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  1. Kev

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    He'll need to start pretty much every game for the rest of the season (and possibly win a trophy) to get to 92. It's looking unlikely at the moment I think.
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    Serie A Rating Predictions

    Also long term prospects of Sebastiano Luperto.
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    Serie A Rating Predictions

    Can anyone give me any info on Federico VALIETTI? He got a small rise in December. Is he worth hanging on to? @zsp2 @Milanista1
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Sell and get Kimmich! He should keep his rating for now considering he dropped in winter. He's not doing that well though, so look for other options if you can. I sold him where I had him personally. Doesn't seem to be doing much. I buy him now and again in GWs expecting him to do something, and have been doing so for years. I don't think I'll bother again. Will he ever be #1 anywhere?
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Strakosha or Szczsczzcscsczsczesny?
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Deffo keep Rice. Chong and Gomes are great talents but you could be waiting a while for them to start getting real game time. I'd go for Salah. Lukaku isn't looking like being a starter at Utd any time soon, and I still have my doubts over Sterling. I'd sell Sterling and Jesus out of that lot. Agree with the previous responses, Milik. I don't think there's much to choose between them really. I went for Lozano because he's looked great in the league and for Mexico. He's also (from memory) been subject to more interest from bigger clubs, so I'll be surprised if he doesn't move soon (England looking most likely). Pepe could as well, but if it's to Barca then then will he get enough game time to get anything other than his token +1 for the move?
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Well, the cap at Crystal Palace is 89 but they gave Zaha 90, I can see that happening with Pepe. He's playing well, plus all the hype...
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    So not Cancelo or Kimmich then! If they just have to have RB position in SM then Thomas Partey might be worth looking at. He does play a few games at RB and is a bargain at 14m, could well rise again in the summer.
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    Serie A Rating Predictions

    Great, thanks. I can use Cutrone in a deal to get Plea, so I might do that. I was leaning towards Bernardeschi myself, so I'll stick a bid in!
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    He should rise next review, so sell him after that. You're well covered in that position! I'd keep Martial, hopefully he can kick on now and reach his potential. Kimmich? Delaney. Already higher rated and his club have been doing really well (apart from tonight) That trio would be great for the depth of your team, so I'd be edging towards keeping them. But it depends what other players you currently have for those positions. Oh, so people already said Kimmich... Talking of Sessegnon moving... saw a story linking him to Man Utd a couple of days ago. I know there will be loads of rumours about him, but he's almost certain to move in the summer anyway I think. I'm a big fan of Saul though, so unless you have a thin squad go for him.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    BERNARDESCHI or SUSO - this is for a long term GW, so future potential rather than who's most likely to rise in the next review or whatever.
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    Serie A Rating Predictions

    Is Federico BERNARDESCHI worth buying for the long term? Suso a better option?
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    Serie A Rating Predictions

    I saw that. Any idea about where he might go? Also, what do you think will happen with Cutrone? He's playing most games but a lot only as a sub, and isn't really scoring much. I'm guessing he won't rise in the summer review.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Trio Ter Stegen I'd get rid and go for someone else. Doesn't look like breaking through any time soon. Yes, good player and still young. His best position is to play deep in midfield with the ability to get forward and the freedom to create, but Chelsea's system isn't allowing him to do that, which is obvious to anyone who's seen Chelsea this season. Benitez played him as a CM rather than a DM, and that's how he started his career too. It's only really Sarri who is making him stay further back which worked in Italy. He needs more freedom to be at the top of his game in England. We'll find out what suits him best when Sarri is gone anyway. As people have said it's a big topic of debate in plenty of other places, so pointless to keep going over it here.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Yes I know what I'm saying! Jorginho existed before sarriball! As everyone agrees, sarriball worked in Italy but isn't working in England, and Sarri seems to be reluctant to change anything and sticks with the same rigid style, and this really isn't helping Jorginho (or Kante). At Verona and at Napoli before Sarri arrived Jorginho played as a CM. Sarri changed his position and it worked in Italy but it's stifling him and the team at Chelsea. Jorginho will do better once Sarri is gone I'm sure.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    He's not, he's playing as a pure DM which isn't his style, he needs more freedom than that. Sarri's style seems to be very rigid and it's not helping him, regardless of whether it worked in Italy - and he was only used like that in the 'Sarriball' system which isn't working in the PL, before that he mainly played as CM, not DM - Chelsea seem very reined in at the moment, like Utd under Mourinho. After Sarri is gone we'll find out whether or not he's a quality player I guess.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    He's not being played in his best position, and neither is Kante. That's what the problem is with Chelsea (or one of them anyway). Those 2 need to swap positions.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    It may not always be perfect, but even soccerwiki has their styles right. So if they were being used in those positions at Chelsea there would be a big difference! Not quite sure what you're on about, Mr Finger 🤔
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I disagree! As do the pundits on Match of the Day this weekend (Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer... can't remember the last one, Jermain Jenas possibly) who did an entire piece saying the same thing! EDIT: And surely you're saying the same thing? Kante breaks up play and Jorginho builds up play? Pretty sure I said that!
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    It's not quite as simple as CM or DM, because 2 CMs can be quite different players, just the same as 2 CFs can be very different - Peter Crouch compared to Javier Hernandez for example - same position but totally different styles. The problem at Chelsea is that Sarri wants Jorginho to take over Kante's role, but Kante is much better defensively and one of the best in that role in the world. So Kante is being pushed into a different position as well and it's making the team a mess. Jorginho and Kante need to be swapped over really. Jorginho is only playing DM at Chelsea but has played CM a lot in the past, and even as a DM he's been used as a deep lying playmaker, perhaps like Michael Carrick was at Man Utd. Clearly the role he's being asked to do by Sarri isn't one he's comfortable with. Another manager would give that role back to Kante (which would improve the form of the entire team) and allow Jorginho a more free role where he can use his passing ability, so the two would work better as a DM team. I hope some of that makes sense at least!
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    From an SM point of view it all depends whether Zaha does move. I think they broke the Palace squad cap to give him 90, so no chance of him getting higher if he stays. Suso would make the most sense, unless you can wait until September and see what happens. Being a winger you could say scoring goals isn't his main purpose (although he should be chipping in with a few more maybe) but the assists total should be higher. I could be wrong, but the Italian national team seem to have used an awful lot of players in the past year or 2, and many of them haven't been the standard you'd usually expect. So I'm not sure you can look at that as a measure of quality. But like you, I rarely see him play, so go with what the Italian guys say. Jorginho would be the one to keep I think. Keita is still to really cement his place in the team. Jorginho hasn't had the best of seasons but then he's being played out of position. It looks like he'll outlast Sarri at Chelsea so could thrive if a new manager uses him probably. Look at Pogba for example. Lozano for me.
  22. You should email them and tell them. I wish someone would do something anyway!
  23. Kev

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Sorry, I meant to say I'm not sure he'll rise in the next review. So he'll be 92 still, and you should end up with a 92 rated player and Sigurdsson as a bonus!
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Wijnaldum for me. I think he has a touch more flair which could help towards future rises, plus he's more versatile. Definitely worth buying. Possibly too early to say how good he can be, but he has the potential. Try getting other managers to report them as well. Maybe email SM. I can see Havertz getting 90, but I'm not sure SM will give Sancho such a big rise when he's just had one. They way they normally work would suggest 88/89 like people have said. I think 89 is more likely given his form. I think Norwich will be capped at 85 unless they get promoted, so he's not likely to rise until they do. Wijnaldum Duo I think. Wijnaldum should hit 92 next review and I'm not sure Jorginho will. Richarlison.
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    Serie A Rating Predictions

    It's GW where you can only buy 87 rated, so I'll keep him a while longer.
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