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  1. Wonder how long more are people gonna find excuses for Hazard's bad performances. There may be other factors why he hasn't performed to a high level but that is only valid till a certain extent. It's almost as if people are too scared to criticize our supposed golden boy and/or fear that he's going to leave if he's not loved/appreciated that they can't judge his performances objectively; praise him when he deserves one and criticize him when he deserves it.
    12 points
  2. Come on are you really suggesting he doesn't get criticized enough? There is 570+ pages on this thread, you think it is all filled with a wankfest over Hazard? There are many over the top criticism of the boy. I think it was @Barbara, who mentioned that there is seems to be a lot of revisions of history. Apparently Oscar was only good against Juve, now according to some Hazard was only good for a few games last season. It seems like you want a unanimous opinion, you won't get that there will always be people on different aisles in discussions. Go to the Azpilicueta thread if you want to see a
    10 points
  3. If he performs for Chelsea, I personally couldn't care less what he does for Belgium. I supported him at the world cup along with all other Chelsea player, and to be fair he was quite horrible. Though if he comes back to Chelsea and has another great season is anyone really going to complain about what happened at the world cup?
    9 points
  4. From hero to zero in 2 weeks, get a grip folks.
    6 points
  5. I can understand the criticisms completely, but I'm not too worried at the moment. Yes, I agree he needs to do more. I think his 'improvement' last season wasn't a big one by any stretch of the imagination. For example, his goal tally of 17 is a bit inflated due to his 5 penalties and 3 against Newcastle (including 1 pen). I do think he would've assisted more though if our front line wasn't so below average. However, he definitely lacks the consistency at the moment to make him great. We need to see more of the dominant performances like the ones against Sunderland and Newcastle or his one ag
    6 points
  6. This inconsistency nonsense has to stop. In terms of technical ability there are only 2/3 players better than Eden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCWffAUpBBY Ambidexterity. Pace. Ball retention. Dribbling. Skill. Long shots. Finishing. Vision etc he has pretty much everything you need and in abundance. Why he's prone to "disappear" from games isn't because he's inconsistent or "hides" in the big games. His one and only weakness is his off-the-ball work as I've mentioned several times in the past, his movement simply isn't comparable to the likes of Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez. Reus etc He
    5 points
  7. I think the people who pointed out that he's far too passive and that he needs to develop some 'hunger,' raise a legitimate argument. This is a concern that people have had with Hazard all along. But these comments about him being overrated is nothing but a knee jerk reaction to his poor showing in the World Cup. When Hazard was banging them in against Newcastle, Sunderland etc how come no one was calling him overrated then? When he was voted as the best young player in the league, why weren't there any comments saying "wait hang on guys, maybe we shouldn't build a team around Hazard"? When M
    5 points
  8. Not too fussed about his poor performances at the World Cup tbh.A lot of greats have flopped before at this stage and a lot more will besides Eden for Belgium and Eden for Chelsea are two completely different players.He'll deliver the goods next season no doubt as long as he stays injury free(fingers crossed).One thing I do find a bit funny is that people are praising Robben to the heavens because of the superb season he just had and also because he has been tearing it up at the World Cup and saying Hazard should be more like him but they are forgetting that Robben himself has only developed t
    5 points
  9. The problem with Hazard's sub-par performance and Belgium overall is their manager Wilmont. No one in the team has a clue to what they should be doing on the pitch. No tempo, movement, teamwork and overall game strategy..
    5 points
  10. One of the differences between James and Hazard is that Columbia built that team around James to get the best out of him. Fuck know's what Wilmots tactics were half the time but Eden was often marginalised and pushed to the side so De Bruyne became the most important player. Still Eden does have a habit of looking a bit disinterested at times. We can all remember the games where he did decide to show up and run at his marker at every opportunity but those still aren't frequent enough. He HAS to do it in damn near every game next season and if he does he becomes one of the best players in the w
    5 points
  11. Still surreal that he's a Chelsea player.
    4 points
  12. Andre Schurrle determined to do what his Chelsea and Germany hero Michael Ballack didn't by playing in a World Cup final
    4 points
  13. It would be hilarious if they only sign one defender this summer (they need a complete overhaul in that position) and at the same time stock up on players in positions they are strong in. I do hope Brendan sticks to his word about "only playing a certain way", imagine his philosophy of last season minus Suarez in the CL
    3 points
  14. there's a reason I decided to stay out of this thread. I knew it would be coming. People seem to be so fickle these days. Some of the same mouths worshiping him as if he was the second coming a few days or weeks ago are certainly among the ones saying how horrible he is. I don't even need to read it to know, although of course, there are many level headed people here as well. I agree with you though. He's been okay in the WC as well as the Belgium side. Both have been extremely overhyped and overrated before the WC. I may have expected results wise a bit more from Hazard, but I didn't expect m
    3 points
  15. David Silva was even shittier in the WC. Doesn't mean he isn't a world class player. We shouldn't judge a player based on his performance for his NT. If Hazard continues to be so passive playing for the club, then we really have a reason to be worried. That being said, Eden does lack killer instinct.
    3 points
  16. He's just way to relaxed, takes things to easy to be a worldbeater. He got everything needed to reach that just not the mentality , i hope im wrong tough
    3 points
  17. So he offered feck all offensively yet again and people make excuses for his ineptitude. same shit, different day.
    3 points
  18. I'd worry more about Oscar and the other underperformring 'stars'. Chelsea's attack was all Hazard last season. Fickle much or just not that bright?
    3 points
  19. Brendan will continue to get bent over by tactically astute managers who have teams on a level or better than his. Hes basically the second coming of Ossie Ardilles. I will be shocked if he ever tastes victory against Mou or Van Gaal.
    2 points
  20. "Defending is easy. Anyone can coach that." Concedes ridiculous amount of goals last season. Let's see how he gets on against the elite sides in Europe if they draw any in their group. Those sides aren't going to bend over and beg for more like Norwich.
    2 points
  21. With Suarez out, and depending what United does in the transfer window they might actually go the Tottenham way. All those signings take some time to adjust, and with them doing CL it will hurt them in the PL.
    2 points
  22. I'm very disappointed mate. And he most definately deserves criticism... I was aiming at our 'fans' calling him overrated after being one of our best players for 2 years.
    2 points
  23. I'm not so sure about it. I'm sure he'd do a better job than Oscar as the CAM, but I'm not sure he'd be any better than he is on the wing for the club. To be a great CAM a player needs to have superior passing skills and vision--reading the game, awareness of his surroundings and the ability to make himself available when he doesn't have the ball--which is not that easy, because it's easier to surround the CAM than a winger. Dribbling past defenders and DMs is harder in the centre, so it's not a solution. I'm not at all sure that he'd create more chances playing as the 10. Yes, Eden would touc
    2 points
  24. That's an absolutely ludicrous statement. "He could have played better but he just didn't feel like it" Seriously?
    2 points
  25. Everything right, still you cant deny that he has had a bad WC. Everybody expected that this would be HIS tournament and he would show up. instead he was hiding 90% of the tournament, looking completely unintersted, no will, no hunger, nothing. his attitude was the most disgusting thing I have seen for a long time from a professional. this is the freaking biggsest tournament of the world and he seemed like he wouldnt give a f#ck about it. You can play bad but at least give everything. he seems to not have this attitude. as soon as the game isnt going his way, he seems not interested and annoye
    2 points
  26. If we are being 100% real, he had a horrendous world cup but all us Chelsea fans overrate and overhype him too much. Yes, he can score against Hull, or a hat-trick against Newcastle, but the reality is that he is not a player that we should build our team around. His inconsistency drives me nuts. I'll reserve my judgement until the end of next season when we have a proper striker leading the line.
    2 points
  27. Can't wait, to see JT, Zouma, Ivan, Bertrand, Matic, Van Ginkel, Romeu, Marin, Piazon, Traore, Salah, Ba and all the youngsters.
    2 points
  28. Some of the comments on here are absolutely hilarious, this is a world cup quarter final, the biggest stage of all, so many player's have rubbish games in these circumstances, it's such a hard tournament to light up, especially when you are often isolated. The reality is however he is superb, on another planet to anyone else we have, he creates chances, scores his fair share and even when he has an of day his talent is obvious, he is never going to smash the 30/40 goal mark because he isn't the type of player to shoot when others are in better positions. As for passive, with respect, please, h
    2 points
  29. I just want quiet life.
    2 points
  30. Hazard better make runs next year, because Cesc and Costa are not the friendly kids around the block and definitely very vocal.
    2 points
  31. Your evidence for calling Luiz a spoiled child .. I dont remember him complaining or sulking when he was benched, As far as I know he DIDNT ASK for a transfer. Mata has already gone and Courtois hasnt arrived yet ,, Your evidence for those statements are pitiful .
    2 points
  32. https://vine.co/v/MvXFi1rnm3i https://vine.co/v/MvHm5xxqKht
    2 points
  33. But how is a 22 yr old, who is still very much developing, ever going to improve on his offensive abilities when he's being overloaded with defensive responsibilities (at both club and national level)? If he's going to improve as a player then he needs to be on the ball all the time. He needs to be given freedom to get into dangerous positions and free to play risky passes. Think Oscar is in real danger of stagnating.
    2 points
  34. Not everyone receives a pension like you mate
    1 point
  35. LOL!Who are you referring to?
    1 point
  36. The Spaniards and Brazillians got till something like 28th July after the confederations last year, im guessing Schurrle and co will get the same.
    1 point
  37. You know, turning that question around doesn't make your statement anymore valid than it is. There are so many factors that can lead to those 80+ chances created; Hazard rotating positions during games throughout the season, meaning the chances created could come from different positions than just 1 behind the ST and unlike most of the top winger/wide players, he would rather pass or create for others than shoot at goal himself resulting in his numbers being high. Moreover, the term 'chances created' here is so vague that a simple pass to a teammate and that fella shooting from 35 yards is con
    1 point
  38. The only thing he needs to keep doing for Chelsea is to keep his pace up. Slowing down completely takes the edge off his abilities and allows defenders to double team him. Belgium were too slow and devoid of ideas, so everytime they got the ball, it was mostly debruyne crossing the ball in the box. Chelsea play quicker and it suits hazard. He should be even better with Costa and Fabregas. He didnt show passion in the WC, but neither did any one else on the belgium team. That is the only thing he can be found at faullt for. At Chelsea, the demands from a player are much higher than they were at
    1 point
  39. Has to be earlier than that. Premier League starts mid august.
    1 point
  40. a better player than you are a judge
    1 point
  41. If Roma keeps their players they will be dangerous next season. Maybe another striker and they are set. Quality defence and midfield IMO.
    1 point
  42. Hazard was never played while on 'speed'. We didnt play his game. He also didnt look for it at all! Clusterfuck for Hazard imo. Also: we have a tweedeklas trainer.
    1 point
  43. http://www.chelseafc.com/news-article/article/3960358/title/german-loan-for-thorgan-hazard?WT.mc_id=social_20140705_27309696
    1 point
  44. I said it before but I think its better we move him to CM and allow Hazard to be our number 10 as he not only is more creative than Oscar, he can also do the dirty work Oscar does
    1 point
  45. Neymar's injury might be a blessing in disguise for us and Oscar.
    1 point
  46. Didn't know Fabregas plays for Brazil...
    1 point
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