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About BlueLion.

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    Life-long Leicester fan 2015-16

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  • Bio Proud Chelsea fan since 2016. Previously a life-long Leicester fan from 2015 to 2016. Before that, I was an armchair Chelsea fan from 2003-2015.
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  • Favourite Chelsea Player Willy Caballero
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  1. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Drogba's attitude in his first season was arguably worse, and he was on the floor even more than Morata. Don't forget, fans at Stamford Bridge booed him because of his antics. He needs better management, because if he concentrated on football rather than winning cheap fouls (you can take the boy out of Madrid, etc. etc.), he'd be decent!
  2. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    I honestly think there are better keepers out there, but Chelsea fans do seriously under-rate him and his contribution to the team. Comfortably the best goalkeeper aerially in the world, even if he is pants with his feet.
  3. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    Good game from him, it won't be long until Alonso is reduced to being a second-half substitute/free-kick merchant
  4. 18. Olivier Giroud

    A goal and three assists for us in approximately 130ish(?) minutes of action; that'll do me for our second striker. His hold-up play was great, and he's looking sharper with every game.
  5. Chelsea 4-0 Hull

    Was at the game last night - yes it was "only Hull", but we were nearly knocked out in Round 3 by "only Norwich", so there's proof you can't expect anything in the FA Cup - especially with our current vein of form. Emerson looked fantastic - very athletic and far more comfortable at carrying the ball than Alonso; his final ball was also more productive. Giroud's hold-up play reminds me of Drogba. Ampadu was sublime; he looks like he's been doing this for a long, long time - can barely believe he's only 17 - what a find he is! Kyle Scott looked very nervous but soon settled down and looked very tidy in possession. Willian was fantastic. Caballero is better than Lev Yashin. Great win.
  6. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Easy to blame Bakayoko with the "last one in" mentality, but let's be fair, he's been no worse than any other player in 2018. The whole squad is a steaming pile of piss.
  7. Watford 4-1 Chelsea

    No striker = no win
  8. 10. Eden Hazard

    I'm not putting forward an argument, I'm putting forward an opinion. Hazard doesn't convince me; I do not need to quantitate that statement or evidence it, it is merely my opinion. Yet I do find it somewhat ironic that you don't find my purported "argument" convincing when you make sweeping statements such as "the most judgemental remark I've ever read by a football fan". That doesn't quite add up. What I would like to know is how my making of a statement constitutes a "judgemental remark" when you are the one who has engaged in a slippery slope of reasoning and interpretted it in the most hyperbolic fashion imaginable? Fair enough if I said he was shit - I said he isn't world class. The term world class is subjectively quantifiable; to my mind, world class is Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi. Hazard is not in that category, and most likely never will be. I would posit that your incorrect assumptive attitude is more akin to "the most judgemental remark I've ever read by a football fan, let alone a Chelsea fan". However, to now give you the argument you are after: I do not think Hazard is world class. I don't believe his statistics indicate that he is world class, nor do I think his performances could justify such a statement. When he is on fire, he is brilliant. Alas, he isn't on fire even half as much as most Chelsea fans would like to think. His lack of consistency is what defines him as being that next rung down on the ladder from being world class. Please note that I did not once even infer he is a poor player, though you have chosen to interpret my comments in such a fashion. This notwithstanding, this is an internet forum and I don't really care if you neither like nor accept my opinion. Good day to you.
  9. The Conte Thread

    Oh look, the Net Spend Brigade is here. Doesn't matter about net expenditure, we've still spunked ridiculous money out on bang average players.
  10. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Haha of course, you get called plastic unless you kiss Hazard's ass nowadays.
  11. 10. Eden Hazard

    I never said he's mediocre. Another typical Chelsea fan who is blinded by the odd backheel. I said he isn't world class - there's a difference. Certainly not anywhere close to the levels of Ronaldo and Messi.
  12. The Conte Thread

    Would happily put money on him walking/getting sacked by the end of the season.
  13. 7. N'Golo Kante

  14. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    Ill-fated last night. Doesn't take anything away from him as a player. I remember when we played Bayern back in 2005, Lucio scored an own goal and then caused a deflection to go in from a tame Joe Cole shot. Sometimes things just go against a player.
  15. The Conte Thread

    You can't blame him. How can you be a top manager at a top club when the club won't back your judgement in the transfer market, and instead identify their own targets and force you to work with them? He'll be gone, and Ancelotti will come back as Roman's yes-man, win us a PL title but fail to do anything in Europe, and then Hiddink will come back for round 3.