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I really enjoyed watching him operate in the middle of the pitch against Sunderland. Made me think of what the possibilities would be with

Reus - Hazard - Willian

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I really enjoyed watching him operate in the middle of the pitch against Sunderland. Made me think of what the possibilities would be with

Reus - Hazard - Willian

Atm Reus is a player returning from injury, not to fixate on you alone because many of us share your opinion here but i fail to see why a player struggling to be consistant(missing the world cup/barely any playing time this season) could be of higher value than Willian has been on the right wing this season.

Maybe in the long run yes, but not next season, he just won't give us that extra we need.

And when we speak in the longer run, there's enough viable options for that in the youth team.

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Atm Reus is a player returning from injury, not to fixate on you alone because many of us share your opinion here but i fail to see why a player struggling to be consistant(missing the world cup/barely any playing time this season) could be of higher value than Willian has been on the right wing this season.

Maybe in the long run yes, but not next season, he just won't give us that extra we need.

And when we speak in the longer run, there's enough viable options for that in the youth team.

I have Willian in the Right Wing position and I have Reus because he can score goals. I know all about his injuries and his recovery, watching Hazard made me think... That's all.

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There's no way we'd destroy Real Madrid. They can pen teams in very well and given how we often struggle with our transitions from defence to attack against such teams then we'd have big problems creating anything meaningful.

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That is it. In Jose's system, especially in big games, we need another power player in the pivot next to Matic. Ramires doesn't work.

People underestimate size in midfield with quality in possession.

We used to have essien, ballack and lampard in midfield or Tiago, Makelele, lampard. Now Juventus have used the same model of having big physical quality passing midfielders and are dominating big teams like we used to in 2005

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Interesting. 3-3 in aggregate vs PSG and losing to Atletico last year. 3-3 vs PSG again this year yet capable of tearing Real a new one. So either you think Real are easier to beat then PSG or failing to beat PSG was simply down to poor luck?

I'd say Chelsea are tough to beat, but also find it hard to beat quality teams.

What a weird way to 'equate' things. By that logic, Bradford would have taken the EPL by storm!

I think the way we play is perfect to counter Madrid who had very large and obvious wholes in their system this season that I am confident we would have been able ro exploit.

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Because we changed the team?

Last seasons team was good in big games and couldn't break the bus, the opposite this season.

They still got results tbf to them, but the performances were mostly meh.

That and also because we're trying to change the playing style. Our pragmatism from start to finish last season suited us when it came to the big games. This time around, we're still trying to find the balance between both approaches with some new additions in the team.

Another ironic thing is that, last season we had a strong squad depth and it gave us options to change things. This season, less options and we couldn't change much. Usually only in the pivot and the No.10 position.

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Because we changed the team?

Last seasons team was good in big games and couldn't break the bus, the opposite this season.

They still got results tbf to them, but the performances were mostly meh.

I think Mou sqw how important the title was this time and prioritised flat track bullying our way there and safe to say job done.

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I agree, we really haven't destroyed any of City, United, Arse, Pool. Spuds. So not sure how anyone can claim we can destroy Madrid.

But i do think Madrid plays to our strength.

Well, Stoke city completely "destroyed" Liverpool, Leicester "destroyed" United. Does it mean they can "destroy" RM or Juv? We confortably beat those epl teams last year. What did we do in the CL? CL games are quite odd. Trust me, after the group stages, anyone can beat anyone.

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Again it's not about individuals although of course that helps. This year we would have probably tore that Madrid side a new one despite all the names they had because their system was not working.

I dont think so. Real is weak in midfeild and defense without Modric and they show that when being pressed. We would certainly play very deep against them. They would open us wide...Ronaldo vs Iva etc. Even if we scored against them, they woul score more.

If we pressed them high, then who knows. But we didnt play like that against any top team so I doubt we would against RM. It would be tight at best, but we wouldnt tore them a new one. Even if we could, Mou tactics wouldnt allow that.

You are right about wining CL tho. Teams will always prevail against individuals.

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I dont think so. Real is weak in midfeild and defense without Modric and they show that when being pressed. We would certainly play very deep against them. They would open us wide...Ronaldo vs Iva etc. Even if we scored against them, they woul score more.

If we pressed them high, then who knows. But we didnt play like that against any top team so I doubt we would against RM. It would be tight at best, but we wouldnt tore them a new one. Even if we could, Mou tactics wouldnt allow that.

You are right about wining CL tho. Teams will always prevail against individuals.

The manager's are an under rated aspect of the game, I would have strongly fancied Mous chances of outsmarting Carlo.

Also he came to The Bridge with Inter and went for it and vs Liverpool last season as two recent examples.

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The manager's are an under rated aspect of the game, I would have strongly fancied Mous chances of outsmarting Carlo.

Also he came to The Bridge with Inter and went for it and vs Liverpool last season as two recent examples.

IMO this team isnt ''grown up'' enough to fully suit Mou tactics. In inter, for example he had 11 players that perfectly fitted into his tactics, any opponent given. In current team, we have Cesc who is pretty much useless at dictating tempo in big games, then there is our attack that is simply not efficient enough. We create alot, score alot, but also miss damn too many chances at one on one, or making stupid decision in final third. For example, Inter on counter attack, they had Milito, Etoo and Sneijder, anyone of three would score in like 90% chances, if 1vs1. In our team, cant say same for Oscar, Willian, even Hazard.

But in few years, our team could end up very very connected and efficient, with all key players improving.

Obviously its kinda pointless to discuss who would win, ball is round, then there is daily form, bit of luck, etc...but point is Real when fully fit is still quite better team than ours IMO.

I wouldnt even count Liverpool as example when you compare to RM though :halo:

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IMO this team isnt ''grown up'' enough to fully suit Mou tactics. In inter, for example he had 11 players that perfectly fitted into his tactics, any opponent given. In current team, we have Cesc who is pretty much useless at dictating tempo in big games, then there is our attack that is simply not efficient enough. We create alot, score alot, but also miss damn too many chances at one on one, or making stupid decision in final third. For example, Inter on counter attack, they had Milito, Etoo and Sneijder, anyone of three would score in like 90% chances, if 1vs1. In our team, cant say same for Oscar, Willian, even Hazard.

But in few years, our team could end up very very connected and efficient, with all key players improving.

Obviously its kinda pointless to discuss who would win, ball is round, then there is daily form, bit of luck, etc...but point is Real when fully fit is still quite better team than ours IMO.

I wouldnt even count Liverpool as example when you compare to RM though :halo:

Liverpool at the time were on top form with Suarez playing at the inhunam level of Ronaldo and Messi, we were not at our best and people expected us to sit deep and counter or even park the bus, but we pressed high, got in their faces and absolutely destroyed them, if we went into half time 3 or 4 goals up they could have had no complaints whatsoever. That's why I used them as an example.

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Cesc is useless in dictating the tempo in big games because we don't set up to dictate... You can't dictate the tempo if your team isn't set up to.

Exactly, thats why he is useless. His main strength becomes unneccesary and you dont need such player on pitch then...

However if you put lets say Verrattii in Cesc situation, Verrati would still make alot of impact with his agressivness, dribbling, holding the ball etc. Cesc on other hand will never hold the ball well under pressure which is big problem for team if that player is your key creator.

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Exactly, thats why he is useless. His main strength becomes unneccesary and you dont need such player on pitch then...

However if you put lets say Verrattii in Cesc situation, Verrati would still make alot of impact with his agressivness, dribbling, holding the ball etc. Cesc on other hand will never hold the ball well under pressure which is big problem for team if that player is your key creator.

Verratti is good at all that but he doesn't have Cesc's vision. It's a trade off. For Mourinho's system in big games, Cesc definitely doesn't work in the pivot but IMO you can't blame him for that. He is the player he is.

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Verratti is good at all that but he doesn't have Cesc's vision. It's a trade off. For Mourinho's system in big games, Cesc definitely doesn't work in the pivot but IMO you can't blame him for that. He is the player he is.

I don't agree, He has a superb vision IMO. Maybe it's not so obvious because he plays less long passes unlike Cesc who tries a lot of risky passes. Cesc complemented him in an interview saying he reminded him of Xavi, tells you a lot about the player.

I think Fabregas is fantastic but his lack of atletic ability is the one thing that make him a step down from the likes of Xavi Iniesta etc.. however it's unfair to say he can't hold the ball under pressure. He's no Mata.

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