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Club History

6X ENGLISH CHAMPION

16/17 ,  14/15 ,  09/10 ,  05/06 ,  04/05 ,  54/55

2X CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNER

20/21,  11/12

8X FA CUP WINNER

17/18 ,  11/12 ,  09/10 ,  08/09 ,  06/07 ,  99/00 ,  96/97 ,  69/70

5X ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP WINNER

14/15 ,  06/07 ,  04/05 ,  97/98 ,  64/65

2X EUROPA LEAGUE WINNER

18/19 ,  12/13

2X CUP WINNERS CUP WINNER

97/98 ,  70/71

2X UEFA SUPERCUP WINNER

97/98, 20/21

4X ENGLISH SUPERCUP WINNER

09/10 ,  05/06 ,  00/01 ,  55/56

Last Season:

  • 4th in Premier League (didn't have to change this one... yuck)
  • Lost in FA Cup Final - Chelsea 0 - LCFC 1 (we can stop doing this, too)
  • Won Champions League Final - Chelsea 1 - Manchester City 0
  • UEFA Super Cup - Chelsea 1 - Villareal 1 - Chelsea 6-5 pen.

2021-2022

Manager: Thomas Tuchel (2nd season - sort of)

Current roster per TransferMarkt as of 6/21/2021:

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Edouard Mendy
 
Goalkeeper
Mar 1, 1992 (29) Senegal
Guinea-Bissau
$27.50m  
1
Kepa
 
Goalkeeper
Oct 3, 1994 (26) Spain $14.30m  
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Jamal Blackman
 
Goalkeeper
Oct 27, 1993 (27) England
Jamaica
$660Th.  
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Jamie Cumming
 
Goalkeeper
Sep 4, 1999 (21) England $495Th.  
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Willy Caballero
 
Goalkeeper
Sep 28, 1981 (39) Argentina
Spain
$330Th.  
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Nathan Baxter
 
Goalkeeper
Nov 8, 1998 (22) England $83Th.  
15
Kurt Zouma
 
Centre-Back
Oct 27, 1994 (26) France
Central African Republic
$35.20m  
4
Andreas Christensen
 
Centre-Back
Apr 10, 1996 (25) Denmark $33.00m  
2
Antonio Rüdiger
 
Centre-Back
Mar 3, 1993 (28) Germany
Sierra Leone
$30.80m  
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Ethan Ampadu
 
Centre-Back
Sep 14, 2000 (20) Wales
England
$16.50m  
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Marc Guehi
 
Centre-Back
Jul 13, 2000 (20) England
Cote d'Ivoire
$6.60m  
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Thiago Silva
 
Centre-Back
Sep 22, 1984 (36) Brazil
France
$3.85m  
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Jake Clarke-Salter
 
Centre-Back
Sep 22, 1997 (23) England $2.20m  
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Ben Chilwell
 
Left-Back
Dec 21, 1996 (24) England $49.50m  
3
Marcos Alonso
 
Left-Back
Dec 28, 1990 (30) Spain $14.30m  
33
Emerson
 
Left-Back
Aug 3, 1994 (26) Italy
Brazil
$13.20m  
24
Reece James
 
Right-Back
Dec 8, 1999 (21) England $44.00m  
28
César Azpilicueta
 
 
Right-Back
Aug 28, 1989 (31) Spain $14.30m  
7
N'Golo Kanté
 
Defensive Midfield
Mar 29, 1991 (30) France
Mali
$60.50m  
5
Jorginho
 
Defensive Midfield
Dec 20, 1991 (29) Italy
Brazil
$44.00m  
17
Mateo Kovacic
 
Central Midfield
May 6, 1994 (27) Croatia $49.50m  
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Ross Barkley
 
Central Midfield
Dec 5, 1993 (27) England
Nigeria
$22.00m  
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Ruben Loftus-Cheek
 
Central Midfield
Jan 23, 1996 (25) England $22.00m  
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Conor Gallagher
 
Central Midfield
Feb 6, 2000 (21) England $13.20m  
23
Billy Gilmour
 
Central Midfield
Jun 11, 2001 (19) Scotland $11.00m  
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Mason Mount
 
Attacking Midfield
Jan 10, 1999 (22) England $82.50m  
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Kai Havertz
 
Attacking Midfield
Jun 11, 1999 (21) Germany $77.00m  
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Hakim Ziyech
 
Attacking Midfield
Mar 19, 1993 (28) Morocco
Netherlands
$44.00m  
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Charly Musonda Jr.
 
 
Attacking Midfield
Oct 15, 1996 (24) Belgium
Zambia
$1.10m  
20
Callum Hudson-Odoi
 
Left Winger
Nov 7, 2000 (20) England
Ghana
$38.50m  
10
Christian Pulisic
 
Right Winger
Sep 18, 1998 (22) United States
Croatia
$55.00m  
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Timo Werner
 
Centre-Forward
Mar 6, 1996 (25) Germany $71.50m  
9
Tammy Abraham
 
Centre-Forward
Oct 2, 1997 (23) England
Nigeria
$44.00m  
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Michy Batshuayi
 
Centre-Forward
Oct 2, 1993 (27) Belgium
DR Congo
$11.00m  
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Olivier Giroud
 
Centre-Forward
Sep 30, 1986 (34) France $4.40m  
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The Atlantic's breakdown at end of season.

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Funds boosted by £70m for winning CL, which is taken above £100m after broadcasting revenue

£100m+ received for PL finish

Lessons need to be learned from 2015 and 2017 when backup players were signed to strengthen the squad and didn't work out

Players wanted are:

Striker - Haaland, Kane, Lukaku, Martinez

Right wing back - Hakimi, Traore

Centre back - Sule, Lacroix, Torres, Kounde

Midfielder - Rice, Tchouameini

Giroud and Abraham are expected to leave

Broja could take up a backup role

Chelsea have improved relations with Raiola since he became Haaland's agent

Dortmund do not want to sell Haaland this year, instead preferrin to let Sancho leave

Spurs do not want to sell Kane to a London rival (are they our rivals at this point)

Lukaku is seen as more realistic but is still difficult, he would become record wage and record free simultaneously

Chelsea have a longstanding interest in Hakimi dating back to his Real Madrid youth days, his signing has been discussed extensively by the Chelsea hierarchy

James could be used as a RCB, with Azpilicueta 32 in August

Traore has also been linked at RWB

Niklas Sule has been sounded out at CB, Lacroix has been mentioned as another possibility. Others include Pau Torres and Jules Kounde

Declan Rice has been discussed between Tuchel and staff members, with an interest being retained despite Lampard leaving. His primary position would be in midfield. Since West Ham may not want to sell Tchouameini is being considered as an alternative

One surprise is that there is some truth to the Donnarumma links. However, it would depend on getting Kepa out of the door.

Chelsea will listen to bids for Ross Barkley, Emerson, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta, Michy Batshuayi and even Kurt Zouma

Zouma does not fit Tuchel's style of play and could bring in a decent fee, however this is dependent on incoming signings in this area

No indication CHO wants to leave

Gallagher, Guehi, Ampadu, Broja and Sarr(?) will be looked at in pre-season with a view to joining the squad

Gilmour has a choice on whether he goes out on loan or not, which would impact Lewis Bate's position with a promotion to the senior squad possible

Tino Livramento is worried about his possibility of a breakthrough due to the competition in his place. Especially if Hakimi arrives

PAOK are trying to buy Baba Rahman

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2 minutes ago, MoJames said:

No indication CHO wants to leave

I've heard opposite this. And it's not necessarily up to him - not sure he is going to get much PT going forward unless he can develop some consistency. Seems like a perfect asset to sell.

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How accurate is Transfer Markt usually? I go there often but have never really questioned them. For example, is Mason Mount really worth ~20M more than Kante? I would think Kante would get more than Mount, much less 20M less. Or is it just age related at this point in Kante's career?

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5 hours ago, dieucla98 said:

How accurate is Transfer Markt usually? I go there often but have never really questioned them. For example, is Mason Mount really worth ~20M more than Kante? I would think Kante would get more than Mount, much less 20M less. Or is it just age related at this point in Kante's career?

They're just estimates. Players are worth whatever the transfer fee winds up being. So if a player transfers for a certain amount transfer market will update their value accordingly and use that as a data point moving forward in trying to determine their valuation. 

For that specific comparison, yes, it's pretty simply age related. Their position could factor into it as well. 

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I don’t even really understand the current title. I mean, I gather that it’s intent is to remind everyone that we’re the best club in Europe and that they should get in line to kiss our ass.

It just seems like there is a more elegant/clever way of saying that.

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31 minutes ago, RichUT said:

I don’t even really understand the current title. I mean, I gather that it’s intent is to remind everyone that we’re the best club in Europe and that they should get in line to kiss our ass.

It just seems like there is a more elegant/clever way of saying that.

I'm open to suggestions. I'm not a miracle worker.

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Tuchel, Giroud, Silva extended...

https://www.espn.com/soccer/chelsea-engchelsea/story/4398572/chelsea-manager-thomas-tuchel-signs-new-long-term-deal-until-2024

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has signed a new deal with the club until June 2024, while Thiago Silva and Olivier Giroud have both extended their contracts by a year.

Tuchel agreed an 18-month contract when he joined Chelsea in January, but has now pledged his long-term future to the club following the Champions League victory over Manchester City.

"I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal," Tuchel said. "I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family.

"There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "When Thomas joined us in January there was still so much to play for domestically and in Europe. He slotted in seamlessly and immediately became an integral part of the Chelsea family.

"Returning us to the top four in the Premier League was crucial, and we could not be happier with our success in the Champions League which crowned a remarkable season at Chelsea.

"We are obviously extremely pleased therefore to retain Thomas for a further two years, and look forward to more achievements in the coming seasons."

 

Thomas Tuchel reached the Champions League final two seasons in a row. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The 47-year-old joined Chelsea after his sacking by Paris Saint-Germain in December.

In his first six months at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel has guided Chelsea to Champions League glory, the FA Cup final and a top-four finish in the Premier League.

He has taken charge of Chelsea for 30 games, winning 19 and losing on just five occasions.

"I will stay hungry for the next title," Tuchel said after the Champions League victory. "My desire is for more victories and to grow as a coach.

Chelsea also extended the contracts of defender Thiago Silva and striker Giroud by one year until the end of the 2021-22 season.

Silva, 36, was signed from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last August on a one-year deal and featured 34 times for Chelsea across all competitions.

Chelsea added that they had exercised the option to extend Giroud's contract in April. The 34-year-old was their top scorer in the Champions League this season with six goals

 

The Giroud move surprises me a bit...

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More stuff.  Also... EH in 2012, EH in 2021.

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  • Chelsea are pursuing their interest in trying to sign Erling Haaland this summer, despite acknowledging that any deal would be incredibly complicated and difficult to negotiate.

  • Chelsea have already made attempts to explore whether or not Dortmund would be interested in Tammy Abraham, either as part of a deal for Haaland or in a separate transfer.

  • Chelsea haven't made a bid yet and the cost would be more than £150million and smash their wage structure, but they are working behind the scenes to find out if a transfer could be viable.

  • Chelsea don't want to give up on Haaland since Manchester City are favourites to land Harry Kane if he does leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer and Romelu Lukaku presumably staying at Inter Milan.

  • New striker priortity but they're also evaluating Declan Rice and Tuchel also wants a right-sided player.

  • Dortmund have said they will not sell Haaland this summer, but Chelsea will keep testing their resolve in case they receive a positive reception from Haaland's camp.

  • City are also interested in Haaland and Chelsea are keeping a keen eye on their pursuit of Kane. If City buy Kane, then Chelsea may seize the opportunity to try to negotiate a deal with Dortmund.

  • Chelsea are willing to listen to offers of £40million for Abraham and his sale could help to fund a bid for Haaland. Chelsea are aware that Dortmund would want a suitable replacement if in fact Haaland departs.

  • Not clear whether or not Dortmund are interested in Abraham, but Chelsea are said to have looked into whether the move would interest all parties.

  • Dortmund have been linked with a move for Callum Hudson-Odoi if they sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, but Chelsea are more reluctant to let him go.

 

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We have matched PSG's offer for Hakimi

 

 

[Fabrizio Romano] “Chelsea are interested in Erling Haaland. They want to try this summer but need something crazy to convince Dortmund, more than 150m euros. "It’s up to Roman Abramovich. Haaland is open to talk with Chelsea."

 

Tier 1 - Chelsea are very insistent on signing Harry Kane. For Abramovich, the priority is Kane more than Haaland. Man City are also interested in signing Kane and they can offer cash + Laporte or Gabriel Jesus [DiMarzio]

https://grandhotelcalciomercato.com/it/haaland-kane-calciomercato-news-9-giugno-2021

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I like Grealish a lot and think he is a budding superstar. But yeah, with the current composition of our squad, the PRIORITY needs to be a forward. So don't spend heavily elsewhere and then have FFP issues bidding on the forward.

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I don't. I feel like his ceiling is what he is now. I don't trust any of these overhyped English guys. Except Mount. He fucks. 
Yeah I get that and was on the same page as you. But I dunno, I like that Grealish has a bit of that fuck you up and also zero fucks to give energy.

Reminds me of this guy and this story -- https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/how-diego-costa-introduced-himself-at-chelsea-i-go-to-war-you-come-with-me-10422306.html

Mourinho's Figo comparison isn't a bad one, but obviously Grealish has a long way to go to get there.

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40 minutes ago, APMP said:

Yeah I get that and was on the same page as you. But I dunno, I like that Grealish has a bit of that fuck you up and also zero fucks to give energy.

Reminds me of this guy and this story -- https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/how-diego-costa-introduced-himself-at-chelsea-i-go-to-war-you-come-with-me-10422306.html

Mourinho's Figo comparison isn't a bad one, but obviously Grealish has a long way to go to get there.
 

Not saying you're wrong. I think we are all correct in our assessment that that doesn't seem like a great use of a big Benjamin. Unless we are going to sell CP. Our wing and CM is deep enough. We need someone clinical up top that puts it in the back.

(Maybe like that Haaland kid - he'd be a decent grab)

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On 6/6/2021 at 4:18 PM, RichUT said:

Chelsea 2021-2022: You can’t spell Tuchel without U-C-L

So... I don't like the current thread title that much. This one is good but I'm not totally in love. 

Any other suggestions? You also can't spell Pulisic without UCL (I'd never do that to you guys, though).

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Gilmour wins MOTM

 

In other news

[ExWHUemployee] Erling Haaland remains the top target, the club are hoping to get closer to a fee being agreed in the next few weeks, Roman Abramovich has been directly involved in the deal to get it done. Mauro Icardi is a backup plan. Chelsea considering signing Sergio Ramos.

Source: The Byline on Patreon

He also said that PSG do not want to concede defeat in the Hakimi deal, but Chelsea are still favorites. Inter would prefer to sell to Chelsea because of their willingness to get a player in return: Alonso, Kovacic or Zappacosta. Terms with the player would not be an issue.

The issue with Ramos is that he would want a two year deal which doesn't fit with Chelsea's policy to only offer one year deals to older players.

 

I really don't want Ramos

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