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  1. It's a no brainer, he is absolute quality and we should be buying him without hesitation. He came on last night and took the tempo of the game into his control, he's such a good player.
    3 points
  2. You should be the most happy of us all because you had us down to finish closer to mid table than where we are now. Shite? really? Flawed i'll give but shite? For the same reason they didn't in 16/17 until it got to the point they would look too stupid if they carried on denying so, back that season they were panning the Pep/Jose title race narrative all summer so held on for as long as possible before begrudgingly admitting how spectacularly wrong they got it, while this summer it was all about how Liverpool's window is going to elevate them into a title race, give City a seri
    2 points
  3. I never said Salah was a striker. I said he’s more of a pure striker than Firmino. If you’re playing more advanced and are the predominant finisher, you’re more of a striker than a player shifting deeper acting as a playmaker. I don’t care where your name sits on a team sheet. It’s your role that counts. I wouldn’t compare Salah with Morata, Morata with Firmino or Firmino with Salah as their roles vary too much and they’re incomparable.
    2 points
  4. Salah is a wide forward. Firmino a central striker (who was converted from a 10), Ronaldo was a wide forward at Real (now best to think of him as a 9 at Juventus I would say), Benzema a striker. Yes they may play more advanced the wide forwards as opposed to the 9s in those teams but when you consider their goal scoring records it's not hard to see why. But it doesn't/didn't make them strikers... Don't see what the fuss is about, when I'm comparing Morata or Giroud I'm comparing them to number 9s in other teams, Kane, Firmino, Lacazette, Aubamayang, Gabriel Jesus, Aguero etc, not Salah, Mane,
    2 points
  5. I agree with BlueLyon. Salah is more of a striker in Liverpool than Firmino, he gets more chances than Brasilian. Unlike Morata who gets most of the chances in our team. For same reason you should compare Morata to Cristiano Ronaldo (LW) and not to Mandžukić. Or to Reals' Cristiano Ronaldo, and not to Benzema, who played supporting role for CR, even if he plays at central forward position.
    2 points
  6. We should buy him. We need to keep our strength in depth in the midfield. If we spend a lot of money on Drinkwater and Baka, he is worth it.
    2 points
  7. Kid gets his first call up. Looks and plays so much like Pirlo its freaky. He would be a wonderful purchase, expensive but fits with our philosophy of buy them young. If we manage to continue with Sarri for a few years this kid could develop beautifully next to Ampadu/CHO/RLC/Mount. Especially since we seem to be lacking this style of player in the academy and in our older ranks.
    1 point
  8. Jorginho and Kovacic are two of the most intuitive MF'ers we have had in the last decade. Absolute class.
    1 point
  9. We must retain him. Absolute quality.
    1 point
  10. Community Shield is a glorified friendly. It's a preseason trophy, just like the Champions Cup (or whatever the name it's called). The real season starts when the PL starts, not the CS. So yes, Chelsea is the only undefeated team in Europe this season. However, this quote was taken from a different thread, but I would like to discuss it here... Until we win the league, or massively improve our squad in January, there's always going to be doom and gloom this season. Why? We won yesterday but I'm still pissed off. No, not because we played crap and we were VERY lucky to get the
    1 point
  11. Mertens was a risk as a striker aswell at napoli it paid off for sarri last season ? If any manager could turn Fekir into a good striker it's sarri
    1 point
  12. Didier Drogba retires with defeat in USL Cup final https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11548825/didier-drogba-retires-with-defeat-in-usl-cup-final Hope we find him a position at the club now.
    1 point
  13. I think there are different interpretations of “striker” but not “pure striker”. Pure by definition means “not mixed with anything else”. Strikers that are pure include Zlatan, Lewandowski, Kane, Morata, etc. They’re poachers. Their role is to get into the box and score and not do much else. Firmino does not fall under this category as I consider him a false 9, which makes him more of a decoy/advanced attacking midfielder. Salah, like Ronaldo at Madrid, drifts into the centre at will. Therefore, his role is a lot more similar to a pure striker’s largely due to the fact he’s a finisher and play
    1 point
  14. Haha I see. Well in that case if you want to simplify, then you should call these players forwards, not strikers, because striker is already type of forward (like striker, wide/left/right forward, centre forward, raumdeuter, poacher, secondary/supporting striker, false 9,...) Calling all these "striker" has been accepted by most fans to simplify things, but techicaly its just wrong. Every striker is a forward, but not every forward is a striker.
    1 point
  15. I never got that feel about Modric. He is world class in ball retention, runs and passing. But to me Rakitic is way better shooter for example. But yeah both are better than Kova. Speaking of Kova, it will be interesting what we do in the summer. I love his technical ability, its miles ahead of RLC or Barkley, but right now it feels he would be more of a luxury signing with all the midfielders we have. Barkley managed to bench him. Yet again without Kova, our midfield again becomes rather weak in quality. Hopefuly he improves, cements his spot in 11 and gives some scoring proweness
    1 point
  16. Good to see his move paid off, winning a trophy.. oh wait he could of been doing that here. Anyway he was a bit better than average, was a good move for us to get rid of him. Pity his career sort of slowed down after that first 2 seasons where there was mixed performances, there was something there although we only seen in fits and spurts, doubt he'd ever make it as a number 10 at a top team which we were aspiring to be, his stats weren't consistent enough for that.
    1 point
  17. This. Salah plays more advanced than Firmino despite Firmino being played centrally. Salah is more of a traditional striker in Liverpool’s system than Firmino is. Same goes with Benz and Ronaldo.
    1 point
  18. Dybala would obviously play instead of Giroud but that doesnt make him striker either, he would be CF. What secondary striker? CF is similar to false nine. Striker is striker. Secondary or supporting striker is the player who supports main striker. Different roles. I dont know where you looked for the terminology, but literaly everyone will say the same, I didnt make it up. Except for people who dont know the difference or say it not to confuse others, there have always been CF and striker differences. Its all about the role, not position. Thats like saying Jorginho is same l
    1 point
  19. I really don't know where you get all of this information from but fair play. You put some real quality effort into your posts. Qudos to you.
    1 point
  20. Former Chelsea star Oscar leads Shanghai SIPG to first Chinese Super League title Winner winner, noodles for dinner,wherever he may be! https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2018/11/7/18071994/former-chelsea-star-oscar-leads-shanghai-sipg-to-first-chinese-super-league-title
    1 point
  21. As someone who never saw anything special about him at Monaco (much less with us), scouting and signing is never a sure thing and things are much easier in hindsight. hiwever, I cannot imagine a club like Barcelona or even city (with Guardiola or not given they embraced the style) ever going for a player who never really showed the particular things those clubs look for. I am glad that our new signings are going the right direction.
    1 point
  22. We would regret selling Kante. Managers don't last over 2-3 years here, players do. I expect Sarri to be sacked in that timeframe also, possibly earlier. The team will eventually implode like it always does. The next manager would find no real DMs in this squad or somebody half the payer Kante is if we sold him.
    1 point
  23. Maybe we can get Baka to grow a mohawk and we'll have "the new Nainggolan"?
    1 point
  24. Chelsea are battling with Internazionale, Roma and Sampdoria for Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, who has been dubbed "the new Pirlo" due to his playmaking skills and shabby haircut, according to Calciomercato. Brescia rejected two bids from Roma and Sampdoria worth around €12m (£10.5m) in the summer with Chelsea prepared to go as high as €20m (£17.5m) for the 18-year-old. But Inter plan to make an approach in January and then loan the midfielder back to Brescia for 18 months.
    1 point
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