitch from Yorkshire I've been thinking about dating, it always hurts though cause its like why do all the cute white bitches have to be in the UK :\

And yeah I'm not really sure what's going on with us. No idea what the hold up with Bakayoko is. I don't mind the hold up for Rudiger. I really can't stand that guy. I think he would be a giant waste of 30Million. I'm not even convinced he's better than Nathan Ake, and we just moved him on smh.