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Jason

11. Pedro Rodríguez

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He wins more headers than Costa and Matic combined and I´m not even lying.

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He's becoming a vital part of our team no matter where he plays right now.

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He's the type of player who is very determined and gives his all all the time. That's why I couldn't really hate on him last season when he was crap like everybody else, he was always determined and it's continued to this season with the difference that he's not playing in a broken team anymore and behold. He's become irreplaceable in this squad not least because he is so universal - right wing, right wing-back, left wing, left wing-back, striker. 5 players in one.

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19 hours ago, manpe said:

He's the type of player who is very determined and gives his all all the time. That's why I couldn't really hate on him last season when he was crap like everybody else, he was always determined and it's continued to this season with the difference that he's not playing in a broken team anymore and behold. He's become irreplaceable in this squad not least because he is so universal - right wing, right wing-back, left wing, left wing-back, striker. 5 players in one.

When he joined us I couldn't have been happier. He seemed to be just what we needed and looked to be a upgrade on Willian and a proper ballance at last to Eden.

But I was so disapointed that he just didn't seem to have anything in him at all worth shouting about. And TBH I'd got to the stage where I wondered if he was some sort of clone!

But hats off to the lad hes changed my mind about him totally.

I always had this image of him as a happy,funny always smilling guy. Not that thats bad but sometimes you just think when does it become serious to him. But guys I tell ya - his facial features change when hes on his game. He kinda channels a demonic Freddy Mercury character. Love that sort of passion.

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But I still think we could get better and hopefully Pedro can stay pushing away and giving us great depth.

Tho Ive still not forgiven him for this!

 

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4 hours ago, Unionjack said:

Tho Ive still not forgiven him for this!

(Posts like this is what makes you so valuable here, so you better boomerang right back after your little hike.)

I wanted to say regarding that Pedro miss what I loved about it was how he just laughed it off half embarrassed and half in disbelief :D I like characters like this more than those who start sulking. I don't even consider reaction like that "carelessness" or whatever, it just shows he enjoys and has fun playing football.

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On April 6, 2017 at 5:04 PM, manpe said:

He's the type of player who is very determined and gives his all all the time. That's why I couldn't really hate on him last season when he was crap like everybody else, he was always determined and it's continued to this season with the difference that he's not playing in a broken team anymore and behold. He's become irreplaceable in this squad not least because he is so universal - right wing, right wing-back, left wing, left wing-back, striker. 5 players in one.

Without meaning to sound like a Torres apologist Pedro is the type of player that needs a good set up to show his class, he was doomed playing Jose ball were the attackers have to look after themselves almost. Play a system with a lot of movement and combination play and you have a top player, there's a reason it took someone as good as Suarez to shaft him at Barca.

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On 06/04/2017 at 6:04 PM, manpe said:

He's the type of player who is very determined and gives his all all the time. That's why I couldn't really hate on him last season when he was crap like everybody else, he was always determined and it's continued to this season with the difference that he's not playing in a broken team anymore and behold. He's become irreplaceable in this squad not least because he is so universal - right wing, right wing-back, left wing, left wing-back, striker. 5 players in one.

I remember Barca wanted to utilise him as RB. While it probably wouldnt work long term, its amazing how can same player be considered as striker and defender on top level.

That said he has been outstanding this season. Not just good and hardworking, but also crucial with goals and assists in many games. Kind of irreplacable atm. It makes me wonder if we will actualy go for top RW like Sanchez or Bernardo if Pedro finishes season on such good form, only to be replaced next season.

Considering we seriously need to strenghten midfield and wings, possibly with Costa gone, a new top striker too, our RW might not be a priority after all. 

That said, I think Douglas Costa would be great addition, alot more realistic and cheaper than either Bernardo/Sanchez. Also the type of player who can cause all sorts of problems with his power, speed and trickery. 

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The best scenario is buying a top winger, but just for once, not making them an automatic starter before even playing a single game for the club. It keeps them on their toes, keeps our in-form player happy, and eventually 1 of our 2 wingers will get injured or have loss of form, at which point -new signing- comes in, hopefully fights hard to try and earn a spot, and finally we've got healthy competition for places and genuine headaches each game about which players should start.

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1 hour ago, BlueLyon said:

I remember Barca wanted to utilise him as RB. While it probably wouldnt work long term, its amazing how can same player be considered as striker and defender on top level.

That said he has been outstanding this season. Not just good and hardworking, but also crucial with goals and assists in many games. Kind of irreplacable atm. It makes me wonder if we will actualy go for top RW like Sanchez or Bernardo if Pedro finishes season on such good form, only to be replaced next season.

Considering we seriously need to strenghten midfield and wings, possibly with Costa gone, a new top striker too, our RW might not be a priority after all. 

That said, I think Douglas Costa would be great addition, alot more realistic and cheaper than either Bernardo/Sanchez. Also the type of player who can cause all sorts of problems with his power, speed and trickery. 

Why would being cheaper matter? Chelsea have money. Get top quality whenever you can.

Sanchez is better than Costa. Costa was a monster in those first few months after joining Bayern but he's back on earth for a while now. Of course, if Chels have no chance of getting a player like Sanchez and others like him then, yeah, sure. But there's a reason why a 34-year-old Ribery still gets the nod over him when he's fit.

Can't believe Ribery is still performing at 34. Especially with his injury history. Same goes for Robben on the opposite flank but he's always been very underrated. Same could happen to Hazard if he doesn't excel in the CL. That was Ribery's problem.

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2 hours ago, manpe said:

(Posts like this is what makes you so valuable here, so you better boomerang right back after your little hike.)

I wanted to say regarding that Pedro miss what I loved about it was how he just laughed it off half embarrassed and half in disbelief :D I like characters like this more than those who start sulking. I don't even consider reaction like that "carelessness" or whatever, it just shows he enjoys and has fun playing football.

Well in most things if I cock up and do summet similar to that  I call myself a twat then make sure I try to make up for it.

Our lads always look like theyre having fun in training. Like the other day Luiz smacking JT in the crown jewels, and that normally means you got a good team. But Id like to see more of that when they come out onto the pitch. You can yell with like Eden and Cescy if theyre going to have a goodun cause their characters show straight out. Eden comes on doing his boogie looking like hes got invisible headphones on and Cescy is really pumped up slapping everyone.

Now if we could bottle that or find out what gets Diego buzzin then we would make a fortune!

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Pedro really shouldn't be playing in the away games against the big teams, especially when we're gonna play on the counter. Better off using Willian, who's better at dribbling, protecting the ball, bringing it out from deep areas and turning defence into offense. In fact, we're probably better off playing Pedro in home games and Willian in the away games.

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9 hours ago, Jason said:

Pedro really shouldn't be playing in the away games against the big teams, especially when we're gonna play on the counter. Better off using Willian, who's better at dribbling, protecting the ball, bringing it out from deep areas and turning defence into offense. In fact, we're probably better off playing Pedro in home games and Willian in the away games.

Willian has been useless this season bar a couple of games. We aren't particularly blessed with options right now.

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1 hour ago, Mufassir08 said:

Willian has been useless this season bar a couple of games. We aren't particularly blessed with options right now.

I don't disagree but to be fair and I know it's easy to say this, it's hard for any player to gain any sort of form when he's not playing much. Both Pedro and Willian have their strengths and weaknesses and should be used accordingly and I just think yesterday, away from home against one of the bigger sides, Willian would have been much more effective.

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6 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

What a winner. You can tell that he was part of one of the greatest teams in football history. Superb season, coming up with huge goals everywhere. 

Loved the celebration too, saw what it meant to him and the team. And the supporter on the loose :lol: 

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Mentioned it in the match thread ... This guy brings lot of passion, commitment and energy into the side... something which is hard to find these days ... He gets lot of stick but he has been a difference for us on numerous occasions this season. He's been a very important piece in Conte's plan of dominance. 

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