Winter and Summer transfer windows 2020.

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  • #1807312

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    Fikayo Tomori has signed a new long-term contract at Chelsea until 2024.

    Standard Sport reported earlier on Thursday that Chelsea were hopeful of tying down the 21-year-old defender to a new long-term contract.

    Tomori has impressed for Frank Lampard’s Blues this season with 16 appearances so far, and has now put pen to paper on a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

    Tomori – who has made both his Champions League and senior England debuts this season – said: “It’s obviously a very proud moment for myself and my family. I’ve been at the club since I was seven years old so I don’t really know much else other than Chelsea.

    “The club has been so good to me, looking after and developing me during that time into the player and the person I am today. It’s a dream come true to sign a new five-year contract. I’m really happy the club have shown this faith in me and I’m just excited to carry on.”

    Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “We are very happy to see another fantastic young player come through from our Academy into the senior team. Fikayo has been with us since he was seven years old and has contributed to many Chelsea successes at youth level.

    “Having enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Derby last season, Fikayo had a strong start to this campaign and we are enjoying seeing him grow into a key player for us. We are delighted he has committed to the club for the coming years.”

    Good news.😊

    #1807375
    chelsea1967
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    Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Mount, James, Abraham and now Tomori. #thefutureisbrightthefutureisblue

    #1807771

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    Probably worth bringing Jeremie Boga back given the low buy back clause and giving him another chance at Chelsea the lad was there from aged 12 and didn’t get the opportunities he should have done and he’s done well in Italy.

    Frank Jody and the Chelsea Coaches will be aware of that and what he might be able to contribute so we’ll see.

    #1808224

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    Allegedly Chelsea are looking at one or two primarily unknowns in the January window?

    #1808231
    chelsea1967
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    yes I saw Boga play for Chelsea against Sydney FC in Sydney 4 odd years back and he impressed me at the time. He stood out as a player with potential, strong on the ball and loved bombing forward in attack

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    Now I start to think that we should trust our youth, our team. We should not spend in January and we’ll see until where the team can go. Push their limits, try their best by having the trust and faith from everyone.

    #1809634

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    Chelsea are hopeful Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be fit by the middle of January.

    The England international has been out with an Achilles injury since May.

    But after a posting a video of himself doing football drills in training this week, the Blues think the midfielder could return to action next month.

    A fit again Loftus-Cheek would help manager Frank Lampard, who has lamented his lack of attacking depth.” ?

    “Loftus-Cheek scored 10 goals and five assists in his 40 appearances for Chelsea last term.”

    #1809635

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    “Under 17 international Bryan Fiabema will join Chelsea’s youth teams in January once the window opens and our ban expires, following a successful trial in the last couple of months.

    He’s already made his senior debut in men’s football with Tromso, and will now drop down to academy football again with our development squad, according to this report today on Goal.com.

    He will hope that the fact he’s already played senior football will stand him in good stead when it comes to trying to fast-track his way back into first team action again. Certainly that will be more difficult at Chelsea than at Tromso – but with Frank Lampard in charge, everyone can feel they have a chance.”

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    If we have 150m transfer kitty for January, I hope we won’t spend 120m alone on Sancho. The media suggested that we agreed Dortmund’s valuation of the player but I think it’s all unfounded rumours. We are still in December, nothing is concrete yet. Why Liverpool can sign a player in December, that’s weird.

    #1810582

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    “If we’re not patient and if we don’t stick with the players, we might end up in a situation like we were before where absolute top, world-class players in this moment were at Chelsea when they were 20, 21 and managers didn’t stick with them so much then,” Frank Lampard

    Wise words from Frank and he’s right we shouldn’t throw the babies out with the bath water again and I don’t think we will.

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    Agreed to that! We’ve seen talents who shone outside Chelsea as we were not patient enough or we did not give opportunities to young talents. That’s why I am cautious about this January market. My opinion is still not to buy and to trust the team that we have. Even Pedro or Giroud can leave if there are interests, so that we can recoup some money. Other must stay.

    We still have CHO (where is he????) that isn’t playing much. And we will have RlC coming back from injury. So basically plenty of players for all positions. The only worries are: LB if Lamps does not trust Alonso or Emerson and especially striker. If Abraham does not play, our attack is toothless. Giroud and Bats are not in the same level as Abraham, nowehere near.

    #1810620

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    Aindro, “The only worries are: LB if Lamps does not trust Alonso or Emerson and especially striker. If Abraham does not play, our attack is toothless. Giroud and Bats are not in the same level as Abraham, nowehere near.”

    Possibly the above are the reasons why Frank will enter the transfer market for the right players if they’re available we’ll see.

    I think we’ll have a much better view of how our season might end after the January window closes.

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    Like Frank said still regret selling De Bruyne and Salah probably our biggest mistakes or should say Mourinhos biggest mistake. Lukuka would have been great too as competition or as a twin striker with Abraham depending on the tactics for the day.

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    I think we should not dwell on de Bruyne. He needed to play to guarantee his WC spot and at that time Mou judged him not ready yet. Lukaku on the other hand, I was puzzled when Mou acquired a 33 years old Eto’o instead of giving Lukaku a chance. Salah, he simply wasn’t given enough chance at Chelsea. What a player.

    Hence I hope Frank Lampard won’t repeat the same mistake. We have to trust this team. Abraham, Mount, Tomori, Pulisic, Reece James, CHO: all have shown potentials. Let’s be patient with them, give them chance and time. Even though we will have to miss the top 4 this season. I am more inclined on not to buy in January. But if we can get players who surely will add something to our squad: Christian Eriksen for exemple, why not.

    #1811072

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    I’ve always been of the opinion if you can’t get who you would buy in the Summer in the January window then it’s best to keep your powder dry.

    We’ve been linked with so many players since the ban had been lifted it’s difficult to know which links have got any credibility and which haven’t.

    If Chelsea can’t make some key signings in January though I think we will probably fall short of the top 4 but the other side of the coin is being careful not to throw the babies out with the bath water.

    My personal view is whether in January or the Summer we need strengthening in the following areas left back, centre back, a creative midfield player/creative wide player and a striker and tbh I think the juries out on Kepa too.

    The above is clearly not all possible to do in January and would cost at least £250m which is probably doable given the transfer fund the Club’s currently sitting on and the near £60m still to come in from Atletico for Morata and the monies we would get from those we might move on to make way for those we might buy.

    I think there has to be a dual strategy of buying to get Chelsea into the the CL as a regular participant and then buying to compete for the title again with Liverpool and City and it has to be done in a balanced way that still allows the Mounts of this world to come through.

    It’s an exciting period for the Club imo the foundations are there Frank will become a better Manager with experience and the trick will be spending the money wisely and balancing the signings alongside the great young players we already have and the really bright prospects we still have coming through. Cheers 9’s

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    LB, of course we need one. But in case we don’t get one: Alonso, Emerson and Azpi each of them can still do the job. I really want Ben Chilwell of Leicester. British, young, plenty of experience.

    But creative area, it seems to me to be THE top priority. We cannot afford to lose points anymore like we did against Bournemouth, West Ham and Southampton. Hence I think Eriksen may be a good idea as he hasn’t signed an extension to Spurs. We may also need to see how RLC will add his quality into the current team.

    Wide players: Frank Lampard says that he likes Willian, so big chance Willian will sign an extension with us.

    Strikers, I’ve no slightest idea on who we should sign. We are linked with Timo Werner. While his goalscoring record is out of planet, I just have feelings that he is too lightweight for Premier League. He is even shorter than Michy. I like Haaland a lot but we are not linked with him.

    While I am not convinced with Kepa, I don’t see GK as priority at all. At least not for January. Kepa is not world’s best, he is short, but he is decent with his feet which helps a lot in our style of possession play. And we still have a decent backup in Willy

    #1811131

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    Aindro, as I said in my post above “if you can’t get who you would buy in the Summer in the January window then it’s best to keep your powder dry.” “The above is clearly not all possible to do in January”. “I think the juries out on Kepa” ( doesn’t mean we should necessarily replace him just that there are some question marks).

    Hope that helps clarify the one or two things I was trying to put forward.😊 Cheers 9’s

    #1811153
    aindro
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    Understood 999. Cheers 🙂
    My personal opinion about players linked with us for this January:
    Zaha: no, especially for a 70m. No.
    Timo Werner: probably, not sure, but I can see why he is interesting for us. Not sure.
    Moussa Dembélé of Lyon: no, not enough goals. No
    Nathan Aké: Not big enough. No.
    Sancho: if the price is right: Yes.
    Julian Draxler: why the heck. No.
    Idrissa Gueye: 30 years old. No.
    Isco: probably. We need a creative force but he is never regular at Real. Not sure.

    #1811192
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    For me Chelsea should go for power and speed because we are easily bullied off the ball by teams. I don’t want sancho for that reason too similar to what we already have ( small skillful player) we need Chukwueze or some obscure fast dudes from any of the leagues. Instead of spending that money on Sancho I rather we go for Barcelona Dembele. He is a pure winger that can hug the touch line.

    #1811209

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    Chelsea have reportedly identified Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ebere Eze as a potential addition during the January transfer window.

    With their transfer ban having previously been lifted, Chelsea are free to make new signings at the midway point of the campaign, armed with funds raised from the sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.

    While Frank Lampard is said to be eyeing established world-class players, it appears that the Blues are also considering moves for prospects who they feel have the potential to make the step-up at Stamford Bridge.” ???

    Saw Eze play at Ashton Gate v and he was very impressive probably gettable and young but we’ll see.

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