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10 hours ago, Matt said:

I really hope that we have a clause to buy the lad. I know what he’s said, but Lukaku said the same and stayed way past his 1 season loan. Can we get lucky twice?

There’s no clause- Silva has said there isn’t hopefully he loves it here and we offer Chelsea enough money to tempt them- IF he continues to impress.

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1 hour ago, Paddock said:

There’s no clause- Silva has said there isn’t hopefully he loves it here and we offer Chelsea enough money to tempt them- IF he continues to impress.

Did we have one for Lukaku? Can’t remember now  

I agree, only if he continues to do well. Not well enough that he’d go back to Chelsea but we’ll enough to prove himself and go on the following season to be a superstar with us :) 

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3 hours ago, Matt said:

Did we have one for Lukaku? Can’t remember now  

I agree, only if he continues to do well. Not well enough that he’d go back to Chelsea but we’ll enough to prove himself and go on the following season to be a superstar with us :) 

No we didn't.

I've been pleasantly surprised by how comfortable he's been on the ball more than anything. Watching him on loan last season and he just looked like a lumbering, typical old-school defender. He even looked like he was running in quicksand. But in his handful of appearances with us he's looked at ease on the ball and like he has a good burst of speed to get himself out of trouble.

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i think the reason he looked iffy at stoke is they kept playing a back 3, it seems he's more comfortable in a back 4.  the thing i've noticed about Zouma is he could play basketball with the leap he has.  I swear he is a foot above anyone near him on every defensive header, the lad wins them all!

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1 hour ago, Romey 1878 said:

No we didn't.

I've been pleasantly surprised by how comfortable he's been on the ball more than anything. Watching him on loan last season and he just looked like a lumbering, typical old-school defender. He even looked like he was running in quicksand. But in his handful of appearances with us he's looked at ease on the ball and like he has a good burst of speed to get himself out of trouble.

He was coming back from an awful injury last season in a very poor team which could have attributed.

I’ve got a feeling that he could be in Chelsea’s long term plans with Cahill on his last legs, Luiz getting on a bit (and looking dodgy!) only leaving Rüdiger and Christensen as ‘senior’ centre backs unless Sarri eventually sees Azpilacueta as a centre back option too. Zouma certainly looked good enough before his injury.

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1 hour ago, Paddock said:

I’ve always liked him- I think he’s going to be a fantastic player in a couple of years. He’s strong, quick ( but not rapid tbf) and he is good on the ball. Stoke were just dreadful last season. 

That’s why I thought he did well with Holgate, they balance each other out well

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1 hour ago, markjazzbassist said:

cahill out the door, luiz is over the hill and not great, they have christensen (not proven much) and rudiger (also not proven much), zouma would honestly walk back into that side.

Not sure he would mark. They will be looking for a top quality CB and I'm not sure Zouma would be happy playing second fiddle at his age. Needs to realise his level. 

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1 hour ago, Finn balor said:

I can’t see any player at Chelsea planning long term. They are a mess behind the scenes. If a new manager comes in all bets are off again. I like Zouma. Not a world beater but solid 

Yes, but are we any more stable?  He's been by far our best defender and could easily get a transfer to another Prem club.  I hope we will sign him, but there will be others in for him.

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22 hours ago, Aidan said:

Not sure he would mark. They will be looking for a top quality CB and I'm not sure Zouma would be happy playing second fiddle at his age. Needs to realise his level. 

I agree. Chelsea have better players there than Zouma, and will want younger potential. They will have him back if he is happy to play bench warmer for them.

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19 minutes ago, Aidan said:

Yeah was about to say that. They have appealed though, but not sure how likely they are to overturn it. 

Didn't a CL team get banned afew years ago, Barcelona or someone? Thought they still made signings in that time. 

Think all the three big Spanish teams have all been sanctioned in recent years actually. Daft thing is as far as Chelsea are concerned they'd still be free to recall players from loan, and they currently have 41 players out; so although a ban would stop them bringing in big money signings they'd still have ample opportunity to bring in fresh blood.

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The appeal should allow them to sign this summer while still pending. I don’t think Chelsea will sell regardless - with Cahill going and Christiansen wanting away - Luiz probably only has another 2 years at this level... I see Zouma getting a chance there.

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2 hours ago, c1982 said:

The appeal should allow them to sign this summer while still pending. I don’t think Chelsea will sell regardless - with Cahill going and Christiansen wanting away - Luiz probably only has another 2 years at this level... I see Zouma getting a chance there.

I don’t purely because they will want to spend once the ban gets postponed, like Barca. If anything it will give us a bargaining chip to get him cheaper

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