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I don't think D. Costa on his own will be the full solution too but coupled with our other signings (Fabregas and F. Luis - still pending) we should be able to stretch out and exploit other teams far more effectively than before. Costa doesn't stop running and is always adamant to create spaces for those behind him with his movement. Filipe Luis overlapping Hazard will create space. Azpi back in his natural position also stretching the pitch will also create space... And someone like Fabregas who can pick out players exceptionally, added with someone like Schurrle who makes brilliant, intelligent runs... We'll definitely find it a lot easier to break down teams that sit deeper.

Atletico and Costa excelled in counter attack. Costa fits the Chelsea bill in terms of a big game striker because we usually play on the counter. In the smaller games the hope has to be that we take our chances as they come and force teams to come out.

Still think we need a real technician at striker, someone like prime Eto'o to balance out the squad. I fully understand why Jose was after Rooney and then Eto'o (glad we didn't end up with Rooney) we need someone who is capable of scoring and creating chances on his own.

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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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I like Costa but some people here are so desperate to announce this signing like we just signed Messi+Ronaldo. :ph34r:

Just a bit of (the non-alcoholic kind) perspective: Torres, Ba, and (32+) Eto'o...

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Atletico and Costa excelled in counter attack. Costa fits the Chelsea bill in terms of a big game striker because we usually play on the counter. In the smaller games the hope has to be that we take our chances as they come and force teams to come out.

Still think we need a real technician at striker, someone like prime Eto'o to balance out the squad. I fully understand why Jose was after Rooney and then Eto'o (glad we didn't end up with Rooney) we need someone who is capable of scoring and creating chances on his own.

Ideally, our strikeforce going into the next season should be Costa, Lukaku and Eto'o but that is looking pretty unlikely atm. I agree that we could do we a pure technician up front to add diversity to what we have but a proven one at that would probably be hard to find for us.

IMO an interesting project would be Origi, whom really impressed me in the WC with how comfortable he was on the ball and his technical skills. He wouldn't be too expensive either - but it does seem like he's off to Liverpool.

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Ideally, our strikeforce going into the next season should be Costa, Lukaku and Eto'o but that is looking pretty unlikely atm. I agree that we could do we a pure technician up front to add diversity to what we have but a proven one at that would probably be hard to find for us.

IMO an interesting project would be Origi, whom really impressed me in the WC with how comfortable he was on the ball and his technical skills. He wouldn't be too expensive either - but it does seem like he's off to Liverpool.

I'm not all that geeked over Origi as some. He made a good impression at the World cup but not enough for me to think he's a top player. I'm actually still all up on the Firmino rumour from a few months ago.

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20+ goals, please.

Thanks.

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You know, Torres scored 20+ goals in 12-13 and his season was decent overall. So I'm hoping for a impressive season rather than 'good numbers'.

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I'm not all that geeked over Origi as some. He made a good impression at the World cup but not enough for me to think he's a top player. I'm actually still all up on the Firmino rumour from a few months ago.

He definitely isn't a top player yet, hence why I said he'd be an interesting project since he is only 19. Firmino is definitely a very good player (another one I can't believe Scolari didn't even look at) but my problem with him is that he's more of a 10 than a true 9.
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Ok, touche...

Haha it's so crazy to think Juan Sebastian Veron used to be a Chelsea player. Loved that guy, amazing player. Such a shame it never worked out.

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You know, Torres scored 20+ goals in 12-13 and his season was decent overall. So I'm hoping for a impressive season rather than 'good numbers'.

Torres scored a lot of goals in the Europa League that year.

Obviously Costa's general performances need to be of a high standard but I want the numbers too. I'm hoping Costa can deliver 20+ goals and consistently good performances, and that is something Torres has never and will never give us.

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You know, Torres scored 20+ goals in 12-13 and his season was decent overall. So I'm hoping for a impressive season rather than 'good numbers'.

He wasn't, that stat is deceiving, the first half of that season until Demba arrived he played the full 90 in all but 5 games (both United games, one sent off the other suspended, subbed on at Juve, subbed off at QPR and WBA).

If we gave Costa similar minutes he would get much more imo.

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Torres scored a lot of goals in the Europa League that year.

Obviously Costa's general performances need to be of a high standard but I want the numbers too. I'm hoping Costa can deliver 20+ goals and consistently good performances, and that is something Torres has never and will never give us.

Still amazes me Torres has managed to be Chelsea player for so long.

Chelsea haven't had a in-form striker since 09/10! Diego has to change this.

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