Conte: Chelsea can't compete with Utd & City

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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Thought this was worthy of a discussion. Very interesting to hear Conte so openly admit Chelsea, can no longer compete financially with us. You wouldn't have thought that when Roman came in would ever be the case.

    Obviously Chelsea have long since moved to a more efficient method of business, sustaining themselves rather than being continually funded but it could really see us and City pull away from the rest in the future.

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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    Aren't they also planning a new stadium? I wonder whether Roman just doesn't fancy funding Conte?
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    Phil Full Member

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    Whole interview reads "don't fire me"
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    Bubz27 ACMarket employee

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    Saw them get linked with Kevin Davies today.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Is each going to blame the other?

    Mou: Cant compete with City
    Conte: Cant compete with Utd and City
    Klopp: Cant compete with Utd, City and Chelsea
    Arsenal: Cant compete with anyone
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    Don't forget the best of the bunch, Ashley Barnes.
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    Klopper76 "Did you see Fabinho against Red Star & Cardiff?"

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    That’s astonishing to hear considering how much money they were throwing about when Abramovic first came in.

    If they can’t compete financially with the Manchester clubs, it’s because the Russian doesn’t want to any more.
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    And that’s why you’re going to PSG.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    Pretty much.
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    Not really though. They spent a good number in the summer . Have a very solid balanced squad and an excellent youth setup. He is underachieving with that squad.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Underachieving? We're the champions and still in every cup this season.

    Do you think Chelsea have a better side than Man United or Man City?
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    So this is basically his version of Mourinho's "we're not spending enough". They've just spend £200m on top of a squad of champions.

    Maybe he's just being realistic. Between City and Chelsea you've got the inform team about to be champions who probably pay better.

    Between United and Chelsea you have Mourinho with the historic United on the upswing that can probably pay better. Maybe he's right.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    They've spent 200m this season.
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Think it's less about transfer fees and more about wages.
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Thats a strange comment given the fact they've spent just as much as us in the last year, and they were going to spend over £60mon Sandro if Juventus had been willing to sell.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Net spend baby. We sold about 199m.

    Alexis earns our net transfer spend in about 4 weeks.
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    Conte pissed off that he got snubbed by both Lukaku and Crouch in less than a year and now is stuck with donkey Morata.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    You'll struggle to sell any more deadwood for ludicrous prices to China now though. Not sure even they would be interested in Drinkwater or Peter Crouch in the summer.
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    Yes, I do and I think Conte is limiting your team's potential. I predicted you guys to retain the title pipping City and thought United will come third. Certainly didn't expect 15 points behind City and in that sense, its underachieving to me.

    For the record, I also thought you would beat Barca in CL but is having doubts now ( given how both teams has been playing since then )
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    Sounds like a pr move to attack abromavic similar to what Jose did at the beginning of the month.
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    Think you're overrating Chelsea a lot there to be fair. I thought last year they took advantage of another transitional year but they were not a special team and certainly aren't this season.
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    legolegs duploarms

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    Well according to transfermarkt they have a net spend of something like 40m over the last 4 seasons so he probably has a point.
    Actually really surprised by this number I have to admit. Not really investing money anymore it seems.
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    Eire Red United Full Member

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    Can’t wait until the Arabs get bored of City as well.
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    They've won the league twice in the last three years whilst your spending has hugely eclipsed theirs.
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    Eire Red United Full Member

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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Transitional phases can account for a lot of that. As Conte himself is saying, Chelsea can't afford the wages we're starting to pay these marquee signings.
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    They have a low net spend because they buy a shitload of players with no intention of keeping them. It’s just their business model the same way Utd’s is to maximise commercial revenue.
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    Of course they can. Their wage bill is marginally less than Utd’s. They just choose to spend it on 100 players.
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    Funny coming from the manager of the team who started this buying the league with dodgy money shit
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    And credit to them for that but the reason for that is largely because of severe underinvestment in the squad post-Ronaldo sale until Fergie's retirement. We let our squad deteriorate over a period of time and paid the price for it both on the pitch and in replenishing it amid a series of blunders in the transfer market under Moyes and LvG.
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    United have the highest wage bill in the PL and the lowest ratio of wagebill to turnover.

    Basically, if the Glazers decide they should spend, say, 60% of the revenue on wages -and sanchez may not be an outlier in this regard - than not only chelsea, but even city, as evidenced by sanchez, won't be able to compete with you

    I mean, if the Glazers tell woody to sign hazard, nevermind the cost, tomorrow morning woody would be outside hazard's house with a £600k a week contract offer. Plus a stradivari, for the unveiling

    Chelsea can't compete with that
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    Not sure where we're at with the wages of Sanchez, I thought in the real world it's about 300k. Chelsea are said to be offering Hazard that.
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    If I were a Chelsea fan hearing this, I would have been massively depressed tbh.

    This guy needs to take lessons in how to talk to the media. His quotes are all bizarre.
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    Kraftwerker Formerly RedAddict

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    One of the worst things that happened Chelsea is the emergence of the state backed oil clubs.

    Roman went from being the biggest fish in the sea to a tadpole in comparison to sovereign wealth available at other clubs.

    It then became a zero sum game for him. He’s simply not rich enough to take the sort of hits you need to take now.

    His net worth is about £6bn. That’s a fortune when transfer fees were £20m/£30m at the top end. But Neymar’s transfer fee for instance would be about 4% or 5% of his net worth. Probably closer to 10% once you factored in wages. He can’t absorb that ongoing.
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    They don't even have to get bored, The whole region around them is shrouded in instability. Sanctions, change of leaders, country policies etc could cut the money instantly to City. Resulting in a total collapse.
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    Bs. this guy has spent close to £200m this season and is looking to spend 50m odd on a back up striker and lb and yet complains.
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    I know you still got all your hair,
    So I cannot compete with you, Moureen.

    Moureen, Moureen,
    Moureen, Mou-Reeeeen.
    Don't take Sanchez just because you can.