Jump to content

Ben Chilwell


JaneB

Recommended Posts

  • 2 months later...

Brilliant news about the contract for Chilwell. With the supposed interest from City, it’s key we get him locked down for the coming years as he is so crucial to how we play.

Such a quality player and a seemingly decent guy as well.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, xceleryx said:

Some good news by the looks of it with Chilwell seemingly set to extend his deal, which will tie him down until he's 30. 

I've been critical of him with his no look crossing but he is a great asset to the side so very happy with this one.

Now we only need to get Mason to stop treading water. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Mark Kelly said:

I've been critical of him with his no look crossing but he is a great asset to the side so very happy with this one.

Now we only need to get Mason to stop treading water. 

Sadly, I think the ease with which players like Chilwell are agreeing deals makes me think even more strongly the only issue with Mason's is that he simply doesn't want to stay.

Chilwell's deal is very good news imo.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, thevelourfog said:

Sadly, I think the ease with which players like Chilwell are agreeing deals makes me think even more strongly the only issue with Mason's is that he simply doesn't want to stay.

Chilwell's deal is very good news imo.

Yes , Sadly I think you're right . 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, thevelourfog said:

Sadly, I think the ease with which players like Chilwell are agreeing deals makes me think even more strongly the only issue with Mason's is that he simply doesn't want to stay.

Chilwell's deal is very good news imo.

Agree, and was going to bring this up actually but wanted to keep the focus on Chilwell. 

Hard to look at Mount's situation right now and think the hold up is anything but him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chilwell's body language gives me to believe that he is one of the few players actually embarrassed by our predicament. Good for him being prepared to sign up for another few years.

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

And quite interestingly, this will bring down his annual book cost, because we get to amortise his remaining 2 years fee over the 4 years he is now contracted to us.

Chelsea Youth posted an example on Twitter where we could have given Chilwell a £20 per week pay rise,  and still be saving £4-5m a year on him.

If we decide not to sell Havertz this season, we could do the same with him and his annual costs reduce from £12m to £6m (potentially)

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Rob B said:

And quite interestingly, this will bring down his annual book cost, because we get to amortise his remaining 2 years fee over the 4 years he is now contracted to us.

Chelsea Youth posted an example on Twitter where we could have given Chilwell a £20 per week pay rise,  and still be saving £4-5m a year on him.

If we decide not to sell Havertz this season, we could do the same with him and his annual costs reduce from £12m to £6m (potentially)

If true, this could be big when it comes to hanging onto players like Kova and Kante also I imagine. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, xceleryx said:

If true, this could be big when it comes to hanging onto players like Kova and Kante also I imagine. 

Well, that is true in terms of accounting.........As Kante's contract is about to expire, his transfer fee would have been entirely accounted for by 30 June 2023, so his book cost next year will just be wages.

Kovacic signed permanently in 2019 on a 5 year deal for 40m. As at 30 June 2023 we would have accounted for 4/5 of the 40m fee, leaving 8m remaining. If he signs a 2 year extension, hypothetically, the next 3 years, the book cost per year will be 8/3 = 2.66m plus wages. Peanuts. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chilwell joined in 2020 on a 5 year deal, for 45m, so 9m a year.

At 30 June, we would have accounted 3 * 9 = 27, with 18m remaining. That 18m will now be split over the next 4 years, so his book value next year (and each year thereafter) has dropped from 9 to 4.5m

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, Bison said:

What if the next manager arrives this summer and says he doesn't fancy Chilwell?

Given the depth we have at LB any new manager is going to have to accept that this isn't a priority place to invest. We've spent heavily on the rebuild and the focus areas will surely be goalkeeper, DM and a centre forward.  

This season has also reiterated just how good Chilwell is, and that Cucurella really isn't in the same league. We will need to shed 5-10 players this summer and Chilwell would be one of the last players I would consider letting go. 

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Bison said:

What if the next manager arrives this summer and says he doesn't fancy Chilwell?

Then his transfer value is protected. 

Not that I can think it's an issue. How many better LBs are there?

What about Silva and Kante? 

Players tend to out live coaches, so these conversations are almost entirely separate anyway 

Edited by paulw66
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Bison said:

What if the next manager arrives this summer and says he doesn't fancy Chilwell?

The next manager will be being picked precisely on the basis they "fancy" the players already here or lined up, tbf.

Edited by thevelourfog
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, Willian Dollar Baby said:

Given the depth we have at LB any new manager is going to have to accept that this isn't a priority place to invest. We've spent heavily on the rebuild and the focus areas will surely be goalkeeper, DM and a centre forward.  

This season has also reiterated just how good Chilwell is, and that Cucurella really isn't in the same league. We will need to shed 5-10 players this summer and Chilwell would be one of the last players I would consider letting go. 

Also if we're looking for another LB option we have Maatsen doing very well with Burnley. I don't know if we'd be willing to get rid of Cucurella so quickly as we'd take a massive loss on him, but Maatsen would definitely be a more attacking back-up to Chilwell.

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, paulw66 said:

Then his transfer value is protected. 

Not that I can think it's an issue. How many better LBs are there?

What about Silva and Kante? 

Players tend to out live coaches, so these conversations are almost entirely separate anyway 

I can name quite a few actually.

Chilwell is terrible in building up play from the back and is perhaps the biggest pressing trigger for the opposition in our team.

17 hours ago, thevelourfog said:

The next manager will be being picked precisely on the basis they "fancy" the players already here or lined up, tbf.

There are plenty of yes men managers out there who will say they love the squad as it is. I hope we stay clear of them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...