There's loads of rumours about using the centre back situation as a chance to move to a back 4, playing with a false 9, moving James to CB, playing Mount deeper. It's all speculation, nobody apart from Tommy and his coaches has a clue.You must have heard something about what Tommy is looking to do this season based on your rumoured signings you mentioned in the other thread? You looking at Havertz being the focal point this season for example?
On a Man Utd forum of course this isn't trolling at all...What's in store for the champions of the world?
At least spread the humourless troll posts out a bit. That's two on the first page now.
So not that humourless.
They didn't bank on his other half being with him did they
Interested to know what makes you think Chalobah isn't up to it? He started 15 games in the league and we didn't lose any of them. He was also good in the FA Cup final.What are the expected signings this summer? I’ve read Kounde should be joining, but also Alonso and maybe Azpi will be leaving. That leaves you with Chilwell, Thiago and James as fully fledged senior defenders, with Chalobah and Sarr as backups. From what I’ve seen of those 2 they don’t seem to be up to starting for Chelsea, so I’d imagine you’d need 3 or 4 defenders this summer? Any youngsters set to make up the step up?
Guehi’s move to Palace has gone well for him but looking at how bare you are I bet he’s regretting getting itchy feet.
Whenever I’ve watched him he seems slightly exposed to me, albeit I'm not an avid Chelsea watcher. Do you see him stepping up as first backup to the 3 CB’s this season, or even as first choice?Interested to know what makes you think Chalobah isn't up to it? He started 15 games in the league and we didn't lose any of them. He was also good in the FA Cup final.
I guess it comes down to who we sign but I really like Chalobah and would be happy for him to get a chance.Whenever I’ve watched him he seems slightly exposed to me, albeit I'm not an avid Chelsea watcher. Do you see him stepping up as first backup to the 3 CB’s this season, or even as first choice?
Really?!I expect this is the beginning of Chelsea returning to the level they were at pre roman, under Gullit and vialli. Good team to have in the league, not really challenging for the highest honours. Bit like Tottenham.
Oh the irony from an Arsenal supporter.Hopefully a massive spend using borrowed money followed by administration when they can’t pay it back.
I will never understand this idea of clubs having some presupposed position on the "how big is the club" scale, regardless of performances on the pitch. Even weirder is fans buying into this bullshit."Chelsea - The New Era"
What self-unaware shitery. You are on the precipice of a deep fall, back to your natural weight division. Next Everton. You'll be missed like lockdowns.
This is spot on. People don’t really talk about how badly Chelsea fell off. They used to be an unbelievable club who never accepted anything less than top spot. That club is dead now. If this was 2005 Chelsea would’ve done something crazy like bid 100m for Salah.Really?!
Because I'd argue that's exactly what we've been for the last five years. Did you not notice the season when Jorginho was our top scorer in the league?
We're a 65/70 point team and player recruitment has massively failed for us in the last five years. The transfer ban actually worked in our favour and stopped us from having another window like the Bakayoko/Drinkwater/Mortata/Zappacosta one.
The moment we got to spend, we largely bought players who have underwhelmed, and even when we wheeled and dealed, we effectively gave up Tammy, Guehi, Tomori and Livramento for Lukaku.
If we abandoned our current strategy (whatever the hell it is) and actually spent money sensibly in future/this window, then I can only see us progressing because the nucleus of the squad is good enough - it just needs the right additions, and not just random additions who don't fit how we play.