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El P.

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  1. General Transfer Talk

    I'm really nervous, but got a great feeling that this will be THE summer, one we have waited so long. It's still really early in the transfer window, but we are knocking on all the right doors and doing serious stuff.
  2. Romelu Lukaku

    They didn't, Lukaku said himself he is on the move, it's just matter of where is he going.
  3. Alex Sandro

    We gave them Cuadrado, they got the deal they wanted, that stupid 2-3 years loan. We gave a lot of good players to other teams - Salah, KDB, Mata. etc etc... Let's take something back, this would be incredible. Love the ambition from the club, just hoping we have at least one player already in bag (Lukaku/Bakayoko), just waiting to be announced.
  4. James Rodríguez

    I highly disagree. Why the hell are we playing 3-4-3, with three central-backs, two defensive midfielders and defensively ok-ish full backs if we cannot give massive (but not complete) freedom to our front three? Pedro being workhorse in this system is bonus, not pure necessity. Also, we are not that good with the ball at feet, so it's understandable that we will have to use Pedro massively in both directions, to compensate our attacking flaws and lost balls. Next season, if we get Bakayoko and for example - James, ball control and our possession game would be better, so front three really wouldn't need to work defensively THAT much, only basic things.
  5. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    Wrap this thing up already, it's dragging for years!
  6. The Conte Thread

    It's too early for Conte to think like this, if that really is true. But, one thing is certain - we need to present one new quality signing, sooner rather than later to cool down the situation, it could only get worse. Being it Bakayoko or Lukaku.
  7. Romelu Lukaku

    2 meters 100 kilos attacker with average technique will not be target man, instead he will be second striker? Those "second strikers" I always imagined with good technique, more agile and quicker than "first striker", I can't remember seeing someone like Lukaku being second striker, ever. And yes... he is never useless - he at least can win great deal of his arial duels and score some headed goals, if opposition really parked the bus. He could also score from distance, has powerful shot, he is good 1 on 1, I think he can score in many different ways actually.
  8. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    Yes, but because Dembele is really great in what he does, and they even don't need Dembele's passing - they have Eriksen. And, I think we all saw what we have when Fabregas plays alongside Kante, those great passes from the deep and those magnificent one-twos. If Baka can be THAT good, like Dembele, maybe his passes won't matter much - I agree that his playing with the ball under pressure is much more important. But I still have a feeling we miss that good-passing part of the game, here in midfield or anywhere on the field. Don't get me wrong, I don't want Baka to be like Fabregas, or anywhere near... I just think that he would misplace even some semi-simple passes, from what I saw. We don't want him to get the ball, run through the middle, and then to 'do the Costa' (ruin our counter attack) with some clumsy pass.
  9. Romelu Lukaku

    This is a bit harsh in my opinion. Not just by you, I'm talking in general about our fans who criticize him about this. Lukaku was here when he was what, 20-21? And in our team we had Torres, Demba Ba and after that we even got Eto'o. I think fella knew odds were really against him - Eto'o and Torres, maybe not in their prime, but still big name attackers, and good Demba Ba. That's THREE guys in front of you, three proven guys. So he wouldn't be second, not even third choice - he would be FOURTH choice, for one position. And his manager was Jose Mourinho, the most pragmatic guy ever. I clearly remember him saying, after going to Everton - "What is the club doing? It's like they are just buying strikers with no true plan what to do with them." (or something like this) Don't know, Lukaku isn't maybe the best of characters, I am aware of his deficiencies, but for this one - I'm not blaming him.
  10. Romelu Lukaku

    All things considered, he is without any doubt improvement on Costa. And yes, Costa is a "crazy" warrior, and sometimes that will be missed. But he is also crazy in all kind of other things, in a bad way. Lukaku is not, he is way more normal and reliable, and that's a big plus. From only footballing aspect - better in the air, scores more goals, somewhat better technician and link up play, faster. And a lot younger, he will be like a lion when he comes, he will want to prove himself to everyone. Can't complain, wish him best of luck.
  11. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    Just watched some of "Bakayoko VS some_team" videos on YouTube. His strengths: Ball control (by that I mean - receiving the ball, his first and second touch), dribbling, running with the ball in general. Really nice, agile and silk movement for a guy that size. Also, he is strong. Seems decent in the air too. Is a monster defensively. Weaknesses: I would say, first of all, passing. I mean, maybe in team with Modrić, Kroos, or I don't know, that wouldn't be problem, those simple, defender-like passes. But in our team, best passer is Luiz (assuming Cesc is not playing), and he will play next to Kante who does passes just like him - rarely misplaces them, but those are all simple passes, never actually creating anything special. And, his end product - he will need to learn how to score some goals, either head them in, shoot from distance etc, he will need to provide us in that area too (he scored 3 goals in the whole season, and that is really odd assuming Monaco scored 100+ goals last season). All in all, would be a decent signing, nothing special but decent, and I expect him to improve. He will balance out Kante's lack of ball control/shielding ability, probably will be upgrade on Matić already, he is faster and more agile than him, but will need to improve some other areas to really become integral in out first XI.
  12. 19. Diego Costa

    This is priceless. Bravo Antonio! You can all thank to Diego Costa for talking to media, it's not Antonio's fault. A lot of payers get this kind of messages (be it via SMS or MMS, you need to get that info sooner rather than later, and we even don't know the full story), but only Costa did what he did. Why? Because he is Costa. Not ours, soon. It's not really important who will come in, Lukaku, Morata,... someone decent surely will - CHELSEA JUST SHOWN WHY WE ARE A BIG CLUB, CLUB THAT WILL NEVER BE SOMEONE'S BITCH!
  13. Corentin Tolisso

    If Matić is sold, then I agree, we should get both Baka and Tolisso.
  14. Corentin Tolisso

    Why should we? Kante, Tolisso, Matić, Fabregas and Chalobah. No more CMs needed.
  15. Corentin Tolisso

    Better than Bakayoko in my eyes, definitely. More rounded, better passer I would say and is more active on the pitch. Could be decent upgrade on Matić, with potential to became really good.