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  • #196730
    Chelsea1967
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    It’s official now re Marina leaving the club but remaining to be available until the end of the transfer window to be consulted on by Boehly in need.

    https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2022/06/22/chelsea-football-club-announces-new-board-of-directors

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    #196732
    nine nine nine
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    As expected, helpful that Marina will be around where and when necessary through this transfer window. A new Sporting Director likely to be announced some time in the future.

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    #196954
    nine nine nine
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    Koulibaly? Yes please.🤞

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    #196959
    nine nine nine
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    “I grew up as a Chelsea fan and I made my name playing for Chelsea the club I’ve always supported,” James said. “I don’t see why that would change, I play for Chelsea now and I’m enjoying it.” Reece James

    Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount hopes to sit down and discuss a new Blues contract over the next couple of months.

    “I’ve got two years but I’m extremely happy at this club. I’ve been here since six years old.” Mason Mount

    The above two players and two new improved contracts for them are probably the two most important signings the new owners can make.

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    #197029
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    This has to be one of the worst pens I’ve ever seen 😁. Interesting to see how Gallagher gets on this season. Could be a real chance for him to break into the first team.

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    #198790
    Luckydestiny
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    So while we all have different feelings on tuchels sacking, I think we all agree he was not getting enough out of the team.

    When Tuchel first came in we were in a similar situation to the one we are in now, but we have a markedly different squad now and when you think how quickly he solved the problems initially it does seem as though he was struggling with this squad.

    Firstly, I don’t think the profile of the squad is best suited to a back 3 anymore. I don’t think we have the depth in quality centre backs for it to be sustainable game after game. When I look at the profile of defenders I think it is screaming out back 4;

    RB
    James
    Azpilicueta
    RCB
    Fofana
    Chalobah
    LCB
    Silva
    Koulibaly
    LB
    Chilwell
    Cucerella

    Midfield
    If we have a back 4 then we need to find the best structure to defend, either 442 or or a variant of 451/4231.

    We will struggle to find a reliable, fit and consistent anchorman out of the players we have and so I don’t think we can play with a 6 and two 8s but would love to be wrong on that.

    I think we need a double pivot, and here are our options, pick 2 of;

    Kante – World class when fit, Hardly ever fit.

    Jorginho – Regressing fast but still useful providing his partner is mobile and tracks back

    Kovacic – Actually one of the best box to Box mids in the world…when fit. Perfect with either jorginho or kante

    Zakaria – He is just a loan but we need him to be an option for us this year. If he can defend, move and keep the ball he could find himself playing a lot of games for us.

    Ruben – Not decisive or effective in final third but imo a great squad player and good box to box.

    I do not see Gallagher as deep midfielder.

    Our best option for midfield pair on paper is kovacic and kante, but their injury records suggest we will often see jorginho with Ruben/Zakaria. Either way out of the 4 remaining spots to select for forward positions we will need 2 to be able to defend wide and track full backs.

    This is where it is really tricky. If we are to go with a base of back 4 and double pivot in front, how do we arrange the remainaining 4 players in and out of possesion based on player ability?

    The Front 4.

    Now just looking at the quality of the players available, It would appear that Sterling, Aubameyang, Mount and Havertz are the best individual players, but can they work in a system like this?

    I would think in defence that Havertz and Mount would have to be wide, sterling could do it but I think we better allowing him to stay high with auba.

    So putting this together I think our best 11 would be 442 in defence and 4222 in offence with Mason and havertz coming centrally from wide positions in offence allowing space on wings for James and chilwell to get involved.

    I think Gallagher is perfect to deputise for either Mount or havertz in this type of system.

    I think whoever comes in will certainly need to find a new approach that better suits our squad and I think something along the lines of 442/4222 suits our players;

    GK
    Mendy
    Kepa

    RB
    James
    Azpilicueta

    RCB
    Fofana
    Chalobah

    LCB
    Silva
    Koulibaly

    LB
    Chilwell
    Cucerella

    CM
    Jorginho
    Kante
    Kovacic
    Ruben
    Zakaria

    LM/LAM
    Mount
    Gallagher

    RM/RAM
    Havertz
    Ziyech

    SECOND STRIKER
    Sterling
    Pulisic

    STRIKER
    Aubameyang
    Broja

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