November 26, 2019 at 2:42 pm #1802422
Players who should leave or should be sold in January or in the summer: Giroud, Pedro, Drinkwater
Not sure to sell or to retain: Barkley, Batshuayi, Alonso, Willian, Emerson
Players I would like us to buy to improve our squad: Chilwell, Jadon Sancho or Hakim Ziyech. If we go for a GK, probably Donnaruma? Of course Kylian Mbappe would be great but I cannot see him joining us 🙂November 27, 2019 at 8:03 am #1802571
“Conor Gallagher is having an excellent season in his first year of senior football on loan at Championship side Charlton Athletic.
Under the guidance of Lee Bowyer, the Chelsea midfielder has produced some excellent numbers so far.
According to Transfermarkt, the 19-year old has been directly involved in 8 goals for Charlton this season in 17 appearances across all competitions. He has scored 6, and assisted 2 from midfield so far and we haven’t even hit Christmas yet.
Yesterday, Frank Lampard described Ross Barkley as ‘showing a lack of professionalism’ after another reported nightclub incident over the international break.
Lampard on Barkley 1/2: “One is the headlines this week. Ross knows how I felt about the first headline. I backed him then and now. He showed a lack of professionalism.”
Lampard on Barkley 2/2: “I don’t want to become a dictator because he deserves some freedom. I like Ross, he is one of my players. He needs to show his reactions on the pitch.”
At this rate, if Barkley doesn’t show miracle improvements on and off of the pitch, he is likely to be out the door and replaced by Gallagher, who is showing all the signs of having a great Chelsea future.
Lampard will not take these kinds of attitudes and unprofessional-ism. Whilst he has been wise in protecting Barkley in public, this will not be sitting well with the Chelsea manager.”November 27, 2019 at 2:14 pm #1802738
Barkley is stagnant. Under Sarri, he showed promises than faded. Under Lampard, same thing. And outside pitch, if I recall well, he was once in Liverpool the night before a match, something like that. And now this incident at a night club. His behaviour is unprofessional, I can say even pathetic. He must have shown a better exemple to our bunch of young British players, but he does not. I don’t think he has a future with Chelsea. That’s why I put him in the category not sure to sell or to retain.
We have Gilmour, Gallagher, Ampadu waiting to get a chance. IMO sell him probably back to Everton to get a bit of money and we can reinvest the money later on.November 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm #1802755December 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm #1804419
Rumour doing the rounds at Bristol City is that Chelsea agreed to sell them Jay Da Silva and Kasey Palmer if City signed Massengo from Monaco for Chelsea because of Chelsea’s transfer ban he does look a fantastic prospect???
“Bristol City have completed the signing of young midfielder Han-Noah Massengo, who arrives in BS3 on a four-year contract.
Frenchman Massengo, 18, arrives from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco where he graced the UEFA Champions League. He was the first player to be born in the 21st Century to play in Europe’s largest club competition.
He made six appearances last season upon his call-up from Monaco’s B side.”December 4, 2019 at 6:41 pm #1804782
Rumours about Juve to take Emerson on-loan and then permanently. I think we should get Ben ChilwellDecember 5, 2019 at 8:09 am #1804984
2 definite areas are upfront where there is too much load on Abraham and it looks likely that both Giroud and eventually Bats will go to lower clubs, also in defence something is not quite right, they all seem to be playing well but the goals are still coming in so I dont know whats wrong there maybe a lack of leadership at the back?December 6, 2019 at 8:27 am #1805290
“If the ban is lifted and that gives them an unfair advantage to the other teams then I don’t think that’s right. They need to serve the correct time for the judgment,” Carlton Cole, putting aside the fact that he was a Chelsea player born and bred what a strange comment it just doesn’t make sense.December 6, 2019 at 11:16 am #1805376
Transfer ban lifted, Frank really has hard work ahead of him, finding the right fit for the team and not upsetting the team, if there is anyone out there to get in the January windowDecember 6, 2019 at 2:03 pm #1805436
“Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players.
Cas halved the ban to one window, which was served during the summer.
It also reduced the fine for the London club from 600,000 to 300,000 Swiss francs (£230,000).
Chelsea were given a transfer ban after 150 rule breaches involving 69 academy players over several seasons, according to the judgement published by Fifa.
Cas found that the Blues “did violate” rules “related to the international transfer of minors” and “to the first registration of minors” but “for a significantly smaller number of players” amounting to “about a third of the violations found by Fifa”.
The Cas verdict added: “In addition, the violations of other RSTP (Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players) rules were found to be less serious than those attributed to Chelsea by Fifa.”
Personally I think Frank knows where he wants to strengthen and with whom getting in who you may want in January won’t be easy though.
Signing one or two of the right players if we can get them could boost our chances of a top 4 finish but Frank will tread carefully and he definitely won’t throw the baby out with the bath water.
Good news though and interesting to see where we go from here .December 6, 2019 at 2:28 pm #1805449
“Chelsea have given Frank Lampard £150m to spend in January with boss Frank Lampard targeting additions throughout his team, according to a report.
The Blues are free to re-enter the transfer market in 2020 after the Court of Arbitration halved the club’s two-window transfer ban, ruling that their restriction on summer signings was the end of their punishment.
Lampard has thrived without the ability to sign new players so far this season, with academy graduates Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham forming a solid spine.
However, according to The Telegraph, Lampard insists that new additions are needed and is set to try and make signings in the winter window.
The newspaper says that strikers, wide players, a full-back and a centre-back are all on Lampard‘s radar.
It is claimed that Lyon forward Moussa Dembele and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, as well as Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho are all being considered.
As for defensive additions, Chelsea reportedly want Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, although a deal is unlikely to be happen in January.
Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake is an option too, given that the Blues can buy the Netherlands centre-back back for £40m.
Despite the number of names being mentioned, The Telegraph insists that Lampard wants to keep his mix of homegrown and academy talent while infusing other more experienced players from across Europe.
The newspaper says that the £150m has been allocated following the departures of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and David Luiz to Arsenal, as well as the £58m that is due from Atletico Madrid for Alvaro Morata.” ????December 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm #1805464
“Lampard on January window vs summer one: “It doesn’t matter if it is January or July, if a player is going to improve the squad then it is the right moment.”December 9, 2019 at 10:31 am #1806098
I think it was a mistake to have let Ake go tbh but I wonder currently whether a Lewis Dunk type player isn’t more the profile of the player we need fearless, commited and a leader?
Whoever we may or may not try to sign getting any of the players we may want in January won’t be easy.December 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm #1806215
I think the reality is that Frank and the Club will draw up a wish list for January with a number of names for each position they wish to strengthen on it whether that includes the likes of Koulibaly, Ake or even Dunk who knows.
I would be surprised though if defenders aren’t high on Frank’s wish list and that a Centre Back isn’t one of the positions Frank would like to strengthen although we shouldn’t forget that a fully match fit Antonio Rudiger will significantly strengthen us.
Whatever the names and positions are it’s going to be difficult to get them in January and dealing with Napoli and De Laurentiis would be a potential nightmare imo.😊
Holloway on Zaha.
“I think he would be fantastic over there [at Chelsea ],” Ian Holloway told talkSPORT.
“I don’t want Palace to lose him, but in reality, he is going to have to go.
“I would love to see him in that sort of team.”
Holloway insisted his view isn’t about riling the Palace faithful, but simply an assessment of Zaha himself – who is one of his favourite players.
“I don’t want to upset them [Palace fans], but I am only looking and I think he is improving all the time. I see that end product from him, and I just love him.
“He is one of my favourite players ever because I’ve never seen anyone do what he can do.”
Arsenal were quoted between £70m-100m for Zaha last summer, so Chelsea will likely have to fork out for the 27-year-old.
But it’s rumoured that Chelsea have cash to splash following their window of inactivity.December 9, 2019 at 10:18 pm #1806323
Not sure about Zaha. If he costs us 70m, too expensive.December 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm #1806798
Another striker is a must, but exactly who, I just dont know!
Ake I would go for in a heartbeat, knows the club, great experience in the league, can play centre or left back and has been linked with other top clubs across Europe showing he is highly rated.
3rd choice a lot will disagree with, however I feel we need experience, someone who we can bring on with 20 mins to go, put them in the middle of the park and who can dictate the tempo of the game, frustrate the opposition, when required.
I would be contacting Monaco and offer to write off any outstanding debt for Cesc, again knows the club, know the league!December 11, 2019 at 6:05 pm #1806933
It is quite clear in the summer we lost Eden Hazard who has been a huge part of scoring and creating for us in the last few seasons. We need more competition in those creative areas.”
Frank Lampard 10/12December 12, 2019 at 1:51 am #1806993
We still have CHO on the bench. But with Pedro likely leaving January or summer and Willian hasn’t signed yet, I think a creative player is a must as well as a striker with Giroud likely leaving.
I don’t think FL will buy any defender except a LB if Alonso leaves as we have a lot already. I am not sure about Zaha. I don’t think he will do well with us. He did not make it at United. Sancho would surely a great addition but I cannot see Dortmund selling for less than 100m. Striker we seem to look at Dembele and Werner.
If we buy a central defender I think I would choose Dunk over Ake. We need a big and tough player and Dunk fulfills the criteria.December 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm #1807154
Barca reportedly interested in signing Jeremie Boga from Sussolo 10 goals in 14 appearances this season but Chelsea have a £3.5m buy back clause. Another decision for Frank and the Scouts.December 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm #1807156
£80m for Zaha? That will be £50m for Michy then.😊
I have stated several times my wish is to stay at Chelsea. I like the club very much, I feel very welcome here, as well as my family, and we love living in London.
“However, I’m in the middle of the season and I try not to think about it so as not to lose focus on the field. My agent and the club are talking and I hope we can have some good news soon.
“In transfer windows it is normal to have bids and speculation, especially for players who are in the final year of their contract. But my focus is 100 per cent on Chelsea and the season.”
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