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  1. Probably would’ve been fine if he also had a decent performance overall and got a goal and assist.
  2. Of course Alonso is a weak link. Not the first time he’s been hauled off early in a game for a terrible performance in his Chelsea career. When he gets dropped that won’t be the first time or the first manager who’s done it either, in fact every manager he’s played under has eventually dropped him.
  3. The amount of hype and expectation on this guy, sometimes I feel sorry for him. He makes three cross field passes with no pressure on him in a half and Chelsea Twitter once again explodes with hyperbolic praise and sweeping statements. I don’t think there’s any other footballer out there his age with so much hysteria around him. I know they’re fans who are supporting him, but Christ.
  4. Another fantastic performance from him. Type of performance that encapsulates his growth in character and application - best player on the pitch, instigating moves, really bringing the game to Everton on that right hand side.
  5. Echo everyone else’s thoughts about his improvement. Some different reflections on RJ, so the post will be a bit random but... - discussed before how maybe one of the major things lacking from him last season was that bit of assertiveness, aggression and positivity in his play. At the very start of this season I was starting to concede that, if this guy is truly so nonchalant in his play then midfield might be best for him. Well, he definitely has developed/is showing that side to his game this season. In his play on the ball, in his interactions off the ball, hell even the way he’
  6. The article fails to address at all that actually one of the biggest reasons CHO isn’t playing more is his lack of quality in his appearances so far this season. If he performed better i’m sure he would’ve played more. The fact he hasn’t played more, when he’s one of the few wide options in our squad, with Ziyech and Pulisic injured for a while, speaks more volumes. The situation provides him an ideal situation to start for us regularly if he proved it. Thus far he hasn’t shown it yet. Perhaps in the future.
  7. This is an odd way of thinking. Why not just appraise what you want of CHO independently of big club rumours. This same principle could apply to that Inter Milan were linked with Emerson, Barce and Madrid a few seasons ago linked with Alonso. It hardly changes my opinion of the player. Regardless, players like Renato Sanches, Arp, Odriozola and Cuisance just in the last few years discount the already illogical myth that Bayern ‘never get it wrong’ with young talent. Or that a young talent can go to Bayern and somehow is therefore destined to be world class. They’ve just spent £80m
  8. Oh I have said this for a long while. Most have woken up to him but still a bit of a myth that he’s a ‘great LWB just a terrible LB’ or ‘he’s great going forwards, it’s just his defence’. Some of the arguments I’ve had about this guy other the years..when I first piped up about how overrated I thought he was in Conte’s second season or maybe even towards the end of his first season, some of the replies would make you laugh.
  9. He did very well for the goal. I don’t know if I’m being harsh or maybe being more objective vs the many CHO fans on Twitter but I wasn’t too impressed otherwise. He was very predictable in basically everything he did (as said, other than the goal).
  10. I don’t see why a Championship loan would be out the question, if he were to leave on loan.
  11. Great game. He has acclimatised to top-level football very quickly and it has surprised me a bit. He was good at youth level of course but so was, for example, Dujon Sterling. I definitely wouldn’t have predicted this impact going on loan to PL straight away. But it vindicates his decision to leave even more. he’s genuinely a good dribbler. He does everything quickly and positively. Even appears to have good delivery. Let’s see how he does over the season but I think he’s looking like he could be just as big a talent as RJ and AWB. Two thoughts - I wonder whether he’ll
  12. Big fan of James but yes I think this type of urgency, assertiveness and progression is what he needs to go to the next level. Lamptey was a perfect example today where he of course has talent but also just does everything quickly. I know it sounds kinda ambiguous / general but I think it’s what separates best attacking full backs from ok ones. Robertson is a good example of someone who does it well. Emerson lacked this as well even though he did have some ability.
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