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Post#1401 » by Vesper » Thu Feb 2, 2017 7:21 pm

Honestly think Chelsea did more for Lampard than vice versa.
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Post#1402 » by fatlever » Mon Feb 6, 2017 8:04 pm

treiz wrote:Frank Lampard officially retires today.

Arguably our greatest ever player (I personally would say our greatest player) to wear the blue shirt, my favourite player ever. Wish him all the best in his upcoming endeavours, would like to see him working for Chelsea again in some capacity soon.

Good luck to Ivanovic too, great servant and a true legend of the club.


Sad that everyone is leaving. If you had asked me 2.5 years ago to name my 3 favorite current Chelsea players I would have said Oscar, Cech and Ivanovic. Yikes. All gone.

Hats off to Super Frank. I do hope that he finds a job in the organization, same with Terry, Drogba, and hopefully Cech one day as well.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#1403 » by HIF » Tue Feb 7, 2017 11:41 am

Frank Lampard will always be a West Ham legend to me.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#1404 » by treiz » Wed Feb 8, 2017 6:13 pm

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treiz wrote:Frank Lampard officially retires today.

Arguably our greatest ever player (I personally would say our greatest player) to wear the blue shirt, my favourite player ever. Wish him all the best in his upcoming endeavours, would like to see him working for Chelsea again in some capacity soon.

Good luck to Ivanovic too, great servant and a true legend of the club.


Sad that everyone is leaving. If you had asked me 2.5 years ago to name my 3 favorite current Chelsea players I would have said Oscar, Cech and Ivanovic. Yikes. All gone.

Hats off to Super Frank. I do hope that he finds a job in the organization, same with Terry, Drogba, and hopefully Cech one day as well.


Same, I'm sure Roman will always have the door opened to Frank whenever he decides to come back, I heard he seriously contemplated being a club ambassador before he left with an eye on coaching/management down the line. JT is already doing his badges and I wouldn't be surprised if he's sitting next to Conte in a different capacity by next year, and isn't Drogba already in the Chelsea coaching staff? I remember reading something about it a few months ago.

Lastly, I'm sure Cech will too if he wants to stay in football, I mean if Hilario can find a job here, I'm sure Cech can too :lol:

HIF wrote:Frank Lampard will always be a West Ham legend to me.


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Post#1405 » by Mauro Pedrosa » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:51 pm

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Post#1406 » by fatlever » Fri May 12, 2017 9:30 pm

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Post#1407 » by HIF » Sat May 13, 2017 6:37 am

Congratulations , well deserved.

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Post#1408 » by CsBsSoxPhins » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:19 pm

How are people feeling about some of the rumors?

Bakayoko looks to be coming in. Lukaku talk has died down but we are the presumed favorites there (especially with the Diego Costa fiasco ensuing). Big names from Real like James Rodriguez & Morata have been rumored heavily the last couple days (and well beyond).

Christensen coming in will be nice depth at CB, could push Azpilicueta to RWB potentially. Still rumors of VVD circulating as well. Would love to see a more dynamic athlete as LWB; Sandra being the pipedream.

Need some depth in this squad in order to compete in the CL!
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Post#1409 » by treiz » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:45 pm

I'm meh about Bakayoko, I can see him coming in, not playing games, get disgruntled, get loaned out and sold in 2 years. If he's patient I can see him as a decent contributor down the line.

I don't see what would James do in this team, Chelsea is pretty deep with the 2 spots behind the striker and unless someone leaves I don't see him coming in. Lukaku/Morata is all dependent upon Costa leaving (which looks likely) but I think Conte rates Batshuayi, he does like talking about Michy.

Christensen is someone I'm really looking forward to next season. I think Cahill is more at risk of getting deposed than Azpi since Azpi is quite frankly a better defender, and this coinciding with Moses having a really good year last year at RWB. Not sure how I'd feel about VVD especially considering the price. Agree about LWB, need someone who can compete with Alonso and provide some depth.
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Post#1410 » by fatlever » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:37 pm

Chelsea selling Ake this summer is just another frustrating move made by the club. It's really annoying that the youth are never given a chance. What more could Ake have done to prove worthy of being part of the 1st team? And the club will probably drop loads of cash on a fancy centerback that may or may not be any better. Or even worse, Sell Ake and loan Zouma before a replacement is bought, then chase a ghost all season and lose out and make a desperate signing. Are we banking on Christensen, because he's doesn't seem too thrilled to be returning and he'll be out there door if he's stuck on the bench all season.

I can't wait until we sell Tammy Abraham in two years.
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Post#1411 » by fatlever » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:46 pm

Chalobah probably next youth to get sold. Frankly, I'm not convinced Bakayoko is actually better than Chalobah.

I guess I would rather drop cash on players who are head and shoulders better and then use youth to fill in gaps, not spend on players who are marginally, if at better than the youth counterparts.

Is Manolas really a noticeable upgrade over Ake?
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Post#1412 » by treiz » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:34 am

I'm quite disappointed about Ake, but for £20 million that's a decent fetch and I'm not fully against it.

Manolas is a really huge upgrade over Ake.
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Post#1413 » by fatlever » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:21 pm

Thoughts on Rudiger? Seems he will be the Ake replacement.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#1414 » by Riko » Sat Jul 1, 2017 9:20 am

fatlever wrote:Thoughts on Rudiger? Seems he will be the Ake replacement.


Awful sign, especially at 38 million €. The only good thing about Rudiger is that he can play RFB.
Don't get me wrong, he is not a bad player but he isn't Chelsea material...
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Post#1415 » by HIF » Sun Jul 2, 2017 6:30 am

fatlever wrote:Chelsea selling Ake this summer is just another frustrating move made by the club. It's really annoying that the youth are never given a chance. What more could Ake have done to prove worthy of being part of the 1st team? And the club will probably drop loads of cash on a fancy centerback that may or may not be any better. Or even worse, Sell Ake and loan Zouma before a replacement is bought, then chase a ghost all season and lose out and make a desperate signing. Are we banking on Christensen, because he's doesn't seem too thrilled to be returning and he'll be out there door if he's stuck on the bench all season.

I can't wait until we sell Tammy Abraham in two years.


Chelsea have literally hundreds of young talents. They are also the champions. To give all the young talent a chance would jeopardise their chances of back to back titles so getting £20m isn't bad and they can invest that in a known quality to replace John Terry.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#1416 » by ana_86 » Mon Jul 3, 2017 7:24 am

I personally think John Terry was a class apart, not that there is no one better than him, but would be difficult to replace him.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#1417 » by HIF » Mon Jul 3, 2017 12:11 pm

ana_86 wrote:I personally think John Terry was a class apart, not that there is no one better than him, but would be difficult to replace him.


If you're basing that on his play in the last couple of seasons, my grandmother could replace him.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#1418 » by ManAlee » Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:59 am

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ana_86 wrote:I personally think John Terry was a class apart, not that there is no one better than him, but would be difficult to replace him.


If you're basing that on his play in the last couple of seasons, my grandmother could replace him.



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Post#1419 » by treiz » Tue Jul 4, 2017 11:36 am

fatlever wrote:Thoughts on Rudiger? Seems he will be the Ake replacement.


Love it tbh, considering we only added £9 million more to upgrade from Ake to Rudiger. As a closet-Roma fan, I'm pleased about this.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#1420 » by fatlever » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:19 pm

I guess the Sandro to Chelsea deal is dead. Haven't heard anything in a week or two.

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