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🗣 N'Golo Kante's farewell message to #CFC. "The time has come to open a new chapter in my career. But before that, it was important for me to thank the great and beautiful Chelsea family... Image
"Fans, players, managers, coaches, staff members and the medical team, to all those who accompanied me during the last seven seasons within this legendary club. What good memories, what victories, what titles won by your side...
"From the heart, thank you. I will never forget you. I also wanted to thank my family, my loved ones and my friends, who have always been by my side in good and bad times...
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So much noise about the relationship between PIF and Clearlake in light of multiple Chelsea moves to Saudi. Of course scrutiny and transparency is always needed... Image
But remember, #CFC really wanted to keep Kante and lost him on a free. And they have sold Koulibaly and Ziyech for pretty modest fees and at a loss. Mendy turned down a new deal last year so was always likely to leave.
Perhaps the optics paint a conflict of interest or at least provoke important questions, and that’s right and fair. The connections can’t be ignored. But Chelsea have really just hit the outgoings jackpot here.
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Chelsea confirm Christopher Nkunku has joined from Leipzig on a six-year deal from July 1.🎈 Image
🗣️ Nkunku: “I am incredibly happy to be joining #CFC. A big effort was made to bring me to the club and I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and teammates and showing the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch…
“Having played in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, I now want to play in the Premier League, one of the strongest leagues in the world. I am very excited for this challenge and will be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt”.
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Clearlake and PIF have an excellent relationship. And the latter are driving many high-profile moves to Saudi on behalf of Al-Nassr, Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad, and Al-Ahli. #CFC see an opportunity to offload some players to Saudi. And PIF have multiple Chelsea players on their radar. Image
With all these high-profile deals the club is often selected quite late in the process, but the aim is to populate all four clubs with stars to create Riyadh and Jeddah rivalries with global appeal. Next season there will new TV deals, and an English highlights show is expected.
These transfers are fluid. Player input matters, too, but PIF, and the Saudi Pro League, are driving many of these moves. By the time the club president flies in, it's often for final negotiation or even just handshakes and photos. This was certainly the case with Ronaldo.
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Chelsea will advance their pursuit of Moises Caicedo over the coming weeks. Brighton will let Caicedo leave. This was clear when he extended. It's going to take around £70m guaranteed and £10m in add ons. Caicedo fully open to the move even without European football.🔵 Image
Those close to Caicedo indicate nothing is imminent yet despite talks ongoing.
Arsenal focused on Declan Rice right now, despite bidding for Caicedo in January and planning for this summer with him on their list. As per @garyjacob, #AFC interest has cooled.
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Understand that the Chelsea sale funds are not far off being released. Both the UK Government and the Foundation awaiting the money both want Ukraine to benefit as quickly as possible now, especially given the recent destruction of the Kakhovka dam. Image
The proceeds are frozen in a UK bank account after the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) issued a licence permitting Roman Abramovich to sell #CFC. Funds can't be moved or used without a licence from OFSI.
Humanitarian experts outside of Government are responsible for what is being termed a "highly complex process" to establish a Foundation to manage and distribute the proceeds for humanitarian purposes in Ukraine.
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You loved the thread last year, so here's Round 2 of asking a fan of every club with a Chelsea Loanee for a review of their season.

This time we’ve also added the youngsters Chelsea have recently signed, that can’t join til they are 18. 💫

Here we go: [A THREAD]🪡 Image
Gaga Slonina: 8/10

Slonina can become one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Had a breakout 2022, with club-record 12 clean sheets in 32 with Chicago Fire, who finished 2nd bottom.

He's the youngest ever GK to play for USMNT & had a great U20 World Cup, 4 clean sheets in 5. Image
Gaga Slonina: 8/10 (cont.)

A well-rounded, naturally gifted shot-stopper with terrific command of his area, his distribution has grown a lot with Chelsea.

Space to improve with decision-making & distribution; Gaga certainly has the talent & mentality to be a future Chelsea #1. Image
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🚨💣 As more information have become public regarding the details of the bids made for MUFC, during the last 24h, this 🧵 reviews in detail what we know about the bids. Who is in the lead? Is it too close to call? Spoiler: It certainly is (!). (1/14) 🚨💣👇… Image
To speculate on who will win the auction, it is (sadly) only relevant look at it from the Glazers' perspective. Pledges to invest in the club or to pay money to minority owners on the NYSE are in all likelihood irrelevant to the Glazers. (2/14) Image
From the Glazers perspective, at first glance, this is how the bids stack up (if the most credible reports are to be believed). (3/14) Image
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🚨💣Chelsea FC is reportedly forced to sell players, not only because their squad is too big, but to comply with the FFP rules of the PL and UEFA. Can we verify if this is the case? And if so, how much must they sell for? And by when? A 🧵. 👇 Image
Long technical 🧵, so a "Summary":
(a) Best guess is that CFC must sell players for app. 30-60m before 30 June under PL rules, but it is very hard to say with any certainty.
(b) It seems to be almost a certainty that CFC will breach UEFA rules in 24'.
(Contin.) Summary:
(c) Instead of no player signings this summer (alongside the massive sales), they might opt to make that breach in 2024 fully aware that they then must get their finance in order with no leeway under UEFA orders during the period between 2025-2028.
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Mauricio Pochettino feels the timing is right to join Chelsea and is excited by the project. #CFC approached him prior to appointing Graham Potter but Pochettino was reticent to move having relatively recently left PSG, and with the summer window shut. Image
Pochettino was also wary because #CFC didn't have a fully functional recruitment team. A key factor on being sold by Chelsea was Laurence Stewart, who led the recruitment alongside Paul Winstanley. Stewart worked with Paul Mitchell at Monaco and came highly recommended to Poch.
Mitchell isn't on Chelsea's radar despite being considered in the past. #CFC are very happy with their recruitment and senior leadership team.
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🚨 Chelsea have now agreed terms with Mauricio Pochettino to become their new head coach. Miguel D’Agostino, Jesus Perez, Toni Jimenez and Sebastiano Pochettino will also all join. 🤝🔵 Image
Deal has been advanced for two weeks with Pochettino negotiating his terms along with his backroom staff. Chelsea encouraged by the two-way nature of conversations during the process. Pochettino really engaged and clear in his vision, which impressed #CFC’s senior leadership.
As previously reported, Pochettino has emphasised the importance of keeping Mason Mason, a summer clear out and bringing in proven Premier League quality.
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Mauricio Pochettino would be a strong fit at Chelsea. Club sources have always maintained throughout the process to date no singular favourite has been determined, but with only three primary candidates left it's clear Pochettino has impressed in talks.🔵 Image
Chelsea are hoping to complete the hiring process relatively fast now. There's no specific deadline, but there's a feeling significant headway can be made before the month is out. A recommendation will be put to Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.
Pochettino was also considered prior to Graham Potter's arrival. He wasn't entirely sold due to starting post-window and in-season, and having only recently left PSG.
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Bit more on Graham Potter's sacking. Line in the statement on a "smooth transition" is a reference to the parting being amicable (as much as a sacking can be) and some of Potter's staff remaining on, at least until a permanent manager is appointed.
There has been a lot of back and forth. The prevailing view earlier in the day (as reported! 😅) was Potter would stay on for Liverpool. The club even sent out a release about his pre-match press conference. But things changed rapidly following further internal talks.
The decision was led by Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart with Potter informed by mid-afternoon. Behdad Eghbali also present in London, but Todd Boehly is in America. Discussions thus had to factor in that time difference.
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🗣️ Thomas Tuchel speaks passionately on #CFC sacking. "It was a kind of a shock. It was an unusual and very short meeting at eight o'clock the morning after the Champions League game [against Zagreb]. It was a 3-5 minute meeting. I was also not in the mood to talk longer... Image
"We had the feeling we were in the right spot at the right time to achieve big things and stay longer. We had big relationships, huge relationships, within the staff. We still do. How long did it take to get over it? It still hurts not to see these people on a daily basis...
"I've said it before, I love this job. I have the passion. The week here [at Bayern] was very demanding but there's no funnier place than a dressing room and a football staff. It has so much love, so much joy, so many good jokes. That is what I have missed the most...
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🗣️ Potter on Anthony Barry. "Anthony is in discussions [with Bayern]. He's not with us at the moment. It's best whilst things get resolved. At the moment there's nothing to report."

Potter hints if Barry goes #CFC would prefer it's after any potential meeting with Bayern in UCL. Image
🗣️ Potter on Chelsea Women qualifying for #UWCL semi-finals. "It was amazing. It sums up the craziness of football. It's why you love it. It's was a huge night for the girls. Delighted it went their way." Image
🗣️ Potter on injuries. "Sterling is close. He's got more chance for Tuesday [than Villa]. Mount is available but probably not from the start. Fofana will miss the game. His hamstring is still a bit tight. Pulisic has had a heavy cold... Image
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🧵Predicted line-ups thread Double Gameweek 27

🔮 Predicting XIs for each Premier League club before the #dgw27 deadline

🤝 any support [] for my work for the fantasy community would be v appreciated!

🔁or please RT🙌

#fpl #gw27 #fantasypl #FPLCommunity
🐻‍❄️ Leeds

🗣️ Bamford fitness in question. Roca could come in if Gracia seeks greater solidity

🚑 team news ⤵️

#fpl #lufc #dgw27 #LeeBha #fantasypl #fplcommunity #gw27

📘 Everton

🗣️ Keane appears to have ousted loanee Coady, though Godfrey could move centrally if Mykolenko makes the XI

🚑 team news ⤵️

#fpl #efc #dgw27 #EveBre #fantasypl #fplcommunity #GW27

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🧵Pre-match press conference thread Double Gameweek 27 [Friday]

🔌Quick plug before the goods. Currently out of work, supporting [] my work for the fantasy community would be hugely appreciated 🤝

🔁 Or a simple RT will do!

#gw27 #fpl #dgw27 #fantasypl
🌞 Brighton

📢 Roberto de Zerbi asked for a fitness update on March, Lamptey, Colwill: "Solly, Levi are [on] the [squad] list [for Leeds].

"Tariq, I don't know. We have to see in this training, the last training."

#gw27 #fpl #dgw27 #fantasypl #bhafc #LeeBha #BhaCry
📢 De Zerbi asked if Colwill will be in the squad for Leeds: "Maybe. I want to see this morning. The last week, he played with the under-21s."

#gw27 #fpl #dgw27 #fantasypl #bhafc #LeeBha #BhaCry
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🗣️ João Felix on Dortmund. "Zero pressure. This is our job. We just have to enjoy [it] and win the game. Our level of confidence and attention are high. If we do things right we will win."
🗣️ On Fulham sending off. "It's not normal for me to get a red card. It's just the second of my career. It was a stupid red card. We were playing good. I was playing good. I was loving playing in the team. I was not expecting that. It was worse because it was on my debut."
🗣️ On moving to #CFC. "I needed it. When I left Atletico I thought it was good for me and for them. It was the perfect deal, just to try something different. I had to change to see if things go differently. I think it's important for me this loan and I'm very happy to play here."
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Exclusive: Thiago Silva is expected to be out for up to six weeks with an injury to his medial cruciate ligament.

It isn't ideal but at least he has avoided serious injury:… #CFC
Thiago Silva will be out until after the international break, missing a minimum of four games. Possibly up to six matches.

A blow mainly because, for me, he has been Chelsea's Player of the Season.

However, there's now a great chance for Wesley Fofana or Benoit Badiashile.
I thought Fofana was good in the circumstances away at Tottenham, while Badiashile has started well even if he has had the odd shaky moment.
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There's lots of talk about QIA somehow pivoting from #LFC to #MUFC. Understanding remains QIA did not hold any advanced talks, or make an offer, for #LFC despite wanting to explore the football market. & still told a private fund will front Qatar's expected #MUFC offer.
What makes Qatar's interest complicated is a variety of groups and individuals have key input. Ultimately any offer is driven by the Emir. But QIA sources, familiar with discussions, say they won't be the face of an offer. As reported, QSI not directly involved either.
The Qatari bid is not expected to meet the Glazer's valuation for an outright sale. All offers are initial and further due diligence will be required to establish a more accurate valuation. Friday could easily be an anti-climax.
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On-Ball Value rankings for EVERY Premier League team: a thread 🧵

On-Ball Value (OBV) is a model that values each action based on the +/- impact it has on their team's likelihood of scoring and conceding (explainer:…)

First: Arsenal 🔽#AFC
Aston Villa On-Ball Value per 90, 2022/23

OBV is a model that values each action based on the +/- impact it has on their team's likelihood of scoring and conceding

(Explainer:…) #AVFC
AFC Bournemouth On-Ball Value per 90, 2022/23

OBV is a model that values each action based on the +/- impact it has on their team's likelihood of scoring and conceding

(Explainer:…) #AFCB
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(1/5) I wouldn’t take poison on it, but PSG letting Messi and Neymar walk in the summer makes all the sense in the world given their FFP situation, and I would bet that it has been in their plans a long time. PSG have had FFP issues in the past and handled it the same way.
(2/5) So what is their strategy? This will get talked about more and more. If you go over FFP by a wide margin, UEFA will require that you agree to an action plan to get back in compliance with the rules. As long as you comply with the action plan — you will not face stiff …
(3/5)..sanctions. In fact, the more you breach the rules the first time after having complied with them, the more you can spend over a 5-6 year period. PSG breached the rules with 300m last year. When Messi and Neymar walks, they will be a long way along the road to complying…
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A key part of the #MUFC sale process will be how the Glazers react if their desired price isn’t met. Sources suggest there is no unified approach within the family and won’t be until after offers come in. Image
The expected Qatar bid will be led by a private fund and it’s not anticipated it (or any other February 17 offer) will be as high as £6bn. But it’s been described as “strong and still a work in progress”. Complicated and high-level talks have taken place to even get it this far.
Multiple insiders have claimed for weeks that bids between £3.5bn-£4.5bn are what many groups think competitive, including Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who may even fall below the lower end of that bracket. Even after a huge share boost #MUFC’s market valuation is £3.2bn.
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🧵 Predicted line-ups thread Double Gameweek 23

🔮 Predicting XIs for each of the 20 Premier League clubs before the #DGW23 deadline

🙏 any support [] for what I do for the fantasy community would be hugely appreciated!

🔁 otherwise, please RT 🙌

🇮🇹 Spurs

🗣️Conte's back at Spurs in some capacity following surgery. Cristian Romero is suspended and Hugo Lloris is injured. Expecting two enforced line-up alterations from the Italian

🏥 Team news⤵️

#fpl #dgw23 #thfc #coys #LeiTot #gw23 #FPLCommunity
🦊 Leicester

🗣️ Rodgers could bring Mendy or Ndidi into midfield in an attempt at greater defensive solidity. Iheanacho seems likely to keep his place up front, now that Leicester have the required runners

🏥 Team news⤵️

#fpl #dgw23 #lcfc #LeiTot #gw23
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