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  1. 30. David Luiz

    There is no Luiz of old. That whole shtick needs to fade away. He had a bad game. That is it. No glimpse of the past or anything. After so many good, consistent performances, he had a bad one. Why? Because he is human. Aside from that, he is undoubtably the best CB in the league.
  2. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    So DDG makes it over Courtois for team of the season? Wow...
  3. Romelu Lukaku

    LOL. How is this a fair comparison? Griezmann, Mbappe and Aubamayang are all better? Sure, maybe. Not definitely. Easy to compare players already playing for big teams, who when they go up against other big teams, have an equal share of the ball, are matched equally and are competitive. Not the same playing for Everton, going into big games knowing you will have 30% possession and could get beat 3, 4 or 5 to nothing. Lukaku has to take all his chances in the big games. These other guys have the benefit of having lots of chances created. Lukaku has technique. Also has a terrific IQ. Where is this notion that he isn't a smart player coming from? What is it based on? You don't lead the league in scoring if you don't have good skill or smarts on the pitch.
  4. Romelu Lukaku

    You have to go a while back to find a golden boot winner who wasn't on a top club. Lukaku is doing that. I think he only gets better from here on as well. Not to mention I feel he is already better than Costa currently, and one is on the up and the other is at the age where he is more than likely beginning some kind of decline. He does everything Costa does but at a better level. He is bigger, faster, stronger and he is better at holding the ball up, and that is something I keep seeing improve with him. He makes us more dynamic, not less. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. 19. Diego Costa

    Terrific was maybe a stretch, but he certainly didn't stumble and fall every time pressure came from behind him. Torres became very good at holding the ball up and distributing it. It was once he was fed the ball and asked to put it in the net when he struggled. He was terrible for us, but he still had decent skills in certain departments. Not saying he is close to the player Diego is now, because he isn't, but he was far and away better at holding the play up and linking up with the midfield.
  6. Romelu Lukaku

    You clearly think a little too much of yourself if you think it impacts me in any way. You have over 7000 posts. A lot of them are negative. I don't even read the username most of the time with a lot of these comments though over your thousands of posts, I run into a lot of them and they're almost always negative. Just an observation. What expectation is there on Lukaku if he comes back? To score goals. Of course. He is a striker. If he can't, then we move on and find someone else. He has proven he can lead the line for a good team and put the ball in the back of the net better than our current striker. Lukaku isn't Pogba so the comparison is null and void. And I don't have to have an absurd opinion just to stand out on here and be "unique". I post what I think. I just don't come off as a sour puss. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. Stoke 1-2 Chelsea

    Thought we played well. You'd think we were 2 goals down reading this thread during the game. RLC was a runaway best on ground for me. His physicality in the middle changed the game for us. Really nice hold up play as well as a few great link ups. I think he can grow with the team. Not ready for constant minutes but he can serve a purpose. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Romelu Lukaku

    Yeah. I guess everyone coming in as a teenager and never being given a shot at one club means they'd be a failure. Pogba example is another great one. Him failing under 1 coach means he'd fail at that club every time simply because it is that club. Fantastic logic. Do you do anything other than be pessimistic on this forum? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  9. 19. Diego Costa

    I think Costa is terrific, but he contributes very little lately when not scoring. Prior to the big fiasco with the media, he was contributing on the pitch even when not scoring. Recently he has become a poacher. The fact is, he is a terrible hold up player. He is almost the anti Torres at the end of his Chelsea stint at this point. Torres actually became a terrific target and hold up player, despite being terrible in front of goal. Diego on the other hand has been the exact opposite.
  10. Romelu Lukaku

    What attitude? He was hungry to succeed and prove himself so he left for another club to do that. No point sitting on the bench when youre as good as the guy who is starting. He can say that now at the very least. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. Romelu Lukaku

    Honestly at this point, I think he may be a better player than Costa. You can harp on about consistency, but one guy plays for Everton, and the other for Chelsea. Easier to convert chances when a lot more are being created for you and you're surrounded by far better talent. Costa, for such a big and strong guy himself really struggles for me in regards to playing with his back to goal. Even Torres, for all the talk of being soft and a sissy at times was far better in the link up, and hold up aspect of things, and he originally didn't start off that way as a player. Costa really struggles with his touch and ability to shield the ball when coming back to meet the ball. Kills off a few of our promising attacks. When he is side on with his man, he is fantastic, and knows how to keep his man off him. I also don't mind his runs when he is facing goal and tries to take on 2 or 3 players. I've always considered it a positive since it keeps the defenders on their toes, and he is in fact a lot better at it than people give him credit for at it. Lukaku looks like a completely different player than what he once was. His movement is great in the box, he can still slip the lines and use his pace, and he dribbling has gotten a lot better. If he was playing for one of the top teams, I think he'd be getting best striker in the league talks.
  12. Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

    They played with 8 at the back for the last 30 minutes of the game. It was hardly going to be easy scoring a goal, particularly when we're a team who likes to go through the middle and not really get many crosses into the box.
  13. Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

    Referee was a wanker. All the crowd had to do was shout a little and they'd get a call. Unbelievable. He couldn't even wait for the full 4 minutes of extra time, even with the time wasting on their free kicks. Really?
  14. Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

    Thought we've been good. They had their first shot at goal go in... It happens. Hazard needs a bit of help up front. Pedro has been decent on the ball, but he is getting out muscled at times. Costa has been awful. Moses is doing a really good job bringing the ball up. Matic needs to be a little bit quicker on the ball, but he has been solid.
  15. Romelu Lukaku

    Scoring in slightly less games, probably in games when Everton needed them is a worse thing now? They needed his 4 goals today. All 4. That is reliability too. Not to mention, he doesn't have world class players setting him up like Costa does in Chelsea. Lukaku is a beast. A very good player, and could very well end up leading our line again. I'm not sure if he is good enough. Certainly seems like it given his level of play recently.