February 14, 2020 at 1:07 pm #1826597
Yes Boga also stood out for Chelsea against Sydney FC back in 2015 and I was surprised that he was unsighted thereafter.February 14, 2020 at 5:09 pm #1826647
Personally, i wouldn’t say Sancho is that special, good player yes, but he is unproven at the highest level. and if you think the German league is that tough just ask Michy Batshuayi, he has been scoring for fun when he went there half a season on loan. so be careful when judging players who come from other leagues, because the grass isn’t always the same. Sancho hasn’t played in a tough league, he hasn’t won anything yet, he has only played consistently half a season so far, and if he has won the young player, them someone else might have won the senior player award. so you can’t justify because B’gham City wants £50 million for their player. Sancho is worth £30 million, that is his true market value.February 14, 2020 at 5:37 pm #1826648
A player is only worth what a buying Club is prepared to pay.
£50m for Bellingham at aged 16 is a huge risk as imo Sancho at over £100m at aged 20 next month would be.
Personally I haven’t seen enough of either to offer a sensible opinion either way but given the intense interest in Sancho from a number of Clubs he must have something.February 15, 2020 at 2:44 am #1826706
67, might have got in a muddle there with Boga. Maybe it was the Sydney game that I first saw him. I mean, in a preseason friendly, where other players are being tried out, most players you can recognise. I just remember seeing this yo7 kid and thinking wow, who is he. He looks really good. Obviously he was small and needed to be a bit more physical, but I guess he is at that point now, and I assume Jody Morris knows him really well. I had a lot about him when he was a youth player on Chelsea TV. I would say it is definitely worth considering him if he is also interested in a returnFebruary 15, 2020 at 9:38 pm #1826859
France Football are claiming that Chelsea have begun conversations with Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho’s entourage about a possible summer move.”
Wow if true and he’s a boyhood blue too!😊February 15, 2020 at 10:11 pm #1826861
I hope it’s not the silly money that the press is quoting. and on the other hand, I don’t if Coutinho could be useful to offer us creativity in the no 10 position. and if we can arrange a loan deal with them with the view of buying him at a reasonable price.February 16, 2020 at 12:49 am #1826865
Interesting talk from Tammy Abraham on How good he rates Jeramie Boga
February 16, 2020 at 2:27 am #1826866
Recently watched Lampard being interviewed by Lineker where Lampard came off with a very disturbing quote which only served to confirm my worst fears.
When asked about contact/input from Abramovich Lampard responded by saying he had little contact with him but spoke to Granovskaia, and called her his (Frank’s) boss !!!
How the does that work out. Frank’s boss should be Abramovich and nobody else. Granovskaia should be AT BEST a co-worker/colleague. How can her role be deemed more important than the first team coach!!!
Ferguson would never have referred to Kenyon or Gill as his boss(es).
Our success is fully reliant on the footballing side.
You win jack shit for having the best shirt sponsorship deal or the biggest stadium or TV Deal, you win on the pitch.
Winning on the pitch ensures capacity crowds, winning on the pitch ensures more matches, winning on the pitch attracts more supporters all of which generates a substantial income!
Winning on the pitch makes you a more appealing financial proposition to the outside commercial world …. so how does Lampard end up reporting into that useless ……….!!
If you dont win on the pitch then you are not as appealing and in a weaker position to negotiate decent sponsorship, TV deals or stadium rebuilds!! You will always need a first team coach no matter how far down the leagues you drop. However the CEO’s job is a lot more diluted the less successful you are!!
The balance of power at Chelsea under Granovskaia has always been wrong. She was in charge of the transfers during the period that caused the transfer ban!!! During that time Jose delivered a league and cup double but still ended up getting the sack!! Yet she still holds on to her job… amazing!!
So regardless of what so called budget we have I have no confidence in this individual landing all of Frank’s key targets.
I genuinely want Frank to succeed at the club, but the problem he faces is this season is a “Gimme” to him. Transfer ban, lack of experience bla bla bla, but unless we are sitting top of the league this time next year Frank will be another managerial statistic, because the first team coach is not deemed the most important role in the club!!February 16, 2020 at 3:15 am #1826867
He is right! she is his boss, the fact that Roman is the owner doesn’t mean he should be talking to Roman. Just seeing City banned for lying about their fianances makes me appreciate the work she is doing for Chelsea.February 16, 2020 at 3:26 am #1826868
I think Granovskaia has done a pretty good job at Chelsea. We have an agreement with Ajax for Ziyech, less than 2 weeks after January’s market was closed. And agree with Chelsea.man: we have to be careful of FFP. City have just been banned 2 seasons of UCL. Should their appeal not successful, I think we would see a big exodus. Starting from Pep Guardiola, then Sterling, de Bruyne, Jesus who are in their prime. And Aguero who may want to end his career with a club playing in Champions League. So Sancho for 105m, how good he is, I don’t think we should throw our money just like that.
If we can wrap Ziyech’s signature, we could go for Jeremie Boga who will surely cost less than Sancho. We would also gain some salary space as big earners Willian, Pedro and Giroud should leave. All gain more than 100k per week. And if Kepa does not perform well, I would say sell him in the summer. He seems to be our highest earner with Kante with 150k per week. I would like to see tall GK like Onana to replace him. Where we should spend big, I think it’s on a striker. We really need a world class striker who is at least as good as Tammy and also who can be paired with Tammy.February 16, 2020 at 6:53 am #1826869
Marina is in place because Roman put her there and he trusts her to run Chelsea FC for him in the way he wants it to be run that’s his decision and we have to respect that decision imo as fans plus Roman can’t be hands on even more so now with his Visa issues. Roman will always have the final say on the biggest decisions though.
Personally I think Marina has got more right than wrong at Chelsea. The transfer ban and how those mistakes occurred are a concern but I think that probably had more to do with Michael Emenalo than anyone else but it shouldn’t have happened wherever the responsibilities lay.February 16, 2020 at 11:04 am #1826912
As has been said, we live with FFP now, so it doesn’t matter who is responsible, we need to balance the books and can’t even held to ransom any more on players we would likeFebruary 18, 2020 at 2:21 am #1827292
We are linked with Vecino of Inter. I think we have already a lot of central midfielders. No need for another. Except if Jorginho and/or Kante leave(s).
Should we miss UCL footlball, will Ziyech still come?February 18, 2020 at 4:25 am #1827294
Media reports suggesting the club is determined to sign more big name players, probably only rumors at this stage. My only concern will they still come to us if we don’t make that CL place as it seems likely now less a massive change of positive results. We only won 2 games in the last 8 which is unheard off in Roman’s time. We all support the club irrespective of how well or bad they doing but if they aiming for the very top or if they not we need to know so we can expect the relevant outcomes.February 18, 2020 at 4:59 am #1827295
Wouldn’t even worry about Frank’s tenure right now. As safe as a bank (a good one mind you). If he were shown the door I am absolutely certain there would be an uproar. Demonstrations outside and inside the ground. Frank will be given the opportunity to build on what we have right now which is an admirable 4th spot whether we keep it or not. I am sure he knows exactly where it’s all going amiss right now and Hazard without a suitable replacement is right up there at the top of the list together with suitable strike power to support Abraham.February 19, 2020 at 2:12 pm #1827798
chelsea1967: FL looked really frustrated though against Man Utd. I don’t want him to become bitter like Mou or Conte before. I still think he is our future.
About the transfers: I start to think something that I never thought before. Let’s do like Bayern. Buying local talents. Sancho, Dean Henderson, Ben Chilwell. Let’s buy British, so that the future team will have a good core to replace JT and Lamps and A Cole. And I think Harry Wilson is interesting. We don’t need another central midfielder but the lad can score and he played with Mount at Derby.February 19, 2020 at 10:38 pm #1827963
Ampadu has demonstrated tonight v Spurs even though he’s playing out of position that he’s ready to join the young blues revolution at Chelsea next season.February 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm #1828524
As far as summer tranfers go, I wouldn’t mind if we snatched Adam Lalana. He’ll be a free agent in the summer, and could prove a good and experienced addition, and he’s proven himself. Not the same player as before his injury, but could still do a good job. @nine, I agree about Ampadu. He did extremely well the other night vs Spurs.February 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm #1828539
Hylie, decent shout on Lallana. Free transfer too.February 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm #1829098
From the Club site:
“It was announced earlier this month that a deal had been reached with Ajax for the 26-year-old’s signature, subject to the player agreeing personal terms.
On agreeing those terms, Ziyech said: ‘I am delighted and proud to have signed for such a huge club as Chelsea. I am looking forward to next season and hope we can achieve great things together.’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are delighted Hakim will be joining us in the summer, having been a key target of the club’s in this last window. He has consistently been one of the most dangerous attacking players in Europe in recent years, which we saw first-hand in our two games against Ajax in the Champions League.
‘We wish Hakim and Ajax all the best for the rest of the season and look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.”
Sounds like this one is pretty much done and dusted. Great signing imo.
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