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12 Aug 2017 15:56:34
Guys. Check out Liverpool and Chelsea pages. Feels so good to read it and know it's not arsenal they are talking about 😂.

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12 Aug 2017 16:10:24
Shocked by Chelsea but not Liverpool, opening day games away are always tricky affairs. No one is up to speed until game 3 or 4 and everything is possible for all 20 clubs in the season ahead in game one.

12 Aug 2017 16:17:01
Something is very wrong at Chelsea, who have sold: Begovic, Ake, Matic, etc and alienated Costa. I thought they were a tad lucky last year when they benefitted from nit being in Europe and Conte inherited a squad that had won the PL the season before Leicester won it.

{Ed002's Note - They have not "alienated" Costa, he made the decision in January that he wanted to go. Begovics and Ake went to get regular game time and both Begovic and Matic have been replaced.}

12 Aug 2017 16:33:27
It's not a happy camp at Chelsea at the moment looking from the outside in. Conte seems on edge and agitated. I think their is friction there with the owner, especially over Matic. This only feeds down to the players. Is Morata really a upgrade on Costa don't see it tbh.

Things can change though in football quickly though with the transfer window still open.

{Ed002's Note - The owner doesn't come in to it.}

12 Aug 2017 16:38:24
Agree about liverpool. Do think they're fans are way over reacting, watford away with a talented manager in silva isn't an easy 3 points.

12 Aug 2017 17:42:32
Everyone wants to get off to a winning start and at the end of the season 3pts on day one are every bit as valuable as 3pts in game 38.
But opening day results or even the first couple of weeks in the season isn't always the best indicator of the season ahead, didn't Hull win their first 3 last season and Utd lose at villa 3 0 in the first game prompting Alan Hanson to say " you win nothing with kids " :-) I think they did the treble that season if I remember correctly :-)

12 Aug 2017 17:27:28
This season could be another cracker. Ed are you a Chelsea fan?

So many league debut goals already with Lacazette, Salah, Mounie (2) , Morata and Rooney.

{Ed002's Note - No, Third Lanark.}

12 Aug 2017 18:40:50
I think morata did alright and will be vital for Chelsea this season, an upgrade, yes I think in some way yes at least there isn't a red card waiting or suspension. Also I rate morata, he wasn't given the chance at madrid.

12 Aug 2017 21:28:32
I think we may be seeing the beginning of the Chelsea curse for managers.

Come in 1st season and its revelation, 2nd season it all goes wrong and the manager gets sacked.

Not the worst curse, but could be damaging in the long run.

on another note, I saw a few comments on the BBC live feed about conte being agitated due to the lack of spending and not strengthening the squad.

Haven't they already spent over £100m+, the football world has gone mad.

PS ed002 you mentioned previously about a breakaway league for europes top clubs. with ffp and the crazy transfers, do you think this will expidite this breakaway? and when do you think it will happen?

12 Aug 2017 23:43:01
chelsea have spent but also recouped a fair amount. I understand conte frustrations and I expect two more buys possible three.

12 Aug 2017 22:39:28
Ed is that something from this Game of thrones programme that seems to be all the rave?

{Ed002's Note - I have never seen it.}

13 Aug 2017 07:21:27
I note your comment Ed, but to sell Matic to a rival for the PL was astonishing. To sell an excellent young player in Ake, who I would love to have signed for Arsenal. To text Costa to advise him that he wouldn't be part of the plans for this season and not to sell him yet. To sell Begovic, a fine keeper. All this made little sense and have left Chelsea going not the season with a squad week numerically. f course they can sign players in the last days of the windw, but that isn't going to be easy as clubs sense their desperation. I also. Had the feeling that Conte was reluctant to stay at the club and hinted that some sales, such as Matic, were out of his hands.

{Ed002's Note - Matic wanted the move. Ake wanted guaranteed game time. Costa made the decision to leave in January but there has been no offer for him yet. Begovic wants to be playing at his age. The club will not keep players who don't want to be there. Replacements for Ake, Begovic, Matic and Costa have already arrived at the club, so I am not really sure where the concern is.}



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