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FM13 - Chelsea Football Club

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Started on 27 October 2012 by Chris_FM World
Latest Reply on 27 November 2012 by Atreidas
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Ah, the ultimate writer of Chelsea stories. Will be following. Hopefully you can take this further than your FM12 story? ;)
Monday 6.08.2012 - Cobham Training Facility, Surrey

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As Chelsea's final friendly match against German outfit Hamburger SV approaches, Chris Borg along with the Chelsea board invite us along to discuss some further transfer deals being made to bolster their attack for the season ahead. Already having signed the likes of Eden Hazard & Oscar, some might question Borg's aim in spending more money up front with 50 million pound striker Fernando Torres looking much sharper this season. We met up with Borg to answer a few questions after training.

Preseason Interview


What are your thoughts on Roberto Di Matteo?
"He is a great guy and a true Chelsea legend. Being a childhood Chelsea fan myself, I look up to him and must say he did some brilliant work last year, he changed it all around. I met up with him a few weeks back where he passed on some information to myself which I am very thankful for, he also offered some very useful advice which shows his love for the club. He's a top fella and I must say there are no hard feelings!"

What a transfer window! so many exciting names and we now await another three, will this be it? or is the bank not completely empty yet?
"I'm confident that there will be just these three more signings for now. We've put a squad together built on last year's Champions League winning squad, with a few exciting additions all round. Obviously some big players have moved on since then; Drogba, Malouda, Kalou, Bosingwa, Essien on loan. And with this change we have brought in some new faces who I'm sure will settle in fine."

How much of an effect did the owner have on this transfer window?
"Let's put it this way, Roman has provided a substantial cash injection to cover these transfers as our profit from last year was not enough for what I had planned. Some of the earlier signings such as the Hazard brothers & Oscar, Marko Marin & Cesar Azpilicueta have all been scouted by the club for the last few years but were all players I was interested in too, I would not have signed them if not. With these new three signings they were suggested by myself and again thoroughly scouted so I think all in all this is more of a group decision between myself, the owner and other staff such as our Director of Football Michael Emenalo, Chief scout Piet de Visser, & Head of Youth Development Neil Bath. So I can honestly confirm that Roman does not come up to you and say I want him as many may have previously suggested!"

Is Fernando Torres going to fill the gap left by Didier Drogba?
"Fernando had a difficult time settling in to our style of play, but at the back end of last year has shown great promise and improvement. So far he has netted four times in the three halves that he has featured. He will be our main number 9 this season and without Didier, he needs to show more responsibility and step up in the big games too. I have spoken to Fernando about this and he is aware what is expected of him. We will be bringing in another striker who can play in his position and even behind him, so there is definitely going to be some healthy competition in that area. A lot of our signings can play in different roles so there is definitely room for shuffling about if needed."

How will these signings change your tactics & fit in with your current squad?
I'm not really going to discuss tactics right now as I still haven't made a full assessment of the squad but in the friendlies we are playing a 4-2-3-1 formation which seems to be working well. The main difference this year is that we will definitely have more competition for places. I want everyone to be constantly performing to their maximum and we will reassess in January. No player has their name guaranteed on the teamsheet, if any player does not like this system, the next transfer window is never that far away. I'm very happy with the squad so far, we have another friendly this week, the Community Shield & Super Cup to look forward to as well, so everyone will have their time to shine. Everyone is happy and I promise you we have everything in place to press on with the coming season."

And finally who are these new signings?
"You will have the full details first thing tomorrow morning! Until then I can tell you that they are all young & energetic, one boy impressed last season in the Premier League and the other two are from abroad."
2012-10-30 07:52#69125 Glenn T : Ah, the ultimate writer of Chelsea stories. Will be following. Hopefully you can take this further than your FM12 story? ;)

Yes, hope so + a bit more detail :)
Tuesday 7.08.2012 - Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea make their final Summer Signings


Hatem Ben Arfa
25 year old French attacking midfielder signed from Newcastle United for £12 million on a four year £90,000 p/w deal. "Ben Arfa is already a proven danger in the Premier League after some clinical performances in his last few seasons at the Tyneside club." Hatem normally plays on the right hand side of the offensive midfield trio.

Stevan Jovetic
22 year old Montenegrin striker signed from Fiorentina for £18 million on a five year £100,000 p/w deal. Stevan can play as a centre forward or even in the hole behind the forward. "Truly a great capture and at a bargain price for his ability, Fernando Torres needs to watch out!"

Mario Gotze
20 year old German attacking midfielder signed from Borussia Dortmund for £35 million on a five year £90,000 p/w deal. "Although still young, Gotze has the skill to challenge the likes of Eden Hazard and Juan Mata for their positions & will only just get better with time!" Chelsea are considering loaning this player out for the first season to get more first team experience.


Hatem Ben Arfa


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Stevan Jovetic


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Mario Gotze


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You have an amazing team man. You have the "Old Good Wine" like Lampard,you have leaders like Terry,you have talent with Mata,you have big shooters like Torres,you have "safe hands" with unbelievable Cech, next best things of International football like Gotze,Oscar and Jovetic.
I think you have all the goods for your team. Hope you bring more successes than Mr. Abramovic expects.

Keep working!
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Wednesday 8.08.2012 - Stamford Bridge, London

Friendly at the Bridge


Chelsea vs HSV 3-2
Fernando Torres
John Obi Mikel
John Terry

Oscar
Hatem Ben Arfa


So that rounds up Chelsea's preseason for this summer, a win at The Bridge, two wins in South Korea & a trashing of their Reserves side. Next up for the month of August they have their Community Shield Clash against the Premier League Champions Manchester City, two Premier League games against newly promoted West Ham & Southampton, along with the highly anticipated European Super Cup Final against Falcao's Athletico Madrid! Can the Blues start their season with a bang?


Loan Deals


With the arrival of their new summer signings, a second batch of Chelsea's youngsters are set on their way to join their new club for this term, on a season long loan. Chris Borg will definitely be keeping a close eye on these boys to assess their performances as they gain essential first team experience.




Chelsea 2012/13 Squad


Players have departed whilst the new arrivals have been welcomed, the squad is ready for the coming campaign. Chelsea Box Office have reportedly sold their 23,000 season tickets as expected. The Club have this week confirmed that John Terry will remain club captain along with Frank Lampard as vice. Together these are the backbone of the club and both have claimed their desire to end their career with the club.

Goalkeepers:
Petr Cech
Ross Turnbull

Central Defenders
John Terry
David Luiz
Branislav Ivanovic
Gary Cahill

Fullbacks
Ashley Cole
Ryan Bertrand
Cesar Azpilicueta
Paulo Ferreira

Central Midfielders
Frank Lampard
Ramires
Oscar
John Obi Mikel

Attacking Midfielders
Juan Mata
Eden Hazard
Mario Gotze
Hatem Ben Arfa
Marko Marin
Victor Moses

Strikers
Fernando Torres
Stevan Jovetic
Daniel Sturridge
Sunday 12.08.2012 - Villa Park, Birmingham



Community Shield 2012




Substitutes: Mata (Gotze), Torres (Lampard), Ben Arfa (Moses)

Manchester City vs Chelsea 3-4
Stevan Jovetic
Eden Hazard
Fernando Torres

Frank Lampard



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Community Shield 2012
Sunday 19.08.2012 - The Boleyn Ground, East London

Barclays Premier League Week 1 - West Ham (Away)


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West Ham vs Chelsea 0-2
David Luiz
Branislav Ivanovic

David Luiz
Stevan Jovetic


Saturday 25.08.2012 - Stamford Bridge, London

Barclays Premier League Week 2 - Southampton (Home)


Chelsea vs Southampton 2-0
Stevan Jovetic
Frank Lampard

Paulo Ferreira
Mario Gotze
Eden Hazard




Blues News


  • Another three of our youngsters go out on loan
  • Champions League draws us in Group E
  • Eden Hazard joins Marko Marin on the sidelines with an ankle injury
  • Next up : Uefa Super Cup Final against Atletico Madrid






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Community Shield 2012
Good start Chris keep it up
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Friday 31.08.2012 - Stade Louis II, Monaco

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Super Cup Final 2012




Substitutes: Torres (Jovetic), Cahill (Luiz)

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid 2-0
Juan Mata
Own Goal

Branislav Ivanovic
Mario Gotze
David Luiz
Victor Moses
Frank Lampard


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Community Shield 2012
Super Cup 2012
Monday 3.09.2012 - FIFA Headquarters, Zurich

Summer Transfer Window





Tuesday 4.09.2012 - Stamford Bridge, London

Blues News


  • Capital One Cup 3rd Round draw : Leeds home
  • Flamboyant Belgian youngster Eden Hazard grabs the English Premier League Young Player of the Month award after just his first few matches in English football
  • International break up next, most of the Chelsea players will be representing their countries in the World Cup Qualifiers

Player Profile : Eden Hazard




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Chelsea FC - FM13
Community Shield 2012
Super Cup 2012
Brilliant to see two trophies already added to the trophy collection. :)
I don't really get why you bought Gotze when you have Mata, Oscar, Hazard and other talented youngsters. I would have brought in a solid backup keeper for cech so cech would have a challenge or buy a centre half :)
2012-10-30 19:11#69243 patrick1 : I don't really get why you bought Gotze when you have Mata, Oscar, Hazard and other talented youngsters. I would have brought in a solid backup keeper for cech so cech would have a challenge or buy a centre half :)

Will be working with what I got for now. As centrebacks we have Nathaniel Chalobah, Nathan Ake, Jeffrey Bruma all wonderkids in my opinion. Truthfully we have a great all round squad just wanted to add that extra talent upfront. Now it's all about who wants to stay !! :)
Saturday 15.09.2012 - Stamford Bridge, London

Barclays Premier League Week 3 - Aston Villa (Home)




Chelsea vs Aston Villa 3-1
Gary Cahill
David Luiz
Stevan Jovetic

David Luiz


Blues News


Paulo Ferreira will be out injured for about three weeks with a hamstring injury
  • On a more positive note Marko Marin is back from injury after being sidelined for two months
  • Next up: Our first Champions League Group match, at home to Montpellier HSC

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