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Zlatan is the most outrageous striker/player though. The things he's done on a football pitch, there will never be a player like him again.

Henry was a force of nature as well.

I was thinking Zlatan too. Does it get more complete than him? He can do it all.
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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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Zlatan is the most outrageous striker/player though. The things he's done on a football pitch, there will never be a player like him again.

Henry was a force of nature as well.

They're both very good and amongst the best strikers of recent, however many would argue Ronaldo was the best striker of all time. There's a significant gap between them and Ronaldo imo. Ronaldo was Ibrahimovic's idol ffs :lol:

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I have to say Ibrahimovic has a talent to score amazing and special goals though. He has scored in every way possible. But in the art of pure goal scoring efficiency I don't think he matches R9. I think what always amazed me most about Ronaldo was his 1v1 against GKs, it was almost as guaranteed a goal as a penalty, I don't know how he did it but it was like he always scored.

But enough derailment already. Costa is no Ronaldo but still a much better striker than I used to believe. He's not very adept at aerial play but he's very clinical on the ground, very composed - his second goal against Everton is a testament to that - and can link up surprisingly well. I'd say he's one of the finest strikers in the world right now.

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I was thinking Zlatan too. Does it get more complete than him? He can do it all.

Zlatan is something else, he has everything. I'd say he's one of the most talented players I've ever seen and for me, his genius tops everyone else's. He comes up with the most imaginitive moves and pulls them off. He's simply the most spectacular player. And the best thing of all, he's turning 33 within a month and he doesn't even look like slowing down. It's just too bad he plays in Ligue 1. He's better than he's ever been strangely enough and he should be playing in a top league.

They're both very good and amongst the best strikers of recent, however many would argue Ronaldo was the best striker of all time. There's a significant gap between them and Ronaldo imo. Ronaldo was Ibrahimovic's idol ffs :lol:

I have to say Ibrahimovic has a talent to score amazing and special goals though. He has scored in every way possible. But in the art of pure goal scoring efficiency I don't think he matches R9. I think what always amazed me most about Ronaldo was his 1v1 against GKs, it was almost as a guaranteed goal as a penalty, I don't know how he did it but it was like he always scored.

But enough derailment already. Costa is no Ronaldo but still a much better striker than I used to believe. He's not very adept at aerial play but he's very clinical on the ground, very composed - his second goal against Everton is a testament to that - and can link up surprisingly well. I'd say he's one of the finest strikers in the world right now.

No, I wasn't saying they were as good as him. Simply naming other striker greats. Ibra lacks the impact Ronaldo had in big games, though Henry wasn't that far off. Henry was absolutely brilliant in his prime. An amazing goal-scorer and an amazing player overall. I'll always commend Zlatan for performing for Sweden though. They're a poor team, seriously lacking in creativity but he really carries them.

Ronaldo could score with his eyes closed. He was a freak.

As for Costa, he's very good but not special. But if he continues like this, he will be. Not the most gifted of players but his power and drive could get him very far.

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Wasn't very good today for Spain, they were using him as a target man but as we all know his hold up play isn't the greatest... Spain play far too slow which means France can just sit back and look for the counter. It left Costa isolated especially since he didn't have any space to run into.

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WE didnt need the world's BEST striker ,, just a very good one AND a reasonable back up ,

WE have both now with Drogba in reserve and even Schurrle and Fabregas if desperate ,,

FFS we can even put Brana and JT up .

THis year should be a goal fest wtf if we let a few in ,who will care ,,,,,

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Costa has one bad game: "Must be Spain's system. He is not 100% match fit. He worked hard for the team at least. Had no service".

Lukaku has one bad game: "Overrated. Mouth too big for his boots. Shows why he could never play for a big club like us. His performance proved he has no high ceiling".

The double standards are ridiculous. I don't read anything into Costa's performance tonight but because Lukaku has started off not at his best this season the overreaction to him is just ludicrous :doh:

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Costa has one bad game: "Must be Spain's system. He is not 100% match fit. He worked hard for the team at least. Had no service".

Lukaku has one bad game: "Overrated. Mouth too big for his boots. Shows why he could never play for a big club like us. His performance proved he has no high ceiling".

The double standards are ridiculous. I don't read anything into Costa's performance tonight but because Lukaku has started off not at his best this season the overreaction to him is just ludicrous :doh:

please let it rest .. I want Lukaku to do well but many here DON'T .. this will just provoke them
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Costa has one bad game: "Must be Spain's system. He is not 100% match fit. He worked hard for the team at least. Had no service".

Lukaku has one bad game: "Overrated. Mouth too big for his boots. Shows why he could never play for a big club like us. His performance proved he has no high ceiling".

The double standards are ridiculous. I don't read anything into Costa's performance tonight but because Lukaku has started off not at his best this season the overreaction to him is just ludicrous :doh:

That opinion has hardly been created by the match against us.

Either way im done with arguing about Lukaku, he will be benched for Eto'o before long anyway.

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That opinion has hardly been created by the match against us.

Either way im done with arguing about Lukaku, he will be benched for Eto'o before long anyway.

It annoys me that people are so quick to get back on his back when he is only 21.

I don't really want to continue about him myself but I doubt he will be benched for Eto'o. Eto'o is a very good option but will be more rotation. It will only take a few games for Lukaku to start scoring again. Lukaku is highly rated by Martinez and there is a reason he broke the club's transfer record for him. I doubt he will be dropped because I am sure he will pick up form soon.

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It annoys me that people are so quick to get back on his back when he is only 21.

I don't really want to continue about him myself but I doubt he will be benched for Eto'o. Eto'o is a very good option but will be more rotation. It will only take a few games for Lukaku to start scoring again. Lukaku is highly rated by Martinez and there is a reason he broke the club's transfer record for him. I doubt he will be dropped because I am sure he will pick up form soon.

You might be right the price tag might mean Martinez gets told by Kenwright not to do it. However the difference between the two against us was astronomical and a few more like that and Martinez would think about it.

Either way, he may only be 21 but realistically how good can he get? how many players go from having awful technique and back to goal play to what's required at the top level? How many top strikers had such bad technique at 21 yet turned it round by the time they hit their prime?

He has his strengths but unfortunately he has too many flaws to his game to ever make it to the very very top. A good PL goalscorer like Darren Bent will be his ceiling in my opinion.

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Costa doesn't give interviews at every opportunity jabbing the club that pay his wages and gave him the chance to come to England in the first place, the supposed Chelsea supporter who now believes his own hype.

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One bad game? mate i've watched Lukaku for the past three years, his overall play is awful. Lukaku needs space, even his old manager Steve Clark and Neville both said they understand why Chelsea sold him, you may say he struggles against teams who sit deep but i'll go even further, imo he only plays well when he has space to run into.

Also his mouth is too big for his boots, you dont need to watch him play to determine that ffs. Jesus, these Lukaku fanboys.

I am not a fanboy. I must admit though that I do like him but I appreciate he has flaws. I just find it ironic that when we had him out on loan, most people were stating if we had him we probably would win the title but because he chose to leave, people seem to be picking on him and slating him for any opportunity. I mean it is 3 games gone in the season and I already see comments in his thread about how he has shown he is not good enough, we were right to sell. How can people make these judgements after 3 games? I am not just talking about people commenting on his flaws but the extreme levels to which people slate him is quite OTT.

BTW James I was not directing you. I was just making the point that every game where Lukaku does not perform you see numerous amount of people waiting to jump on his back and while I accept he has a lot of flaws I also think people need to give him time. At the end of the day he scores goals.

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I am not a fanboy. I must admit though that I do like him but I appreciate he has flaws. I just find it ironic that when we had him out on loan, most people were stating if we had him we probably would win the title but because he chose to leave, people seem to be picking on him and slating him for any opportunity. I mean it is 3 games gone in the season and I already see comments in his thread about how he has shown he is not good enough, we were right to sell. How can people make these judgements after 3 games? I am not just talking about people commenting on his flaws but the extreme levels to which people slate him is quite OTT.

BTW James I was not directing you. I was just making the point that every game where Lukaku does not perform you see numerous amount of people waiting to jump on his back and while I accept he has a lot of flaws I also think people need to give him time. At the end of the day he scores goals.

alright mate, fair enough.

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Not much more I can say about Costa and obviously it's far too early to say how great he is.

I will say though I did not expect 4 goals in only 3 games, 2 yellows as well :P although they were undeserved.

I'm really excited for this season though, and touch-wood he doesn't suffer any injuries.

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I am not a fanboy. I must admit though that I do like him but I appreciate he has flaws. I just find it ironic that when we had him out on loan, most people were stating if we had him we probably would win the title but because he chose to leave, people seem to be picking on him and slating him for any opportunity. I mean it is 3 games gone in the season and I already see comments in his thread about how he has shown he is not good enough, we were right to sell. How can people make these judgements after 3 games? I am not just talking about people commenting on his flaws but the extreme levels to which people slate him is quite OTT.

BTW James I was not directing you. I was just making the point that every game where Lukaku does not perform you see numerous amount of people waiting to jump on his back and while I accept he has a lot of flaws I also think people need to give him time. At the end of the day he scores goals.

I think many people advocated the obvious.

Lukaku - last season and this season - could have been an option for us. Last season actually he could have had a chance to fight and be our #1 striker as we didn't have one very above the others like we do this year.

The problem is Lukaku wanted to be our #1 without proving anything at this club when he clearly doesn't have the quality. So It's one thing for people to criticize him, his big mouth and his still limited quality for being a #1 and the same people want him to have stayed to be our #2. He's short of quality for a #1, but would have been a more than decent #2, but he didn't want to fight, he didn't want to play second fiddle because he thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread. That's the attitude that makes a lot of people pissed and when he keeps proving that he isn't #1 material for a team like Chelsea, people use his poor presentations to back it up.

Now can anyone at their right mind frame deny Costa quality? I don't give a shit if he plays well or not for Spain - actually I don't like Spain (although I loved them four years ago), so it doesn't bother me at all. We know his qualities and what style favors him based on what he plays for us and played for Atleti. He'll never fit in their NT...

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