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ja1

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  1. Lewis Baker

    He has a real chance of being in the squad next season as a 4th choice midfielder with Chalobah gone and Matic going. I don't think a 3-4-3 formation suits him but then it doesn't quite suit Fabregas either. If playing in a midfield two helps Baker adapt to being more combative, dynamic and less hiding from the ball it's for the better.
  2. Nathaniel Chalobah

    Hence why Conte offered him a 17m/year new contract for the upcoming season which Chalobah turned down
  3. Romelu Lukaku

    Every single striker people compare Lukaku to and say he's better than if we're linked with them (Lewandowski, Aubameyang, Costa) are at least 4 years older and were worse than Lukaku at his age. Now I'm not a fan of the notion that 'look where he was at his age' but more important point is a lot of the slights aimed at Lukaku like 'he's not a big game player' (very debatable), 'no CL experience' could have been attributed to these players when they were 24. It could be said to any alternative to Lukaku of same age bar Morata and Mbappe, not sure if I'm getting my point across but I think people need to realise he's not in his prime yet and like many other CFs right now in Europe his best could well come in the years he's about to see. He's in a different stage in his career than the likes Costa
  4. Nathaniel Chalobah

    If we we actually sell Matic and sign Bakayoko it's a move I'm all for, essentially promoting Chalobah to back up.
  5. Nathan Aké

    Lukaku's loans were very good, much better than Boga's, Solanke's and McEachran's..
  6. Tammy Abraham

    Chalobah was good, played some lovely balls and made important tackles edge of the box. Baker one of the quieter ones but in first half especially better than vs Sweden
  7. Tammy Abraham

    Abraham showed some good hold up play and work rate that I've rarely seen from as young a striker, as him, I'm impressed.
  8. Andreas Christensen

    Christensen has played in a back 3, no?
  9. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    His dribbling reminds me of Moussa Sissoko, doubt his big and wayward touched in his dribbles will be that effective in the PL
  10. Romelu Lukaku

    He's no worse than Costa at any of this and we've done fine with Costa.
  11. Romelu Lukaku

    A classic stereotypical and outdated view on Lukaku's style. This is literally the description of Costa who's heading stats are pathetic despite his frame. Lukaku 3-4 years ago was the same, now he's a bonafide aerial threat. Everton use this / used to use this to their advantage with Deulofeu's and Bolasie's main assists usually crosses onto Lukaku's head.
  12. Romelu Lukaku

    I think he has this in his locker, he has a very powerful shot, and has also shown he is capable of placing shots on his right and left foot into the top corner from ~25 yards out. The goals from 11:58-12:15 show what I'm talking about, whoever he plays for over the coming seasons wouldn't be surprised to see him score more screamers.
  13. 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.
  14. 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'
  15. Romelu Lukaku