The thought of a possible Chelsea tailspin has my mind running wild.
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How does all this money in China fit in with FFP ?
Yep. And they can't even agree whether it was a bust up with the fitness coach or the manager. I can't see it being a fitness issue. The one thing you can say about Costa is that he is in good nick & banging goals in regularly. But let's blame the fitness coach anyway. Better than admitting there was a spat with Conte...until that story gets leaked too.Instagram or not..... so what, its merely a keep the fans on my side exercise. He's still dropped from the squad, which speaks volumes.
Yep. And they can't even agree whether it was a bust up with the fitness coach or the manager. I can't see it being a fitness issue. The one thing you can say about Costa is that he is in good nick & banging goals in regularly. But let's blame the fitness coach anyway. Better than admitting there was a spat with Conte...until that story gets leaked too.
Dead right. Let's hope WBA don't gatecrash the mid season party today. Would be amazing to ease into second spot and apply some pressure on the Dippers & united (that game has draw written all over it) and close the gap on the chavs (who may be having a bit of a crisis of their own). They won't win shit without Costa's goals & they won't get someone in mid season without spending a sum that would be reckless even by their standards.Costa is a top goal scorer, but also has a screw loose. I truely believe its not an act....he has something going on there.
When he's not in the mood, he is just a liability, seconds away from a red card at any moment.
To be dropped is a big thing. Conte wont stand for player power clearly. So he can stay, and act like a loon, or go to China....win win.
Chelsea and West Ham are making this season so much fun at the minute.
I'd assume the big European clubs will lobby UEFA to apply the FFP principles via FIFA to China as it will be argued that it's a global market place and you can't have a region operating to different rules than other regions under the same global body.
The strength of that lobbying might well end up diluted due to Chinese ownership of some of those "big clubs" for example Atheltic Madrid are Chinese owned.