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Who Would You Buy?

With so many smart people amongst the Vital Chelsea fraternity, I`ve come up with an interesting idea.

Imagine you are Michael Emanelo and you are given a budget of £40 million in the summer to buy players then which 2 or 3 players would you buy.

But please be realistic!

Also suggest a manager who should overlook our transition and your two most preferred formations.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Blue India Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 4 2013

Time: 7:37AM

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40m pounds?that will be a very small transfer budget though but if I have to work with 40m pounds I will get Benat and Damiao...!!!!Benat for 16m pounds and Damiao for 19m pounds(that's working with a 40m pounds budget but we know that won't be enough)
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04/02/2013 08:12:00

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04/02/2013 08:13:00

Football manager 2013 begins...get your console and let the game start
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04/02/2013 08:14:00

As for the manager,I will go with jurgen klop,david moyes or bielsa.....those are the only coaches that will ensure chelsea play entertaining football...
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04/02/2013 08:15:00

Instead of recallin cortouis I ll sign a decent back up for cech with the remainin 5mil ponds after I have got benat and damiao....cortouis can't bench cech not now and not next season,he needs to keep improving out on loan and not to start competing with cech,he will come to chelsea immediately cech leaves!!
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04/02/2013 08:32:00

I shall buy alan dzagoev. He plays rw, or behind the striker. Then benat and a wilfred bony. Recall chalobah. My manager would be jose m.
Blue India
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04/02/2013 08:56:00

I dont think we need to buy any player next season. All we need to do is recall some players on loan. We can recall Cortouis, PVA, Omero, Chalobah, KDB, Kakuta, Josh and Lukaku. As for the coach i would go for either Jose or Jurgen. Currently we have a technically gifted and youthful side which will concur Europe in 2 years time.
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04/02/2013 09:03:00

Who will play at the pivot?
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04/02/2013 09:27:00

I agree with Kelly, We need to offload Torres and get rid of Benitez ASAP before they do any more damage. Recall Essien, Lukaku, KDB, Piazon, Chalobah, Josh, PVA. I do think Courtois should stay out on Loan so he is getting games as he is Cechs replacement in a couple of years time. We need another striker to supplement Ba and Lukaku and we need a backup goalkeeper and possible a Central midfielder - Modric maybe. Then I think the squad will be ready. Oh and we need Jose back pronto.
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04/02/2013 10:30:00

derfmesh - not Ramires imo. It should be any 2 from Mikel, Luiz Lampard, Essien and maybe bring in 1 more, maybe Modric.
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04/02/2013 10:31:00

Before anything else, we need a buyer for Chelsea.
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04/02/2013 10:41:00

I will first give lampard a one year contract with reduced wages ( 60 - 80k a week, release, yossi, maloudahilario, turnbull, sell romeu, mikel, essien. Then i will buy Diame for 4m, bring back KDB and Josh, bring back Courtious, and proceed to gradually phase out Cech, will also sell Ashley cole if i get any offers and buy Leighton Baines with Luke Shaw as a backup ( bought and loaned back to Southampton). Betrand remains for a season and i will run the rule over him to see if fit as a replacement for Cole if not, sell him the next summer and bring back Luke Shaw. Also will bring back kakuta to deputize for Hazard. Lukaku will be brought back to the team, Torres sold and a back up striker like Shane Long included in the team.
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04/02/2013 11:02:00

Oh and if I were Emenalo I would fire myself straight away.
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04/02/2013 11:02:00

40 million pounds should be enough to buy a rocket, throw Emenalo in it and launch it into space. The sooner the better !
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04/02/2013 12:07:00

fantasy football again...
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04/02/2013 13:04:00

I will buy Torres for Man United, sign Lampard and Malouda for Arsenal, and turnbul + ferrera+ benayoun for Man City. (Playing time included in their contracts)
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04/02/2013 13:51:00

Lewandowski 15m okore 5m Gordon free navas 20m
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04/02/2013 14:27:00

I'd first sell malouda, fereira, benayoun and torres. Next i'd bring back Van Aanholt, KDB, Lukaku, Courtois and Josh. Have a competitive preseason under the auspices of GUUS, JOSE, LOEW, MOYES or DEL BOSQUE. Players to buy Jesus Navas - Sevilla, James Rodrigues - Porto, Gaitan - Benfica. That trio would put us in a class all our own
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04/02/2013 14:35:00

Does it have to be emenalo? He should be fired for opening his mouth and making idiotic decisions like hiring Benitez.
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04/02/2013 16:47:00

Sell malouda, torres, ferreira, benayoun. Recall Chaloba, Josh, KDB, Courtois, Lukaku, buy: Benant, Jovetic/another proven striker and START Courtois ahead of Cech
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04/02/2013 17:18:00

Bielsa manager, benat+jovetic
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04/02/2013 17:21:00

Keep Lukaku on loan @Westbrom. Sell Torres(15m), get Lewandrowski with the cash. Recall Piazon as 3rd choice to Ba & Lewandrowski.
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04/02/2013 17:37:00

Release Yossi, Malouda and sell Marin (3m). Get James Rodriguez(25m), recall KDB and let Rodriguez-Oscar-KDB form a solid understanding. With Moses-Mata-Hazard to challenge.
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04/02/2013 17:44:00

Release Lamps, recall Josh and get Benat for 15m. Let Chalobah continue developing @Watford. Romeu, Josh, Mikel, Benat, Rami are enough to carry us throughout the season.
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04/02/2013 17:48:00

Release Paulo, play Wallace & Azpi @RB. Sell Iva if we get a good offer for him, then put Kalas & Omeuro in the first team, let them play all CC and FAcup weak games @CB and learn from the likes Luiz, Cahill, Terry. Kalas can help @RB if Azpi and Wallace get injured or tired.
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04/02/2013 17:55:00

Release Hillario, sell Turnbull. Recall Courtois and promote Blackman to compete with Cech.
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04/02/2013 17:57:00

1) KEEP Super Frank 2) Sell Nando 3) Say fuuUccckkk off to FSW 4)Recall: KDB, Essien, Lukaku, Josh 4) Sell/release: FloMo, Paulo, Hilario, Yossi 5) Buy smartly, need a powerful holding midfielder.
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04/02/2013 18:10:00

1) i will negotiate with rafa to take poorres with him, so lets say he takes 10mil 2)i will buy fellaini 4 22mil 3) use the rest to pay off emenalo to leave and find another job cos guus is coming 4) den bring jose back.
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04/02/2013 18:33:00

To Blue India, thanks for the article and it is a nice exercise in speculation but i am sorry i must decline to participate. I am at a point now where i find it all pointless. I will rather just wait to see where we end up at seasons end. If we fall out of the top 4 our attractiveness to managers and top players no matter the money Roman brandishes will be much less. Further i am not even certain just how eager Roman will be to spend more money come summer..he refused to fund any new intakes this winter despite the clear and obvious need. In my mind there is so much uncertainty that i cant be bothered..i will just wait and see what transpires.
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04/02/2013 19:15:00

@GabeU. I just want a realistic assessment of our summer choices as this season is all but over. We can always have fantasy choices like falcao or neymar, which realistically would never happen.
Blue India
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05/02/2013 00:35:00

We need perhaps one player, we have the rest in our club already, the 40m should be used to get andre schurlle,cavani, falcao or facundo ferreyra, one or two of this strikers to complement BA, torres should go, malouda,yossi,ferreira, turnbull,hilario , we should recall courtois,KDB,chalobah,PVA kalas,omeruo, essien and Jose mourinho can be the coach, but if we can offer klopp the same amount we are offering pep, maybe he'll come, or laudrup. With a clinical striker and our existing talents, we do very well if we have a coach that knows his job. So our squad would be cech, courtois,jamal, cole,kalas,bertie,terry,cahill,luiz,omeruo,kalas,cesar,wallace,chalobah,mikel,rammy,essien,oscar,mata,hazard,moses,kdb,Ba, schurlle/ facundo farreyra, cavani or falcao.
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05/02/2013 08:59:00

I agree with Shloks dealings but in addition to Jovetic, i'd also get Fellaini...all to be overseen by Jose Mourinho
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05/02/2013 09:41:00

i would get a defensive midfielder who has played in ligue 1 ., makalele , essien , tiote , sissoko , cabaye played in the french ligue 1 and all have been exellent in the pl ... etienne capoue will cost around 12 million pounds , then lewandowski may cost around 30 million pounds .. so sell torres somehow :p
haji ahmed
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05/02/2013 10:22:00

i will recall defence,Van Aanholt,Bruma,Hutchinson.and Chalobah,Kalas,Kane and omeruo will leave on loan again,.midfielders McEachran,Essien and i will buy ettiene Capoue for 9 million. Attacking midfielders,De bruyne,WILLIAN for 20 million.
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05/02/2013 11:20:00

1. Get rid of Torres. 2. Get Antonio Conte as a manager we will be defensively sound then or anyone from Marcelo Bielsa/Diego Simeone/Jurgen Klopp (their teams play at a really high Tempo and are full of energy. 3. 40m is too less. We need physical presence/power/energy/aggression in the midfield. Benat 16m, Diame 5m, Moussa Sissoko 10m & a decent striker "Diego Costa" 9m.
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05/02/2013 21:09:00

1. Rafa/torres out 2. Mou mou in 3. schurrle in(can play winger and striker) 4. KDB , lukaku , josh , recalled 4. sell marin 5. release malouda essien yossi , ferreria 6. get FELLAINI in 7. courtois and chalobah loans extended squad for 2013/14 Cech Azpi/Wallace-Iva/Cahill-Terry/Luiz-Cole/Bert - Josh/Fellaini/Mikel/Romeu/Ramires - KDB/Mata/hazard/oscar/schurrle(Wing/ST)-lukaku/ba/schurrle(can play as st)
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05/02/2013 23:32:00

Rafa out Mourinho in, scrap the double pivot, revert to 433. Incoming - Fellaini/Benat, Schurrle/Jovetic Hummels, Luke Shaw, Isco Loan Returns - Chalobah, Courtois, Lukaku, Essien, KDB, McEachren, Van Aanholt. Outgoings - Ferreira, Torres, Malouda, Lampard, Ivanovic, Hilario, Turnbull, Marin, Benayoun, Romeu Team for next season - Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Mikel/Benat Fellaini, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Lukaku Back up team - Courtois, Wallace, Bertrand/Van Aanholt, Cahill, Hummels, Chalobah, McEachren, Ramires/Essien, Isco/Moses, Schurrle/Jovetic Ba. Players requiring more experience can stay on loan and loan Shaw to Southampton for a season
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06/02/2013 01:07:00

Good shout regarding Etienne Capoue, I've not seen a bad French defensive midfielder to date in the prem, however we would then have to sell Essien.
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06/02/2013 01:09:00

I'd fire myself then turn into the new director and give Lampard a 3 year deal. Then sign Luke Shaw, Isco, and Lewandowski, and Benat and sell Torres
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06/02/2013 04:29:00


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