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14 May 2020 21:59:05
Early and nothing set but if United best is to dembele and Liverpool get Werner then who does that leave who's at level we need and available or would move, ed001? Opinion?

{Ed001's Note - Chiesa is quality. Or do you mean for striker? In which case that is difficult. Not sure who would be available right now due to the uncertainty but Lautaro Martinez has to be the one to try and sign. Maybe Lacazette would be a good option? Not fully in the picture under Arteta and has shown he is a very good Prem striker but experienced enough to help guide Abraham.}

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14 May 2020 22:37:14
Ed do you think Chiesa could act as a second striker / (hate this term but) false nine? Could be a good alternative to Abraham and, if we keep him, Giroud.

{Ed001's Note - I was thinking that, I think him, Pulisic etc should be capable of playing free roles and swapping around. That is if Lampard wants to play that way.}

15 May 2020 02:48:51
Had my heart set on dembele Or Werner to miss out on both would be gutting, with Martinez it’s competition with Barcelona Man City. Would he chose us over them, I don’t think so, is Chiesa a good option to sancho then, is sancho so highly rated because his English and we tend to over hype players, I like what LFC done with wingers who are basically wide strikers and run in behind so much,

{Ed001's Note - Sancho is over hyped because he is English and because Bundesliga defences are terrible inflating his stats.}

15 May 2020 07:55:46
What is your opinion on Haller, Ed? I know his stats don't look great in PL so far, but it's only his first season and West Ham were absolute pants for large parts of the season.

He's one of the best target and linkup men in the game, and for some reason I've felt Chelsea tend to do better with a striker like that than with a striker less involved in buildup but that scores more goals.
I think Haller and Abraham could form quite a nice striker duo, both bringing different characteristics to the table.

Shame Dembele is looking to move elsewhere though. He was my preferred target. Very good overall striker.

And on Sancho I agree. Not worth all that money. I'd much rather get a comparable talent in Ihattaren for way less money!

{Ed001's Note - Haller is ok, he desperately needs help up top you are right, but I am not sure he would work well with Abraham. From what I saw of them both, they tend to make the same runs.}

15 May 2020 10:27:46
I worded that incorrectly probably. I don't think we should be playing 2 strikers often when we've got wingers like Pulisic, Callum and Ziyech already, and attacking mids like Ruben and Mount.

But Tammy and Haller both bring different skillsets, which is a nice thing to have as you can use different strategies based on opposition. Haller is like a younger Giroud, but perhaps a better goalscorer even. I like him a lot.

15 May 2020 13:33:27
I really hope Lampard wants to play this way ed.

I think wingers interchanging, when done properly, does cause defences problems. I think wide players who can come inside can also cause problems, especially with the likes of James overlapping and putting good crosses into the box. We have the players to do this we'll, and Chiesa playing as a false nine would, in my opinion interchange very well with the other players. The big issue with Batshuayi is the fact that he isn't a smart enough player to play in this way. Give him a ball to run into and he'll score goals, don't ask him to link up.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure Batshuayi is cut out for a top club personally. Such a nice lad but he is not good enough or clever enough to really step up.}

15 May 2020 17:58:52
Could don’t agree more, Michy is a real character but isn’t at the level required I’m afraid. I keep harping on but dembele and then a wide forward is what’s needed, someone fast who has a football brain; Pedro in his prime is the mould, hard worker willing runner and scored goals, We will be replacing willian Pedro Giroud and Michy ideally, ziyech already in, Ed001, who’s the lad playing in Germany kostic? Left sided player, keep reading about how good he is and gone under radar a in Germany with havertz / sancho the young exiting players?

{Ed001's Note - the Serbian lad? Isn't he late 20s? I might be wrong, but I am sure he is not a youngster, if you mean the Eintracht winger.}

15 May 2020 18:47:24
Yeah that’s the one, my mistake the way he was spoke about put him in same bracket as havertz / sancho, I presumed he was fairly young, Maybe it’s the form he was in this season.

{Ed001's Note - I just had a look he is 27, so not old but not young either. Should be at his peak now. Might be a good time for him to move but you wouldn't get much sell on if you took him.}



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