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Everything posted by Vincent

  1. Valid point, although i rather not look at clubs like Manchester United. If you look at the most succesful clubs in the last decade, they all had players that wore the identity of the club they were playing for. And as i said, not necessarily leaders, but players you think of when you think about a certain club in a certain period. If you look at clubs in their prime, they all had these kind of players, and it definitely doesn't have to be players that been at the club since they were young. It might help, but some players adapt easier, and have a different mentality than others. L
  2. Do we have a leader? A player that is proud to be a Chelsea player, and not just proud to be a player at a big club. A player that really feels connected to this club and wears our DNA. I am aware of the fact that these kind of players are rare, but these are the kind fo players we used to have. A leader like Terry of even Frank himself. These were the kind of players that would fight for our club and for the head of our managers. We don't have the type of players you'll win a war with, which we had with Drogba, Ballack, Carvalho, Ivanovic, Essien and many others. Not necessarily the best lead
  3. Maybe this could be our 'turning point' like we were for Arsenal, but that might be just wishful thinking.
  4. "Since the beginning of October, Arsenal Football Club have had more foul throw-ins (5) than Premier League goals (4)."
  5. Abraham doesn't have a clue what to do with Ziyech's crosses, should have brought Giroud earlier. They've been on the pitch together for only 4 minutes for fucks sake. A player with a good pass and cross together on the field with Giroud, it's not rocket science.
  6. Agree. Not sure why you quote me, unless its an addition to what i've said or an answer to the member i questioned.
  7. Has done really well in the pre-season. And since vd Beek was left out of the squad for transfer negotiations, we might get to see him for a full season at Ajax. Not been his biggest fan, and still not convinced, but really curious to see him for a full season.
  8. Why is he not captain material according to you? I think for us as fans it's really hard to notice the mutual bond and respect between players. I think a captain should be someone who is respected by the manager and the entire squad really. Lampard, working day in day out with his team, probably has an idea what he wants and expects from a captain, and apparently that's Azpilicuate right now. Also, if you look at our captains in the history, all of them could handle themselves quite well, English wise. Different story for Thiago Silva, from what i've seen.
  9. Such an absolute brilliant no-look header-assist by Hudson-Odoi today
  10. We finished 6th when we won the Champions League though Yes, great player! And fun to see players and a team like Lyon i usually never see, because i simply don't follow their league. Personally my favourite is their number 25, Caqueret. I really see a bright future ahead of him.
  11. Vincent


    I think we agree on most things, i only mentioned Ziyech's and Wililan's qualities as a winger to show each of their players' strength lays elsewhere. And besides i'd be surprised if Ziyech puts up better numbers than Willian has produced. I even doubt if Ziyech will be continiously playing as a winger for the next 2-3 seasons. I believe Ziyech is physically wise very average or below average, which doesn't mean he cannot succeed at Chelsea or in the Premier League though. I'd say Pulisic is physically ahead of most players, just look at his neck he could swallow Ziyech's head
  12. Vincent


    There is something to say for the better teammates, on the other hand Ajax was in a flow that i've never seen Chelsea in. Plus for example, a striker at a topclub has less space upfront than a striker at Aston Villa. He's a very different player than Willian is, so i don't think its a fair comparison. Ziyech is more the type of player that needs space for a cross, in stead of using speed and tricks to get past defenders.
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    I find it remarkable how the big majority of the people here think Ziyech is going to succeed at Chelsea so easily. I think he will have big problems adapting to the Premier League, although i obviously hope he does well. I've seen him so many times and am simply not convinced and yes, he did very well in the Champions League. But let's be clear, how many games have you seen him in the Champions League? We can say we're lucky that we've signed him and the competition has been asleep, but i highly doubt that.
  14. I am not sure how to interpretate your post. I fell in love with Chelsea not because of their money or their prizes, and if we would have won very little or nothing without Abramovich, i would be fine with that. I believe that if Everton would have win the Premier League, their level of contentment, satisfaction would reach so much further than ours. Since we are basically obliged to win prizes with Roman's helping hand. It sort of feels like playing a game, but let one of my siblings fight the endboss. I also believes it shows in the current games, with less expectations, because of the trans
  15. What are your thoughts on that? I've been a fan prior to the Abramovich era, and i believe Chelsea had a good squad for years before Abramovich came to Chelsea. We qualified for Europa every year, either Uefa Cup or the Champions Leugue. Abramovich has been important for years but we've also lost some of our identity throughout the years.
  16. Walker was already sprinting towards Alonso, so even if he would have managed to control the ball, there wouldn't be any significant profit (with Mahrez closing in on him too). The best and the easiest choice was either Christensen or Rudiger. The fact that he (Kepa) appeals for offside when Mahrez headed the ball towards Bernardo Silva, tells me that he had no idea what he was doing with Christensen and Rudiger next to him.
  17. Yes, i've read that topic. He only been in the starting eleven for a handful of times. Most of that data is based of performances in the second league, the Keuken Kampioen Division. This league is a mixture of a professionals and amateurs, the average wage of these players is €2000 per month. This division can make a decent player look like the next big star.
  18. I guess only time will tell who's right, i just don't see it happen for Gravenberch. So what is the 'data' you're talking about? Yes, we speak about different positions but i am justing pointing out who i think can make it at a top level and who doesn't. Gravenberch isn't one of them in my opinion i see a brighter future for Boadu, Ihattarran, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Dest, Kokcu and Unuvar. But than again, i could have made a similar list years ago and the majority wouldn't make it and am therefore not as confident in Ziyech as most here do. Let's see what happens within the next few years, and d
  19. Every young Ajax player is possibly a next Dutch superstar, and there were many that couldn't live up the expectations. A player like Bazoer was supposedly the next Yaya Touré, and in all honestly i could see it happen, he was that good. He left Ajax in 2016 and after playing for Wolfsburg, he's now back in the Eredivisie. This is just an example which i have many of, but this player was much further than Gravenberch is right now. Riedewald, Anita, Kishna, Ebecilio, Klaassen just a few Dutch Ajax talents from the top of my head that never made it. PSV's Ihattarran and Ajax' Ünüvar are two tale
  20. I like him better than Hazard to be honest. Hazard did it mostly on intuition and that's amazing, but understanding why and when to apply certain things in the field makes you a different kind of player. His football intelligence is simply outstanding,his understanding and reading the game at this age is something you see rarely. I believe this guy has everything to become a worldclass player, lets hope he stays fit and i'm a happy man. I'm really curious to see his link-up with Werner next season, both having a past in the Bundesliga.
  21. Kepa was never worth the £71m it's just outrageous money for a goalkeeper to begin with let alone, for a goalkeeper with his qualities. His pricetag simply doesn't rhyme with his qualities - which isn't his fault though. He's a good, potentially great goalkeeper but lacks qualities that i don't expect for his pricetag. He is good on the line and he has good reflexes, but he lacks football intelligence and ability to play football. Although i'm clearly not his biggest fan, this isn't a player that should be mentioned in a topic like this.
  22. Robben is working on a comeback for his former club FC Groningen.
  23. That's no excuse. Kepa is a good, maybe great goalkeeper in some parts of the game. But he lacks a lot of football intelligence, which is something i really care about in the contemporary game. He lacks more than i would expect for a £71m goalkeeper, which i can't blame him for ofcourse. Sometimes players want to prove themselves too bad, which leads to mistakes. The lofted pass you're talking about, was totally unnecesariliy, with hardly any pressure on him and Rudiger and Christensen next to him. I've said this before, goalkeepers in this era have to be more than just players that stop the o
  24. What a great intelligent player is Pulisic. in contrast to other players in our team. I believe Kepa is a very decent keeper, but simply lacks football intelligence. The times where goalkeepers were just in goal to stop the opponent from scoring are over. It seems to me like Pulisic always thinks a step ahead, which is a big contribution to the rest of the team. I'm really curious to see how he will link up with Werner who also seems to be a smart player from what i've seen.
  25. He can fulfil either role. As a substitute for obvious reasons, his professionalism, his experience and all of his football qualities. On the other hand, he would be perfect to wear defenders out for an hour and let Abraham, with his speed, agility - finish the job. I believe in todays game we saw something similar, with Tammy having lots of space and one big opportunity which he should have netted. These two strikers are so different from each other, which can only work in our favor if it gets used properly.
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