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Dani Ceballos

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Denmark Spur, 5 Jul 2019.

  1. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Frederic Kanoute

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    I noticed the same thing, I was however specifically referring to Dani Ceballos
     
  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    Well to counter that... Tielemans came in with a new manager bounce but I’ll agree looked good

    I still can’t believe they bought Kovacic as he was average at best and basically swapped with Barkley every game. I wonder if they triggered a deal by playing him so much
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    Kovacic - I watched the EL final with a Chelsea fan. He says while Kovacic didnt pull up any trees he was actually a low-key big performer for them.

    Id also add, under a different manager - not Sarri who had strange ideas about positions for players! - he could look a very different prospect.

    He is a very highly rated player, one whom many here were very keen on (myself included), Im not sure he was as much a bust last season (or will be a bust this season) as people seem to think...
     
  4. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    They signed him cos they already held his registration and are on a ban so have to take what they can get
     
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  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    If youve seent their squad, its massive - and hardly short on midfielders.

    They signed him because they wanted him, not because they were desperate.
     
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  6. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Well we won't know as they are on a ban so couldn't choose to look elsewhere
     
  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    No point arguing about it then, heh? :)
     
  8. Ade's folks are ok really

    Ade's folks are ok really Bobby Mimms

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    I don't think Chelsea will be quite the car crash that people are thinking they'll be.

    Lampard will get Kante back in the right position and that's a massive bonus. He's still the best in his position (ahem, please read this N'Dombele), and this may let Kovacic finally prove his worth.
    Pulisic is of course by no means a Hazard, but he's still a very very capable player who I think will be suited to the Prem.
    Defensively they're set up fine. Players familiar with each other.
    The team will have to pull together as they can't be a one-man-bail'em-out job anymore.
    And I don't think they'll revolt against Lamps like they have for other foreign managers.

    Top 4 still for me.
     
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  9. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    Wel you appeared to know:p
     
  10. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    I agree. They also have a lot of loan players coming back which will add a lot of depth, and even if just 1 or 2 of them has made a step up whilst away on loan, they're effectively new players which they didnt have last season.

    Subject to what happens in this window, I'm expecting Chelsea to start the season being tipped by a lot pf pundits and bookies to finish 4th, some perhaps 3rd or 5th. I think they're a good bit ahead of Arse, probably marginally better than Man U and a little behind us.
     
  11. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    They've still got a decent squad but surely the question is where do Hazzard's goals and assists come from this season?
     
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  12. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    Agree that its always going to be hard to replace someone like Hazard, but Pulisic will provide some, and I'd also expect Lampard to play a midfield with a bit more goal threat in it or change formation. One thing which I found amazing about Sarri's tactics was the way he played 3 CMs, none of whom were a true goal-scoring threat - placed huge responsibility on the front 3 and Hazard in particular

    Lampard could go 4-2-3-1 with, for example, two of Jorginho, Kovacic, RLC, Barkley and Kante in CM and then Pulisic, Pedro and Willian behind a CF. Question is getting the blend right, but I can see them being mroe likely to finish above Man U and Arse than below either
     
  13. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Mauricio Taricco

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    Still zero fudging goals there. They're fudged.
     
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    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    Coupled to that has got to be Lampard's inexperience! The top 4 is highly competitive. Solsjaer had arguebly more experience and after an initial bounce has struggled. A season in the Championship does not prepare you to manage the squad in the big games Vs Klopp, Poch, Guardiola and Emery. Not to mention the wily managers such as Pellegrini, Dyche and Nuno.

    Don't think he will finish top5, that's even if he survives the season.

    Mourinho, Sarri and Conte have shown a talented squad needs a high quality manager and even that is not a guarantee of success.
     
  15. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    There were two points between Chelsea and Arsenal last season, I don't see a better formation and a Dortmund reserve making up for the loss of their most creative player.
     
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  16. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    A better formation can make an immeasurable impact, I wouldnt write it off too readily.

    In terms of comparison to Arsenal, I think its clear Arsenal have a far superior front line - but basically fudge all else. Chelsea have more quality throughout the team/more balance in quality and composition of player.


    He has the advantage of CL, both Utd and Arsenal will be nobbled by the EL.

    And to be honest, I think he has the best squad of those three as well.

    As it stands I expect Us, City and Liverpool to take the top 3 - and those 3 to be fighting out for 5th.

    Despite his inexperience right now I think its advantage Lampard. Though admittedly not by a huge amount.

    As you point out - itll get interesting when more settle teams get in the mix as well - Everton, Wolves and maybe Burnley might fancy a run at them....
     
  17. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Agreed on both counts. I'm not writing them off but I think that it will be tough for them without Hazard and not being able to replace him. Their best two young players are out with ACLs too.
     
  18. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Is Higuain still there?
     
  19. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    The benefit of their current front line is that its a few wiley old heads, could end up being quite effective if Lampard can get a tune out of them.

    Giroud, Willian and Pedro have massive experience between them
     
  20. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    Pretty sure they sent him back, though I suppose its possible they still have the option on him?
     
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