IronsForever wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:23 pm
BCHammer wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm
I have no hate towards Frank. He didn't leave to go to China, he became a star and won trophies. I can't begrudge him that.
He could well have a good start, but most of that lot there have no affinity with him as a player.
Now Hazard is gone, most of them are decidedly average apart from Kante & Rudiger, even the best manager can only get them to over perform for so long.
4th spot is up for grabs this season and Chelsea will be fighting with the likes of us for 7th.
Not sure they are bang average.. You can add Willian to that list. Loftus Cheek.Hudson Odoi and Barkley. Not bang average players. Could also add Luiz if pressed.
Willian is 30 now and peaked, all downhill from here. He is hot and cold, the Chelsea fans wish he was more consistent. Is he better than Anderson? Not sure he is.
Loftus Cheeke is raw, he will be good. But better than Wilshere or Fornals?
Barkley is bang average, Hudson Odoi needs to prove himself.
Luiz - not a fan, I'd take Balbuena, Diop and a fit Winnie any day.
Point is their star players apart from Hazard are not significantly better than ours.
Is Kepa worth 100% more than Fabianski?
The rest of the team are nothing special - Zapacosta, Alonso, even Kovacic for example.