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The Skipper

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  1. 9. Álvaro Morata

    http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2017/07/morata-is-a-blue.html
  2. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Long may it continue.
  3. 24. Gary Cahill

    This is what I mean when I say he isn’t a good captain. It’s always all about me me me with Cahill. Azpi had an immense game as well.
  4. 24. Gary Cahill

    Dropped his best performance of the season in the final. Fair play.
  5. 7. N'Golo Kante

    He’s only gonna get better. Still has some things to add to his offensive game but it’s progressing nicely. What a damn player.
  6. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    @DYC. Brother, still think Cahill is better and that Rüdiger is bad? (Even though Gary did have a decent game yesterday tbf.)
  7. 22. Willian

    So how do people feel about Willian now compared to Hazard? How is what Hazard said about us needing better players even near this? Crazy how one game changes everything.
  8. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Rüdiger... hell of a performance. Hazard carrying the attack once again... Cesc is honestly pretty much a major liability defensively, but is also giving possession away a lot.
  9. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Yeah. Walker Stones Maguire I think.
  10. 22. Willian

    It’s the culture/environment around the club. Players know that if things go sour the manager usually gets the flack. It’s poisonous.
  11. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Shelvey should’ve been called up too. England seriously lack a player of RLC’s skill set in midfield so why not? He’s not a 17 year old Walcott who hasn’t even played in the PL at all. He has a decent PL season and some Chelsea experience behind him.
  12. 22. Willian

  13. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    That dawned on me shortly after but my previous post details my stance. A few better options available (still pleased to see him called up). Like who? If guys like Livermore got called up...
  14. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Not that surprising to me, Southgate coached him at U21 and proper believes in his talent. @Unionjack remember I did say Southgate loves him. England’s CMs are quite poor as well so he has a chance to maybe get quite a lot of minutes.
  15. 10. Eden Hazard

    Nah I’d agree with Eden that we need at least 3/4 top players if we want to seriously challenge for trophies again tbh pal. I’m sure most of the players would agree that the squad needs to be improved. Hazard hasn’t ever come out to say something like this tbh but personally, the board can’t continue to ignore stuff like this if it’s not just the manager, but our top players saying it as well.
  16. 10. Eden Hazard

    Yeah I agree that it wasn’t fair for people to criticise Conte for it the first or second time around, but when you keep going back to the media and saying the same thing over and over again - as the manager it sets a sort of precedent/mentality in the squad. Amongst other repeated comments where he publically said CFC aren’t good enough several times, the mentality/tactical setups in must win games this season... I understand why he’s getting criticised for it. Sure, we didn’t have enough to seriously challenge this season but we should’ve had enough to finish top four, but Conte clearly doesn’t care like that anymore. If Eden came out repeatedly saying that “we need better players” throughout the season where we were actually fighting for a top four spot, sure, criticism would be fair. Eden’s been a bit more bold in the media recently though to be fair - he’s saying what we’re all thinking in a less brash way than Conte was, and he’s saying it at a less volatile time as well. Conte has bigger responsibility to manage the squad than Eden does, so naturally if he keeps claiming these things (especially when the transfer window is closed and we can’t do anything about it for example), I can see why people attacked Conte over it. We should be focusing on working with what we have. Not that I disagreed with Antonio over this though.
  17. 10. Eden Hazard

    Salah plays under an attacking manager and is basically Liverpool’s striker. Hazard isn’t a goal scorer like that either and plays in a pragmatic, defensive system...
  18. 10. Eden Hazard

    Of course Conte was right in that we need better players. Isn’t that what we’ve all been saying? Aren’t Eden and Conte allowed to have opinions?
  19. 10. Eden Hazard

    I bet you most of them feel the same - that the club needs to invest in good players. Even the likes of Azpi were saying we needed more players last summer?
  20. 22. Willian

    Martial is already better than Willian in my book. Just has more natural talent. Trumps Willian on almost everything as an attacker player.
  21. 22. Willian

    Our fans are clearly blind then. Willian isn’t on Eden’s level at all.
  22. 22. Willian

    Willian has never scored more than 10 league goals (most ever is 8 which was last season - this season he has 6 - apart from these two seasons he’s never scored more than 5 league goals) in a season in his whole career, never mind just his time at Chelsea. For someone that disappears way way more than Eden, how can you even compare the two? He literally has one really good month a season.
  23. 10. Eden Hazard

    He’s got two years left, so we haven’t entered that territory yet. I’ll judge if/when we get there.
  24. 10. Eden Hazard

    My overall point is that h don’t know why you’re chastising Eden for this issue when ultimately this decision and power falls to the board, not Hazard.
  25. 22. Willian

    Going against the grain here but he really isn’t that good imo. As long as we replace properly he won’t be missed.