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Chelsea Forum   ·   48 comments

How would you like your starting XI to look come the end of August?


Well everyone is talking about transfers, both likely and dream.
What would everyone's starting XI actually be for their team? It's all very well and good saying you want a player but where would the players you want fit into your team?
Be realistic.

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slufsar · Liverpool fan

@MB_Ktubes All European leagues are packed with talents, mainly because they have no other choice than to play them. The economical crisis has caused this. BPL is all about money, which means they can basically steal the players, the philosophy and most of their ideas from other leagues.

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Posford · Norwich City fan

@jackclarke1995 personally i've never seen the appeal of Bradley Johnson. I think Howson spent a lot of last season finding his feet in the premier league and did a lot of stuff that went unnoticed. I would've put Wessi in there but he is getting on a bit and there still question marks over Holt for the future

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calum_paton · Hibernian fan

Williams - Clancy Forster Hanlon McGivern - Taiwo Tudur-Jones/Claros - Harris Craig Wylde - Griffiths/New Striker

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jackclarke1995 · Norwich City fan

@Posford Turner>Bassong>Lees Johnson>Howson

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@Doozers20 Damn. Stick Jerome in there.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan

@TheMightyPotter Stoke so good they only need 10 men? Or you counting for the fact Hughes had a man sent off nearly every game when managing QPR?

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lucas21 · Liverpool fan

@lucas21 and Suarez of course.

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lucas21 · Liverpool fan

@MB_Ktubes not right now. But the Lucas before injury was more vital than everyone you named besides maybe coutihno. It seems like everyone forgot how insanely good he was before the injuries, obviously he wasn't going to snap back immediately to where he was.

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Posford · Norwich City fan

Not much different tbh. Ruddy, Martin, Bassong, *Lees (hopefully a new signing from Leeds again haha ;) ,Garrido, Snodgrass, Tettey, Howson, Pilkington, Holt (C), Van Wolfswinkel

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

@slufsar.. Yeah they both look very good players. Lyon have an underrated squad to be honest. Have done for years. I saw them play in the Emirates Cup against Arsenal and they're youngsters were impressive. Most are now coming through e.g. Grenier, Gonalons, Lacazette, Umtiti (one of the greatest football names ever). I would prefer we got someone from abroad than the EPL if I'm honest.

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slufsar · Liverpool fan

@MB_Ktubes Heard people going on about Gonalons as well. Wouldnt mind that either. If we're looking at the Prem, I'd say both Yacob and Schneiderlin would do a far better job than Lucas.

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slufsar · Liverpool fan

@paulison Incredible how many positions we're lacking in when you consider how much money we've spent the last few seasons. Its not a popular thing to say, but the ghost of Kenny Daglish hunts just as much as Hicks and Gillett.

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

I would like to see Etienne Capoue from Toulouse come in. Very strong defensive midfielder but can get forward if need be.

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paulison · Liverpool fan

@slufsar definitely CDM is the priority after a CB ... and another CF .... and an AM ... oh and don't forget a winger ......

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paulison · Liverpool fan

@lucas21 I'm not saying ship him off - in fact I said exactly the opposite, however, I do not think he is good enough (in terms of stamina and ability) to be a first choice DM for a side with ambitions to win the EPL ....... like wot we are!!

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

@TheMightyPotter You can't have two players on loan from 1 team I don't think...

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@MB_Ktubes Yeah, basically he was given a lower pay contract with TP promising to give him more in January if he did well. He was fantastic, and didn't get it so his form dipped.

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

@lucas21... He's not though is he. Suarez, Sturridge, Coutinho, Gerrard, Agger, Reina and I would say Henderson are ahead of him on the team sheet for me. That could continue to go down if we get Kyriakos Papadopolous and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. He's had many seasons to prove himself but being injured isn't going to help his chances. We need someone reliable.

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lucas21 · Liverpool fan

@paulison I see what your saying but I think it would be very unfair to ship him off this summer without giving him a chance to prove himself next year, and we shouldn't be that willing to sell our best players who when fit Lucas is easily top 3/4 players on our team.

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

@TheMightyPotter.. N'Zonzi wants to leave I hear.

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