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We can't have a striker who is a beast in the first half of the season, then turns in to a toothless beast in the second half. This is looking too familiar, like his first season with us.

Especially when second half of the season is more important.

Imagine if we had CL. The frustrations here would have been worse with him.

He needs to go or get benched next season. Not good enough.

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Everything anybody needs to know about Costa ^^

Ehm yes he can.

Using this to once again post the footballing brain that is His Highness Didi Hamann's pronouncements back in August : "Costa is overrated. He had a couple of good years for Atlético Madrid, but his

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Questionable if compared to his earlier performances pre-China fiasco. But he still put himself about and scored goals (not in the same vain as before, I agree). 

But I still doubt we have a better striking outlet. Do you think playing Michy against City or a false nine would help? I highly doubt it and if I was in Conte's position I wouldn't change at this stage either.


We don't know for sure, but I would opt for Michy in the hope he delivers.
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Jamie Carragher questions Romelu Lukaku output after Liverpool loss

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/29327/10821105/jamie-carragher-questions-romelu-lukaku-output-after-liverpool-loss

 

This is the guy you want to replace with Costa. 

When the same will happen and Lukaku will get lost in the big games like he does against Liverpool....

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16 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

Look at this: 

Disgraceful. Almost like a completely different player. 

Go back in time in your head, really think about it and be honest. Bar 09/10, have we ever seen a Chelsea striker perform at top level throughout the entire season in the Roman era?

It is indeed frustrating though. I can only hope he somehow kicks on soon so Chels can wrap this title up and bring that FA Cup home as well.

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1 minute ago, Fernando said:

Jamie Carragher questions Romelu Lukaku output after Liverpool loss

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/29327/10821105/jamie-carragher-questions-romelu-lukaku-output-after-liverpool-loss

 

This is the guy you want to replace with Costa. 

When the same will happen and Lukaku will get lost in the big games like he does against Liverpool....

What the hell? Weren't you one of the 'buy Lukaku' advocates?

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Just now, DYC. said:

What the hell? Weren't you one of the buy Lukaku advocates?

No not really. I would not mind having him back for a fair price, but he ain't better then Costa. 

So my point here is that grass ain't greener. 

If we replace Costa for Lukaku it would the same. And the same people talking trash about Costa will do the same for Lukaku and wish to have Costa back. 

I mean look at one person saying how it wasn't bad with Torres because he had better link up play with the players and good first touch....

 

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2 minutes ago, Fernando said:

No not really. I would not mind having him back for a fair price, but he ain't better then Costa. 

So my point here is that grass ain't greener. 

If we replace Costa for Lukaku it would the same. And the same people talking trash about Costa will do the same for Lukaku and wish to have Costa back. 

I mean look at one person saying how it wasn't bad with Torres because he had better link up play with the players and good first touch....

 

Fair enough. Lukaku has never been the answer for me and a Golden Boot won't change it.

Torres was an abomination. One of the worst transfers in football ever. Easily. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

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14 minutes ago, DYC. said:

Go back in time in your head, really think about it and be honest. Bar 09/10, have we ever seen a Chelsea striker perform at top level throughout the entire season in the Roman era?

It is indeed frustrating though. I can only hope he somehow kicks on soon so Chels can wrap this title up and bring that FA Cup home as well.

Chelsea struggle a lot with CFs, it's quite sad. We're still waiting for the day where we can have 09/10 Drogba up front every season. Even Didier was very inconsistent. You're right, I genuinely can't think of a fully consistent striker in the Roman Era. What a shame.

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People here come up with facts and there you have others with their "tinfoil hat" comments.

It's like someone said before: you can't be in top form the first half of the season and suddenly lose your teeth the second season. And it all happened after Conte dropped him for the Leicester match.

We all know what Costa is like, same goes for Hazard and Fabregas: if they get into a row with the manager they drop him like a brick and play like shit. The 15/16 season proved that with the whole them VS Mourinho fiasco.

 

Diego has gone back to fighting with the opponents defenders, falling on his arse all the time and bottling massive chances. He needs to go in the summer. 

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When he was playing like he did first half of season, he was scoring, not being drawn into players winding him up and you could see although he wanted to leave in summer, after he was happy to be here and was a reborn person but ever since that China offer/rumour came in, it as turned his head and he has gone back to his petulant acts of picking petty fights, falling over and crying wolf to the ref and looks more lazy. We could of scored a couple goals had he decided to move and make space. Hoping this is just a short fix but right now I am not concerned at sight of losing him as same way I am of losing Hazard.

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24 minutes ago, DYC. said:

Fair enough. Lukaku has never been the answer for me and a Golden Boot won't change it.

Torres was an abomination. One of the worst transfers in football ever. Easily. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Wait... Torres was a sniff head?

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40 minutes ago, DYC. said:

Are you wearing a tin foil hat? It's in your head. It's 'Oscar is saving himself for the World Cup' and 'Hazard is purposely playing poorly so he can join Real' all over again.

His form dropped in the second half of his debut season. And I'm not 100% sure about this but I think his form tailed off in the second half of his final season for Atleti as well. It's possible he goes full throttle from the moment a new season starts only to wear himself out as a result of it. Or maybe he doesn't possess the mental capacity to be sharp and focused throughout an entire season.

It's very, very, very hard for a player to perform at their best from start to finish, year after year. And it's twice as hard for a forward. That's why those who do manage it are revered (and that's why Cristiano and Messi are gods). It's one of the reasons I've never considered Costa to be world-class.

Trust me, what you said there did cross my mind before and maybe you're right, but it's also hard not to ignore the fact that his form dropped after the interest came from China. Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe not.

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8 minutes ago, DDA said:

Wait... Torres was a sniff head?

Anyone who says Torres wasn't that bad is obviously fiddling with that snow.

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4 minutes ago, Jason said:

Trust me, what you said there did cross my mind before and maybe you're right, but it's also hard not to ignore the fact that his form dropped after the interest came from China. Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe not.

It's what you make of it. No one can tell me Costa actually wanted/wants to go to China. You don't know that, I don't know that. He only admitted he desperately wanted to join Atletico in the summer. He didn't even have to say that publicly.

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5 minutes ago, DYC. said:

Anyone who says Torres wasn't that bad is obviously fiddling with that snow.

With Torres you just couldn't help but laugh. With Costa it is frustrating because you know he could bury those chances...

Probably has himself to blame for setting the bar high with his early season performances, the China fiasco probably had an effect but I do remember him tailing off in 2014/2015 as well where he got stuck on 18-19 goals.

Seems that history is repeating itself. As long as we win the league I couldn't give a toss though...

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32 minutes ago, BoyBlue96 said:

People here come up with facts and there you have others with their "tinfoil hat" comments.

It's like someone said before: you can't be in top form the first half of the season and suddenly lose your teeth the second season. And it all happened after Conte dropped him for the Leicester match.

We all know what Costa is like, same goes for Hazard and Fabregas: if they get into a row with the manager they drop him like a brick and play like shit. The 15/16 season proved that with the whole them VS Mourinho fiasco.

 

Diego has gone back to fighting with the opponents defenders, falling on his arse all the time and bottling massive chances. He needs to go in the summer. 

Well I don't think any striker out there that we could get will solve this problem. Inconsistencies. 

This is why if we go for lukaku we should not get just him. Lukaku needs a deputy and I can see why morata is being linked because in games like this what was needed a poacher. Morata fits that role. 

Today a llorente or even giroud would be great options to come from the bench. 

Because it's this sort of games where is won by a poachers goal or header type of goal. 

Despite all the shenanigans of Costa for me he is far better then lukaku and would like to build with him in getting someone like morata. 

But if he wants to to China for real then there is nothing we can do and sell him

Let's just hope that if we get lukaku is not just him. Because we will have the same problem we are having right now. Blow hot and cold. We need that deputy to be either our poacher or header specialists ala llorente/giroud. 

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13 minutes ago, DYC. said:

It's what you make of it. No one can tell me Costa actually wanted/wants to go to China. You don't know that, I don't know that. He only admitted he desperately wanted to join Atletico in the summer. He didn't even have to say that publicly.

That's what you think. And seriously, get lost! :middlefinger:

No one likes an anti-conspirator

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