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30 Apr 2018 12:55:22
The question here is not who you WANT out because the club are not going to sell half their squad as many would like but confining it to only 4, who do you THINK they WILL offload and who are the 4 you think they WILL target.
I think they will offload Fabregas (past his best), Drinkwater (obviously no future), Morata (unless we secure Isco or Asensio as I think either would help him settle which I believe is part of his problem), Courtois (never felt he wanted to return) . I would target Koulibaly, Bailey (down the line if he works out and Hudson-Odoi makes it we will have an injection of pace), Milinkovic-Savic and depending on the Courtois situation I would try and get Butland ( I think Donnarumma is too young and makes too many mistake albeit a potential top keeper) .

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30 Apr 2018 14:33:02
Drinkwater Fabregas pedro.

30 Apr 2018 14:47:44
MM: Although I never particularly wanted Pedro he has proved a useful impact player. I don't think he lasts 90 minutes but as 45 minute player with his pace and willingness to shoot I felt he was worth keeping.

30 Apr 2018 16:43:05
With his age I think that’s an area they could improve on, I do like him though, scored some big goals last year for us.

30 Apr 2018 17:09:41
I wouldn’t sell Morata we have invested a lot of money in him and wouldn’t get anywhere near that back for him at the min. I honestly think he could be a star for us, He started the season really well and went off form the second half of the season. it’s his first season and he’s getting use to the league, he does tend to go over easy and have a moan now and again but so did drog at first. He’s missed lots of one on ones that some was easier to score than miss but he’s been getting him self in those positions time after time with a bit of confidence and with luck on his side I can really see him scoring bags of goals.

30 Apr 2018 18:42:02
I guess it depends on the manager situation.
If Conte remains the manager my guess is there will be minimum movement, with the likes of RLC given a chance along with a properly fit Barkley.
In my opinion the club aren’t going to give up on Bakayoko but if, as reported in the press, Drinkwater wants to leave, I guess the club will sell him. What happens with Michy will be very interesting.
If there is yet another managerial change then it’s likely that more players will leave and join but maybe a new manager may well say he wants to evaluate the present playing staff.

30 Apr 2018 19:15:30
Blinky: I agree 100% about Morata and I was over the moon when he signed but there is an underlying fragility about him not least saying he is homesick on a Monday and then denying it and there have been a number of reports about him trying to get Isco or Asensio interested in joining. If a suitable price is forthcoming I think they will let him go.
TomB: Like you I would like Conte to stay BUT to do so I think they will have to listen to his view on transfer business, not necessarily do all he asks but support him and I think there will be planned exits and some surprises but providing he gets the monies to direct their spending he might well be happy. Drinkwater has been reported in Leicester papers as saying he made a mistake but there may well be issues with them and whether the manager stays. Drinkwater as part of a Mahrez move could be interesting.

30 Apr 2018 19:39:51
Firstly, the club will never stand in any players way if they want to leave, as stated many times by the EDS, so until the Season finishes and the managerial situation is sorted out it is very much up in the air. The club would like both Tibo and Hazard to stay and sign new contracts. The club have openly said they expect all the forward players to stay unless they request a move so that would indicate Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Morata, Giroud, a returning Batsy and maybe Hudson-adoi all staying although a loan may happen for him. The club will persevere with Bakayoko because he was some player with Monaco and given time, he is only 22 might be the player the club expect him to be. ED01 has already stated the club do want to integrate a few of the loan players so I would expect Van Ginkel to return and maybe RLC and possibly Tammy as well. Mason Mount is having a fine season as well. The club would allow Drinkwater to move as the signing has not worked and I could possibly see Cahill leaving if 1 or 2 new centre backs are brought in. Other than those 2 we shall just have to wait and see.

30 Apr 2018 20:10:32
G8: Nice to see you are alive and still kicking. If what you say above and don't panic I am not disagreeing with you, we will struggle again next season. There are too many frailties with those players, the squad is not strong enough with the inclusion of those mentioned and we will struggle as badly as this season. Something has to give.

30 Apr 2018 20:53:07
It all depends on how you define "struggle". Yes, we are worlds off Man City but so are most. I expect them to dominate for a few years now just as We have in recent years, as have Man U and Arsenal previously. These things go in cycles. We may still win a trophy, should of reached another final and matched up well against Barcelona in the Champs league. More plusses than minuses for me and a good base going forward. The squad is still very talented, we have exellent players out on loan and watching Jodies boys on TV Tonight we are about to win the FA Youth Cup for the 5th year running! Most clubs would love to be where we are. Our problem this year was Conte losing a couple of players minds and bodies starting with his treatment of Costa. He alienated the brazilians this season and also the belgians. His man management has been very poor and coupled with his inability to change things when needed have contributed hugely to our demise. If we had the Conte of last season we would be a lot lot closer to City. 3 or 4 top players in plus keep what we have plus integrate a couple of loanees and we shall be a force again. Trust me, you know I'm always right😁😁😁😁.

30 Apr 2018 20:54:35
Drinkwater - just isn't working out.
Fabregas - doesn't influence games like he used to.
Pedro - I'd rather see Hudson-Odoi get the 45mins here and there that he gets.

I'd like to see the club utilise youth where possible when replacing these players but we definitely need an experienced, high quality, head in the midfield.

30 Apr 2018 21:24:59
J: My only concern with Hudson-Odoi and I do like him and feel he is one of the few that 'could' progress, he's only 17 and to me that is too young.

G8: What would the club do without your dedication?

30 Apr 2018 23:45:07
pedro drinkwater zapacosta.

30 Apr 2018 23:06:09
I see your point C1955, but he's miles ahead of other youth players. Miles ahead of Sterling when he broke into the Liverpool side at that age too, just as an example. I think he should definitely stuck around the first team rather than go out on loan, deputise for Hazard here and there.

01 May 2018 07:08:42
J. I wish more youth players were around the first team as I do not think the loan system to teams like Vitesse are beneficial other than game time, it is a poor league. Few who comeback ever set the world alight and gradually disappear. If we can kill off games get some on for 30 to 45 mins especially in early League Cup games and see how they cope as we did with Ampadu. The old days with a reserve team would have been a perfect environment to bring youngsters on.



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