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MUMFORD
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
Fast forward to the weekend of Sept. 12. Is Kepa in goal for match #1?

If not, who are the likely candidates to man the position? If pressed to give an answer right now, I would say either Kepa or Willy. Surely Frank isn't ready to give Jamie the keys, right?

Given his salary and recent performance level, who would realistically take on Kepa? And as far as bringing in someone, I keep hearing that Oblak is a possibility. Well United appears to want him also, so that may not be a viable ($$$) option.



cigsmcgee
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Given his salary and recent performance level, who would realistically take on Kepa?


no one. best hope is for a subsidized loan and that Kepa has a good season out so someone will buy him next year.

Theres zero chance Kepa is #1 next season. it would be a Karius-level toxic situation if he continues to under perform and thats not good for anybody.

Oblak's release clause is over 100m, dont see chelsea or united touching that. plus United have Dean Henderson waiting in the wings. then again, i thought chelsea had no shot at Werner and wouldnt pony up for a serious play at Havertz, so who knows.


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jackwoods4
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
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Fast forward to the weekend of Sept. 12. Is Kepa in goal for match #1?



There's no way. In the same week, Chelsea was trying to secure a spot in the FA Cup final and needed to get a result in a league match to qualify for Champions League. Kepa was on the bench for both matches. If that doesn't tell you where he stands, I don't know what does. If I had to guess, we'll probably end up loaning/selling him to a decent side in Spain (Villarreal/Valencia/etc) and pay a chunk of his wages. If I had to put mine on it, a two year loan where we cover like half his wages to start out. He had a a 7-year deal so he's still got 5 years left at stupid wages. The hope would be he'd rehab his image/value on loan and then his wages wouldn't be so bad to sell him on.

Oblak would be incredible, but I just doubt it. I think we'll probably end up more likely to buy Onana, Nick Pope, etc. Somebody not in the world class tier.


MUMFORD
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
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no one. best hope is for a subsidized loan and that Kepa has a good season out so someone will buy him next year.

Theres zero chance Kepa is #1 next season. it would be a Karius-level toxic situation if he continues to under perform and thats not good for anybody.


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There's no way. In the same week, Chelsea was trying to secure a spot in the FA Cup final and needed to get a result in a league match to qualify for Champions League. Kepa was on the bench for both matches. If that doesn't tell you where he stands, I don't know what does.


Oh well. We'd better sign Havertz and hope that the "new and improved" attack can score a ton of goals --- regularly. Next year's projected back line and goalie grouping look to be an absolute sieve.

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jackwoods4
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
I do think we'll improve some, even without signings. Frank's responsible for some of this. Sarri, no matter your opinion of him, had us joint 3rd best defense in the league. One year later with the same players, Lampard had us as the worst defense in the top half of the table. Obviously to contend we need signings at the back, but I think we'll see some manner of improvements no matter what.


cigsmcgee
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Next year's projected back line and goalie grouping look to be an absolute sieve.


its nearly impossible for it to be worse, so im pretty confident the defensive numbers will improve.



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One year later with the same players, Lampard had us as the worst defense in the top half of the table.


this isnt really accurate. Rudiger and Kante were only fit for about half of this season, and Tomori/Zouma werent even in the squad last year. Luiz and Rudiger were flawed, but had a decent little partnership going in between the brain farts.

I do agree that Frank was a lot more aggressive and exposed the defense to a much larger degree than we saw last year, so overall im with you.


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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
Does Guehi get a look? He was excellent at Swansea this season.


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cigsmcgee
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Guehi


I would think so. Pretty sure he got some first team mins this season before his loan, but i could be thinking of preseason.

I hope its a total battle royale this summer between every center back weve got. Let them fight.


ezride25
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
Are we just going to let City have Ake? I’d spend the 40M just to keep him from landing there.


jackwoods4
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
I don't think we have 40 mil to spend considering we're going to drop 80 on Havertz and then still probably buy a LB and GK.


ezride25
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
We HAVE to do something at CB. The fact that we are spending elsewhere like we are leads me to believe Roman has asked Marina to hold his beer.

Always liked Ake, hated to see him force his way out like he did. I think at that time it was either him or Christensen as both were wanting guarantees.


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supatigah
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
Was doing some reading and stumbled across this

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LINK

Between June 2011 and January 2014, Chelsea brought in Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku, De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Oscar, Cesar Azpilicueta, Christensen and Salah, each before his 23rd birthday, and Juan Mata three months after his.

Nor did the astute business end there. Other fine buys arrived further into their career; Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic and Willian, to name but three.

Nearly all came in Michael Emenalo’s time as technical director, which should offer a neat rebuttal to the traditionalist notion that managers need complete control in the transfer market.

As a club, Chelsea constructed what could have been runaway league was leaders now; perhaps even England’s team of the decade.


I kind of forgot, wanted to forget, made myself forget the past development mistakes

It is sadly funny now, damn what could have been

Thank God we are turning it around

KTBFFH


ezride25
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
A lot of the players on this team could very well end up on a similar list in the future, many will not. We just signed two though, and rumors of a third. I think all three of them are list material. Christian is wrecking shite and tammy Mount James Gilmour and Cho all have massive potential. Ampadu cut his hair so I’m not sure anymore.


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cigsmcgee
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It is sadly funny now, damn what could have been



ive always wondered if the club kinda had to choose one or the other after KdBs GF revenge banged Courtois. not sure if she could have picked two more gooberish looking dudes.

jokes ultimately on us since both are world class and enjoying their primes elsewhere.


RandySavage
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
Courtois is a big nosed Belgian fig, nothing more. We messed up with KdB for sure though


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PhilipMarlowe
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
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ive always wondered if the club kinda had to choose one or the other after KdBs GF revenge banged Courtois. not sure if she could have picked two more gooberish looking dudes.



What’s funny is that the chick was like a 3 irl.


In The Know
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
How to watch today?


ezride25
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
ESPN+ or frick off. I’ll be doing the latter.


lynxcat
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re: Chelsea 2019/2020 Season Long Thread | TOP FOUR / FA CUP FINALISTS
Got ESPN+ for just the game today.


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