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Not good enough for Chelsea, another Lukaku/Lambert...etc players who are good for midtable sides but no where near good enough for one of the best team in the world. I mean didn't earlier this season he goes on a 10-15 matches goalless run or something under Lambert, this means he is more of a confident player and if he comes he will start on the bench, he will lose it and eventually become a Salah at ST.

Basically his best bet is maybe Liverpool as any team above that is a level too high for him. Well this fact stands until he bangs in 30 goals next season :P

He'd definitely be good enough for a back up. Certainly not a starter

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He'd definitely be good enough for a back up. Certainly not a starter

20-30m backup...I will pass. Remy is good enough to be backup, what we need is someone to challenge Costa (who is imo permanently fucked with hamstring unless he undergoes surgery which he clearly won't be doing as it stands) like Lacazette or Vietto or Dyabala.

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Benteke does not strike me as the type of player to play second fiddle. He would only go to a team where he will start. No chance of this transfer happening.

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I know I know as Belgian this will come off as being a homer, but I think people are severely under rating Benteke. We don't know his ceiling because the best service he has had has been at Villa (excepting of course the Belgian NT) As a main striker at Chelsea I think he'd score between 20-25 goals. One of his great properties is that he has carried Villa for many game which would relieve pressure from Eden from carrying the burden. Plus he has excellent chemistry with Eden..

Who else is a realistic target to come in to either be 1 or 2 striker? There's not much out there that isn't vastly overpriced or unproven.

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Benteke is what we wanted Lukaku to be. A proper beast and a nightmare to play against when on form.

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why do we need him or lacazette or any second striker. we have remy who has been BRILLIANT whenever given a chance. scored 2 winners in PL and deserves far more credit.

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Benteke would be a great signing, I would prefer Mandzukic, as he is cheaper and better, but if we cant get him then Benteke would be a great signing, i think Jose wants another top striker, who is also a target man, (which Remy isnt) to rotate with Costa next season who i have a feeling will play only once a week because of how injury prone he is, so if we sign Benteke he would roatate every other game with Costa.

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Tim Sherwood just said that noone can afford Benteke. Ofc it's not true that noone can afford him but it seems like Villa won't sell him and if they do it will be very expensive for the buying club.

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The reason why i like the tought of Benteke joining us, is his profile.

He would not just be a 2nd striker behind Costa but he would be a plan B for when games aren't going our way and Costa is being ineffective (kind of what Drogba was supposed to be this season).

Imagine a game where we are pressed back and can't get out of defense. We have seen this season that Costa ain't any good in dealing with high balls coming into him. We could then bring on Benteke and play with two strikers with Costa trying to get on 2nd balls. You can see what kind of problems it creates with Aston Villa with Benteke and Agbonlahor.

He can change the profile of a game.

As for his price. It would be fair to pay around 25-30million for him. There aren't many decent strikers with his profile around + the fact he is young and premier league proven.

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Not sure why so many are underrating him. He has a slightly better record in the PL than Bony (in a much poorer team) and if I remember correctly a lot on here were practically wetting themselves at the prospect of Bony replacing Drogba at the end of the season.

He is way too good to play second fiddle though. He will not want to risk losing his place to Lukaku for Belgium, even though he naturally offers a lot more to a team.

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We moved from Kane to Benteke!

...until Benteke loses form/gets injured then another striker shines for a short period...

Benteke has been killing it in the PL for ages IMO, I've always wanted him from time, even when he was struggling. This isn't the first time Benteke has been scoring in the PL.

You can't compare the Kane hype to Benteke's at all.

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Benteke has been killing it in the PL for ages IMO, I've always wanted him from time, even when he was struggling. This isn't the first time Benteke has been scoring in the PL.

You can't compare the Kane hype to Benteke's at all.

but do we really need him? he will cost 20 odd mil. we have a perfect second striker in remy who has won us some games this season. just not what we want.

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but do we really need him? he will cost 20 odd mil. we have a perfect second striker in remy who has won us some games this season. just not what we want.

Hmm imagine Remy + Costa out again next season, what then? Do you trust DD/Bamford for all competitions?

Benteke would be an upgrade on DD. With him added to the squad, Mou has more options.

Rotation:

Benteke is in his prime and proven in the EPL, so basically he will be a player Mou can trust. Imagine Costa having a bad run of games/suspended/injured, Mou then can play Remy or Benteke easily.

2 strikers system:

When we needed to chase a game this season, Mou played 2 or even 3 strikers.

Target man:

Benteke is a type of striker we don't have in Remy and Costa, a target man and monster in the air. He adds quality to our squad which a younger DD had.

Remy is versatile:

Remy is a striker but is also decent as winger, so with Benteke here, Remy could also play on the wing.

We compete in 4 competitions, having 3 quality strikers is not too much, especially when 1 can play as winger. For the right price we should sign him.

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Hmm imagine Remy + Costa out again next season, what then? Do you trust DD/Bamford for all competitions?

Benteke would be an upgrade on DD. With him added to the squad, Mou has more options.

Rotation:

Benteke is in his prime and proven in the EPL, so basically he will be a player Mou can trust. Imagine Costa having a bad run of games/suspended/injured, Mou then can play Remy or Benteke easily.

2 strikers system:

When we needed to chase a game this season, Mou played 2 or even 3 strikers.

Target man:

Benteke is a type of striker we don't have in Remy and Costa, a target man and monster in the air. He adds quality to our squad which a younger DD had.

Remy is versatile:

Remy is a striker but is also decent as winger, so with Benteke here, Remy could also play on the wing.

We compete in 4 competitions, having 3 quality strikers is not too much, especially when 1 can play as winger. For the right price we should sign him.

fair enough, but i feel it is too much.

3 quality strikers is one too many. signings like benteke would be the exact reason why would not have youth coming through any time soon.

1. IF costa and remy are both injured, i would trust bamford as the 3rd striker.

2. we all know jose does not do much rotation. so mostly we would be having 20mil+ worth striker on the bench or probably in the reserves depending on whether we have 2 strikers on the bench or just one.

3. good point. cant argue with that.

4. if we are going to be playing to win PL and CL next year, i would want square pegs in square holes. no more remy on the wing or costa on the wing or rambo on the wing (unless its a tactical thing).

i honestly feel that a squad of

courtois, good second choice GK, blackman

JT, GC, zouma, iva, azpi, luis, ?,?

matic, cesc, pogba/koke,RLC, romeu/mvg

hazard, willian, reus, oscar, juan

costa, remy, bamford

is a very strong squad and big enough to compete in all 4 competitions without hurting the chances in the other competitions.

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fair enough, but i feel it is too much.

3 quality strikers is one too many. signings like benteke would be the exact reason why would not have youth coming through any time soon.

1. IF costa and remy are both injured, i would trust bamford as the 3rd striker.

2. we all know jose does not do much rotation. so mostly we would be having 20mil+ worth striker on the bench or probably in the reserves depending on whether we have 2 strikers on the bench or just one.

3. good point. cant argue with that.

4. if we are going to be playing to win PL and CL next year, i would want square pegs in square holes. no more remy on the wing or costa on the wing or rambo on the wing (unless its a tactical thing).

i honestly feel that a squad of

courtois, good second choice GK, blackman

JT, GC, zouma, iva, azpi, luis, ?,?

matic, cesc, pogba/koke,RLC, romeu/mvg

hazard, willian, reus, oscar, juan

costa, remy, bamford

is a very strong squad and big enough to compete in all 4 competitions without hurting the chances in the other competitions.

Hmm the reason Jose does not rotate is because he doesn't trust the options on the bench enough. Benteke will be someone he can trust, like Higuain and Benzema.

Jose does not love big squads (difficult to keep them happy and engaged), many times confirmed by himself. That's why he loves versatile players or make them versatile, like Essien, Ramires, Zouma and Remy.

Another point is, Special Juan said Bamford won't be willing to be third choice next year. So I think we defenitely will sign some one unless we keep DD as 3rd striker.

So a price around £20M would be good for a EPL proven goal scorer.

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Hmm the reason Jose does not rotate is because he doesn't trust the options on the bench enough. Benteke will be someone he can trust, like Higuain and Benzema.

Jose does not love big squads (difficult to keep them happy and engaged), many times confirmed by himself. That's why he loves versatile players or make them versatile, like Essien, Ramires, Zouma and Remy.

Another point is, Special Juan said Bamford won't be willing to be third choice next year. So I think we defenitely will sign some one unless we keep DD as 3rd striker.

So a price around £20M would be good for a EPL proven goal scorer.

bamford will do whats right for us, not just for him. moreover, once jose talks to him, i am sure he will do what jose wants.

point is how many times will a PL goal scorer get a chance. costa's injury problems were more cos of his last season and the way simeone kept playing him and then he played in the WC and then continued with us. a summer full of rest, he will be much better.

also, think of this, if a 21 year old bamford is unwilling to be the 3rd choice striker what are the chances that a good striker like benteke (who can easily be a starter in spurs/pool) would want to play 10-15 games a sesason.

also, jose simply does not like to tinker much with his starting 11. he likes consistency, be it the 04-05 teams or this season.

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