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  1. 7. N'Golo Kante

    I actually meant to write that post few hours before I posted that but Kante intercepted that too
  2. 7. N'Golo Kante

    Rumours going around that the award was going to go to Hazard but Kante intercepted it
  3. Chelsea - Spurs

    He prob is fed up the amount of times over the last few months that Costa has ruined one of his moves he has set up and it is not even an exaggeration the amount of times Hazard has done something magical, only for Costa to fuck up the move.
  4. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    His hold up play was terrific yesterday. He managed to set up so much counters and win us possession and free kicks with his play yesterday. Considering he has barely played and was coming into a game like that, he can be proud of how he performed. It is a shame because he won't get much chances to keep that momentum going and he prob will revert back to the bench.
  5. 30. David Luiz

    Would not take another CB over this guy. He is just brilliant. Even he is prone to the odd error like any other CB is because they are human, what he brings is priceless. Wins his duels, has a lot of pace for a CB, prob best vision/passing ability for a CB, scores the odd spectacular goal and just leads by example. He don't have the same hype for POTY like Kante and Hazard does, but he is certainly up there. Been magnificent this season and shut up a lot of people. I remember after we lost to Liverpool 2-1 at the Bridge in September and post-match when they have their usual discussion, Carragher and co were stating Luiz was a panic signing, was not Conte's signing and he won't be first choice once JT is back etc. Bla bla bla Now look few months later. Best CB in league. To Carragher's credit, I am sure he has owned up and admitted he has been proven wrong and even stated himself Luiz could be POTY so respect that but hindsight is just a funny thing.
  6. Chelsea - Spurs

    Been saying this for ages. In fact, just before this game started on the post match thread with us and United, I was saying how important it is to have a Pogba/Dembele type of player in long run. Dembele provides so much protection and provides all the substance for their main attacking threat to do their job. Although we won, the we were outplayed throughout that match is worrying. It s good when we use the counter to advantage but to develop as a really top side, it is important that we know to use the ball in important matches because we were getting picked off throughout the match regularly. I said before on here that Dembele is the best CM in the league for me. He can dribble, protects the back 4, lays off passes. It helps them that Dembele and Wanyama are so phycially big too. Kante is brilliant but even him is vulnerable to losing the ball. So yeah, hopefully a Naingollan type player can come in.
  7. 6. Nathan Aké

    Kalas only had 1 good game for us though. That was brilliant but Ake has shown even against Arsenal this season that he is capable of being a potential top CB. He was brilliant at the Emirates despite them losing, he was a close call for MOTM. Also he made a big impact for Bournemouth during his time there.
  8. Chelsea - Spurs

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/04/21/chelsea-manager-antonio-conte-leaves-diego-costa-sweating-fa/ Yep. Looks like Ake is starting. Conte has basically confirmed this and also might leave out Costa. I hope he goes with Wllian-Hazard-Pedro. More fluidity and unpredictability in our game. Alderweireld and Vertonghen will prefer coming up against Costa and imo will be able to neutralise him. However they would have a lot more problems with the trio of Willian, Hazard and Pedro. Has worked for us every time we have played like that this season and Costa has been shit for weeks now and needs to be shown that he is not a guaranteed starter in the team. Also on Ake, best decision if true. Deserves this chance. Has been so restricted which is unfortunate but he is the best candidate to take over from Cahill. Zouma looked rusty last week. Terry has barely played for months and has spent some of those on sidelines and don't think he is ready for this game imo and as much as it will hurt him, think Conte is making the right decision.
  9. 19. Diego Costa

    Mbappe is brilliant but if I had a choice who to lead us in a single striker formation I would go for Lukaku. I think Mbappe would find it a lot harder on his own up front for us.
  10. 19. Diego Costa

    Weird how as time moves on, it changes your perspective on things. January I was praying he was not going to have his turned as he was on fire and we needed him. Now, with a striker like Lukaku available albeit for a hefty price but who is younger and forever improving, I would rather this deal happen. He has been so off it and you can see how his head has been turned. Just total different player and total different attitude.
  11. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Really think he deserves to be in that PFA Team of the year. Rose has been brilliant but also injured for large parts too while Alonso has consistently put in good performances and has scored 5 league goals which is remarkable. The English factor helped Rose there.
  12. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    He an be very good there but yeah I highly doubt he would want to play there regularly. A lot of rumour has it that he is on his way to Liverpool in summer.
  13. Romelu Lukaku

    Yeah, well you judge a player over the whole season and Lukaku has 7 more goals....
  14. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    And people were criticizing Lukaku for not "fighting for his place". He made the right decision as very soon he will be at a top club.
  15. 6. Nathan Aké

    People can come up with all the excuses of why he came back but the reality is it what is a stupid decision to bring him back. From playing every minute at a PL club and looking very impressive to being called back to the club only to be majority of the times not even in the matchday squad.
  16. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    If I were him, I would hand in a transfer request ASAP after being left on the bench despite being 2-0 down and our team and our striker especially having arguably our worst performance of the season. The ultimate slap in the face. Feel so sorry for him. I refuse to believe he is not good enough until he is given a proper opportunity which obv will not happen,
  17. Romelu Lukaku

    Yes, I want him here next season. Has improved so much this season in all aspects of play and is on 24 league goals. All from open play ffs. Only positive thing I take from Costa's form is that hopefully Conte has already decided that he is going to make a move for this man in summer. I will be so pissed of if another PL club get him. Even if Costa decides he wants to stay here next season, we should be looking for a top striker anyway. Cost'a drop off in goals general form is really alarming. Want to see the two Belgians lining up with one another next season. We can't mess up on this one again.
  18. 24. Gary Cahill

    I knew this would happen. I know he is not everyone's favourite but people wait for him to have a poor game then pounce. The other 2 games against United this season he was top class. The game against City the other day was probably our MOTM along with Hazard but like I said then, you won't see much people giving him praise because he is the no.1 scapegoat. Opinions will always be divided but he has been a big part of our success this season. Majority of season he has been class. Not on level of Luiz but still very good.
  19. Man United 2-0 Chelsea

    Although Pogba has not been brilliant this season, you can see on top of his game, why we could do with someone like him. It is why I call Dembele the best CM in the league. We need in the long run to have a CM who can control the game, dictate tempo, shield the ball from other players. Kante is brilliant but he still has his limitations. I mean the sky sports commentators like to applaud him for every little thing he does, (not being harsh here) but he was not that good imo. He made some good tackles but was also at fault for the second goal and while he made the most passes in our team did not manage to get control of the game. That being said he was our best player but we need a Pogba/ Dembele type of player next to him. Dembele is the reason Spurs tick and keep clean sheets while scoring buckloads too. He protects the ball while laying off passes for the more potent attacking trio. Next week will show, how important he is. They will dominate the game because of him. Feel so sorry for Batshuayi. He must be tearing his hair out seeing how poor Costa is yet he can't get a minute. What a kick in the face and what pisses me off is you will get fans who say he is not good enough when he can't string more than 1 start. I would prefer to see him given a run in the team than Costa at the moment, as unlikely as it is.
  20. 19. Diego Costa

    Truly shocking right now. He ruins every move. He has become so lazy as well. Any physical duel he loses, rather than chase the ball down, he throws his arms in the air and complains to the ref. Such a cop out. He lost nearly every single duel today. Conte should have taken him off and brought on Batshuayi. How can you play so shit and be allowed to stay on. Then you people who question Lukaku's decision for leaving rather "than fight for his place". Costa deserves to lose his place based on his performances but he still gets in the team and this is why he probably is not buckling up and improving because he knows he will play. I can guarantee he starts against Spurs too. The whole team were poor today, but he was poor on another level. Hazard must get so frustrated in these lase couple months, virtually carrying the team on his own sometimes only to see Costa ruin the move.
  21. Man United 2-0 Chelsea

    At least it is only illness with Alonso and not injury and our medical team were well aware about this from morning that it might be a stretch for him so you would think we would have been prepared for this which is comforting.
  22. Man United 2-0 Chelsea

    This is why having Ake in the squad is a must. Terry and Zouma both play same positions and are not versatile. Ake can play CB/DM/LWB yet we stupidly leave him out. Just leave one of Terry or Zouma out. I know Terry is a legend but with Zouma on bench and the preferred choice after Terry, Conte should just leave Terry out, really because we could have done with Ake.
  23. Tammy Abraham

    This stat is amazing when you consider the fact how rated Dembele is now and how he is being linked with a move to a major team. Abraham already scored more goals in the same league at the same age and if he carries on he can be top class. Hopefully with us.
  24. Man United 2-0 Chelsea

    They will rotate players because Jose does not know his best team anyway. But the key players like Pogba, Ibra, DDG I assume will play. They still have a great chance of reaching top 4.
  25. Ben Gibson

    He is a very good defender. Don't judge a player by the team he plays for unless you have actually watched the player. Yeah, it is good to be linked with big names but as already proved with likes of Alonso and Moses, you don't need household names to be a good team.