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Do Chelsea really need to buy?

Do Chelsea really need to buy?

This is my first article and I will beg my fellow fans to put up with the shortcomings because I am not very good at writing articles like this.

I have been thinking a lot about the players Chelsea have at the moment and their quality assuming they were also in the market. Would you not buy some of them and bring them to Chelsea?

Now assume you have looking at the players market and you see names like Torres, Sturridge, Kakuta, Ramirez, Josh, Luiz, Cole, Ivanovic, Alex, Terry, Cech.

Who will you not buy from that list?

Are they not good enough to play in any team and if they are why look for other players to buy if we already have some of the best?

Our substitute bench will look like this, Hilario, Bertrand, Essien, Mikel, Lampard, Anelka, Drogba, Kalou, Zhirkov, Malouda etc

I have put so many substitutes so that you can see the luxury we have. Surely do we have to buy? Or do we just covet any player who has not come to Chelsea?

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Date:Tuesday June 14 2011
Time: 6:00PM


14/06/2011 18:05:00
we most def need to buy nuff said and your article was well written.
14/06/2011 18:07:00
Well, maybe we won't have to buy for next season(huge pun on "maybe") but we do need purchases for the longer term.
14/06/2011 18:12:00
I reccomend some medicine to those who think Luiz would handle the anchor man position.
14/06/2011 18:12:00
Chelsea really need to buy. People should really stop mentioning Josh, he is not a first team player yet and won't be for a few years. Same with Kakuta. Hilario isn't a good enough back-up goalkeeper (remember when he played against ManCity two seasons ago, shocking). We are fine up front, and at in defence. In midfield the players in your first list - only 3 are midfielders, and two are Josh and Gael. That leaves us with 4 spaces to fill. If Kalou was available from another club I would be saying avoid at all costs. That leaves us without a right-winger at all, and lacking creativity in midfield. Torres will end up a waste of 50m if we don't revamp our midfield. Chelsea should also always be looking to buy the best young players in every position once they become available - e.g. Lukaku, even if we don't need a striker right now, we will soon once Drogba leaves and he can be loaned out until then. WE NEED TO BUY AT LEAST 4 PLAYERS, goulay said 3 which would be ok if they are in the right positions and good enough. Nasri, Modric and Neymar would leave us with a great mix of power and creativity in the team. WE NEED TO BUY
14/06/2011 18:13:00
this season was one of pain, annoyance, sadness and very little joy. Why at all would you, derfmesh, want us to go through that again nxt season?
14/06/2011 18:17:00
That would be a good starting 11 if we want to finish 7th.
14/06/2011 18:18:00
there's always a need to buy, sell or whatever. We have always been tagged as the "big money spenders" who buy talent and not create it, and we need to alter people's minds, we're chelsea, not some man city who kill talent after purchasing it. We need to create something out of what we already have. Have a look at any of our matches last season and you'll realize the sheer creativity we possess. drog,nicola, lamps, malouda, essien were the men who did that ( we miss deco and ballack though). sheer genius. we need to bring that back somehow and inculcate the same in our young players. DON"T change the system.
14/06/2011 18:24:00
We do need to buy.Consider the fact that Zhirkov wud go,if we dont ensure him first team football,Malouda is utter crap rite now.Even if he scores,I cant stand his dribbling 'skills'. Kakuta has the potential, but may need one more season to compete amongst the elite.He mite be ready enuh now....but MAYBE. Lampard's date is truely expired,so sorry to say that.He will play a vital role in the coming season,but mark my word, he cant play day in day out. Moreover, to get the best out of Torress( I cant take any more taunts from Scousers), we have to buy a creative midfielder.
14/06/2011 18:29:00
@ESSIENTIAL-thats a great great great profile name you have mate!!!says a thousand words!!!we badly need essien to stay ,though he was li'l of colour last season.but still he is a vital part of chelsea!!
14/06/2011 18:29:00
Lampard no boubt needs to be replaced this season, so does Malouda & Co. We honestly need to get new stars in if we want to forget what happened last season, Neymar, Lukaku etc. Enuf said on this article
14/06/2011 18:33:00
Many of your substitutes are starters, so I don't understand the list. Also, based on your logic of not needing to buy, how can you explain last season? Forget about trophies for a moment--midfield was largely dreadful and we had no width at all. Drogba, our central striker, provided the most assists. If that doesn't alarm you, well, it should! Good on you for writing an article; I know it isn't easy to be scrutinized--but expect more of the same. Also, Gael has shown no indication of being ready to start yet; McEachran won't force his way ahead of Lampard, Essien or Ramires--not yet. Danny has a shot at starting but probably only as a RW, which isn't his normal role. In other words, your list of starters is problematic, just as is your list of subs. None of it makes much sense.
14/06/2011 18:39:00
If we have no creativity in midfield how did we produce the most attempts on goal in the 2010/2011 season??? Having said that i feel that the ball moves very slowly from defense to attack and the lack of true wide players has seen our play run thru the centre of the park in most cases.
Nelson Blueman
14/06/2011 18:48:00
Yes we need to sign players.
14/06/2011 18:59:00
the main thing we were really bad at last season was the slow speed we were moving the ball at!! it was so painful watching the ball go sideways all the time and players dwindling on the ball. we dont need major overhaul of the playing squad,just need a manager with the skills to get us playing fast one touch football.players like lamps and anelka seemed to dwell way to much when they got the ball.And the player movement off the ball was really poor last season. i really hope the new manager sorts this out on the training pitches
14/06/2011 19:01:00
i think an article should be written in reply to this "Did you really watch last season?" Of course we need to buy. I agree with Essiential, please stop talking about putting Luiz at DM.
14/06/2011 19:04:00
LMAOOOOOOOOO @"Did you really watch last season?"
14/06/2011 19:19:00
exactly stamforblues5, definetly need to buy, althought it may look good enough on ├░paper, last season tells us it isnt
14/06/2011 19:22:00
These players might be good but they are not great (except for a few i.e defence, Cech and the youngsters in danny, gael, josh, ryan, patrick, todd kane etc). Others are too comfortable(just as carvalho said before he moved on) and thus they need a new challenge. We need new faces who are thirsty for trophies.
14/06/2011 19:30:00
SAEMUS,,,VERY WELL SAID ,TO BE FAIR I AGREE WITH ALL THAT.modric and neymar defo ,maybe not nasri hes a bit too easily pushed off the ball but another player with his ability sure,i think if we get neymar then anelka kalou and proberbly drogba aswell all need to go,really felt drogba tried to sabotage torres last season,not to say torres didnt have a bad start but thats another topic.
14/06/2011 19:34:00
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