Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Sideshow Bob, Jul 16, 2017.
Thread for discussions on Antonio Conte and Chelsea in 2017/18.
Premier League: Chelsea 2-3 Burnley - 12th August 2017
Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Chelsea - 20th August 2017
Premier League: Chelsea 2-0 Everton - 27th August 2017
Chelsea's summer: Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger, Willy Caballero, Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta.
On paper that's pretty good stuff and Christensen who's come back from Monchengladbach looks like he will stay at the club this season but it looks like the outs will be Begovic, Terry, Zouma (loan), Matic & Diego Costa. That's only the first team players from last season obviously been huge turnover of young players.
It must worry Chelsea fans that Ox, Barkley and Llorente all turned them down in the space of 24 hours? Especially Llorente. His played for Conte before. To not push the move on and join Spurs must be a slap in the face for the Italian. Conte has to take some serious slack for how his handled the Costa situation and if he doesn't sell him today his got to go cap in hand back to Diego. Drinkwater and this Zappacosta aren't gonna cheer their fans up. I mean what is a Zappacosta? Selling Matic to us. Terrible window for Chelsea in my eyes.
I'm guessing similar to a whack-a-mole at arcade, only this one involves Diego Costa and an electrocuting stick.
I see. Thanks for clearing that up for me. I was just about to order one in Costa coffee would have looked a right fool.
It's got to be money I don't think Chelsea were offering huge wages to these players as they were signing as squad players rather than first team players.
I guess with Morata, Costa, Bashwari (I don't know how to spell his name) they couldn't take the wages of a 3rd striker.
They clearly wanted Ox as a wing back and to be fair they've probably made a smart choice and signed an actual wing back to do that job.
It'll probably settle down but if results are bad when they return from internationals you could see a huge bust up coming and Conte being sacked as it's clear Conte and the club are pulling in different directions. I think he was ready to walk in the summer but they gave him a new contract with more money to make him stay.
Premier League: Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea - 9th September 2017
Premier League: Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea - 23rd September 2017
Premier League: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City - 30th September 2017
Why when Morata came off injured didn't he go Michy? And people moan at Jose for being too defensive! Terrible decision. They didn't have a focal point and had nothing to aim at and build from up top.
It's clear he doesn't really rate him think he sees him as an impact sub.
Their midfield was a mess yesterday couldn't lay a glove on City and couldn't get the ball to Hazard enough.
Conte looking to leave Chelsea at end of season - reports - Football365
Seen a few journalists reporting this will be his last season in England and will likely take over one of the Milan clubs next season.
He can't really complain about money Chelsea are still spending big bucks every summer but they do have to sell players to balance the books. Rudiger, Zapacosta, Bakayoko, Drinkwater & Morata all came in for big fees in the summer.
Premier League: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea - 14th October 2017