Chelsea Discussion 2022/23

Justin Cider

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Wouldn't be the daftest idea to put a cheeky bid in if they're prepared to sell at that price.

Don't particularly like the dude, but ....
 

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Think he’s coming towards the end of his contract but I expect City will want significantly more than that to sell.

Do think his best years are behind him seems an odd signing for Chelsea could be a few out the door if they are going for Sterling.
 

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He's a funny one Sterling, been watching the kid since he was 15 and I still couldn't tell you what he is(position wise)
 

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Never rated him that highly to be honest - a good player but not top top drawer. I don’t think City would be any worse off by losing him.

I always thought he would go abroad if he did leave City but I think he would do a decent job at Chelsea
 

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Find him a hard one to judge because for some reason he always goes to bits against us.

He clearly has something about him works hard can play on either side but he isn’t someone who creates for himself but he links well with others to create the chances to get his goals.

I think last 2 seasons his level has dropped a bit I can see why City are reluctant to offer him a big long term deal and maybe think it is the right time to cash in on him.
 

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Chairman Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia both leaving the club.

Marina was the person pretty much running the club on behalf of Abrahmovic.

I think they could struggle next season there's obviously huge changes off the pitch with the change in owners which will be a totally different culture and they've got serious work to do on the pitch to sort their squad out.

They've got a manager who's known for falling out with his bosses so you could easily see them having a complete implosion if they get off to a bad start.
 

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United should go for Granovskaia

she is going to be a wanted lady
 

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United should go for Granovskaia

she is going to be a wanted lady

I don't think she'll be coming back into football she is very close to Abrahmovic my guess is she'll be put into one of his businesses that is still operational and under his control.

The impression that was given was that she didn't work for Chelsea she worked for him one of the few people in his trusted inner circle.
 

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I don't think she'll be coming back into football she is very close to Abrahmovic my guess is she'll be put into one of his businesses that is still operational and under his control.

The impression that was given was that she didn't work for Chelsea she worked for him one of the few people in his trusted inner circle.

Shes already got her next role lined up. It's not the in UK. So we won't be getting her.

She's off to Dubai. Not sure if it's remaining in football though.
 

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Shes already got her next role lined up. It's not the in UK. So we won't be getting her.

She's off to Dubai. Not sure if it's remaining in football though.

How do you think Chelsea will get on next season?

I think they're really going to struggle. Defence is a mess, midfield is starting to shows sign of creaking and up top they've still not found that goal scorer they need.

A lot can change in 6 weeks before the season starts but right now I would say expect Spurs to go above them and for Chelsea to be scrapping with us and Arsenal for that last top 4 spot.
 

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So Lukaku skulking back to Inter on loan. How this guy has amassed around £300m in transfer fees I’ll never know.
 

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Must admit I was wrong on Lukaku I thought he'd come back and be good for them but it's been a disaster.

He'll probably be great again at Inter but unless they find the money to buy him back I don't see anyone else going for him again as it's just not worth the hassle. He seems happy at Inter so it's probably best he stays there now.
 

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Petr Cech has also left the club he was technical and performance advisor.
 

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Can see them struggling in the League this season but fluking another Champions League win.
 

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Agreed a price for Rafinha from Leeds.

Chelsea came a bit out of left field on that one he'd been linked to plenty of clubs but Chelsea seem to have snuck in under the radar.

You wonder if that means they are out of the race for Sterling and Dembele.

There is still plenty of talk that Dembele will sign a new deal with Barca and end up staying.

Think the big question for Chelsea is are they going to stick with the wing back system next season or will they look to move to a back 4 some huge holes in that defence at the moment.
 

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Confirmed Lukaku back to Inter on loan.

Fair to say he made a right tit of himself back at Chelsea.
 

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Ziyech off to AC Milan according to reports.

Been an ok player for them but has struggled to provide consistency.
 

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Agreed a 45m fee for Sterling.

I like Sterling, good signing I think
 

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He will be on big wages but think it’s good for both clubs.

It had gone a bit stale for him at City needed a change and he should fit with Tuchel.

I do think his best years are behind him though.
 

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In talks for Nathan Ake from City as well according to the papers.
 

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I was shocked this morning to realise Sterling is still only 27. Think it's an excellent signing for Chelsea. Good deal for City and should be good for England.
 

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One of those players who i've never understood what all the fuss is about.

He'll start like a house on fire, then fade.

Probably be back down the road at Shepherd's Bush by the time he's 30.
 

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He started so young think he was a regular at Liverpool when he was 17 so there’s a lot of miles on the clock for a 27 year old but he doesn’t seem to get injured a lot. Think City can be happy they’ve had the best years of His career out of him and sold him for roughly what they paid for him.

Think I’m right in saying he’s never scored against Utd which is odd considering how often he scores and how often they score against us these days.
 

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Sterling is a great deal. Not sure about Ake but they need atleast one defender to replace Rudiger in the statring 11. Also the fact they got Sterling mean they will not chase Neymar and that is good.
 

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Think they need more than 1 centre back if they're playing a back 3 again next season currently they've got 4 CB's on the books. Silva, Sarr, Chalobah and Azpilecueta. Azpi apparently wants to move to Barcelona and is expect to leave I think they need 3 centre backs to replace the two who have left and Azpi if he goes.
 

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Think they need more than 1 centre back if they're playing a back 3 again next season currently they've got 4 CB's on the books. Silva, Sarr, Chalobah and Azpilecueta. Azpi apparently wants to move to Barcelona and is expect to leave I think they need 3 centre backs to replace the two who have left and Azpi if he goes.
Nope, they played the Season with Rudiger, Silva and Chalobah. They need 1 to replace Rudiger and use Sarr as backup. That is risky, but it's possible. They Can call one from the academy if they are in crisis. They are definetly in a better position than us.
 

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Nope, they played the Season with Rudiger, Silva and Chalobah. They need 1 to replace Rudiger and use Sarr as backup. That is risky, but it's possible. They Can call one from the academy if they are in crisis. They are definetly in a better position than us.

Chalobah played 20 league games last season Azpilecueta played 27. Chalobah only really came into the side when James was injured and Azpi went to play wing back. It felt very much like he was used because they had to not because Tuchel wanted to I don't think he sees him as a starter. If 2 starters go out then I think 2 starters need to come in and they should be very worried about how much longer Silva can maintain his standards.

Is there anyone in the academy who's anywhere near ready to play regularly? They sold Tamori and Guehi last summer both probably start for Chelsea this season as things stand.

As of today they are weaker than they were then they finished last season might still be in a better position than us but I think the gaps closed and if we do manage to get a few deals over the line before the season starts I think we could get ourselves in the top 4 race.
 

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Sounds like they're pretty close on a deal for Koulibaly from Napoli.

Been linked with everyone for years that guy but he's 31 now and sounds like he's finally decided it is time to move on from Napoli.

Talks on going for Ake as well from City.

Think if they get those two that's two pretty good replacement for those who've left.

I do wonder if Tuchel might try to ditch the back 3 this season and move to a back 4 to give them the extra attacking player on the pitch.
 

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Kimpembe from PSG seems to be the latest link player is up for the move and PSG are open to offers on him.

Must admit he's one I've never been that impressed by when I've seen him play.
 

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Kimpembe from PSG seems to be the latest link player is up for the move and PSG are open to offers on him.

Must admit he's one I've never been that impressed by when I've seen him play.
Good option.
He is left footed and has already played with Silva.
 

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I think they might be going to a back 4 this season guess we might find out in pre season not sure how Silva will cope with that.

If they're going for Kimpembe might suggest they've gone off the idea of Ake as City were asking for a lot of money for him.

Looks like they'll lose 3 of their regular first team centre backs this summer so think they need to bring 2 in.
 

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