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It would break my heart if Petr Cech to leave Chelsea becomes a reality this transfer window.
With just hours left until the end of the summer transfer window, the only unresolved issue is Petr Cech to leave Chelsea or not. We must now hold our breath and see if this bona fide Chelsea legend will be at the club tomorrow or whether Petr Cech to leave Chelsea will be the final twist of the window.
The arrival of Thibaut Courtois and his installation as number one at the club feels pretty final, he has taken to the Premier League incredibly quickly. His shot stopping, positioning and aerial prowess have been on display since one and he has grabbed the number one spot.
I want him to stay, but recognise he owes the club nothing. If a club comes with the right offer, no one would begrudge him finding the exit door. At 32 he is in his prime and could have another 5 years at the top level left.
I do not want this post to read like an obituary but want to show respect where it is due, his departure along with that of Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard would signal the true changing of the guard and a new era.
Whatever happens he will always be remembered for a decade as number one, where he literally won everything you can at European domestic level. A symbol of the first decade of the Abramovich era fans find themselves conflicted as to what is best for him and the club.
If Petr Cech does leave you can expect a proper tribute, if he does stay you can expect more than one gushing blog in tribute.
Petr Cech To Leave Chelsea Latest
Petr Cech has said nothing is off the table and could this tweet hint something might be in the pipeline?
Transfer deadline day is upon us, with Chelsea unlikely to do any real business (he says hopefully) we thought we would make some predictions on how the other clubs may fare this deadline day. Here is our less than expert summary of goings on.
With a disjointed squad and a poor start to the season, United are the one club that could see deadline day define their season the most. Van Gaal has been left with a tough rebuilding job, and he does not have much time to rebuild. One season outside of the Champions League is a disaster, two is a catastrophy that becomes harder to fix. We are already hearing of Blind and Falcoa but United are still weak defensively and in the middle of the park, will be interesting to see if they go hunting for even bigger fish before the day is through.
Prediction - a late deadline day move for behemoth Wes Morgan for £10m and a packet of Walkers crisps.
Everybody’s favourite deadline day team, the fans always get so excited as the club always needs a new striker and central defender but never seem to get them. With Arsene Wenger having anything but football on deadline days. We imagine him taking a “me day” in a North London spa listening to whale song, whilst other clubs frantically charge around for the “one”
Prediction - Expect a move for an anema to cleanse the soul around 6pm, then the signature of David Nugent at the stroke of midnight. .
They have an amazing squad but they seem to want to move Negredo on, which could see yet another big name striker at the Etihad. They are my outside bet for a bit of drama and intrigue.
Prediction - Loan deal for Barack Obama, with Micah Richards going the other way
Brendan Rodgers will be unlikely to want this transfer deadline day to SLIP away from Liverpool, a few new signings are probably required to add strength and depth in midfield and defence. With Suarez gone they could always go for William Gallas and Nicolas Anelka to add back some ego and controversy into the dressing room, for days when Balotelli is out of the office.
Prediction - Does Danny Dyer still play? Maybe time for a Balotelli/Dyer combination, would certainly make the Christmas party (that Yaya is not invited to) interesting
Today is transfer deadline day, the day in which cubs overpay for players they have had all summer to track, scout and attempt to recruit.
It is a day of hope for fans of teams in need of a hero, and tension for those whose hero might have aspirations to play at a higher level. After an almost perfect transfer window,I would expect that Chelsea would have a quiet transfer deadline.
In times gone by we would be anxiously waiting to see if we could land another key player, watching Sky Sports News and social media like hawks for the latest rumour, counter rumour and downright lie. It is a time of the year I hate, but am mesmerised by every year.
This season we have got things done early, so whilst the eventual search for somewhere to unload Torres triggered a move for Remy there is nowhere I feel that we need to strengthen.
So whilst Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City ponder a late panic buy, I hope we can avoid getting involved.
After all we all remember the Robinho saga and other cases where key pieces of business have been left until the last minute, it never really goes the way you want it.
So tonight Chelsea fans I recommend you skip Sky Sports News live coverage, get a nice cup of cocoa and go to bed early, save in the knowledge that Mourinho has the tools he needs to get things done.
Just to reflect on a perfect transfer window here are the highlights of the business that we have done
In: Diego Costa, Loic Remy, Didier Drogba, Cesc Fabregas, Felipe Luis
Out: Torres (loan), David Luiz, Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku
So Fernando Torres is leaving on loan for the rest of his contract, his time at Chelsea will be remembered as a failure based on his huge transfer fee and failure to score goals on a regular basis.
Despite his trials and tribulations he was well supported by Chelsea fans it was not all a horror show. So whilst others focus on the mediocrity we will look at some of his highlights.
Starting of course with a Gary Neville orgasm.
With Fernando Torres bound for AC Milan on a loan to the end of his contract, and Diego Costa suffering an injury scare, Chelsea have moved fast in the transfer market.
The new target is QPR hitman Loic Remy, having scored 14 goals in 27 games for Newcastle he would be a good 2nd or 3rd choice behind Diego Costa.
His fee would be under £10m, so he would be at a reasonable price for a third striker, we could have kept Demba Ba, but I get the impression the Torres move was unexpected, possibly as we felt no one would take it.
This move would see Chelsea have an entirely different front line from last season. This pre-season has seen Ba, Eto’o and now Torres leave, whilst Costa, Drogba and maybe Loic Remy coming in.
So would you welcome this moody QPR striker, and would he be a good signing?
Earlier in the week it was announced that Richard Attenborough a Chelsea fan of 70 years with a distinguished contribution to the club had passed on. The former Chelsea director and incumbent Life President died sparking an outpouring of sadness from Chelsea fans.
Here are some of the tributes starting with captain John Terry
Rumours are gaining pace that Fernando Torres, is due to end his struggle at Chelsea by joining AC Milan in either a loan or permanent transfer.
Although the club invested a kings ransom to sign and pay him, I would be happy to see him leave on a free transfer. Provided the club removed him from the wage bill entirely and are not subsidising his surrender to Italy.
Fernando Torres Must Go
A move to Italy will give him a chance to play in a less challenging league and see out the rest of his career in relative piece. He needs a fresh start and there are few that still cling to the notion that he is about to “come good” any match now.
Despite having had the support Chelsea supporters whenever he is on the pitch, he has in reality been a failure and now is the time to go. Before his struggles hold the club back bringing in new talent or youngsters.
His fan club will tell me that there have been good times, these have been outweighed by the bad. At £50m he was meant to be the striker we relied on to win games and take the fight to the opposition, he has been a shadow of the player we needed.
No matter what his fans say a goal at the Nou Camp and winning a corner in Munich, does not mean he won us the Champions League singlehandedly.
I may be accused of being ungrateful, but we have not been repaid by our investment in Fernando Torres. The excuses from injury, luck, opportunity and confidence continue to be wheeled out and cannot be tolerated any longer.
If he stays I will of course get behind him, but now is the time to bite the bullet and offload, thanks Fernando but now is time to go.
It is great sadness that FamousCFC have learnt of the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough the Life President of the Club.
Passing at 90 years of age he will be remembered by the general public as an actor, but by Chelsea fans as a huge fan, former director and figurehead.
RIP Richard Attenborough – Chelsea Legend
He was involved with the club for more than forty years ago as a director, a role he also held from 1993 until 2008. under the ownership of Ken Bates and Roman Abramovich. In 2008 he ceased to be a director and instead was made Life President in respect to his contribution to the club.
His service to the club and a fan means that as a fan he watched Chelsea win the league for the first time in it’s history as a fan and then again under Jose Mourinho in 2004 at which point he was a director.
He truly witnessed the good times and the bad as a Chelsea fan and proved he was more than just a celebrity fan, he never let his fame or fortune affect his love or relationship with the club.
RIP Richard Attenborough a man that bled blue it is with a heavy heart that we reflect on his passing.
Outside of Chelsea Football club, he was an actor of good reputation, with a career that started in 1942 and lasted almost until his death. For younger fans his most memorable role may be in Jurassic Park, where he played John Hammond.
Not a film that FamousCFC has watched but certainly an iconic moment in cinema history, and we are honoured that a Chelsea fan would achieve so much and serve the club for so long.
Rest in Peace to a Chelsea legend! RIP Richard Attenborough, if you would like to know more about this Chelsea legend start as always with wikipedia
Tomorrow sees the start of the season proper as Chelsea and Didier Drogba return to Stamford Bridge.
Our opponents Leicester who as a newly promoted side are a little bit of an unknown quantity, the expectation will be a stroll to victory with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas expected to continue their work started at Burnley.
The game at Burnley was perfect except from the early goal and a repeat would be warmly welcomed.
Return Of The Drog!
Another reason to get to your seats early will be the return of Didier Drogba to the Bridge should create an electric atmosphere. His return may have divided opinion but he is rightly revered as a legend.
The team above would look good, a home debut for Luis would also be a good introduction for him to the side so that he can bed in slowly. Fabregas and Matic bossing the midfield and Costa up front.
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First game of the season and the 4,000 fans that made the long trip north were in fine voice. There was the standard mocking of Steven Gerrard and his lack of a Premier League title, the return of Didier Drogba and a chance to get into the new Spanish vibe at Stamford Bridge.
Here are a selection of fan videos from the game at Burnley
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