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19 Jul 2018 23:53:40
im not being funny but who in their right mind would want to sign bakayoko or morata after last season? really thought morata was the business. first 2 or 3 months then went to absolute rubbish and looked like torres more and more by the week maybe not pl suited we'll see diego is the ultimate number 9 should of never been sold.

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20 Jul 2018 00:12:34
Diego costa wanted to leave. Lukaku was the real one we missed on. Sorry to keep bringing it up with the absolute denial from Chelsea fans when we dithered around and he chose united was incredible. We missed out on a top premier league striker and got Morata and Bakayoko which the people on here said were ‘upgrades’ on Clsta and Matic. Incredible.

20 Jul 2018 08:34:06
Costa wanted out and I am sure he would have continued to be belligerent if we tried to keep him. I have always said that Bayakoko was one of our biggest waste of money and I felt for Drinkwater who was never given a run in the team as he did. If Morata had continued as he started nobody would mention Costa and as much as I think he is unsuited to the physical side of the EPL something went wrong. Whether he was carrying a back injury, whether he he had issues with Conte or whether as he said a number of times, he found London difficult to settle in, maybe if he stays it will come good again. Lukkaku left behind some enemies within the club so returning was always going to be difficult.

20 Jul 2018 08:45:02
I still by my feelings from the start, Lukaku ain't the striker for us. I see his first touch let's him down, it's not like his had an exceptional season. I think he only scored 1 goal vs top teams and that was us.

20 Jul 2018 08:45:22
Both players aren't bad players, and they haven't just turned into bad players overnight.

Taking Morata first, he hit the ground running (Barring the pen miss in the Charity Shield) 10 goals up to the end of December, and we all said we had something special. A back injury, which he chose to play through obviously affected him. He didn't look the same player at all. 11 league goals and 6 assists in a season when an injury played a part is a very good return imo. Moving Morata on "cos he's crap" is not an option. If Sarri says he doesn't fit, that's a different story.

It's harder to make a case of Bakayoko, of course. Based on his last season with Monaco, he should have everything to suit the Premier League, yet he showed very little to prove this. He's looks strong and powerful but didn't stamp himself on the game last season. There's a case to be made that Contes system didn't suit/ he wasn't being used to his strengths. With Jorginho and Kante behind him, is there a case to be made for allowing Baka just to focus on driving forward?

In regards to losing Costa and Matic, it's public knowledge that both players tried to leave Chelsea before we won the league in Contes 1st season. In Costas case, he's been looking for that move for longer. Everyone focuses on Contes text to Costa, but it's reported that "Costa replied in a jokey way" to an enjoy the holidays text. Costa is a B*stard, we loved the way everyone else hated him, but "jokey way", I don't believe that. Costa and Conte definitely didn't see eye to eye.

20 Jul 2018 08:55:36
I still think Bakayoko will come good, he deserves a chance and a season without everyone jumping on his back. His physicality is impressive and if he gets his head screwed on then he will become good, people forget how he played for Monaco in their title winning season and run to the CL semis. Morata I'm less convinced, I hate his antics and his attitude.

20 Jul 2018 09:12:36
Lukaku made some enemies? Since when? Never heard anything of the sort.

The reason he didn’t return was because we didn’t bid for him to try get Everton to take their price down. United bid for him and made him feel wanted and once we matched Their bid it was too late.

20 Jul 2018 10:26:01
Good summary dihanio, I agree totally with what you said.

20 Jul 2018 13:50:02
Ed002 said numerous times that Lukaku had burnt his bridges with many people higher up at Chelsea and many people were against resigning him, whilst one person tried to convince the club to take another chance on him. Not sure if I'm making this up or if I actually remember correctly but I believe this person was Eddie Newton, maybe someone can confirm though.

20 Jul 2018 14:07:38
dihanio: Very sensible assessment and shows how we all view things differently. I had an issue with Bayakoko all season often referring to him as an athlete trying to play football. As we have him I would like to think there is more to him than he showed but to me he is not Sarri's type of player.



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