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  1. Alexis Sanchez

    Sanchez and Llorente in, Costa and Batshuayi out. I can see that happening. (What is it with Chelsea and strikers? Complete merry-go-round position.) Hazard-Sanchez-Pedro. That's two-thirds of Barca's former front three. But it's been a few years so, if it happens, let's hope they'll be more effective and succesful. http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/9091/Time-out/article/detail/3117096/2017/03/29/Met-deze-wonderbaarlijke-vrije-trap-plaveide-Alexis-Sanchez-de-weg-naar-de-overwinning-voor-Chili.dhtml (FK goal, play to set up the second goal and a bit of trickery for Chile recently in the above link)
  2. General Transfer Talk

    Scottish farmers, haha. Bants. @Blue-in-me-Veins Van Dijk has always been getting forward btw. He used to get flack for his Beckenbauer impression as a youngster. He's actually become less attacking now.
  3. General Transfer Talk

    Signing an expensive or fancy name CB effectively means the end of Zouma, Christensen and Ake at Chelsea (in the near future at the very least). They won't hang around to sit in the stands, which is the fate of 5th choice CB. There's only room for one rotational player at the back and with a manager like Conte, even fourth choice won't receive significant game time. So that would mean signing another CB for cover. Unless he's planning on using Chalobah at the back next season in a dual backup role. ^^ I find Van Dijk's ball-playing ability to be overrated but I guess that's just me. He's a good defender but a 60 mil CB? Never. He's not better than David Luiz and he was half the price. I personally don't see the point in investing such extreme amounts in CBs. Unless you're talking about the next Alessandro Nesta.
  4. 10. Eden Hazard

    He'd rightly be considered the king of English football if he played for Utd, wore the #7 jersey and won the trophies he's won with Chelsea. What an addition he turned out to be. Sure, he was a huge talent when he arrived, but only a select few fulfill their promise. Absolutely in love with him and will probably end up as my absolute favourite Chelsea player. The uncanny awareness, the gentle touches, the dazzling turns, the incredible balance and body control, the superbly timed bursts, the elegant way in which he glides past players, the surprising way in which he rides challenges, the hilarious way in which he embarrasses anyone who tries to stop him and his innate knack for the spectacular in terms of tricks, flicks, feints, attempts, goals and assists. And when you kick or target him, he simply gets back up and continues to play his game. Off the pitch, he strikes me as my kind of guy as well. Positive, chill, enjoys a joke and a laugh and loves his people. Might buy his shirt next season (never buy shirts). Nice sentimental momento.
  5. 19. Diego Costa

    Of course, but all fans need to get used to the fact that a player who scored as many goals in finals as Drogba will never be seen in that beautiful shirt again. Imagine Barca fans comparing whoever ends up playing in Messi's position to Lionel himself.
  6. 19. Diego Costa

    Drogba is one of my football heroes but I don't suffer from amnesia. Drogba was an inconsistent striker who never produced consecutive world-class level seasons for Chelsea. Yeah, I said it. Out of nine seasons in Chelsea colours he only broke the 20-goal barrier twice. He also went through droughts and poor spells. At times he was downright awful and terribly frustrating. Excluding his final season, he scored 0,46 gpg. In his first three seasons for Chelsea he averaged the same rate (0,46) and won two league titles during the time. This is Costa's third season. He averages 0,50 gpg and is on his way to win his second league title. Drogba was a much better performer in Europe from what I remember from those first three campaigns though. Yes, I know Drogs was more than a goal-scorer (Diego also has a bigger impact on Chels than merely putting the ball in the net) and yes, he's better than Costa, but I don't understand why it's always so exaggerated. And it took Drogs a while to really take off so why not give Diego the same time.
  7. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    I agree with what you've said but I can't say Bakayoko struck me as the player with the awareness, composure and poise you described in that same paragraph.
  8. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    They're different players so it all depends on what Conte is looking for. Tolisso is the superior player technically and offensively, and he's box-to-box. Baka is the superior player physically and defensively, and he's a midfield shield. Personally, I don't like the idea of two technically average players in the centre of the pitch who don't offer much invention and imagination with the ball at their feet. We've seen how laberous Chelsea can be and there's no guaranteeing the team will keep finding ways to win next season. Grinding is never a long term plan for succes (don't mention the likes Juve and old Chelsea as those teams possessed great quality. Atletico grind and they've been 'unlucky' these past few years). But at least Baka offers great athleticism and can surprise with the occasional surge from deep. And with the right purchase(s) at wingback and/or up front, you could make up for that lack of skill in the centre. And what do I know, really. Conte could make it work of course if he does indeed want him.
  9. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    If I had to pick to pick between Fabinho and Bakayoko, I'd always pick Fabinho. Bakayoko is the superior athlete and stronger in challenges, but technically and tactically Fabinho is without a doubt a class above Baka. When you see the both of them play, it's clear to see Fabinho finds playing football easier than Baka. And Fabinho is no slouch athletically either. Tall, strong, good engine, deceptively quick and effective in challenges. If Fabinho is unavailable to Chelsea though, Baka is probably one of Chelsea's better options in the middle.
  10. Romelu Lukaku

    Individual stats are irrelevant. If I had to pick between Aguero and Lewandowski, I would always pick Lewa even though Aguero is the superior goal-scorer and the better individualist. For me anyway. A fit and in form Aguero would probably hit around 55 goals if he played 60 games in a season. I think Lewa would get around 45. But Lewandowski has a greater impact on the collective with his ability as a target man and his versatility allows you to employ different styles (early balls behind defences, long balls and as a poacher in the box). He's also less streaky and performs better under pressure imo. Just compare their performances in the CL and look at how Lewandowski is also decisive for his country. Lukaku to Utd would be a great move for him. Forming a partnership with Ibra, and Martial/Rashford in the future would be far more beneficial for his chances of succeeding. But I don't think Lukaku would be the difference in Utd's search of succes.
  11. Romelu Lukaku

    Fine post
  12. Last season it was Ousmane Dembélé, now it's Kylian Mbappé. Teenage superstars in the making popping up from the French football like it's nothing. Both possess an amazing blend of skill and power. And they're both so direct and always want to make things happen in the final third. How I would love to see them sporting Chelsea colours in the very near future. (Not mentioning Martial because he never impressed as much at Monaco. His debut season at Man Utd was his most impressive personal campaign.) Monaco have to win the title now. Failing to win it after such a campaign would be so painful.
  13. 10. Eden Hazard

    I concur. He's only played for Lille before so I think it's fair to say this clubs means something to him. He's mentioned loving his life in London, has grabbed or kissed the badge more than a few times and has never expressed plans to leave the club. Every time they ask him about links abroad he says he's happy at Chelsea. I'm not saying he's a fan but he's obviously good at Chelsea (as long as the club remain competitive). Hazard turned 26 in January. This is Hazard's fifth season at Chelsea. He's never leaving this summer so that's 17/18 confirmed. I find it hard to imagine him leaving at 27 after six seasons for Chelsea. But it's possible. If he doesn't leave at 28, he'll grow old at Chelsea.
  14. 30. David Luiz

    King David.
  15. 24. Gary Cahill

    I've said plenty about Gary since he's been here but God bless him, he's obviously committed and a happy member of the club. He's living the dream. He could've easily been playing for Stoke instead of Chelsea all these years.