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Mateo Kovacic

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Yiddo, 7 Jun 2016.

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  1. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    I meant Courtois

    Never seen the new guy play
     
  2. StephenH

    StephenH Les Ferdinand

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    The new guy looks like a Courtois clone, appearance wise.
    Knowing Chelsea they will loan the lad out. After all he was under £100m!
     
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  3. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    Confirmed that the rent boys get Kovacic as part of the deal for the giraffe
     
  4. P.D.

    P.D. Jonathan Woodgate

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    Chelsea have a seriously stacked midfield now, probably the most balanced in the league (alongside Liverpool) with good back up as well, although along with Liverpool they don't all have premiership experience.
     
  5. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Is it Bashar Al-Assad himself, then?
     
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    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    Arse. Feck.
     
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  7. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    But their defence looked a weak link last season and they didn’t have a centre forward or top quality

    Be interested to see how Sarri gets them playing
     
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    Bullet Paul Robinson

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    Yes, Morata seemed very limp and I read they didn't have a shot on target in a recent game, or only 1 effort or something...
     
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    P.D. Jonathan Woodgate

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    I think they didn't have a lot of grit in Conte's 2nd season, the players are good e.g. Alonso, Rudiger, Christensen, Azipilicueta, Cahill (older but experienced) are all decent. Palmeiri and Zappacosta now have some league experience and didn't look too bad. I think it's easy to underestimate other teams players - the manager by all accounts is pretty good and will have them organised well with a lot of power/pace going forwards.

    CF is still a weakness though, maybe with a more attacking manager Morata may play better or midfield might chip in more.
     
  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    Only rate Azpel an Alonso out of that lot personally and Alonso can’t pkay left back IMO, just wing back.

    The remainder are IMO part of the reason they have declined so much
     
  11. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Lock it up boys.
     
  12. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Chris Armstrong

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    I think it ended immediately after they signed Modric, then got resurrected when they signed Bale only to again end immediately after. I expect it will come back into play for a day or two if they have a proper go at signing Kane.
     
  13. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Pedro Mendes

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    Given that Chelsea don’t appear to have attempted to sign a striker, it seems as if Serri wants to put his faith in Morata. Perhaps Morata can adapt this season though, not like he will be starved of service with the Chelsea midfield.
     
  14. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Christian Ziege

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    Kovacic is bought with no option to buy.

    So they are stilting the development of their own players for the sake of having one season out of Kovacic.
     
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    StephenH Les Ferdinand

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    Remember It is Chelsea?
     
  16. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He'll be in the top 5 midfielders in the EPL next season. Then go back and properly succeed Modric at Madrid.
     
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    Robbo Michael Carrick

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    Real's feeder club, basically
     
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    Finney Is Back Chris Armstrong

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    I thought that role was reserved for us?
     
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    harr1984 Terry Venables

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    Well it gives them another season to find someone better than Bakayoko who went. Are you telling me you wouldn’t of taken that deal whilst selling Dembele or an unwanted midfielder?
     
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    Parklaner81 William Gallas

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    That could work for us. I doubt Modric would be ready for the knackers yard in 12 months time.
     
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