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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:34 am
by jim todd
J-Mezzy wrote:I like this kid Oscar. In my opinion, he is the best player out of this new Brazil generation.


He certainly looked the part yesterday, especially on that second goal he scored.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:26 pm
by fatlever
RDM really needs to sort out the double pivot. mikel and lampard just aren't working well together. unfortuntely we got rid of two of the other options in essien and meirelis. lamps doesnt need to be playing 90 minutes every single game, especially when we have two in a week. time to give romeu and ramires a look back there (or at least one of them).

stop playing ramires as a right winger. it doesnt work.

what has happened to ivanovic this season?

i cant wait to see more of oscar. he is easy to root for.

torres has one more game to get it going (at stoke). then its sturridge time.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:58 pm
by treiz
Luiz signs a new 5-year contract

Chalobah starts his first game for Watford. Heard he had a great game, trying to find some clips

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:59 pm
by 5DOM
raphael honigstein ‏@honigstein
Schweini: D. Luiz went up for CFC's corner and said "and now goal" to him, then shrugged shoulders and said "sorry" on way back, meaning it

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2012 1:39 am
by 5DOM
Paulo Freitas ‏@Cynegeticus
#Fluminense's young right-back Wallace has just been sold to Chelsea for €5.5m, but will stay at Flu until June, says 'Globo Esporte'. #CFC


Awesome news. I was more impressed with him than with Piazon tbh. He's the kid we already owned 40% of his rights to after Deco sale.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2012 7:27 pm
by treiz
5DOM wrote:
raphael honigstein ‏@honigstein
Schweini: D. Luiz went up for CFC's corner and said "and now goal" to him, then shrugged shoulders and said "sorry" on way back, meaning it


Seriously, I love this guy :lol:

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2012 6:37 pm
by bbms
5DOM wrote:
Paulo Freitas ‏@Cynegeticus
#Fluminense's young right-back Wallace has just been sold to Chelsea for €5.5m, but will stay at Flu until June, says 'Globo Esporte'. #CFC


Awesome news. I was more impressed with him than with Piazon tbh. He's the kid we already owned 40% of his rights to after Deco sale.

Wallace has upside and all the physical and technical tools to be a world class full back, but he's raw as hell, must develop his consistency and decision making. He's young but this is a huge aspect of football and he's inapt there. He's never been able to dominate at young squads, despite showing a lot of promise and talent.

I have been following Wallace since he's 15. I work with Paulo at Brazilian Research, I'm Fluminense reasearcher.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2012 7:30 pm
by Slava
bbms,

What did you guys think of Luiz in Brazil?

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2012 11:00 pm
by 5DOM
Ranked 5th in the world in revenues and finally (barely) made a profit after 8 years. CL win + not buying a 50M striker helped, but we'll probably be in the red again starting next year.

btw see what McEachran almost did today: http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_asset ... 481212.gif

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:59 am
by Slava
Guess that was before the summer transfer splurge.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:27 am
by treiz
5DOM wrote:Ranked 5th in the world in revenues and finally (barely) made a profit after 8 years. CL win + not buying a 50M striker helped, but we'll probably be in the red again starting next year.

btw see what McEachran almost did today: http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_asset ... 481212.gif


If I had to guess, the figures were probably taken after the end of the financial year, so the summer definitely wasn't taken into account. Still though, first time we've made a profit in the Abramovich era is still something to be proud of.

I was watching that game, man he really looks a player, can't wait to see him contribute more to our first team hopefully next year. Especially since we got rid of Meirelles, and Robbie not being that keen on Essien should he come back.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:17 pm
by bbms
SlavaMedvedenko wrote:bbms,

What did you guys think of Luiz in Brazil?


Solid centre back. He's young so he gets a little more credit than deserves.
I think Brazilians have other things more urgent to complain about our National Team than David Luiz, seriously. Fullbacks, defensive midfield, ballhogging offense...

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:53 am
by lukekarts
Save for my disliking of Mikel, I can't quite work out exactly what's wrong with our team, just the general areas. We're good in midfield, particularly going forwards, but Torres just doesn't seem to get into enough goal scoring opportunities and we're the weakest defensive Chelsea team I have seen since Michael Duberry played for us. I knew if we didn't kill off Liverpool, there was little chance of 1 goal being enough. I'm not sure whether our back four just aren't getting the defensive support from midfield or whether they're just sloppy at picking up assignments. I hope RDM focuses on defensive coaching for the next few weeks though.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:24 pm
by 5DOM
Watching U21 match against Liverpool. Boga's the future

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:52 pm
by J-Mezzy
Jeremie Boga is definitely a keeper. He has great dribbling skills and vision

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:45 pm
by Ted Lasso
lukekarts wrote:Save for my disliking of Mikel, I can't quite work out exactly what's wrong with our team, just the general areas.


There isn't really anything wrong. It's just a younger team with a many new pieces attempting develop cohesion within a new style. They may not be able to keep up with City and United. That wouldn't exactly be a failure on their part.

Having said that, i hate Chelsea for stealing our Champions League spot and hope they get relegated thrice over to League 2.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:21 pm
by Slava
Any info on the arguments in the dressing room after the WBA game? RDM is already in a mire.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:42 pm
by 5DOM
The dressing room row itself is probably something completely overblown by the media considering most players should have no reason to be upset with RDM. That said, I do think RDM is in huge pressure to deliver a good result tomorrow. Roman seems to be obsessed with Guardiola and the failure to advance to the KO stages probably does it.

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:23 am
by J-Mezzy
Bring on Falcao. Pay whatever it takes, the team needs him

Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:27 am
by 5DOM
Maybe if Shakhtar beats Juventus. Otherwise the club will probably buy someone cheaper like Schurrle.

But it would be pretty amazing if we bought Falcao and he won the Europa League again. 3 in 3 years with 3 different clubs lol