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  1. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Nah I got your point - was just pulling your leg. though in terms of characteristics alone I agree with MoSalah above in that he’s far more like a b2b which is toure, not vieira. tbf as good a toure was, vieira was prob one the best holding mids I ever seen play the game.
  2. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    TC going the extra mile... like insulting Toure just wasn’t enough was it?
  3. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    The only thing that can get us a goal against Barcelona is pace. Giroud has none whatsoever. (IMO morata is also twice the player but that’s imo). dont think we will get to see much of the football even at SB. At least Baka not playing helps too as he’d be handing the ball back to Barca way too often.
  4. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    I think it's the other way around: Alonso is described around here as a terrible player, who can't defend and can't attack. So, people like me are just saying he's actually a good (to very good) player, who can attack (unless scoring goals is not attacking) and can defend (unless winning several aerial headers in our box is not defending). I posted a video showcasing his long range passing and overall good technique in his thread a while back. If people think it's not consistent enough, or still not good enough, that's absolutely fair. Just denying his obvious and numerous attributes is silly in my eyes. Anyway, Palmieri looks good indeed. (still need to consider the level of the opposition though)
  5. Michy Batshuayi

    That’s 3 angles actually, counting the confused one. not really.. sometimes numbers and eyeballs tell different stories.Like he can score goals like a lot of other strikers out there. And he is just isn’t good enough. difficult to know whether Belgium will make due with either, but my money is on that neither will be good enough for them.
  6. Michy Batshuayi

    he def should! they are similar players: not really great footballers, but competent goal scorers. And Michy is scoring a lot more than Lukaku.
  7. Kenedy

    he's not good enough - sell him ASAP while he's still a prospect.
  8. 10. Eden Hazard

    Fair enough, but we are working here on the possibility, or rather likelihood that he will leave in the summer (presumably to real). Of course I speak for myself, but it would be difficult for me to think of him as a Chelsea legend if he plays 4-5 years at real or another big club. It just dilutes his status for me. btw, I think the whole key player thing is a logical fallacy. Clubs can afford a certain number of key players and pay really well for them. Whether they can attract them or not is a diff story, but Liverpool proved that it is possible to replace them even if relying on luck sometimes. the fallacy that fans do, is to always compare the key player, on super high wages, to regular players on regular wages. The logic shouldn’t be, "had he not been here," but rather, "had another key player, on similar wages, been here instead..." interesting summer...
  9. 30. David Luiz

    Ironically, Tite used to love him. When Chelsea played Corinthians at the WCC, Tite (coaching Corinthians) spoke numerous time how concerned he was about David Luiz in midfield, and how dominant he was in the prior game. Then, of course the great Benitez moved DL back into defense, against Corinthians. We played like shit and lost with Torres missing his usual sitter. Not now obviously, but when he was younger (25-26) he should IMO have moved to midfield permanently. Training schedule, even some additional stamina focus training, which would make him a much better player. His weaknesses are far less important and his strengths far more important in midfield than defense.
  10. 10. Eden Hazard

    It goes both ways as discussed in other threads: fans need (a least some) talent and definitely commitment. eden has plenty of the former, but does not show enough of the latter, which affects how the fans see him. (e. g. stop talking about fucking RM and zidane)
  11. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Kante chose us over Utd when we weren't even in Europe. Not everyone is only worried about their pay packet Fair enough... there are always different reasons and different goals, but is Kante the rule or the exception?
  12. 9. Álvaro Morata

    We would be relegated the same season. Sorry but that’s just not how professional football works. It’s a very competitive wage market and the best players earn the biggest wages. The top clubs not only pay higher wages but also can afford to pay high wages to more players, which also attracts footballers. if we could and start pay 400-500k to multiple players, you’d see players talk about moving to chelsea as a career goal. We can’t and they don’t. the vast majority of players Do Not care about the clubs. What clubs can, and should do, though is to try limit players exposure to the media esp when talking about other clubs. Imo players should be cautioned when they disrespect their current employer in the media, which they do when make these comments to the public.
  13. Michy Batshuayi

    Excellent! Hopefully this run lasts until summer so we can sell him for a decent amount and then buy a better player.
  14. 10. Eden Hazard

    Personally I feel like that about players who are committed not merely talented. I guess it’s a package: commitment and some level of talent. Hazard will def be remembered as a great player, but to become a legend, he would need to stick around and give his best years to the club, like terry and lamps did. no, if he leaves in the summer he’s just another player... a very talented one but def not a legend for me.
  15. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    hah well he is (a headless chicken), but between two headless chickens, one with loads of technique (good short/long passing and first touch and shooting + goals) and another who can't actually play football, think it would still be a vast improvement until a proper replacement can be found. Either way the manager needs to try different things to improve the team and the system - it is literally his job.