The Chelsea match Bingo is now complete, with the last free kick blasted into the wall by Luiz.
Everton is a step below Chelsea in my book.
Tim Howard never got the lion's share of starts while at Man U
But yes GK is different.
I had forgotten about Donovan's loan to BM (I think a lot of people have).
But yeah, that's still probably the biggest.
It's gonna happen.
He's going to be seen in that light, and head off the the unofficial AAA club.
I think he will go out on loan, but I suspect they are going to focus on the EPL teams for his loan.
but if you guys think he's already earmarked for a loan...
Depending on who goes out the door. But I think he'll be at the Bridge permanently by 20/21
He'd be better off starting for Everton.
More than he would at Liverpool, at least.
Dortmund fleeced Chelsea, though.
by Pulisic, with US fan interest off the charts, especially with better visibility through the NBC deal. Jerseys and potential fan growth for the club will have great upside for Chelsea.
When I saw City versus Dortmund in the preseason at Soldier Field, I was surprised both by the number of Dortmund fans and the percentage of those fans who were wearing Pulisic jerseys.
Overall seems a good bet by Chelsea, even with a premium for the US player.
Nike (who already had both Chelsea and Pulisic) has several months to market this marriage before next EPL season even starts. It has started already. Surely Chelsea will take part in the International Cup with a few stops in the US where Pulisic will at least make token appearances on the pitch along with several pre/post game hype events. American sponsors will pay a premium for Chelsea events, deals, etc. They will make up the premium on the transfer fee before he ever suits up for them. That's almost certain.
And I'd have to guess that his contract will cost him less than other baggage on the books like Fabregas and Cahill.
Guys like Pedro and Willian are going to be in decline. This is probably part of a larger rebuild.
The forwards and wingers are due for a refresh, which hopefully includes guys like Hudson Odoi, etc.
I suspect Pedro will be leaving sooner rather than later, and I don't suspect that Willian will like Chelsea's one year policy for 30 year olds, and will move along shortly as well. His current deal runs out after next season, so he may be a candidate to be sold this summer.
I don't see how he will be a regular starter for the season with their current line up.
Sure, he'll feature in cup games etc.
It seems more and more likely with each passing day.
was hoping he would land with a club that could provide him backing and a clear direction for him.
Glad he made it to a top club though.
from Herta Berlin to Wolfsburg. NBC gonna milk this shit forever.