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Everything posted by Robchels

  1. Gonzalo Higuain

    please don't give him any ideas...
  2. Gonzalo Higuain

    We don’t need higuain... we already have him, which would be giroud. what we need is an athletic, mobile, skillful player who would be capable of moving hazard back to his original position. Everything morata should’ve been, but isn’t.
  3. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Good post until this bit. One can either think Conte, sarri, and most coaches employed by Chelsea are deluded, or that there is a minority here on this site who are completely deluded - not my choice of words. another puzzlement is how do these folks, who just “know” (literal meaning of being deluded) that Emerson is so much better when we hardly seen him play?! And especially we hardly seen him play against stronger opposition - Alonso always plays against them. asking for more minutes for Emerson is great and makes sense. But calling a manager deluded because of his starting choices is just bizarre.
  4. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Yes, it may backfire if he turns out to be of hazard caliber, but I think the club does not think that he will. I suspect they think he may become a very good player, but are not quite sure how good. This is a good writeup: https://www.lovesportradio.com/news/love-sport-exclusives/callum-hudson-odoi-transfer-a-no-lose-situation-for-chelsea-pat-nevin-explains-why/ I can agree 100% with this bit - I've seen countless prospects (called the next [insert famous player name]) who fail to take that so important final step:
  5. Chelsea - Newcastle

    Then it is not 100% is it? If folks here don’t see what alonso does for the team, or don’t think it’s enough, and why he is an important player for sarri (passing from the back), we are simply never going to agree here. might as well just agree to disagree and be done with it. Btw wasn't Willian shit too just a moment ago?
  6. Chelsea - Newcastle

    Good game. Kept the football well, but a bit toothless in the final third. Should have won the game more comfortably had Pedro showed up in the second half. Completely miskicked alonso assist and did nothing else to notice. good game by Willian. He and alonso combined well on the left for a change. this team has an important quality which is passing from the back is really good. Luiz, Jorginho, and alonso triangulate to move it up the field with the occasional long ball, mostly by luiz. cant imagine Eden is going to be happy playing in that role tho.
  7. 22. Willian

    Once again, you don't really know how "I see life." The same way I don't really know how you see life. This is a forum about discussing football and you may have an idea of how I see football, based on some of my posts. And even then, it is still a fairly small sample of that. People like what they like. I personally find many opinions I read here a bit simplistic: replace X with Y and I "guarantee" we will do better, for example. Yes, it can be fun, but not very realistic, or scientific. I did the same a while back with Mikel: was on and on about how the club was full of it... was told many times Mikel "did a job"... and there was no barca after him either... @kc_blue I don't disagree that willian should be sold and that Chelsea may be holding to him for too long. I am trying to understand what the clubs want with him... what he offers at the moment, what they want, and we don't want to lose.
  8. 22. Willian

    fair enough... Think pretty much the same about the majority of your posts, especially the unsolicited long list of players. Just don't be so angry next time someone claims to "know" you though. You are the one going personal here.
  9. 22. Willian

    The forum is never wrong... even when it is. There is no accountability for our many mistakes in judgement. No, not as much as some of here who thought a RB made or broke our team, which I still find silly. Nothing about authority, what a silly assumption. When Barca and United show interest, there is information to be had there. You are welcome to ignore that if you want. Wow! now you "know" me... just like some people here claimed to know you moments back. How things turn... Bias is bias, and you are just claiming, repeatedly, to have one. A very different one than what you accuse me me of having, but a bias nonetheless. Again, nothing to do with authority . It's about using information where it can be found, which is something I too deal with in a daily basis. Two other big clubs, United and now Barcelona are showing interest... I happen to find that important information regarding what a player may have to offer.
  10. 22. Willian

    Yeah we prob know better, right? money, coaches, agents, academy, who needs them!? they pay millions to these quacks while they could just ask question here on this forum... the specialists here would promptly answer and for free too!
  11. 22. Willian

    It's funny and all, but dismissing the little information and insight that we, supporters, have into the business does not make much sense to me. The market is telling us something: we have one of the very top clubs making bids for a player that many here detest. Maybe, just maybe, he's not such a horrible player? No, he hasn't been effective in the final third, but clubs (and big ones at that) clearly see value in whatever the fuck he does.
  12. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I honestly think this is more about the system than anything else: alonsos lack of pace can only be a detriment if you allow it to be. regarding eden and cho maybe folks here have a point: if eden is really gone, perhaps that gives us leverage regarding cho new deal. my point has always been that any top player would give pause to an offer in the hazard wages range. now whether cho deserves that sort of deal is really up to Chelsea and the myriad of coaches around him.
  13. 10. Eden Hazard

    You see that’s how stats and ratings fool you. You are used to KDB and hazard, so you are overrating lukaku. Lukaku is a player who did and does well in counter attacking situations. That’s why he did ok against Brazil and great for Everton for ex. he will never repeat that for United imo because he will not see the same spaces to run into. so, in terms of valuation, he’s just not that high because for a top club he just doesn’t fit in that well.
  14. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Don’t love him, even if it sounds that I do when I defend him, but certainly don’t hate him. alonso is a very good player who is playing well below his level. Whether that’s system or phase, not for me to say. regarding the comment, he’s spot on! Most overrated team in the world - Drogba says hi!
  15. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Thanks for the writeup. The only risk here is that we'd lose the first 6mo leverage. The only leverage the club has atm is the 1 and a half year and the fact the club can remove him from rotation entirely (until his contract runs out), which would prob be pretty detrimental to his development. The talk with him, or likely, his agent would be that we cannot guarantee any playing time unless the player extends his contract... In all honestly 30mi for him is peanuts and the club should never take that.
  16. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    on mac... videos did not play Could have tweaked, but try not do do that on work comp. Could have switched to a windows box though.
  17. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    was on work computer, so no game... All links ask you to install a lot of (questionable) crap.
  18. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Don't think that's the issue with Emerson - there is certainly an issue (likely tactical) because he should be getting minutes with alonso struggling. No, I don't think of him as a liability as others here do, but he's clearly playing below what he used to, even compared to the start of the season. The issue concerning set pieces is that we have a VERY VERY short squad. We really only have 3 players capable of winning headers: the 2 CBs and Alonso. And by headers, I mean any aerial duels being in midfield, attack, or defense. It would be a bit better if we had a proper striker or false nine, but we don't. Eden is really NOT a very good false nine. We lose our key player and gain very little with him there.
  19. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    he just lost an important game - leave him alone. How did he play (against Spurs)? Considering the lack of understanding with his teammates, naturally. But did he look lively? Tracked back when necessary not letting players walk past him. Did he make runs without the football? The game was held hostage in ESPN+ so likely no one saw it in the US.
  20. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    When you play false 9, without a dedicated striker, you are far more likely to have possession and far less likely to score goals. It's a choice the manager makes depending on the quality of the opposition. Had we had an actual good striker, or a proper false nine, of course the decision would have been much easier. Even good crossers are wasted since we actually play with midgets up front (no aerial game whatsoever). Spurs are the better side with players who have been playing together much longer.
  21. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Hint: this is a test. Do you think Alonso's life is easier or harder that CHO is playing on the left?
  22. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    He does, but that's something we have to accept about younger players, and especially, youngsters. Otherwise we cannot ask that they get minutes.
  23. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Likely the only reason why he's still here (no subs yet).
  24. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Fair enough. Like I said, I just had some trouble detecting the nuance in some of your posts sometimes. It's certainly (at least) partly my fault. This clarifies a lot, thank you. Incidentally, not much of a disagreement there. Back to topic (CHO) and in summary: it ate my bullets!! no way I'm writing that again
  25. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I basically said: is Sarri, in your opinion, selecting the wrong players? simple question.