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Is it the system or the players? Other teams play better with far less resources and quality. Look at Everton. Except from Barkley, they barely have any flair players in their side. Chelsea have the greatest amount of flair players in the league.

Costa doesn't worry me though. Just look at the guilt edge chances our strikers have missed all season. You would expect Costa to gobble those up.

While I agree that how we play is mainly down to the system I have to disagree with the bolded.

By flair I'm assuming you mean technical ability and in that sense Man city,Liverpool and Arsenal thrump us in that regard. Only Hazard and Willian would get into those 3 teams on the basis of technical ability.

My point that our squad is overrated always gets strengthened on a daily basis with posts such as this and some opposition fans and pundits claiming we are only a striker short of having a better or equal team to man city.

Mind technical ability isn't necessarily the only benchmark for comparing player's quality, there are other factors that should also be considered before the, you are too negative and we have better players than team B,C and D brigade starts with their bullshit.

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What happened to Jackson Martinez? Diego Costa is gonna be another expensive flop as far as i can tell.

Can't tell the same about Martinez. But then again any striker is a risky buy at Chelsea.

So its better to channel the cash into a CM/CDM rather than a striker at January. Khedira maybe. Its not like we can buy 32m striker and still get a 30m CM.

Martinez is shite compared to Diego Costa mate. He sure is overrated, that Jackson guy. He's no better than the Loic Remy's of this world. A little bit like how Mandzku is overrated on here too.

C.Ronaldo: 31 goals from 216 shots. Messi: 27 goals from 158 shots. Diego Costa: 27 goals from 108 shots.

Diego Costa's goal scoring record (last 3 season) : 66 goals in 110 games.

Luis Suarez's goal scoring record (last 3 season) : 65 goals in 102 games.

That's Diego "one season wonder" Costa for you.

And why the fuck will you want Khedira when we have Matic? Hmm, bro? B)

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"Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba scored only 19 goals between them, often leading to speculation Mourinho would make a big-money move for a player like Costa, who has scored 27 times in 33 appearances in La Liga this season." - Sky Sports

Nothing more to say/do... except hope it happens and wish him the best :halo: :halo: :halo:

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Nah I don't have the urge to punch him in the face, I only have this with Costa.

and if you did. he would probably break your neck

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setting aside the goals, I was far from impressed. much like the England national team who are inept in center midfield. if he were so good or underrated in CM, he would have been able to adapt to playing either alongside Gerrard or two other solid CMs sometime in the past 10 years for England. it's just not there.

Are you serious?? Surely you're only referring to his form this season!?! Bagging Lampard is considered sacrilegious around these parts. The man will go down in history as one of the greatest ever Chelsea players, IMO, the best!

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For all those saying that Costa couldnt score against cahill, so he is not that good:

neither could suarez and sturridge

or aguero, dzeko and negredo

or for that matter, ibrahimovic and cavani.

Not everything has a correlation.

That probably only means cahill, and our defense has been that good.

Costa has scored against Barcelona, Madrid, and almost every other team in Spain, and in Europe as well.

He isnt the perfect striker, but he is a damn good goalscorer.

We need a player like him in our team, along with someone like Lukaku who is brute force and finish.

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Official?

hope not. ATM have to play 2 finals in the coming 10 days. their players should be totally concentrating on that. and we should respect that and no do what munich did to bvb last season with the gotze transfer.

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His wages will still be massive (seen £185k a week being quoted) so overall he will only be a little cheaper than Torres and we will be fucked if he turns out a flop.

But yeah, on paper £32m will still look 'better' than £50m and hopefully it will mean less pressure on the lad.

Diego can handle the pressure,remember the two minutes he wasted before his pen against us?

Torres on the other side is just a little girl who is afraid of responsibilties..

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remember the two minutes he wasted before his pen against us?

I don't actually, I was already too intoxicated at that point. :ph34r:

Anyway, the mental aspect of the game certainly seems to be one of Costa's strengths and in that respect he's like the complete opposite of Torres.

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Diego can handle the pressure,remember the two minutes he wasted before his pen against us?

Torres on the other side is just a little girl who is afraid of responsibilties..

The character alone will be a massive upgrade. That's one thing I admire about players like Costa who have had a relatively unconventional rise to elite level, especially when compared to poster-boys like Torres who have been pampered since they were in their teens. It's the same thing with Drogba playing Ligue 2 in his early twenties, these guys have strength of mind you will never see in Torres. When Torres lost form he became an empty shell of man and was sulking non-stop, compare that to Drogba who even when his legs were gone still affected games and put himself about. If I had a pound for every time I've said 'man up' when watching Torres I'd be a millionaire.

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Cech

Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole/ New LB

Oscar/Willian, New CM, Matic, Hazard

Diego Costa, Lukaku

The most free-scoring teams of the past 3 seasons, us, Liverpool and Man City have done so playing with two strikers. Now that we have Matic at the base, a player who covers every blade of grass, an ever reliable defense and the prospect of having both Costa and Lukaku, this is an option Jose HAS to at least consider. Playing two strikers means you give the bus-parking teams that come to Stamford Bridge two monsters to think about. I can't see to many teams being able to shut-out both those players for 90 mins.

I'm very excited at the prospect of a flat 4-4-2 in home matches against lesser teams especially.

As you said, we could play that way against the smaller sides who park the bus, but against the big sides we need a two man midfield. Also Liverpool don't play in a 4-4-2, same with City. Suarez does a lot of the work while Sturridge stays forward, same with Aguero and Negredo. The good thing about this signing is that Costa can play as a second striker, he works extremely hard for the team, especially last season when he did all the dirty work for Falcao.

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What's this bullsh*t about Lukaku being included in the deal?

It's exactly that, 'Bullsh*t' and nothing more...Costa has a buyout clause, so there really is no reason why they would be 'negotiating'

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