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Target Fellaini?

Target Fellaini?

With Chelsea, seemingly, deciding to splash the cash again, the tabloid rumour mill has us linked with another Belgian international.

This time our reported target is the Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Fellaini is, if Everton are prepared to do business, rated in the £20 million bracket, it remains to be seen if there is any truth in the rumour or whether it is purely tabloid gossip.

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Date:Thursday June 7 2012
Time: 9:35AM


I've been calling for this one a while now. Whilst many on here are calling for a deeplying play maker, I feel the balance wouldn't be right with Hazard, Mata, Hulk and Torres in the same starting line up. There's enough attacking threat from those 4 to not need another play maker, albeit deeper. I think in the system Di Matteo uses you have to have solidity behind the flair. I feel that the energy of Ramires with the power and presence of Fellaini, or Mikel as back-up, we'd have perfect balance in the middle. The other good thing is that he is powerful in the air, the formation could be changed easily as Ramires is as much an attacking threat as he is good at closing the opposition down, so if we did have to change system in a game and not have an AM, the addition of Fellaini would help us execute that. What we need is not another play maker, but someone who can allow those further up to stay forward and hit teams on the break. This would be an immense signing. Only one other player I'd go for in the mould of Fellaini and that's Tiote. My dream team? Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Fellaini, Hulk, Mata, Hazard, Torres. Great flexibility!
07/06/2012 09:51:00
Very good player but I don't think we need him.
Drog of War
07/06/2012 10:09:00
This rumor just confuses me. Arent Romeu/ Mikel similar players. Agreed Fellainiis probably better in the air but his passing ability is hardly anything to write home about. Oh well in the board i trust for now.
07/06/2012 10:12:00
Seems we are forming the "New" belgium national team.....hazard,KDB,Lukaku,courtois,.....fellaini and possibly dembele...who's next?......
Krested Kal-el
07/06/2012 10:26:00
I have to say, that this spending splurge seems to be getting a little out of hand. We seem to be linked with almost every Belgian which is fine, but we already have the best of them. Only Mertens (if we can forgive him for his push on Cahill) meets the standard that we should be aspiring to. I'd rather have Tiote simply because of his mobility as it seems that next season our team, in any formation, would be based on mobility and speed of thought. Fellaini, whilst good, could not cover our backs while our superb midfield and front lines go marauding towards the opposition goal. Now here is a moot point, that I had very little time for the negative play of Mikel but his improvement over the latter parts of last season was very apparent. Why not give him a chance alonside Frank, Ramires and possibly Modric. We also have Romeu, Josh, Hutchinson, Bertrand, Piazon, Feruz and other up and coming youngsters to integrate. If we carry on buying a new team when will they get their chance. I fear for their futures at CFC. Also I thought that there was a need to meet the FFP regulations and we seem determined all the cash received from our Champions League success without putting anything asise for a "rainy day". I say that because we are suppposed to be self financing and no longer dependent on Roman. There is also need to ensure that there is a fair share of home grown talent in the squad. If the buying goes unabated, the youngsters will fall further behind. In my opinion, we do not need Hulk or Fellaini but a right back (even though I still believe that Hutchinson could easily cover this position). I also think that a Goetze/Modric/Kagawa type player as the link between the defence and forwar lines is required especially as I do not think that Frank could meet the rigours of a full season and in the longer term he will need to be replaced. In any case I cannot wait for the next season to start and the real football to begin.
07/06/2012 10:28:00
I have been calling for fellaini for a long time, he fits de team perfectly. All we need is send Romeu to everton on loan for 2 seasons while buying fellaini. I rate him as high as yaya toure, technically strong, fast, also versatile. This wud also give Romeu more playin time under less pressure to adapt fully in de BPL.
07/06/2012 10:29:00
I remain to be convinced by him but from what Everton fans have said on here, he'd be a great signing, a snip at £20m!
07/06/2012 10:32:00
We already have Ramires who is a world class box to box midfielder. We dont need Fellaini.
07/06/2012 10:34:00
better than mikel so would take him. would they swap? lol
07/06/2012 10:48:00
Fellaini, Dembele, etc. the list is endless. Meethinks we should go for modric for 30m ( Man U is offering only 22m) and leave the hard dirty jobs to mikel and romeu.
07/06/2012 10:49:00
With us always passing it back and Cech blasting it in the air and with Drogba gone at least we have a long ball target ;)
07/06/2012 10:49:00
Why do we seem to be so keen on belgians ffs
07/06/2012 10:58:00
Kim Clijsters definitely on the list now !!
07/06/2012 11:04:00
Seriously whats with all these Belgian nationals being targetted by Chelsea, are we having an agreement with their national team. LOL.
07/06/2012 11:07:00
@aslaram i 100% agree that is my dream team as well tbh. Fellaini is a top quality player and im a massive fan of his. In a 4-2-3-1 he would be great sitting with ramires while the others get on with the job. Also he is a good passer of the ball and really is an all round midfielder. Im also a fan of javi martinez and him and fellaini sitting would be UNREAL!! Cech,VDW,Terry,Luiz,Cole, Fellaini , Martinez, Hulk Hazard, Mata, Torres. With a bench of Marin,Lamps, Iva,Piazon,Ramires,Mikel,sturridge,miereles,oriol what a squad that is. 7 competition next season were gonna need this kinda of big strong squad
07/06/2012 11:20:00
He's a very good player and is very physical and imposing with a good touch. What is badly needed is a new right back.Ivanovic is a whole hearted player that gives his all but too many times he gets caught ball watching.A few examples of this are 1.Ineseta's goal at the Nou Camp to put Barca two up.He was marking Inesta but got drawn to the ball and left him with a free run to score. 2.Inter at the Bridge,game in the balance,ball watching and lets Etoo through,game over.3.Worst of all at The Bridge against Arsenal gave away three goals.I know the fans like him but i think it clouds their judgement towards his overall quality .If you were a left winger you would love to be attacking Brana,because he is slow and can't turn quickly.
07/06/2012 11:26:00
CFC will never buy Felliani cos we don't need him he's just an average player not better than what we have, what CFC is looking for is what we don't av, what will add quality to the team, check out the signings so far all what we don't av last season. So the Felliani thing is just media gossip.
07/06/2012 11:29:00
fellani nooooo plsssssss we dnt need him.....we have mikel romeu ramieres for his position.....we dnt want too many similar type defendeng players in our team.....i think romeu is better than give him a chance for one full season he wil out class everyone.....about fellani there is nothing special about wud be a waste of money....
07/06/2012 11:30:00
If we to buy every player that is linked with chelsea then by d end of d transfer window we will ve a squad of 50 players. there re some rummors that we shouldnt bother discussing. fellaini when we still ve essien, mikel, romeu, ramires.... except maybe we planning on moving anyone of d above but then fellaini is so much an improvement to any one of them.
Chelz Akamz
07/06/2012 12:08:00
In response to "Why do we need him when we have Ramires?" 1 - Essien needs replacing. 2 - We lack an imposing player in the middle. 3 - His strength and discipline to tactictical instructions gives the dynamic Ramires more freedom. 4 - He can operate at both defensive and attacking. You can not have a team without a brute in the middle. Makalele, Keane, Viera, Toure, Batty - Notice something? All league winners have high energy box to box players. No good having 5 midfielders and a striker who are small and can't defend. This is the new Chelsea emerging, but let's not become another Arsenal and lose the sum of the parts that made us great. Football requires beauty and the beast, just ask Barca and Bayern!! Balance is key.
07/06/2012 12:20:00
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