Transfer: Summer Transfers part 3

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  1. Savant

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    That is going to be A LOT of creative pressure on Kovacic

    If Chelsea finish top 4 with Kovacic leading the midfield, I guess I will stop calling him overrated.
     
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    They still need someone to put the ball in the back of the net though. Morata looks terrible, Giroud is serviceable but limited, and Batshuayi is a question mark at this point. Hazard will chip in some goals obviously, but they don't have anyone else you can truly rely on right now.
     
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    Looks like Bernard is off to Everton.
     
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    Not really, Hazard and Jorginho provide that, so does Willian to an extent.
     
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    Different areas of the pitch. Jorginho is a 6 and he is going to be doing a lot of the recycling stuff. The link play is going to fall on Kovacic. Not that he is worse than Barkley or Cesc at this stage but still. He was basically playing the last few years in Madrid at the same role Jorginho is going to be doing.
     
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    Jorginho is one of the worlds best passers from a technical aspect, but that doesn't make him just as good creatively. I think that aspect of his game is a bit overrated.
     
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    If that's how it plays out, we'll manage, it's an improvement on what we've had in previous years. Playmaking in the CM positions would get better, so don't see how that's an issue. Not saying we become title contenders, but we'd be better than last season with Kante, Bakayko, and Fabregas, with some Drinkwater and Pedro thrown in.
     
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    Not saying he's great in that area, but from a playmaking aspect, it's an upgrade over Kante or Bakayoko for creating plays from that position. Kovacic-Jorginho-Kante would be better going forward than Bakayoko-Kante-Fabregas, that's all I'm saying.
     
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    Yeah, absolutely.
     
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    With our poor goal scoring options, we should really try and use Morata and Giroud for link up plays to open up space for Hazard and such to get in good shooting positions. Giroud is really good at playing this way. If we try the same thing as last year, we're going to struggle to score goals again.
     
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    Courtois to Real is done. Kepa is going to Chelsea.

     
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    How reliable are they?
     
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    I doubt Drinkwater stays if Kovacic is brought in as rumored...

    Curious to see what happens with RLC
     
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    Even if he stays, he just warms the bench for a HG spot.

    I hope RLC gets minutes. Europa would be perfect for him to prove himself.
     
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    Theoretically but its still asking a lot of Kovacic
     
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    Cadena Ser and Mundo Deportivo are both reporting that the Kepa deal is done with the player flying to Madrid to complete the final paperwork so I'd say this report is reliable.
     
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    Redan will step in sooner than later if they can't score consistently.
     
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    I mean, you should ask a lot out of your talented players. The offense would still run through Hazard.
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Good. Probably the best possible outcome that we could've had in this situation, just wish they would've done it sooner.
     
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    I was going to come here and say all about Russian Mobster "this" and Stanford Plastic Inc. "that" and even though some of this is true, I gotta give where credit is due. I went through all the EPL seasons from the 1990s and early 2000s and found that Chelsea before Roman the Terrible bought the team, they were always challenging for the Euro and last CL spot (quite consistently).

    Spurs on the other hand where down there with Newcastle United and plastic Man City for majority of their years. Wow, holy **** you weren't joking that they have absolutely zero glory years. Tottenham should be fortunate that they have a rival as good as the Arsenal because that is as good as a second rate record I've ever seen...especially for a club who's supporters call good. I take back everything I said about them when we were debating between them and Inter.
     
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    Better for Kanté to not have to deal with two crying Belgians telling him how boring France was at the WC.
     
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    **** yeah, looks like the deal is done. Even the Bilbao sources are claiming it's done. Alisson was the worlds most expensive keeper for about a month. Kepa breaking that. Literally **** you money.

    Have to laugh at Poch... guess he's content with being mediocre.
     
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    Yeah, the Zola era brought them on the verge of the big boys, Roman just got them over the top.
     
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    As a Chelsea fan, if I have to keep one, I keep Kante. Easier to replace Hazard IMO.
     
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