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  1. Diego "the guv'nor" Costa

    Any apology would sound hollow. You've made your bed Costa, now lie in it. Let him rot.
  2. Eden Hazard

    Played 20 minutes.
  3. Eden Hazard

  4. Eden Hazard

    Him and Bakayoko apparently played in a friendly today. 8-0 victory. Hazard scored, Musonda twice. Maybe already on the bench on sunday ?
  5. Eden Hazard

    I think it is easier to play in 1 of the 2 topteams of La Liga then in 1 of the top teams from the PL. The physicality in the PL is a big part of that. Smaller teams profit from that as referees will blow their whistle a lot quicker in La Liga then the PL. There's also a bigger difference between the top teams and the smaller teams in La Liga and the PL. That has a lot to do with the tv money not being divided equally on La Liga. There's also more of an emphasis on playing out from the back and playing possession football in La Liga. Even smaller teams. That leads to more space and openings. So to summarise in La Liga, when you play for Real or Barca, you're playing with better players against worse opposition with more space and more protection from the ref. On Sanchez, i think his role is different for Arsenal then it was for Barca. At Barca his job was to keep things wide and stretch the oppo. At Arsenal he's allowed to roam more in the central areas.
  6. Eden Hazard

    I think Hazard can sometimes be a bit too calculated when deciding what to do with the ball. I do sometimes wish he would try and force the issue a bit more. Try things that might not work 9 or 8 out of 10 times.
  7. Eden Hazard

    At 12:20 it shows a number of clips from the game where they highlighted just how much space there was in the central areas because Gueye was man marking Hazard.
  8. Eden Hazard

    It's not about being found out. Man marking is essentially a trade off. You limit the influence of 1 player but weaken the overall defensive solidity of your team (as you lose 1 player who's not concerned with anything else but the player he's supposed to mark). Problem with having Hazard run into our own half is that it plays into the other teams hands. The point of man marking Hazard is to limit his influence. Having him move further away from goal would only help the opposition. Problem with having Hazard out on the wing is that it's a more isolated position. It's also easier to defend out wide as the sideline acts as another defender. If Hazard is wide then the only place he can go with the ball is to the inside. Regardless of what Hazard does when the opposition man mark him his influence on the game is always going to be less then what it could be. The solution is for the rest of our players to take advantage of the extra space that they are given. Only thing Hazard can do is keep making runs and make the moments he's able to get away from his man marker count.
  9. Kante is pfa player of the year

    Agreed. You can make strong cases for both Hazard and Kante winning POTY. Both have been vital to us.
  10. Eden Hazard

    PFA player of the year is where all the players in the league get to vote. PFA = players football association FWA player of the year gets voted by the journalists. FWA = football writers association There's also the barclays player of the season which gets decided by "a panel assembled by the league's sponsor – currently Barclays – consisting of members of "football's governing bodies, the media and fans".
  11. Eden Hazard

    I understand how you feel but you have to realize that football is a very profitable business nowadays and footballers are just profitting from that. Wages were always going to go up after the new tv deal in 2016. I mean an increase from £5.5 billion to £8.3 was always going to lead to higher wages for players.
  12. Eden Hazard

    How exactly did Hazard "make a meal out of it" ? He didn't roll around, grab his leg nor ask for a yellow card. He got up almost immediately after the challenge. He was spinning away from Herrera and he gets clipped on the leg where he's turning on. You can debate whether it's a second yellow but it's always a foul. I think the foul before by Jones was so blatant. There was just no attempt whatsoever for the ball. Just all about shoving Hazard to the ground so Jones could take up his defensive position again. It was so obvious and it had been happening a number of times. Ref caught on to it. If the situation was the same where we were fouling the opposition as many times as Man United did and Matic/Kante,already on a yellow card, did what Herrera did i'd be absolutely fuming with them. Already on a yellow card, teammates constantly fouling players, teammate just escaped yellow, ref 5 seconds before having a talk with the captain and then you go and try and get tight on the most skillfull player on the pitch ? Sorry but that's just pure stupidity from Herrera.
  13. Eden Hazard

    Involved in the build up for the first goal. Got the assist for the third and could have had a second if Fabregas hit the net instead of the crossbar.
  14. Eden Hazard

    I suggest you pick any one of those players and actually watch an entire season of them. I guarantee you they're going to have more then 5 bad games. Even Messi who's the best player in the world has more then 5 bad games a season. Disagree with that. Like Argo said there are very few games where Hazard is actually poor and not contributing. He does have games where he might not be dribbling past lots of players or scoring or assisting but still creating opportunities for his teammates by clever movement, passes and link up play. Hazard really has more to his game then just scoring, assisting and dribbling but people don't seem to care about anything other then those three things. I really feel like some people on here suffer from "the grass is always greener...". We're chelsea fans so we watch every game Chelsea plays that means that we also watch every game Hazard plays but there's noone here who watches all of Messi/ Ronaldo/Neymar/ Suarez/Sanchez's games. The more games you watch of a player the more "quiet" games you're going to see.