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Everything posted by Hostedenis

  1. Michy Batshuayi

    Over at Olympique Marseille during an interview he once confessed he sometimes couldn't sleep the night before game-day and then he'd often watch Spongebob episodes to calm his nerves. Fans that saw the interview gave him some friendly banter for it and sang the Spongebob song whenever he had the ball the game following the interview. He replied after that, by carrying a Spongebob rucksack to football games. Glad to see he's still sporting the Spongebob rucksack at the Bridge!! Maybe we should somehow embed Spongebob in the song we'll inevitably make about him and sing for him?! Anyway, great to still see him use this rucksack and appreciate some more fan-interaction! This guy is quickly growing on me and it's also because of how great he is with fans.
  2. The English Football Thread

    Too bad this forum doesn't allow disliking posts
  3. 7. N'Golo Kante

  4. Nemanja Matic

    I did not expect your comment to, strangely enough, be this truthful
  5. Stamford Bridge thread

    Can't believe they won't let Michy leave the grounds... Let the guy find an appartment ffs
  6. Non-Chelsea Transfer Pub

    What's up with all the negativity man? I get that you're not happy, I think there's more people on this forum that would like to see things differently, but you know you can still stick with your team right? I think Kante & Batshuayi have been 2 great signings! Yes I too would welcome a good CB and fullback. And my god we won our last three games. The play/difference/dominance might not have been as you'd like, but we couldn't have done better than 6 points in the EPL and progressed to the next round in the EFL. So what's up what all the negativity?
  7. Kalidou Koulibaly

    If you believe it's that easy, well then just do it! You'll earn a lot more than 100k
  8. Eden Hazard

    Talking of executions, good thing Adrian moved or Hazard would have been charged with murder otherwise
  9. Eden Hazard

    I was surprised to see him smash in the penalty like that! I've seen calls for Kante, Diego and Ivanovic for MOTM, but Eden gets my vote. He's lively again! Good to see him on the scoresheet, that's the first of twenty this season!
  10. Branislav Ivanovic

    I can't look the other side and forget all the woeful performances he's put in for us in the past year, but give credit where credit is due: he wasn't that bad today. Misplaced some passes/shots, wasn't amazing but did well overall. Hope he can keep it up!
  11. Michy Batshuayi

    Next two games are against burnley and watford though, maybe Conte will play two strikers from the start? *wishfull thinking*
  12. The English Football Thread

    I agree, which is why I said it looks like we'll have Zouma/Koulibaly. Not a certainty. I do hope Zouma can return to the form he was in previous to his injury.
  13. The English Football Thread

    Tomorrow'll be too soon, but shortly thereafter looks like we'll have Zouma - Koulibaly. Doesn't sound too bad, although I've yet to see how they do as CB partners.
  14. Kalidou Koulibaly

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing... Honestly, no one expected he would turn into one of the, if not the best defender in the bpl last season. I'd like to see if he can keep it up this season, but I'm a fan of his (I don't rate Vertonghen that highly though). But complaining that we could've had him for 11.5m pounds doesn't get us anywhere. With that logic, we could've not bought Torres from Liverpool, gotten Pogba when United let him go by probably offering 3m (twice what Juve paid), Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon and many other players... Hindsight is 20/20 they say, but of course that's assuming the players would turn out to be as good as they are now because they would've followed a different trajectory through their lives (different coaches, managers, trainings, teammates, ...) but let's not get too deep here
  15. The Conte Thread

    Now what wil Hazard put on his post-game hamburgers?
  16. Non-Chelsea Transfer Pub

    And to think we signed Hazard (2x young POTY & 1 POTY in French league 1) for just £32m back in 2012!!!
  17. Toby Alderweireld

    Too bad we didn't went for him when Spurs did. I rate this guy highly!
  18. Kalidou Koulibaly

    Please Jesus, give me K2!!
  19. John Terry

    fixed that for you
  20. The Conte Thread

    Sums up my thoughts exactly, I agree almost completely, except for 5 & 8. Iva can be both CB/RB backup. And even in 4-2-4 if we're in need of a goal I'd play two real strikers and Hazard on LW. Not always, but when we're playing offensively. And which CB's would you play if everyone fit? I'd play Zouma + Terry, or Zouma + new CB.
  21. Nathaniel Chalobah

    never noticed how alike they look
  22. Tactics/Formations thread

    I don't think that's such a good formation... With Kenedy and Willian we have pace on the sides and we have width, but against any decent opposition I'm afraid we'd always lose the battle for midfield with Hazard not doing much defensive work and two forwards. We'd have a very offensive line-up but with only three defenders (and Willian and Kenedy helping in defense as fullbacks as well) we'd have to pick the ball out of our own net too often I'm afraid. Plus we haven't got Bonucci. And allthough I'm curious as to how we'd do with a 3-5-2 I'm afraid Conte won't play one and stick with the 4-2-4. This is very solid in defense and we would not concede many goals. We have a slow back three (apart from Zouma) and with a defensive midfield (not only Matic as DM but also Kante as btb) plus Dave as fullback and Willian who allthough a winger does do his defensive duties I can see this defense work. However, the offense isn't good, I'm afraid. With Fabregas feeding balls to Hazard and Costa we'd have some creativity but everything is going through the middle and there's no width. And we know Dave is terrible offensively (although I like the guy)... I think, with the players we currently have, our best line-up (in the 4-2-4 Conte will play) is something like: And if we need more goals then get Pedro off, move Hazard to his position, and put Michy Batman on (or in case Pedro is performing well and willian isn't, get willian of for Bats and move Hazard to Willian's position). Allthough that defence needs fixing. I'd welcome 1 CB and 1 FB, preferably a LB, so Azpi can take Iva's position and Terry can be a sup. We'd have a good bench as well, Matic for CM, Cuadrado/Kenedy for wingers, Michy/Remy for striker or second striker, Terry/Cahill for CB and Iva for FB. And Begovic for GK of course.
  23. Diego Costa

    Not gonna happen I think. In what world would we sell Diego Costa for £40m and buy Lukaku for £60m? That's putting us back in the striker department AND £20m! I mainly think Costa's injured. Don't see him leave.
  24. Kalidou Koulibaly

    I heard (but who knows?) they're looking at spending that newly acquired Juve money on Higuain's replacement and are thinking of placing a bid for Lacazette. But with all these made-up rumours, who knows what is happening?
  25. Nemanja Matic

    Matic was soooo good in our title-winning season. But apparently that's an unpopular opinion on this board after his horrible season this year.