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Thomas Williams

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  1. Romelu Lukaku

    I hope you guys realize Drogba had 22 goals COMBINED in his first two season in the EPL, over 55 games Lukaku has 27 goals in his first two seasons with West Brom and over 59 games. Granted, Lukaku will almost certainly never reach Drogba levels, and Drogba did a lot more than just score. But drogba was also 25 when he started the EPL, not 18 like Lukaku (although Drogba started his professional career much later). Lukaku Drogba was able to be integrated into a Chelsea side a lot better than our current one, and he was even more raw than Lukaku is now. I don't see why Lukaku would be any different.
  2. Eden Hazard

    Eh, I agree, but those issues aren't THAT profound. A better passer in our midfield would be really handy, but IMO Luiz has done well lately (excluding last game when he was injured). Matic also looks like he can play a decent pass most of the time, again, excluding our last embarrassment. Someone like kroos or gundogan would be nice, but even they have their off games just like any player. In terms of upgrading our fullbacks, frankly there just aren't a whole lot of fullbacks out there who are better. Yeah, Alaba is really good at contributing to attack, but besides him, Lahm, and a few others, the only ones who attack better sacrifice too much defensively for my taste. I really think one REALLY clinical finisher would hide almost all our problems, and you have to be realistic, no one has a perfect squad. Look at the best teams, City-aguero, Barca- Messi, Real-CR7, Dortmund- Lewandowski, PSG- Ibra and Cavani, Atletico- Costa. Even though Bayern only has Mandzukic, he's a lot better than what we currently have, and they also have Muller and Robben who are goal scoring machines. All we have is Hazard, who in my opinion is a true playmaker who is so good he also scores goals, like Ribery, and shouldn't be relied on to be your #1 scorer. If we had a striker perform as well for us as any of those teams I mentioned, we would be as good as anyone in the world in my opinion. (Doesn't count as off topic because I did mention Hazard =P)
  3. PSG v Chelsea

    If you made a best 11 of PSG and Chelsea you would have a scary good team
  4. The English Football Thread

    Am I the only one who wouldn't mind us blowing our whole transfer budget on him this summer if we can? There is no way we'd lose the title (or even Champions League) with him. We could drop Ba and Eto'o for his wages, and just recall Lukaku to back him up with torres.
  5. Oscar

    I disagree, had one of his shots been a foot closer and scored, or one of his neat little passes ended in a scoring opportunity, we would be lavishing him in praise. Recently he has been out of form but he was not playing bad today. He was getting bullied a little bit and but the ref should have called more, and in general he was linking up well and creating opportunities. Aston Villa defended very well today and the team as a whole didn't put any chances away. Poor is way too extreme in my opinion, he wasn't phenomenal, but far from poor.
  6. Eden Hazard

    True, you think refs would get by now that he doesn't dive. He prefers to jump over/dodge the outstretched legs if he can, and he hardly ever just gets muscled down. If he goes down, 9/10 it's a foul.
  7. Gaël Kakuta

    I think Chelsea should be thankful for anything North of 2m.
  8. Romelu Lukaku

    Stop! Youre going to make Moyes cry.
  9. Romelu Lukaku

    | I would have liked that too, but I think it is unlikely that Mourinho would have given him that many games. Look how much playing time Ba gets as our number 3, Lukaku probably would have been lucky to get even 10 full 90 minute games, if that. Lukaku is still very young, we have plenty of time and can make plenty of mistakes with what we do with him before he's "regressed." I don't see how any playing time is bad, I think 9 times out of 10 playing full time is good for a young player in his development. And while Everton isn't perfect, you're going to be hard pressed to find a better EPL side willing to take on a Chelsea youth as a full time player. This Everton side you're making fun of is ahead of United despite having had an ENORMOUS, and I mean ENORMOUS injury crisis the past couple of months--their football is not that bad. Last year we only had a couple more points after week 25 than they do now. They also play a 4-2-3-1, just like us, and Mirallas and Barkley are basically a poor man's Hazard and Oscar- not that different. If you think about it, it was pretty much the perfect place to loan him, and definitely an upgrade from West Brom. When he performed well there, you guys complain that he should be here at Chelsea, when he performs poorly, you say playing there is ruining him. Fact is, he IS improving his game there, and frankly Mourinho didn't think he was ready yet to start for us. Lukaku wanted more playing time so he could improve, and he's getting it. Don't see what all the fuss is about.
  10. Romelu Lukaku

    Key word there being 'yet.' I think Lukaku is causing the issue by rushing himself. If you look at the best teams in the world throughout the past, you will very rarely find a 20 year old as their stand alone striker. It's just too much pressure and too much expected out of a player that young. If Lukaku became our number one at 22, that would still be immensely young for a striker to play for a team with the quality Chelsea has. I understand that Lukaku is exceptional and he knows it, and he feels he is ready to start for Chelsea, but I don't think a couple more EPL loan spells would hurt him, especially because we know he'd get playing time. And because we can demand a loan fee, it would even be economical for Chelsea (we don't need to keep him as a backup because we're stuck with Torres, like it or not). Just think Lukaku and the fans need to be patient.
  11. Eden Hazard

    Bale, Isco, and Rodriguez are around his age- he isn't going to want to compete for minutes, even if it as at Real Madrid. Even Di Maria is pretty young. Hopefully Madrid will just keep buying up AM's and they won't feel the need for Hazard.
  12. Ashley Cole

    I still think a fresh azpi is better than a current fresh Cole, even on the left. I agree we should rotate more though.
  13. Chelsea v Everton

    I think we can all agree the Cahill-Terry is our best partnership this season, Luiz has been in some bad CB form. However, he's been looking better in midfield this year than last year, it may be worth experimenting with him in the pivot (I wouldn't mind him and Matic playing there against Everton).
  14. Nathaniel Chalobah

    How would Chalobah get playing time if 20 million pound Schurrle can't even get any? Jose doesn't like to rotate much, it was definitely a good idea to loan him (especially having MvG here). It's just a shame this one has been such a failure compared to the last.
  15. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Bayern is simply the best team I can ever think of, they have no weakness. They have world class players at every position , and a bench so strong I'm pretty sure a Bayern B team could make it semis of the UCL. It's fun to watch the decimate the Spanish giants, but I hate how they have a monopoly on all german talent. I really like Dortmund for whatever reason.