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Tobey Gibson

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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At 4:22 some crazy skills. :D So elegant and comfortable on the ball...

On the other side, Abraham was really poor.

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Can play in a 3 or 2 in attack and also a 2 or 3 in midfield. Should be brought back instead of Barkley. If anything, we should maybe get Vidal in for a few seasons and have RLC understudy him. Sell Drinkwater. Then we’d have Vidal, Kante, Bakayoko, RLC and Cesc for CM. Much better than what we have now, and literally only bought in one player. 

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4 minutes ago, Pizy said:

It's been so obvious for ages that he's the prototypical #8. A midfielder who bursts forward with pace and power and uses his supreme physique and athleticism like a prime Yaya Toure. Why Conte tried to use him as more of a forward still confuses me to this day.

We were right to send him on loan because he's still raw and needs to play every week. Seeing lots of kneejerkers on Twitter (mostly from non-Chelsea fans) saying we we idiots for doing so. If he continues to develop like this he'll be a huge asset for us next season and our midfield options will be insane. Imagine a midfield 3 of Kante, Baka, and RLC. We'd bully everyone off the pitch.

Goes without saying that now we have Drinkwater and have RLC to return next summer we have zero need to still be after Ross Barkley. Would be a total waste of money.

Drinkwater was the waste of money. Instead of having a midfield of let’s say RLC, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas & Vidal next year we’ll have Drinkwater instead. 

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2 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

Drinkwater was the waste of money. Instead of having a midfield of let’s say RLC, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas & Vidal next year we’ll have Drinkwater instead. 

Let's at least see him make 10 or so appearences for us before we declare that, mate! :P

Anyways, I don't foresee midfield being a problem for us assuming Kante stays fit. It's our attack that needs upgrading.

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3 hours ago, The Skipper said:

Drinkwater was the waste of money. Instead of having a midfield of let’s say RLC, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas & Vidal next year we’ll have Drinkwater instead. 

I think Cesc is done after this season. Even if he stays, he will normally just be a sub. Chelsea cannot go another two windows without putting more into their centre mid and wingback positions. Won't be a need for Cesc's slow legs as a starter if CFC make the right moves.

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I think Ruben should be playing in a 4-3-3 where the CMs alternate getting forward. He would be a perfect player to have combining with Eden on the left CM area regularly, but FFS we need a good LB. 

Even with Ruben potentially returning to Chelsea, I still say CFC need a couple of better centre midfielders from the market to supplement Kante. So, to summarize that point of view: our future midfield consists of Kante, RLC and....... WHO for quality starters? I'm fine with Danny D. because he knows Kante, but Cesc and Tiemoue?

Right now, I am not even going to count Cesc and Tiemoue as legit starters for the future unless Bakayoko show us more once we have a more complete squad. As much a Tiemoue is underwhelming right now, I don't want to judge players harshly when our side has clear deficiencies around our formation.

Fucking stupid how Chelsea limp through seasons with mediocre players as starters and bench players year after year and we try to make premature judgments about young players stepping into our side without quality support around them.

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I have no idea what Hodgson is thinking playing him on the right side of a 4-4-2. Almost as bad as Antonio playing him in the front three.

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8 hours ago, El P. said:

At 4:22 some crazy skills. :D So elegant and comfortable on the ball...

On the other side, Abraham was really poor.

Looks like RLC is going to be ready for us next season, Tammy on the other hand still very2 raw. I will let him stay in swansea for another season

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8 hours ago, Hybrid Angel said:

I have no idea what Hodgson is thinking playing him on the right side of a 4-4-2. Almost as bad as Antonio playing him in the front three.

RLC in our 3-4-3 is equally as suited to playing as one of the forward two as to playing in the midfield two, if not more suited. Last night I was under the impression we played a diamond in which case it's fair enough. I think people get themselves tied into knots on where RLC's position is, but he's shown a lot of qualities that for now he's best in a more forward role, nothing wrong with that.

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I must say some fans are so weird. Back then when RLC did nothing yet, everyone hyped him in the sky, now that he is actualy having very good season, majority says he aint good enough for us and we need to buy buy buy new midfielders.

Hell, so many hypocrites, crying after De Bruyne and others we sold, blaming Mou and board for this, but if given chance now to  develop RLC into very good player, most of those same fans would just buy top midfielder and loan RLC out again.

Funny world isnt it.

If RLC has whole season as good as past couple months, I think he deserves a chance in first team before we buy more midfielders, even if it hinders our success next season, its long term project, we could have english player in first 11 for maybe next 10 years. By no meaning he is good enough already, but he should be given playtime in this team to further develop under Conte instead of splashing big money on top midfielders who will limit his chances.

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2 hours ago, BlueLyon said:

I must say some fans are so weird. Back then when RLC did nothing yet, everyone hyped him in the sky, now that he is actualy having very good season, majority says he aint good enough for us and we need to buy buy buy new midfielders.

Hell, so many hypocrites, crying after De Bruyne and others we sold, blaming Mou and board for this, but if given chance now to  develop RLC into very good player, most of those same fans would just buy top midfielder and loan RLC out again.

Funny world isnt it.

If RLC has whole season as good as past couple months, I think he deserves a chance in first team before we buy more midfielders, even if it hinders our success next season, its long term project, we could have english player in first 11 for maybe next 10 years. By no meaning he is good enough already, but he should be given playtime in this team to further develop under Conte instead of splashing big money on top midfielders who will limit his chances.

My view is that he's never been given enough playtime, nor in the right position to gradually gain confidence and make an impact at 1st team level for Chelsea. It's often the same with young Chelsea players, but Ruben hasn't been put into the mix in the right way yet, nor consistently played to adapt in centre midfield. 

 

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Still think he’ll go on loan again next year. If he continues playing at Palace and developes then again next year at some other club it would be a good move, he’s better playing every week than being an impact sub and playing cup games here because he’s not starting a game ahead of Cesc, Kanté or Bakayoko when they are even playing to 70% of their abilities. As of talk of Arturo Vidal, not a chance in hell thats happening, 50m for a 30+ y/o? Not a chance. 

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On 11/10/2017 at 11:48 PM, Hybrid Angel said:

I have no idea what Hodgson is thinking playing him on the right side of a 4-4-2. Almost as bad as Antonio playing him in the front three.

Meanwhile Fabian Delph is playing left wing-back. 

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49 minutes ago, -Kaplan- said:

Meanwhile Fabian Delph is playing left wing-back. 

And that hides a lot of Delph's weaknesses, but also showcases the stronger areas of his game. Exactly the opposite of Ruben being played in the front three.

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It is important to keep the hypelow . If you hear what the English pundits keep saying about young English talent, you will start  thinking that Delle Ali is better than Messi or Rlc is better than Fabregas.

Imo looks like Rlc is going to be ready for us next season but not to start every week. He need to be part of the rotation and prove to Conte that he should be starting. 

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