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Its also on Sky Sports.

Although he was great in the Euros, I think hes past his best, and at 31, will he be able to adapt to the Prem?

I'm not worried tbh.
 

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I think he showed some class in the Euro tournament. His past his best but far from finished. He'll improve a boring Chelski for sure but I dont think he'll be enough to steal the title away from us.
 

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Damn!

TBH, Thats a good signing no matter what his age.

Hmm......hopefully we'll be able to manage him when we play them.

But that signing means that Fat Frank is surley gone! Eh?

How can,

Makalele
Ballack
Deco
Lampard
Essien
Cole
Wright-Phillips


be accomadated?????


Lampard's gone now.......Im telling you! ;)
 

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Decent signing, Brillant Technically, But he's one cheatin *******, Past his best...! Wont have as big an impact as Lampard if he goes, Chelsea will miss Lampard big time next season for Goals and Assists..!!!!
 

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YOU BEAT ME TO IT!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhh!

Good signing for Chelsea and good for the premier league too.
 

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Lol Chelski can have him. He is a decent player, despite being past his prime, but Chelsea won't play him properly in a league he probably won't cope well with. The United midfield will own him.
 

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Keano4taoiseach said:
*Yawn* Deco is past it, watch Hargreaves rip into him next season :eek:

Let's see how Deco fairs on a cold, wet Winter evening at the JJB shall we ;)
Bit of a dated opinion,players adapt over night these days.Good signing for Chelsea..
 

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A very good player that would add something special to any team really. It would be interesting to see what happens with regards to team selection now. Even if Lampard goes, Chelsea still have Makelele, Essien and Ballack who are all better than Deco at what they do IMO.

Still, good signing for a great price Considering average players like Barry are worth 18 millions apperantly.
 

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if deco was that good why didnt the chosen one want him ?

he is great news for utd lets hope drogba and lampard leave chelsea to really finish any title hopes they had
 

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Keano! said:
Damn!

TBH, Thats a good signing no matter what his age.

Hmm......hopefully we'll be able to manage him when we play them.

But that signing means that Fat Frank is surley gone! Eh?

How can,

Makalele
Ballack
Deco
Lampard
Essien
Cole
Wright-Phillips


be accomadated?????


Lampard's gone now.......Im telling you! ;)

Deco is a class act, no matter what age he is.

I think Lampard, Wright Philips are gone and Makelele will possibly move into a coaching role?

I think Essien, Deco and Ballack will be Chelsea midfield 3 next year....not bad.

To challenge us however, they need someone to replace Malouda/Kalou.
 

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I think going to Inter would of been better for him and would of suited his game/age better as it is much slower and plus Mourinhio is there. They were interested but apparently put off by the 11m pounds asking price but Chelsea negotiated that to 8m pounds and signed him up. I think it is certain that Lampard will go over to Inter now and reunite with Mourinhio. Deco is a good replacement for Lampard as the are both 30 and both play really similar footy. Deco is a great signing imo as he has the expereince and despite his age he still can play well like he showed in the Euros. We also have players like Scholes and Giggs who are past their very best but can perform well when needed and I think Deco is just like them. We shouldn't have a problem keeping him quiet but he should do well in the CL and other games in the EPL. Overall good buy for Scolari as he knows him very well as he was his manger in the Portugal national team.
 

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Chelsea Sign Deco - Official

Chelesa have officially announced the signing of Portuguese midfielder Deco, who signs on after a torrid final season at FC Barcelona. Player and new club alike have been seeking each other out for some time, and just days after Euro 2008 they have completed their deal.

Chelsea have officially confirmed via their website that Deco has become Luiz Felipe Scolari's first signing as boss.

Posing for photographs with club executive Peter Kenyon, the Portuguese international remarked, "It is good for me to be here and first of all I am very happy to be here.

"I am sure I have come at the right time to do great things and be able to help Chelsea go back to the way it was and come back to being the first one, not only in England but also to win the Champions League that has been their dream for so long."

The 30-year-old has been clawing at the exit door of Barcelona after a difficult last season at Camp Nou, and the Catalan club seemed all too eager to grant his wish.

No fee has been formally confirmed by the interested parties, but £8m (€10m) is rumoured to be the price paid by the Pensioners for Deco, whose contract was not up until 2010. He is said to have penned a two-year deal at the Bridge.

London Calling

The former Porto man, who narrowly missed out on being able to join up with former mentor José Mourinho, implied that a move to England was something of a step up from Barça.

"The Premier League is a great league and it is getting better and you can see that with the Champions League Final, where you had two English teams," he explained.

"It is great that we have so many great players here at Chelsea and it is great that there is the competition which is healthy for everybody and this just makes the team better."

"To have great players in any position of the club just enhances the club.

"I know it is a new challenge but I am looking forward to it.

"I know I need a little bit of time to adapt bit but I am sure I will adapt quite well and quite fast and do my best for the team."

Swings & Roundabouts

With Deco now vying for a first team place at the Bridge, there could be other midfield movements to come, most notably out of the exit door.

Frank Lampard is said to be in Milan for talks with Internazionale over a possible switch to Serie A, and with competition for an attacking place in the line-up his mission may just have become that much more urgent.
 

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Bit of a dated opinion,players adapt over night these days.Good signing for Chelsea..
Deco is past it. He had next to no impact at the Euros and was completely non-existant against Germany. If Chelsea want another moaner and diver then good luck to them. Like I said, let's see how Deco fairs when he comes up against players like Mascherano and Vidic and other tough players. He will be a flop.
 

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Keano4taoiseach said:
Deco is past it. He had next to no impact at the Euros and was completely non-existant against Germany. If Chelsea want another moaner and diver then good luck to them. Like I said, let's see how Deco fairs when he comes up against players like Mascherano and Vidic and other tough players. He will be a flop.
Thats not true at all. Cant remember who it was against but he was motm
in 1/2 games in the Euro's. He is a hugely influential player with lots of quality.
Not sure how well he will adapt in the Prem, but he is still a great aquisition.
 

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I thought he was Portugal's best player at the Euro's. He was very poor for Barca last season but that may have been due to him falling out with Rijkaard rather than him being past it. I think he's a very good signing for Chelsea.
 
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