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  1. 14. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Exactly the same happened with Piazon. One of my biggest gripes was him winning YPOTS in 11/12 I think when he was only eligible to play half the year and wasn't THAT good while Chalobah captained the youth team to the FAYC final and win. And it makes me wonder how far our more talented youth would have got if they were earmarked like Piazon and RLC were. For instance I wish Dujon Sterling as a back up to Moses (not bona fide back up, but in a position where he can make 10-15 appearances next season) could happen next season like RLC was promoted under Mourinho, but unlikely.
  2. Romelu Lukaku

    http://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2017/2/27/14746272/et-tu-luluFound this really good article comparing Lukaku and Costa statistically. Writer is neutral and goes in depth, quite interesting. It was done at end of February though, would have been nice to do it at end of season. take note of last few paragraphs in particular, which conveys how I feel about whole thing better than I could tbh..'In summary, both of these players seem similar with regard to their talents on the pitch. Costa's the more fierce one, Lukaku has the higher ceiling, both very talented, but both with their flaws''to expect him[Lukaku] to not further improve seems to be a naive or biased perspective, as most forwards improve during their prime years''Everyone's going to have their own 'perspective', but it's important to not let confirmation bias cloud your judgement, and to properly rate players looking objectively at their talents, their flaws, their abilities, their potentials. It's criminal, I think, to summarily dismiss Lukaku as not being capable of entering our side'
  3. Romelu Lukaku

  4. Tammy Abraham

    http://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/185831-tammy-abraham-merged/& some v nice words from Bristol city fans
  5. Romelu Lukaku

    Funny how it was quiet after this article debunked a few of the myths and overreactions going on after one Lukaku match.
  6. Jeremie Boga

    Boga goal against Granada, nice finish too and good movement
  7. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    "He's not very dynamic, has a poor passing range, generally is quite clumsy and so not very adventurous." is also how I'd describe Matic?
  8. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    This man is a black Matic, agree with sentiments saying he won't improve our XI, and will be more of a grey, cement signing like Oscar, Willian, Schurrle. He's not very dynamic, has a poor passing range, generally is quite clumsy and so not very adventurous. Ideally for the player next to Kante we need a lot of things - power, probably height, stamina. But we also need, in the most general of terms, someone who's good on the ball, who can carry it well and if he can't do that, then produce quick vertical long and short passes to our forwards. Bakayoko isn't this player. An underwhelming target for me.
  9. 6. Nathan Aké

    I like how everyone ignored this car cash of a post
  10. Charlie Colkett

  11. Jay Dasilva

    Same manager who was in charge of Dons when Bamford and Baker were there, who both did well. Some on twitter are saying he'll be playing left wing to replace Lookman who's getting linked with a lot of clubs.
  12. Kasey Palmer

    Palmer low-key doing pretty well so far in his debut season
  13. Charlie Colkett

  14. 29. Nathaniel Chalobah

    http://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2016/12/4/13835868/nathaniel-chalobah-conte-chelsea-youthhttp://www.umaxit.com/index.php/columns/chelseas-nathaniel-chalobah-has-the-england-captaincy-in-his-future(ignore the hyperbolic title of second link, still a good and informed read)
  15. Andreas Christensen

    Rugani doesn't get a lot of playing time at all but I guess the flip side of that is lesrnibg and training constantly with BBC.