Chelsea 2017/18 thread - FA Cup Champs, League chumps

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    el3mel Full Member

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    LOL is this quote for real ?

    Imagine your team losing to Bournemouth and Watford then you come and say your mind is in Madrid, for feck ?
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    His two kids live in Madrid (that's what he's on about regarding his heart). I'll be amazed if he's a Chelsea player next season.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    A lot of Chelsea fans on here were pretty chuffed when Emenalo headed off but he seemed to have a decent grasp of things as manager after manager came and left the club.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Then he should chose his words nicely. It's not time to throw any hints at this transfer during this difficult period the team is passing through.
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    80 mil for Courtois, 150 for Hazard and another 150 for Kane? Only 1,7 neymars and would be a nice rebuild for RM. Sell Ronnie for 50 mil, Benzema for 30-40.

    More on topic: Can't see Conte staying after this season, even if they make top 4.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Who cares. This is not an issue at all.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Maybe for you, but for myself I'll be gutted if the team is losing and one of our players talked openly about moving to another club, disrespecting the situation his current club is passing through.

    He should have said he's only concentrating on Chelsea at the moment and not thinking about anything, even if he's planning to leave.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    You'd be gutted, seriously?

    I literally could not care less. I don't think he's disrespected anyone or anything.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Yes because it shows that he gives feck all about the team current situation and thinking only about leaving.

    If that's Ok for you, well it can't be helped.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Isn't it in the least a bit disconcerting that one of your best players is openly talking about leaving?

    As a United fan I'm chuffed at that quote!
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Not sure which top manger would want to touch the Chelsea job after Conte goes, a reputation of treating managers badly, less competitive than for a long time in the transfer market, a fair chance of losing two of their best players, and the possibility of no CL.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    People say this every time we sack a manager. There's probably 5 managers in the world who won't want the job if Conte goes.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Guardiola, Mourinho, Klopp, Pochettino, Wenger… Only in the Premier League there are already 5.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Probably add Zidane too.

    I could see Roman going for Simeone though - he would come.
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    Courtois' words were taken out of context which is obvious based on the '...'

    He is a former Atletico Madrid player, and his family live in Madrid. Of course his heart is in Madrid.
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    Simeone wouldnt put up with Romans shit.
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    They are not out of context, look at his full quote and i mean more than just this sentence. He is begging Real to buy him
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    Because of the stigma created by the media, opposition and even some off our own fans that's it's never the manager's fault when thing's go wrong at Chelsea we will have a fair share manager's show interest. In terms of risk to reputation or future chances of employment it's practically a free hit for a job, as the Jose situation proved.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Toxic, troubled club. It's amazing how they go from looking sensational, winning the title then completely collapsing the very next season.....and this happens quite often, too, nowadays. Something is very, very wrong at that football club and I'm not exactly sure what. I quite like Conte, to be honest. I like having himin the league, he doesn't offend me either. But he's GONE.

    Courtois too, by the sounds of it.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    They have quite a bit of rebuilding to do especially if Hazard, Courtois and Conte leave this summer. They have young players but how effective are they? How capable are they of changing games? Not so much.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Fair enough, not sure which way you turn next though, your squad is all over the place, and I'm just not sure Roman has the appetite to financially back another top manager to turn things around, and he'll need to do that to attract anyone of note.
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    If Courtois situation turns out to be true then he is a Madrid's player next summer. I'd would be amaze if Perez manage to feck up this situation again just for downplay the fees again.
    I quite understand @duffer's POV, amazingly, he put his logical side above all else in supporting Chelsea, hats off mate.
    I think Courtois is not a Chelsea lover tbh, quite a few times he admitted he would back to Madrid if possible, this not the first time i think.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    I honestly get more annoyed when players talk bollocks about their "love" for the club than someone being honest.

    Of course Courtois would go to Madrid if he had the chance. So long as they don't do a Mahrez it's fine with me.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Jose would cone back in a heartbeat. He'd check our of his motel and move back to his family faster than you could say "room service for 1".
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    Feed Me I'm hungry

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    :lol:
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    salford_ Banned

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    Simeone wont take over there, he will go to Italy first IMO. Their next manager will be Tuchel or Luis Enrique
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Sounds like a 'come and get me' plea. I can see Madrid buying him and Hazard this summer actually. Chelsea will have some serious issues if they don't replace them well.
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    Weirdly enough I feel the same.
    I prefer honesty, but at the same time I wish their honesty was what I wanted to hear. :lol:
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    This post is almost as big a shambles as Chelsea's transfer policy.
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    singabiru Banned

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    Luis Enrique at Chelsea would eventually create scenes even more dramatic than Conte and Mourinho. And it looks like he’s the favourite for the head coach job so I am looking forward to all six months of it because that’s how Long he will last.

    Frankly, it doesn’t matter one iota whoever is hired. He will be gone due to unrealistic expectations of him. I would be more interested in any news of a rich consortium buying out Roman’s shares and becoming the new owners.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Antonio Conte will not resign as pressure builds on Chelsea manager
    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...players-three-days-off-after-watford-drubbing
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Ofcourse Conte won't resign, he's gonna get a fat pay out once they part ways by 'mutual consent'.
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    vangagal Full Member

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    Football fans demand total commitment from players when in reality it just another daily jobs like others but with million paycheck.

    Chelsea will sell him if the offer match their evaluation. But i dont think they will sell both Hazard and Courtois, its their top 2 best players, even Roman would not that crazy right?
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    Javi Full Member

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    Seems legit @GlastonSpur
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    Swap him for Oblak. Everyone is happy.
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    RedRom "Where's Lingard?"

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    Why Tuchel?? What on earth has he done to be always talked of such glowing terms, and linked with big clubs?
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    Fridge chutney Requested ban until 09/04/2018

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    Even if true, question is... would you want him back?

    Read in the rags that Luis Enrique is a possible replacement. Thoughts?
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    Didn't Simeone say something in the lines of he won't be interested in managing chelsea, but he would like to manage United?
    IIRC there was a times article saying the same

    After reading what Courtios said and has been saying for some time, must confess DDG has handled the situation like a total professional.He hasn't spoken out about it even once despite wanting to move to Spain.

    And Luis Enrique becoming the next Chelsea manager would be fun,the Barca fans supporting the two plasticos.
    Who do you love more Barca fans, Pep or Lucho? Not sure? Well its almost time to choose :)
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    Why would any first tier coach want to be Chelski manager is beyond me.
    English journos are also pathetic. Just like Mou they are circling like sharks over Conte. Don’t like Conte at all but if there is a “palpable discord” between Conte and his players then the same theme keeps recurring over players sticking it to the manager the minute they start underperfoming. When will Abromovich wise up to the fact that his club is not RM or Barca where they can attract the top managers and coaches while offering little to no job security.