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Premier League fans could soon have another super rich club to hate.

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"Paris Saint-Germain's owners want to buy another European club and have their eyes firmly on the Premier League.

Ben Jacobs of CBS is reporting that the club's top brass, Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), are "ramping up efforts" for another team to invest in.

They are in dialogue with a number of Premier League clubs, most notably Tottenham Hotspur. It's said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman and CEO, held an "exploratory meeting" with Spurs chief Daniel Levy in London last week."


[Edited on January 10, 2023 at 4:23 PM. Reason : Spurs]

1/10/2023 4:22:16 PM

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haven't seen Old Trafford home cooking like that since Fergie was the manager

1/14/2023 10:56:15 AM

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LOLris

1/15/2023 11:45:45 AM

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^^^If those rumors are true does Conte stick it out? He chose a club that doesn't spend despite having the funds to do so.

The only way Potter gets sacked is if Chelsea get relegated and thats not happening. They can only wallpaper over holes so many times. The Abramovich era of yo-yo managers is over. They are actually building a squad and like the Arsenal rebuild its going to take time, you have to move dead weight out and that includes players on high wage bills. Unfortunately Boehly and Co. overspent on unecessary players this summer (Auba, Cuccurella, Koulibaly). The key is still midfield, central defense will be ok once Fofana overcomes his injury and Colwill returns from loan. They are going to take some big hits financially this summer. Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, even Mason Mount could all be moved. Along with Jorginho and Kante leaving on a free. Lot of dead weight to clear out.

1/17/2023 7:47:17 AM

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I think I was defending Liverpool leadership earlier this year re transfers, but not sure how to read the lack of action as anything but surrender for this season. Napoli is gonna run us out of the stadium.

1/31/2023 2:40:30 PM

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You mean Real?

1/31/2023 3:03:08 PM

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Lol yes, I have Napoli ptsd, thank God it's not them

1/31/2023 3:07:41 PM

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So I am sure the non Chelsea fans are all pissed, but my god what a window

Enzo Fernandez
Joao Felix (loan)
Mykhailo Mudryk
Benoit Badiashile
Noni Madueke
Andrey Santos
David Datro Fofana
Malo Gusto (Loaned back to Lyon for Remainder of Season)

Christopher Nkunku joins in summer

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Jorginho (getting any money for him is great as he was going to be gone on a free in summer)

Chelsea got younger, still have a lot of players that don't fit system and need to be sold, Pulisic and Gallagher are probably the highest valued assets to sell. Thinking they will need to sell Koulibaly he just hasn't meshed with the EPL style of play.

Top 4 is goal and only being in 2 competitions will help with the injuries we have had. Also have a realistice chance of UCL quarterfinals as Dortmund's defense is pretty poor.

2/1/2023 8:19:02 AM

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Apparently they fucked up a loan of Ziyech to PSG. Prob a dont care for fans, but kinda funny

Top 4 seems wildly optimistic, basically have to hope Eriksen injury torpedoes United

2/1/2023 10:01:06 AM

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slightly embarassing, feel bad for Ziyech but he could have pushed this move sooner instead of on deadline day.

PSG were cheap and it was only a loan with no buy option. Pulisic is injured so it not like he won't get some game time. He can push a move in summer and will probably be successful

2/1/2023 10:12:15 AM

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I'm still a noob with contracts and trade windows. I heard on the radio that we (Chelsea) can only add three of these signings to the current UCL roster?

2/1/2023 12:25:08 PM

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Fuck FFP, amiright?

As long as marathon mount, sterling and havertz are guaranteed minutes in their front 6, you could add 4 Enzos and their attack would still be shit.

2/1/2023 1:39:58 PM

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Enzo's transfer is the 6th highest of all time. What a joke Chelsea is

2/1/2023 2:09:48 PM

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^^^yes I believe they can only register 3 more, Jorginho is one of the slots and Broja is the other, I think they can unregister one more and heard it maybe Bettenelli. But if the player is under 22 they can go on B List and could still play if an A list player is injured, from my limited understanding. Obviously the ones registered would be Felix, Fernandez, and probably Mudryk. Badiashile will probably miss out and that stinks as he has looked steady in his 2 PL matches.

I get the vitriol from other clubs. My response is cry harder non of the people on her are supporters of broke clubs. The PL has the most money of any of the European leagues. They are going to probably going to bankrupt Barca.

Chelsea were basically sent to near bankruptcy because Abramovich had ties to Putin, despite the fact that the owners of Newcastle and Man City have ties to equally awful government regimes.

The new ownership group is basically having to rebuild the Chelsea squad thanks to Marina and Abramovich having no vision and turning over managers like they change socks. Because of the restrictions placed on us we had to replace 2 CB's who basically left because we couldn't negotiate a new deal (Christensen was going to leave regardless, but we had a shot with Rudiger). The new owners really didn't have a plan because the deal was finalized right before window opened. They just played football manager and got embarassed by Brokelona on a number of transfers. They had to spend big on the backline, 2 CB's were needed and a replacement for Alonso was needed and all were addressed though not successfully. Most pressing need has been the midfield which is finally being addressed but it has not been cheap.

Who knows if what they are doing will work, but the fact that pundits are so upset tells me it may pay off. Top 4 is probably optimistic, but with the talent Chelsea have now they can absolutely make up 10 points in the 2nd half of the season.

2/1/2023 4:27:36 PM

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aww poor Chelsea

2/1/2023 5:35:16 PM

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"We'll see what happens in the long run, but in the short run? At the beginning of the month, the Sporting Index betting market projected Chelsea to finish on 62 points. Since then, they've spent €300 million-plus on new players.

How did the betting market react to all their new additions? As of Wednesday, they were projected to finish with 61 points."

https://www.espn.com/sports/insider/soccer/insider/story/_/id/35577449/january-transfer-trends-show-premier-league-super-league

2/3/2023 3:16:21 PM

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"Chelsea were basically sent to near bankruptcy because Abramovich had ties to Putin, despite the fact that the owners of Newcastle and Man City have ties to equally awful government regimes."


In City's defense, the last time I checked the UAE isn't waging a totally unprovoked and unnecessary war that has killed thousands of civilians and caused worldwide economic devastation.

2/3/2023 5:46:04 PM

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Top 4. Lol

I mean it was the great American,Tim ream, holding it down last night but as long as Mount and havertz are central figures in your attack you aren’t going anywhere

2/4/2023 7:20:30 AM

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"Napoli RM is gonna run us out of the stadium."


[Edited on February 4, 2023 at 11:40 AM. Reason : E]

2/4/2023 11:40:38 AM

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I know probably noone else gives a damn about Leeds, but they dominated the entire field today except for one unlucky shot from NF. FFS is there any reason bamford is a premier league player that I am missing? The dude has the most horrible first touch since our friend Gyasi Zardes and never controls it for hold up play. They had chances, but yet again they can't finish.

2/5/2023 12:07:49 PM

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He had a good year 2-3 years ago, but yeah he's ass.

2/5/2023 1:17:50 PM

heelfan
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Well that's one way to lose the title race.

2/5/2023 1:42:30 PM

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You mean to tell me City are a bunch of fucking cheaters?

2/6/2023 7:37:47 AM

heelfan
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Or is it just another witch hunt fueled by jealousy and racism that will only lead to a slap on the wrist?

2/6/2023 8:33:24 AM

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What will the FA decide on points deductions and will CAS overule them? I have a hard time believing anything will be decided this season. If its upheld no way Pep stays.

2/6/2023 8:52:27 AM

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It won't be upheld, and in the very unlikely circumstance that it is no one could blame him for bailing. Not his problem.

2/6/2023 9:53:18 AM

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^^^no, they're a bunch of fucking cheaters

2/6/2023 10:02:33 AM

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welp Marsch is out at Leeds. Wonder if they will bring Biesla back their supporters still clamor for him.

2/6/2023 10:51:55 AM

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It's a damn shame that if Sinisterra and Gnonto hit their shots yesterday--both from the six--then he still has a job. If Bamford doesn't bork up 3 solid breakaways with pathetic first touches, then maybe those turn into something.

I feel bad for Marsch and it's a bit surprising at this point since they just spent a decent chunk of change in the January window. Leeds has also looked like a better team than just about everyone they have played against outside of the top 4-6. They have gotten incredibly unlucky with early goals against. I'd love to see the xG stats for their games.

That said, I know some US fans will be clamoring for him to take over the USMNT, but as someone who has watched just about every Leeds game this season, I'll pass. We do not need another system guy. He seems to be a great man manager and a good dude (at least he never kicked his wife), but his inflexibility with tactics just doesn't work. I mean, yeah he doesn't have a striker. OK, well don't design your offense on playing frantic/fast passes straight to Bamford when he has bricks for feet. The back four on Leeds are bottom of the league quality, then don't design your defense around a high press that leaves your defenders out to dry consistently.

[Edited on February 6, 2023 at 4:02 PM. Reason : d]

2/6/2023 4:00:58 PM

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Leeds are 8 points behind their expected points, basically a mid table team by X. Only west ham have a bigger negative gap.
https://understat.com/league/EPL

Bamford has an XG of 5

[Edited on February 6, 2023 at 4:54 PM. Reason : E]

2/6/2023 4:52:52 PM

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That xG stat matches my eye test. Mid-table seems right for them. I hope the next manager can turn it around with Rutter and McKennie getting fully integrated. Unlucky for Marsch I guess. Then again, I don't know who else is to blame when you keep playing the same way expecting different results.

That Bamford stat is pretty insane considering 1) he was out half the season so far with injury and 2) Most of his poor touches are in not receiving passes cleanly before they would be counted as xG. There was a point early in the season where I am pretty sure Aaronson would have been the premier league leader in assists if it weren't for Bamford fucking up.

2/6/2023 5:08:59 PM

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Change already paying off!!

Marsh forgot to tell players to kick the ball IN the net

2/8/2023 3:42:54 PM

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This motherfucker Bamford would have hammered the ball to the touchline with his brick feet if Marsch was head coach but manages to play a perfectly weighted ball to gnonto on the goal once Marsch is fired.

The fix is in. I say we need to throw some tea in the harbor in protest.

2/8/2023 4:03:43 PM

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"our guys can't score? Why not simply get the other team to score for us?!?"

2/8/2023 4:30:48 PM

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"Leeds 0 : 2 Man Utd

? xG: 1.86 - 1.08"


Ghost of Jesse??

2/12/2023 11:38:35 AM

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That was brutal to watch. Leeds so impotent.

2/12/2023 11:41:01 AM

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"Liverpool rounding into form just in time to outshoot Real Madrid 34-8 over two legs and lose 3-1 on aggregate."

2/13/2023 8:25:59 PM

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^^ yeah pretty much. The chaos does produce some chances (summerville should have scored the one from 8 yds out that he skied over), but there is just not enough quality to capitalize on it. So game after game, you have them dominate huge swaths of the game and then one play from the opposition puts the game away or levels it.

Marsch is taking over Southampton. It would be poetic justice if he kept them up and Leeds get relegated. Not sure if I can watch southampton games though.

2/14/2023 9:03:01 AM

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You jinxed it!!

2/15/2023 10:57:27 AM

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Yep, looks like they were looking for a short term miracle from Marsch and he wanted to be part of the promotion push next year in the championship. Bummer that Marsch didn't get a shot, but I am glad he has enough leverage that he felt like he could pass.

2/15/2023 11:02:18 AM

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Investigate that!

2/15/2023 4:28:19 PM

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Enzo on skates at the back 0-1.

2/15/2023 4:28:40 PM

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"Newcastle 0 : 2 Liverpool

? xG: 2.02 - 2.13"


Lol a man up

2/18/2023 4:09:18 PM

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Meanwhile Chelsea is 0-2-2 since their billion dollar buy

[Edited on February 18, 2023 at 5:18 PM. Reason : E]

2/18/2023 5:18:00 PM

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Waiting for rwoody to tell us why Liverpool should have won based on xG and how Real Madrid are an overrated club despite their CL accomplishments and recent record against the Reds.

2/21/2023 6:28:42 PM

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Are you new here? Have you read the last couple pages of this thread?

[Edited on February 21, 2023 at 8:13 PM. Reason : But also yea, 6 shots on goal, 5 went in. ]

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1) Randomness decides the outcome of matches more than anyone would like to admit.

2) The main way to win games is to have the best players.

Real Madrid both affirm and negate all of it. "


[Edited on February 21, 2023 at 8:16 PM. Reason : E]

2/21/2023 8:11:28 PM

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As a Chelsea supporter, Real Madrid have more goals than us in one Match since 11/02/22

Looking at Potter's past managing stints it takes his teams a while to get going, but I know a lot of supporters are getting more agitated. Goal Scoring though isn't a Potter problem its been a problem for several years.

At least Liverpool is having as rough a season as us. TAA may be one of the best crossers in the world but his defensive skills are really poor without Konate as cover he looks even worse.

2/22/2023 7:49:42 AM

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E

[Edited on February 22, 2023 at 8:12 AM. Reason : E]

2/22/2023 8:11:52 AM

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Boy did that escalate quickly yesterday tho.

2/22/2023 11:03:29 AM

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Chelsea hurting theirs and Liverpools chances smh

2/26/2023 12:15:11 PM

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