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About DH1988

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  • Birthday 07/22/1988

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Fan Since 1988
  • First Match Arsenal, dropped my toy fire engine, cried.
  • Memory Munich

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  1. 8. Ross Barkley

    I was looking forward to signing Ross way back when we were first linked with him. So much ability and talent to transition from middle of the park to the final third but always struck me as a 'head down' player. He most definitely has had good games with us, average games and very poor games so there ability is there, the attitude was always the question with him in my eyes. When he started this season playing like he did toward October and that little spell beyond I thought he's finally got it down but then I saw a photo of him out and about with Dele Ali at 4-5am in the morning... Now since then, its gone down hill, it may well be coincidence but at the start of the season and a few months after he was lean, looked like he could play 180 minutes and beyond. I was talking to a friend who is a Liverpool supporter and he said that Ross was very well known around the club circuit, drinks, women, you name it... Even got a black eye for thinking he could mess around with someone's woman. I hope the above isn't why it has gone down hill for him, he really doesn't need to be getting dragged into that. I really hope he turns it around for us.
  2. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Strange one, I can and cannot understand why he would want to move considering he has more playtime now with the other wingers dwindling. I had high hopes for him after pre-season and I was definitely disappointed that Sarri didn't go with 'on merit' rather than playing names above performances so that is why I can understand him wanting to go. I think everyone can agree that he was the stand out performer in pre-season, opposition aside or not. Munich coming in with whatever it is £31 or £40m, depending on which report you read, initially astounds me but I like to think of it like if we saw CHO at another team, 18 months on his deal, would we pay £31m-£40m for him? Put our directors aside as well.. Would YOU pay £31m-£40m for him? I would. In terms of selling talent, we've been burnt here before haven't we? Several times now infact.. Think of our team had we kept the players and not had an eye for quick financial gain at the time, or not included the buy back option at least. I understand the financial aspect and making £20m++ on a player we signed for far less is an accountants dream.. But is it? Total cost of ownership isn't just a transfer fee. Anyway, hope he stays, if not, I'll watch Bayern more than I do now.
  3. Cesc Fàbregas

    Glad we're signing a replacement, if reports are to be believed, I wonder what Barella expects considering Cesc didn't have a ton of playtime, though I guess RLC is out for a month or so. Sad to see him go, I absolutely did not expect so much of him when we signed him although at the time we were crying out for someone like him, proved me wrong completely pretty much from the start. Wish him the very best and another reason to watch Monaco.
  4. 17. Mateo Kovacic

    Not convinced, think he needs another season in the Premiership, at times when he dribbles I genuinely thought it was Hazard who had the ball and knits things together well but he lacks the extra bit of sharpness for me, I don't know if that comes with being paired with other midfield options. If we have the opportunity to sign him for £30-35m in the summer, in today's market, I think it'd be good business. Even though he has much more than Barkley, I put them in the same category right now, decent options, nothing special, does in and around enough but nothing more.
  5. Andrea Belotti

    If we are going to play Hazard in CF and not worry about a 'target man' I'd love to see us go in again for Belotti, he holds the ball up incredibly well, can finish and covers the entire final third. Price dependent...
  6. Mason Mount

    I was at the Millwall game with my dad today and Mason played well, not amazing but clearly above the Derby players (Aside from their #10 Lawrence) and onboard with the football that Lampard wants to play.. However, its Derby, quite a few times he was visibly frustrated but one thing to note is that he was very very lightweight. George Saville had a really good game, Millwall seems to his level.
  7. The Conte Thread

    Agree with this.
  8. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    In fairness, Ashley Cole learnt to attack at Arsenal and defend at Chelsea so I'd liken it to that, though Ash was far beyond Oxlade at the time thats just how I see it, if he came here I'd back him to become very good at RWB, he can already whip a decent cross in which Moses fails to do everytime he gets into the box.
  9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    £35m, in todays market is good deal, simple as that.. Do I think we will get it done? Nope.
  10. Diego Costa

    Spot on. This has an Eva-feel to it, unfortunately. Always something isn't it. Thing is, I wanted a manager that took no player power so in Jan when this China thing came up I was glad to see the club back Conte and have his decision as final. Costa's interview comes across as a bit sob story'ish and as usual we never know the actual truth or details we just speculate. Just take the money from Atletico, something is better than nothing and having this circus. Costa did a good job for us, went missing a few times but most players do during a season at one time or another.
  11. Diego Costa

    Exclusive interview with Costa tonight Daily Mail.... Brilliant
  12. Nemanja Matic

    No that arsed about looking at the Lukaku thread, he's a striker, we knew he'd score goals but I think (?) most of us wanted a better link up striker. After seeing Morata yesterday I can't wait to see a full strength team however that would of included Matic or in the squad at least. Watched the game today and he was brilliant.
  13. Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

    Send Musonda on with 3 minutes to go and its in injury time, good one.
  14. Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

    only 4 minutes.. what.
  15. Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

    We always seem to outdo ourselves as an embarrassment of a club