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  1. 19. Diego Costa

    Can't understand what's all the fuss about, and I really don't see a point comparing goal records with the likes of Lukaku and Kane (a discussion that went on here a few pages ago). You need to understand that it's very different playing for Everton or Spurs compared to being the leading striker of a team like Chelsea. So maybe Costa isn't playing like Sanchez or Kane, but if he scores 20 goals or so in a season and it helps us to a title (which we already know is sufficient) then I don't care if he is not in the top five of the leading goalscorers in the league. Don't know how about you, but I've been craving for such a consistent striker after the downfall of Drogba which was not long after the Double. I think we need to be very happy that we have him and we shouldn't look at the neighbour's lawn and wonder if it is indeed greener. He is playing like a non league striker for the last 3 months and we still have a 10 points lead and we are in the semi final of the FA cup. I really can't see how people compare him with Torres or Shevchenko. I would love to have someone like Aguero/Sanchez/Lewa up front instead of him but I really can't see it happening any time soon. For now, I am actually pretty OK with having him as our leading striker, but I do agree he is not good enough for us to become world beaters. Anyhow, I will love having a season like this one every term, even if we are not THE best.
  2. Chelsea 1-0 Man United

    Disgraceful the lot that chanted "fuck off" to the best manager in the history of the club. Pathetic.
  3. 10. Eden Hazard

    I agree with you partly but if you are referring to me with the second part of the post then you probably didn't read mine. I said it was a problem because some people are portraying Hazard as a world-class, elite and complete player, and for me, if he will continue to score 10-15 goals in a season and won't carry us in the CL, well, then he will never be this kind of player. I'm not saying that what he brings to our game is questionable, I'm saying that if he wants to be the best, this is not enough. I'm not putting him in bad light, just pointing out the truth. You need to understand the difference, I really can't emphasize it enough. I watched Hazard play football for the last 4 years and I have never seen him been so direct as Neymar was in that game (maybe except the second half against Spurs last year when he came on with fire in his eyes). Overall, the Brazilian had a really scrubby game up until the last minutes, but who will remember that? But if Eden has a quiet game you will probably forget he is on the pitch until the final whistle, that is the difference.
  4. 10. Eden Hazard

    I don't like comparing players but ability wise, I would say that maybe the only one who is better than Hazard in the world is Messi. But the thing is that Hazard's problem is that he is not a direct player. He's a world class dribbler and he almost never loses the ball, but that's because he doesn't take risks, he only shoots when he has a 90% chance to score, he would have never crossed the ball like Neymar did yesterday for the 6th goal, he would just pass it to Moses to retain possession. I love watching him play and I really think we are lucky to have such an amazing and talented footballer, but if you ask me, I would prefer someone like Bale or Neymar - Players with "chutzpah".
  5. Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Reading the last few pages was nothing but embarrassing. Thank god that there are some sensible supporters here, because some of the people here make the forum look like redcafe... Great performance, looked very much like the ones we had against Everton and Man U, just weren't clinical enough in front of goal today. Every player knows exactly what he is doing, fantastic pressure and just overall intelligent and well trained football. And yes, even though some players are not at their best (they are not robots ffs!), most of the team plays exceptionally well and we are getting the results. What more do you want? Furthermore, for me, people who criticize Hazard today do not possess the minimum amount of knowledge in football.
  6. 15. Victor Moses

    What the hell are you talking about? He was not bad at all yesterday, actually, he had a better game than the likes of Hazard and Costa. Can't understand the criticism he is given, maybe he is not the best player in the world but his work rate and desire are sublime, and even though he cost us against Spurs as some of you mentioned (maybe the only game he actually costed us points), don't forget who scored the winning goal against them at the bridge and who is responsible for so many good results this season. I really like Moses, it's players like him, Alonso, Azpilicueta and Kante we should be thanking for this season, the engines of the team, the ones who are not equipped with the best technical attributes, but make this formation possible for us to play. I can say another thing - don't think he is going to be substituted that quickly next season also. I don't know many players who can come in this side and offer something superior to what he has shown this season.
  7. Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

    Tough game, tough conditions and great defensive performance by them, almost no mistakes from their side throughout. I don't blame the team because this game was not going to be won without some miracle from Hazard who had an off day or a long distance shot. We can't win them all, chill out. This place is always over-dramatic after we lose points, you can mistake us for a team who fights for relegation from some comments here.
  8. Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

    Who remembers this fixture two and a half years ago? Some of the best football we played, Diego's first goal and THAT assist by Fabregas... Amazing how much water flowed under the bridge since then and still it feels like it was yesterday. It's a difficult place to visit but our strength this season is the ability to beat those teams, even if by a one goal margin, I will surely be happy with that. Most importantly - start Cesc, and who knows, maybe we'll see another cracker from him. C'mon Chels!
  9. Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

    Amazing team performance, and the best overall after United and Everton IMO this season. Dominated them from start to finish, Brutalized their defence and could have easily scored a couple more. My MOTM was Kante who really stepped up in the last two games and was immense, not many can argue about the fact that he is the best signing of the season and he proves it almost in every match. Azpi was great as well, totally silenced Alexis (who really looks fed up, I can see him leaving them in the summer), Eden with a classic and of course, what can be better than wrapping it up with a Cesc goal from a Cech assist? Too easy, on to the next one! P.S. - I know people may get frustrated with Diego but this is the type of striker he is, he is very cynical and sometimes it can go against you. Nevertheless, many times this drive and egoism is what saves us. So, I don't really care if he wastes a couple of chances when we are 3-0 up.
  10. Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

    All in all it was a good day and even if we lost it probably wouldn't matter because the other teams are just so poor... I am very happy for the result but this hoofing of the ball up field is really frustrating, even if you consider we played against Liverpool which is very good on the press. We just have to get a ball playing midfielder in the summer, Kante and Matic can hold off the opposition and are enough against mediocre teams, but it will not be enough if we want to compete with the best. Fabregas is class and has his qualities of course but I think he looks so great because in the minutes he gets, he has much more space and freedom than he would of had if he was starting these games. He is not fitted for that spot and I think we saw it in his first two years. In my opinion, getting a player who can dictate the tempo and run our game is even more important than finding replacements for our wing backs (Veratti is a dream). Anyway, good result and we march on! KTBFFH!
  11. Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

    How ungrateful can you get...
  12. Branislav Ivanovic

    I really hope the fans are not forgetting what this man did for the club just because he had one bad season (just like every other player by the way...). On his day he was the best in the league and undoubtedly one of the best RB's in the world for a long long time. Personally, I love him as a player, as a person and as a leader and club legend that he is. I hope he will enjoy his football in his last years, Zenit is a great club and St. Petersbourg is one of the nicest cities in the world. Will never forget this player that's for sure.
  13. Chelsea 2-0 Hull

    Delighted for this win!!! Can't stress how important that was for us. I don't care how we played today and I don't really care how we will keep playing. It's more important to be mentally prepared for these kind of games, because this is what will win us this title now. We are limited in many aspects of our attacking and possessioning game especially compared to City, Spurs and Liverpool but we have the killer instinct and quality to kill off these lesser sides (and of course the five at the back proved to be a real rock). We can lose 4 (!!!) matches and still finish the season with 90+ points so we can theoretically afford to lose the big ones we have left. Generally I don't like this approach but I do believe we have such a limited squad and Conte gets 120% from the players. If someone told me we would be on the track for 90 points at the start of the season I would have called him mad... We will have trouble later on and we have very very difficult away matches. I am not comfortable even when minding the 8 point gap. I really really hope we can pull it off though, it will be something out of this world.
  14. Leicester 0-3 Chelsea

    Thought we didn't play well today, probably one of the more inaccurate performance from our players passing wise. Hazard wasn't up for it, Matic was poor, Willian as well, and I think that if we played a similar game against one of the top teams away we would get beaten, pretty easily like on numerous occasions this season. But, it was so easy... Leicester were absolutely shocking. How the hell did they win the league?! Just makes it more amazing... I think that this year the gap between the lower sides and the upper tier increased largely and you can see it by the points that sides such as Liverpool, Spurs and ourselves are racking up. 52 points is a lot (!!) for this time of year; and I can't say our football is of the same standart. I know we won and are leading the table, and I think that what Conte has done until now is absolutely astounding, we really look like title favourites and it looks like the fact that we are so consistent against these lesser sides is going to do the difference. That said, we still have a lot of room for improvement, especially in midfield and also on the wings. I think Conte knows this and I hope we will see some reinforcements this month. And I really hope we get Diego back for Liverpool and Arsenal, and that we will have something better to show than we did in the last two games. Anyway, great way to start the week (no, no holiday on Sunday for us jews) and we can now really enjoy tomorrow's matches. Up the Chels!
  15. Spurs 2-0 Chelsea

    Absolutely, he was our best player in the first half while everybody else were not up for it. Kante and Moses were the ones really unacceptable.