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Everything posted by Pizy

  1. The English Football Thread

    Rationally? Nearly every player they buy now is £50m. Sterling, KDB, Walker, Stones, Mendy. Rose & Van Dijk would be around that each. They'll probably still want Sanchez, too.
  2. Richarlison

    I get super irritated when I watch him. Clearly super talented but the diving and play acting that this kid does is over the top. Did it about 3 times yesterday and did it a bunch against us a few weeks back as well. Feels the slightest contact and jumps in the air and rolls around. Yesterday he even jumped in the air and clutched his knee after only a slight push on his back. The match commentator even mentioned his play acting several times. Anyways, wouldn't be shocked if we are indeed looking at him. If he stays this consistent through the rest of the season I just can't imagine Watford selling him after just 1 season. And in this day and age they'd probably ask £70-80m which we (rightly) wouldn't ever pay.
  3. The English Football Thread

    Seeing talk about City wanting both Rose and VVD still. They'd literally be taking the piss out of the football world. They'd have a defense alone that's more expensive than most top teams' entire XI's. They're literally buying success with zero repercussion.
  4. 27. Andreas Christensen

    I think the only area that Luiz is ahead of Christensen is his eye for a long pass. But actually, I can't truly tell because Andreas doesn't really attempt them so he might be just as good. He doesn't make risky passes which is one of his strengths. David on the other hand tries his luck with many of those passes per game which are spectacular when they come off but wasteful when they don't. It's crazy how composed and easy going he is on the pitch. At only 21 he's already a Rolls Royce of a CB which is probably the hardest position to excell at as a young player in the PL. He is what the English media think John Stones is but you know, actually top class. I think Stones is being made to look far better than he actually is due to the ridiculous form his team are in. Because Andreas isn't English or Spanish he's going under the radar. Must say that'll I'll be a bit sad if Luiz is benched for much of the season going forward, though. I think he and Christensen can play effectively together. While Luiz is really only suited to the central role in a 3 man defense, Christensen can play anywhere. We've just got so much depth at CB now (which is crazy to say after all the complaining we've been doing about the position for months) that it seems like it's one or the other.
  5. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Imagine if we also had another player in our attack that's at Hazard & Morata's level instead of Willian and Pedro. Like say, Alexis Sanchez.
  6. The English Football Thread

    Man. If only we hadn't lost that match against the embarrassing Crystal Palace we'd still have an interesting title race.
  7. Qarabag v Chelsea

    I don't even think we should make any changes. Maybe 1 or 2 at the most. We can't risk not qualifying. This lot have held Atleti twice so they're no pushovers when they're up for it. Start with a very strong team and sub out Eden/Morata/Kante if the result is in the bag just like we did against WBA.
  8. 9. Álvaro Morata

    I just can't imagine we'd look nearly as good had we bought Lukaku instead. Big Rom will score a bunch of goals this season but Morata is absolutely miles ahead of him as a footballer. He offers so much more. Morata doesn't completely rely on service. We saw up close a couple of weeks back how Rom looks when we staved him of service.
  9. West Brom - Chelsea

    Come on, lads! Don't think a single one of our players was poor. Everyone playing well. Morata, Hazard, and Cesc are running the show.
  10. West Brom - Chelsea

    Just fucking noticed this, too. Infuriating! Wasn't like this until this season, either. NBC are just greedy as as hell now that the PL has really taken off in the States. Shitty sub-HD stream for me again. Yay.
  11. West Brom - Chelsea

    Yep. You also know that Pulis will have instructed all these big brutes to stay very tight and to be very physical with Morata knowing he struggles with that sort of stuff. Imperative that we take the game to them and score first.
  12. West Brom - Chelsea

    That West Brom midfield look unbelievably slow. Their defense as well. If we blitz them and keep the tempo high they shouldn't be able to live with us. Also, that snide cunt Yacob isn't starting so we don't have to worry about him hacking away at our players.
  13. West Brom - Chelsea

    3-5-2 it is. David Luiz must have really pissed Conte off. He was arguably a must start player until 2 weeks ago. With this team we must get all 3 points. This is our best midfield and attack, imo.
  14. The English Football Thread

    Spuds look like Arsenal here and Arse look like Spuds. The Tater Tots look short of ideas and are getting bullied.
  15. The English Football Thread

    This Spuds performance is what I'm worried about for us today. Lethargic and completely off their usual game after the long break. Anyways, we can potentially go 2nd if we win today. Huge, huge game!
  16. West Brom - Chelsea

    Apparently this is a match in which Pulis is fighting to save his job. I suppose that can work for or against us. If his players are still fully behind him then this could be annoying as fuck. If not, and assuming our players aren't totally off form after the break, we could blow them away. I'd be surprised if we returned to the 3-5-2 for this like we used against United. Conte will probably want the extra attacking player that the 3-4-3 offers against what will probably be a defensive minded West Brom.
  17. West Brom - Chelsea

    Expecting the typical flat performance against a stubborn side out of an international break.
  18. Marco Verratti

    Still a dream target for me. He'd walk into our team. Or any other side in the PL for that matter,
  19. Kurt Zouma

    Probably true. Honestly, the only spot Zouma could probably play in our back 3 is on the right side. Unfortunately for him, he has the best defender in the league in Azpi to compete with there. He's not nearly comfortable enough on the ball currently to play the other two spots. Cahill already struggles on the left in possision and he's probably a bit better on the ball than Kurt. Rüdiger offers about the same physicality and athleticism as Zouma does but is far better on the ball and can also fill in as a fullback in emergency situations. I'm glad he's on our books long term and can definitely play for us but I don't see how he'll be a first choice CB for us any time soon.
  20. Kurt Zouma

    Still not better than any of our CB options other than Cahill. Like RLC, we were absolutely correct to send him on loan.
  21. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Let's at least see him make 10 or so appearences for us before we declare that, mate! Anyways, I don't foresee midfield being a problem for us assuming Kante stays fit. It's our attack that needs upgrading.
  22. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    It's been so obvious for ages that he's the prototypical #8. A midfielder who bursts forward with pace and power and uses his supreme physique and athleticism like a prime Yaya Toure. Why Conte tried to use him as more of a forward still confuses me to this day. We were right to send him on loan because he's still raw and needs to play every week. Seeing lots of kneejerkers on Twitter (mostly from non-Chelsea fans) saying we we idiots for doing so. If he continues to develop like this he'll be a huge asset for us next season and our midfield options will be insane. Imagine a midfield 3 of Kante, Baka, and RLC. We'd bully everyone off the pitch. Goes without saying that now we have Drinkwater and have RLC to return next summer we have zero need to still be after Ross Barkley. Would be a total waste of money.
  23. 10. Eden Hazard

    Each and every time our players go on international duty and speak with their country's media we get these quotes. Morata, Hazard, Courtois. Over and over again. In Hazard's case, hasn't there been talk of us offering him a huge new contract for months now? What's the hold up? Give him 300k a week and end this Real Madrid talk once and for all.
  24. 22. Willian

    I think he's pretty average and wouldn't be anywhere near the Brazil side if he wasn't made to look better than he actually is in the City side. He's also a bit of a prick and a thug on the pitch. Can't stand him. Similar to Ander Herrera.
  25. Lucas Moura

    Another one of those super talented kids who was overhyped. Don't think he'd be an improvement on Willian or Pedro. Doubt we'd even be interested.