Ben Chilwell

Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by LucahArchie10, 13 Dec 2018.

  1. Bleu

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    There are very few viable fullbacks around - it’s a woeful era for them. Mendy and Walker cost £50m each and are in reality flawed.

    Chilwell would be the best option, but not at the price Leicester will now want; he was quality against us in the Youth Cup in 2015, then was the time to sign and develop him, rather than waiting for him to become what he has now, and pay a premium price to acquire him. City logic, embodied.

    The other one within the league would be Ben Davies - he’s solid and tidy in possession, and is more comfortable with the handbrake on with little obligation to overlap, which would be perfectly balanced with Sane on the left side.
     
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  2. Blue Feather

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    I bet there are several full-backs who are as good as Chilwell, it's just about scouting and/or recognising them just as others have done in recent years, Mendy and Robertson being prime examples. What's the betting a Premier League club buys a left-back for reasonable money and within a season we're linked and quoted a big fee. We were linked with Stones under Bobby Manc for a fee of 1.5-2 million and then guess what? You pay 50 + million for a full-back and there is very little room for error.....look at the posts about Walker and Mendy on here
     
  3. Trojan1962

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    I think the jury is still out re Mendy. I don’t think we have seen enough of him yet.
    Walker needs taking out of the team in my opinion for a rest and recharge as he hasn’t played well recently
     
  4. cleavers

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    They're not "flawed" they just find it very difficult in Pep's system where they're expected to be attackers as well as defenders, and very few FB's would find it easy playing it. Its the most difficult position to play in a Pep system.
     
  5. blueparrot

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    Sometimes midfielders too, think that’s the bit Mendy most struggles with. Though he was starting to get it before this lay off though.
     
  6. Bpughh

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    fulham kid would've been a good shout. shame he will likely end up at liverpool. a versatile little player who likely could become an elite left back in this era.
     
  7. VOOMER

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    It’s important to be able to rotate our full backs, while maintaining a high stand. Walker is knackered, he's played more football than most and the demand has taken its toll. Even with 4 quality full backs, you can't rule out the chance that two, or three are injured at the same time. The current situation stems from a the delays in replacing Zab,s AK, Micah and Clichy. Waiting for Pep also delayed the decision, but yet again, we do poor business in the transfer windows after winning the league.
     
  8. manimanc

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    Walker flawed? Are you tripping? He was immense last season, he's running on empty at the minute and when you are out of sync your touch, your positioning, your passing, it all goes out the window.
    Are you wumming saying he is flawed? Seriously.
     
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  9. 117 M34

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    Is this lad better than Tierney?
     
  10. manlikepep

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    I mean chillwell just held off the worlds best team of all time, tierney holds off the likes of motherwell and st Mirren haha
     

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