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About Simon1991

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  • First Match Chelsea-Swansea (08/08/2015)
  • Memory Chelsea - Liverpool in UCL in 2009 (4-4)

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  1. 10. Eden Hazard

    You should stop hating on him, seriously. You really sound deluded when you talk about him at times. He's at miles from his best level and not scoring, I think it's beyond obvious for everyone, but he still is one of the best in this team regardless.
  2. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    Neuer may be the best, but his mistakes are often overlooked in my opinion. It sometimes looks like he has an immunity totem. Are you talking about this season? If yes Keylor Navas has to be in this ranking, he's been outstanding this season.
  3. 10. Eden Hazard

    Great analysis about Hazard's efficiency this season. http://www.espnfc.com/blog/tactics-and-analysis/67/post/2734634/eden-hazard-struggles-at-chelsea-not-entirely-his-fault
  4. 24. Gary Cahill

    It sets a dangerous precedent. What's the point of offering 30+ years old players only one-year contracts and offer a 29 years old a 4-year contract? A 2-year deal would have been more coherent with the way of the club in my opinion.
  5. Financial Fair Play

    How do you convince a CEO of an international company to part with £1/4 billion? This is how! (could not find it without the arab subtitles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApB1nu331s
  6. Thomas Muller

    I'll go to church every sunday if we sign Muller.
  7. 22. Willian

    On the contrary, I think it's a quite popular opinion
  8. Financial Fair Play

    Yeah Torres was a dead-weight for quite some time, glad he'll finally be off the books
  9. Financial Fair Play

    Yes the remaining cost of Torres accounted for this period: "Torres will now cost £18.2m in 2014/15, but will be completely off the 2015/16 books." Here is the source if you want to get more into details http://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2014/12/27/7455227/fernando-torres-sale-ac-milan-chelsea-finances-ffp
  10. Kevin de Bruyne

    Honestly, Lukaku lacks the technical hability to play in a club like Chelsea. Against teams defending for their lives, he's close to useless because he's limited in small spaces, which is what Chelsea has to deal with week in week out. He mostly thrives when he has space to perform and can run behind defenders, and it is beyond obvious that it's more often the case with Everton than Chelsea. It's the same thing with the belgian NT, you can count the number of good games on one hand, simply because teams Belgium faces tend to give the possession up and defend more and more, and Lukaku is just not good in that set-up. There's no denying he's a good striker (his figures accounts for that), but the environment he needs to perform just cannot be provided in a top-club like Chelsea, or any other top-club for that matter (in my opinion). Hence, we should really just be happy that the club made a good piece of business with the sale of a player that is limited and moreover didn't want to be a second or third choice.
  11. Financial Fair Play

    According to Jake Cohen, specialist in those kind of things, the £40M swing in profit/losses (£18M profit last year and £23M loss this year) comes down to: - £11M less in transfer sale profit - weaker CL performance - Increase in player costs (Costa at £16M/accounting year, Fabregas 13.8, Luis 9,...) Anyway, with the Yokohama deal kicking in this year and the future TV deal, the financial outlook is looking good.
  12. The Ancelotti Thread

    Only off the pitch then
  13. Radamel Falcao

    Good thing if it happens, and I'd like the board to give Traoré the third striker spot. He deserves some play time.
  14. 10. Eden Hazard

    You only see the negative aspects. He's tactically limited, but he's a real motivator and has brought this team together while the team was nowhere a few years ago. I don't need to remind you how the Belgium team was doing in terms of results before he took charge, but it was painful to say the least. It is not perfect under Wilmots of course but looking backwards, you can only say he's done a great job, results speaking. If the team does not live up to the expectations at the Euro, maybe it will be time to let him go and bring a tactically-better coach, but otherwise I don't see why he should go.
  15. General Transfer Talk

    I'll add a few lines to complete what Bethos has well said. He's been called for Belgium for the friendlies against Italy and Spain and he should receive some game time but until now he was behind Lukaku, Benteke and even Origi in the picking order (even with the latter is far worse than batshuayi). Wilmots, the Belgium coach, explained a few weeks ago that Michy was still not good enough to play as a lone striker in the 4-3-3 Belgium plays (and Marseille as well), as he was used to play 4-4-2 in Standard de Liège, but I don't agree at all, he's doing more than alright for the moment in Marseille. His stats in this appalling Marseille side also seems to go in the same way. This is what Wilmots says, but given the level of Origi who is shit atm at liverpool, it's probable that Wilmots still holds a grudge towards Michy, who brought call-girls in his room two years ago during the U-21 2015 euro qualifiers. Normally Wilmots should come to its sense in the next few months and call Michy before Origi, and it's heading in a good direction I think with those 2 friendlies (Origi was sent to the U-21). In Belgium, a lot of people concur to say that he's the most talented striker, and a lot hope he can get the playing time he deserves, and hopefully impress, because the kid IS the most talented of them all.