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Chelsea 2023-24: Super League Winners 4 years in a row


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Figured I'd get this started as quite a bit of movement is already starting to happen.

Here is a fan survey of keep/sell/loan to get an idea of the size of our squad currently. As well as a bit of insight around potential signings.



Reece James (99.2%)

Enzo Fernandez (99.1%)

Wesley Fofana (98.8%)

Mykhailo Mudryk (98.6%)

Ben Chilwell (98.3%)

Benoit Badiashille (98.3%)

Noni Madueke (96%)

Levi Colwill (93.1)

Thiago Silva (92.5%)

N'Golo Kante (88.9%)

Malo Gusto (88.4%)

Mason Mount (86.2%)

Armando Broja (81.8%)

Marcus Bettinelli (80.7%)

Kepa Arrizabalaga (72.6%)

Raheem Sterling (71.3%)

Kai Havertz (70.5%)

Conor Gallagher (56.6%)

Ian Maatsen (50%)

Trevoh Chalobah (49.2%)



Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (99.3%)

Hakim Ziyech (95.9%)

Christian Pulisic (91.4%)

Denis Zakaria (90.3% send back to Juventus)

Callum Hudson-Odoi (89.8%)

Edouard Mendy (89.1%)

Joao Felix (81.2% send back to Atletico Madrid)

Cesar Azpilicueta (78.8%)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (76.3%)

Mateo Kovacic (73.2%)

Romelu Lukaku (65.8%)

Marc Cucurella (61%)

Kalidou Koulibaly (52.4%)



Omari Hutchinson (83.1%)

David Datro Fofana (70.2%)

Lewis Hall (67.9%)

Carney Chukwuemeka (57%)



Noni Madueke (3.2% loan)

Malo Gusto (9.3% loan, 2.2% sell)

Armando Broja (12.6% loan, 5.9% sell)

Conor Gallagher (40.7% sell, 2.8% loan)

Ian Maatsen (41.6% loan, 8.5% sell)

Trevoh Chalobah (35.3% sell, 15.5% loan)

Callum Hudson-Odoi (6.6% keep, 3.6% loan)

Omari Hutchinson (9.8% sell, 7.1% keep)

David Datro Fofana (28.3% keep, 1.4% sell)

Lewis Hall (30.1% keep, 1.9% sell)

Carney Chukwuemeka (39.3% keep, 3.7% sell)


I asked at the end of the survey for people to give what their preferred starting XI under Poch with transfers would look like to start next season and while the more honest answers such as, "Good players", "No" and "Fuck off" made me laugh, but this is the most popular response from those who did seriously answer:

(4-2-3-1): Kepa; James, Fofana, Colwill, Chilwell; Enzo, Rice; Mudryk, Mount, Nkunku; Osimhen

There were other popular shouts for Ugarte, Maignan, Emi Martinez, Caicedo, Lavia, Ivan Toney, and Harry Kane.

Receiving other votes were: Onana, Slonina, Kone, Kolo Muani, Sadio Mane, Højlund, Lautaro, Mehdi Taremi and Vlahovic. I respect the one mad lad who said Tammy Abraham up top.

There were also popular shouts for Kante to start next to Enzo, Havertz to start as no.10, Sterling starting at LW or RW and either Havertz, Lukaku or Broja starting up top (Lukaku's name was mentioned WAY more than I was expecting). One person used a 3-4-3 and put Nkunku in a pivot with Enzo. Idk, I won't judge.

Anyway, these are the final results. Discuss amongst yourself. The season is over now. I need to go touch grass.

As mentioned Poch is in as the new manager. Hoping to see a bit less variation in the squad game to game with a firm identity.

It is already mentioned that Auba (shocking) and Joao are on their way out.

Mount is being rumored gone, but time will tell.

Dave has likely played his last game for Chelsea and certainly with Silva's age, he might be depth or gone as well. 

RLC is likely to AC Milan.

Captain America to Juventus gaining steam.

Zakaria will no be extended and is heading back to Juve.

The first push from Poch is Manuel Ugarte an Uruguayan defensive midfield with PSG also interested.

Nkunku is on his way to the squad.

Poch's preferred formation is a 4-2-3-1 although he played more 4-3-3 at PSG.

Here is a nice article on his style of play and our roster - https://theathletic.com/4448874/2023/05/01/chelsea-pochettino-players-lukaku/

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I don't have the bandwidth to try and figure out who is going where. I'm pretty sure they have like 80 guys on the payroll right now. Just let me know who the 23 is come August (and please fucking sell Pulisic).

The good news is that they'll be hard pressed to suck as much as they did last season. 

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His contract expires at the end of the month.

He hasn't played but 9 games this season.

He is 32 years old.

His weekly salary is $350,000, now off the books.

Love him but time for him to move on.

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Koulibaly. Eh.

If Mendy leaves - do you just roll with Kepa and hope he maintains his form? 

Slonina isn't close to being ready for primetime but maybe he's close to good enough to be the alternate.

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18 hours ago, ztejas said:

Koulibaly. Eh.

If Mendy leaves - do you just roll with Kepa and hope he maintains his form? 

Slonina isn't close to being ready for primetime but maybe he's close to good enough to be the alternate.

Kepa to start.

Inter and Onana seem a long shot secondary to price.

Maignan is the current name per Matt Law.

Here is a nice article on Jackson.


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The cleanse so far with more to come:

• Havertz - £60 million +£5 million add ons

• Kovacic - £25 million + £5 million add ons

• Koulibaly - £20 million

• Mendy - £16 million

• Ziyech - £12 million (rumoured)

• RLC - £15 million + £ 5 million add ons

Total Currently without add ons: £148 million

Total with Add ons: £163 million

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Fun story regarding one of our academy studs, Livramento, we sold to Southampton.


It is not set to be an easy transaction, with Chelsea, his previous club, owed a hefty sell-on fee in any deal — meaning Southampton require a large sum to ensure a sizeable profit for themselves. Brighton & Hove Albion also retain an interest. These are the ins and outs of the potential move.

Southampton’s relegation means interest in their players is now high — including the likes of midfielders James Ward-Prowse and Romeo Lavia — but they are charging a premium for them as they look to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Livramento is still getting back up to speed after more than a year out with that initial ACL injury and subsequent hamstring issues that further delayed his comeback. Still only 20, the focus had been to get a defender with 25 England age-group caps playing regularly for the first team again having been appreciative of the work done by Southampton’s medical staff in getting him back on the pitch.

Sporting director Dan Ashworth had been keen to sign Livramento while he was in the same job at Brighton — who are interested in the player again now.

Livramento’s ceiling is seen as extremely high — a player who can both contribute to his new club immediately and still develop in the future. The stumbling block, though, is the fee…

Right, so how does this sell-on fee work?

It is understood Chelsea’s sell-on clause relates to any profit made by Southampton from selling Livramento. They paid £4million for him — effectively making that amount exempt from the clause. Chelsea’s profit-share then exists on a sliding scale — the higher the total price, the larger slice of it they receive. Correspondingly, Southampton get a smaller percentage if they agree a bigger fee.

For example, should the agreed package be £30million ($38.2m), Southampton would keep around 60 per cent of that (about £18m) — but if it rose to £50m, they would make roughly £28m (in the region of 56 per cent).

What fees have been discussed so far?

Southampton are looking to make at least £25million-£30million from any deal, which values the total package at close to £50m. It is understood that when Newcastle enquired about Livramento’s availability, that was the amount they were quoted, with Southampton mindful of his form pre-injury.

Newcastle are not willing to spend that much on a non-priority position, especially given the €70m (£60m; $76.6m) they are about to spend on AC Milan and Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali. However, they did submit a counter-offer of around £23m — just under half of Southampton’s asking price. The Championship club would receive roughly £15m if they accepted that bid.

It is understood the clubs are still some way off an agreement, though there is optimism a deal can be reached. Newcastle are considering improving their offer, though they will not exceed a total outlay of £30million.

What about Chelsea’s buy-back?

Chelsea are still admirers of their former youth player and it is understood their buy-back clause kicks in for the first time this summer. That number is believed to be around £50million — but due to the sell-on clause, they would only end up needing to pay around £35million-£38million to get Livramento back.


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11 hours ago, TexArcher said:

So, we've sold half the roster for like half of Kylian Mbappe.

Actually, that sounds about right.



Ah yes, using the most expensive player in the game as a measuring stick.

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Also signed this kid

There are suggestions he will wander to Ligue 1 side Strasbourg — the club recently acquired by Chelsea’s owners. Apparently Sarr might be headed that way as well.

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2 minutes ago, APMP said:

That thing might be as ugly as our previous season.

Yeah, I'm not sold.

Granted I'd take Lego as our sponsor over Stake.com if this update means that's the case.


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Dave to Atletico.

Signed two talented youth players on a free, Alex Matos (Norwich) and Diego Moreira (Beneficial).

Caicedo looks to be moving along and will be finalized soon.

Colwill and Chelsea working on a new long term contract.

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1 hour ago, Horny Bull said:



All the more reason to keep Colwill and maybe go get a vet like Pavard or hold onto Trev with Badiashile also still out from his hamstring injury at the end of last year.

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Current smoke.

Auba to OM

Ampadu to Leeds

Ciacedo talks ongoing. Confidence on both sides. No other teams bidding.

Angelo Gabriel signed and traveling with squad to US for pre-season tour.

Casadei potential loan to LCFC

CHO linked to Fulham

Lukaku is a cunt.

A graphic mostly up to date.


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