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The Skipper

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  1. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Young superstar doesn’t have a thread so here we go.
  2. Álvaro Morata

  3. Michael Hector

  4. 5. Jorginho

    If the Paredes rumours are true and we do sign him, one could argue that Paredes, if he learns the role correctly, could usurp Jorginho’s spot in the team because he has more of an ability to directly impact offensive and defensive plays. If we do sign him, it’s important he understands he needs to get to Jorginho’s level with some of the categories you mentioned above (intelligence, team organisational stuff etc.) - if he nails that down he has Jorginho beat in that department of ‘direct impact’ that you mention so could then potentially become the starting regista in the team.
  5. 5. Jorginho

    He’s made the most forward passes in the PL so this is rubbish. Open up your mind, expand your football knowledge. Learn the regista role and what it’s meant to do, it’s function in a team.
  6. Wolves 2-1 Chelsea

    Kanté just isn’t an 8 unfortunately. Loftus-Cheek has been fantastic however imo.
  7. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Earning rave reviews recently with the Milan fans. Think they’ll end up buying him if he continues good form.
  8. Álvaro Morata

    He’s scored like 5 goals in the whole of 2018, that’s Torres-esque form. He’s hitting that level consistently now. Terrible performance today.
  9. Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd

    He has been terrible in the final third as usual.
  10. Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd

    Are people still slating Rüdiger on here or have we accepted that he’s actually a top 3 CB in the league?
  11. Mason Mount

    Ramsey is a top top CM when he’s fit - he’s much better than Barkley. He’d be extremely cheap as well which will mean we have funds to spend on other areas we need to reinforce (fullbacks, striker, out wide). He’s the finished article whilst Barkley isn’t. Rather give development time to someone from our own academy who has more potential than him (for example Mount or arguably RLC).
  12. Eden Hazard

    Have some respect, that’s Big Shaq.
  13. Mason Mount

    IMO we need to sell Barkley, get in a better attacking CM, then also bring Mount back in. So next season we’d shape up with Ramsey, Kanté, Jorginho, RLC, Mount and Cesc.
  14. Eden Hazard

    I wouldn’t say he likes it per se. Just under our previous managers the system required him to because we had no players (like Jorginho or Kova) who were comfortable at moving the ball forward from deep.
  15. Eden Hazard

    Some of you guys wanted to sell this living cheat code without giving him a go in an attacking, possession based system....
  16. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    Rüdiger has actually been our best CB this season so far but of course people will overlook the good he’s done and focus on the few mistakes/errors.
  17. Virgil Van Dijk

    Yeah but take what was said at that time in context. It was said under the premise that Conte would still be manager.
  18. Virgil Van Dijk

    Only happened because of Sarri. If we still had Conte, at least Eden, Courtois and Willian probably be with us anymore.
  19. 17. Mateo Kovacic

    Immense 30 minute cameo with Eden. Always thought he had great potential at Inter - might just realise it here.
  20. Álvaro Morata

    That’s my whole point - it’s what Torres used to get praised for as well. If he had a game where he did the basics right he’d suddenly have played a good game.
  21. Álvaro Morata

    Basically, sometimes there are players that can carry you to a title challenge. Guys like Hazard, Kanté... Morata isn’t that sort of player. My point is, if Morata was the best 9 in the league we’d have an outside shot at the title imo. Of course there are further weaknesses we need to address but sometimes some players transcend that and can cover those weaknesses (if you have enough difference makers in the 11). Of course his performance wasn’t awful but it wasn’t good either. This is starting to feel Torres esque almost - praising him for having a 5 or 6 our of 10 when it’s the very minimum we should be expecting.
  22. Álvaro Morata

    He plays like an inexperienced 19 yo sometimes. I’d only say that this was a devent performance if he was actually that but he isn’t. He cost us 70m, and is 26 now, supposed to be hitting his prime but he’s just not good enough atm. You can’t say that yesterday was a performance where played really well. The bar is so low for Morata, honestly. Why? He was not too long ago our record signing, I don’t understand why people give him a pass all the time. He’s so average right now that any half decent performance where he isn’t totally anonymous or shit gets praise. I gave him a pass last season as a bedding in season but this season there’s not as much mercy from me.
  23. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I chuckled.
  24. Álvaro Morata

    No title challenge for us with him spearheading the way unfortunately guys.
  25. Eden Hazard

    Full freedom fully fit Hazard is going to be a problem this season. He was everywhere in his cameo - left, central, on the right. We’ll see how it goes but he could single handily secure us a good season this year.