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  1. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    These comments are hilarious.
  2. Alexis Sanchez

    That would be a relief, haha. A bad goalie kills your chances of succes if you ask me. He will destabilise even the very best defence.
  3. Alexis Sanchez

    Utd are the favourites for me. They're more balanced overall, and solid at the back. I have my questions about the Silva-Fernandinho-De Bruyne midfield (off the ball and especially dealing with transitions). And how good is that backline really? Especially without Kompany, who will most likely struggle with his fitness. Walker is good but Mendy still has a bit to learn on the defensive end. Otamendi is good but he has his moments of insanity. Stones... never been a fan, have to see how he develops. GK is a question mark for me because I don't know him. Sanchez could be a game changer though, yeah. It will be interesting.
  4. Alexis Sanchez

    That's what I think too. Very sensible move if they pull it off. You need a lot more than Sané and Sterling to make waves in the CL. Even for the PL that's a light strike force. Sanchez could make the difference.
  5. Alexis Sanchez

    Sanchez to City makes perfect sense. City have two wingers and they're both prospects. Sanchez, Sane and Sterling (unless the rumours of him leaving are true) for the flanks and Jesus and Aguero up top. (Bernardo isn't the type of player Guardiola has been known to use as a forward. Not on a regular basis anyways.)
  6. Ross Barkley

    I was arguing Pizy on his talent level, not his possible effectiveness at RWB. Of course he's better footballer than Moses. But everyone went crazy about Moses at first and now I constantly see comments about Moses being average, which he's always been. I personally don't believe in the so-called magic of Conte. He can't make a player better than he is. But yeah, you would imagine him to function better in a superior unit. That's if he adapts to the role though. I have my doubts about his stamina levels. It's a high energy role and he's never been a high energy player. I also wonder about his tactical awareness and his personal willingness to play the role, but we'll see if he joins.
  7. Ross Barkley

    No point in being a good dribbler if you don't follow it up with quality, creative play. Football has seen a lot of good dribblers. If Hazard would get past players yet do nothing of true value afterwards, he would not have survived at Chelsea, let alone thrive. Same goes for speed and strength. Remember Obafemi Martins? Ineffective without good positional sense/movement.
  8. Ross Barkley

    I don't see this insane potential. Neither possess any exceptional qualities which set them apart from their peers.
  9. Ross Barkley

    English talents are so painfully overrated. They get to produce nothing for years yet still hold the title of 'massive talent'. All based on a couple of flashes of quality over a period of years. I just don't get it. It's the same thing over and over again. That's not great talent. That's a decent/average player having a good day every now and again, rather than some huge prospect who mysteriously manages to underperform for years. I'm not saying they're not talented but the level of their talent, and others like them (not just the English), are overestimated by many. I welcome both though. HG players are needed and it's not like Chels can sign the likes of Verratti, Neymar etc.
  10. Kylian Hazard

    Man, I need to change my name and link up with Eden on some long, lost brother ting.
  11. 3. Marcos Alonso

    He's not a fullback. Well, okay, he makes a decent fullback but he's not a defender. He's at home in that left midfield role. Played there for Fiorentina and now here. Think that's the reason why Conte never switched back to a back four. And if he did, I'm sure we'd see Azpilicueta at leftback before Alonso.
  12. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    I feel like the expectations are way too high. If he joins, Chelsea fans should realise the club didn't sign prime Dani Alves or Carvajal. Ox is an experiment at wingback. He possesses the physical and technical attributes for the position, but the question is if he possesses the tactical acumen and mental fortitude for the role. He was never my favourite option for the role but I would like to see him join because I think he's a better footballer than Moses. Easily. And if he isn't good enough at wingback, he at least provides a decent back-up on the wings.
  13. The English Football Thread

    I was wrong about Mané as I thought he was a Willian level player. Obviously different players but I rated them on a similar quality level. He's not the most technically gifted player but he's a problem in the final third and not as reliant on space as I thought. Effective in his use of both feet. Very good player.
  14. The Conte Thread

    Decision to switch back to 3-4-3 and playing Fabregas in the middle turned out to be spot on. Well done, sir.
  15. Chelsea 2-0 Everton

    Decent first half. Chels look good pretty good until they reach the final third. That's when the precision and invention is lacking. But the boys have made the best out of a few opportunities so I have to applaud the finishing today. Excellent reactionary finish by Cesc and great cross from Cesar. All this pre-match talk had me thinking Everton were gonna be a problem. But they've been awful, haha. Kante and Alonso yet again the best players on the pitch for me. Fabregas grew as the game went on after an anonymous start. Morata quietly racking up the stats with two goals and two assists to his name so far. Keep it up, son. Hope his game outside of the goals and assists grows. But if he continues to score and provide at this rate I obviously won't complain. This win is in the bag. I don't care how Everton come out in the 2nd half, can't allow them to get back in this game. Keep on the pressure and add a third goal. A clean sheet would be nice.