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  1. DidierDidier

    Antonio Rudiger

    The way he dealt with Antonio (one of the fastest and strongest attacking players in the league) in that one on one situation was class. What a player.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Good thing he doesn't play winger or striker then. RLC has talked about modelling his game on Ballack (who RLC is faster than, although that's not to say he's a better player).
  3. Loftus-cheek should start in my opinion. Regardless of whether Drinkwater is fitter, he's probably off in the transfer window the next few days so don't really want him starting.
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    Hudson-odoi and jorginho looking fantastic. Not sure about Morata and Alonso.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Ruben would speak of himself as more in the Ballack mould than an attacking midfielder. He's done interviews where he talks about modelling his game on Ballack so I'm not sure describing him as an 'attacking midfielder' is accurate.
  6. DidierDidier

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Agreed that he's never shown exceptional finishing ability throughout youth level or in professional football, but then neither has Iniesta. If he becomes as dominant in other areas of the game as I think he can become it won't matter, as long as we have a midfielder in the team with that finishing ability.
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    Random Rumours

    4 3 3 plus loftus-Cheek could be ideal :)
  8. DidierDidier

    Mason Mount new deal

    He's statistically outperformed justin kluivert - a boy who all the big sides are chasing - at a worse side. Pretty impressive.
  9. DidierDidier

    Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Lets be honest, He's not going to be here to start next season and he doesn't want to be here to start next season. So what harm could putting in Joe Edwards (u23 manager) right now do. At the very least he'd integrate youth team players and reinvigorate this totally dejected squad.
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    Andreas Christensen

    We'll have to agree to disagree. I'm not knocking Luiz as a passer, he is good. I just prefer Christensen who does pass incisively through to midfield and not sideways all the time like you are trying to suggest. This whole debate you've started with me here is irrelevant anyway because whether or not Christensen is a better passer than Luiz (which I think he is), this season Andreas is clearly the better defender and is rightly starting.
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    Andreas Christensen

    There is room for improvement, but in terms of centre backs he is by far the best passer we have. Yes David Luiz can play a hollywood ball but very often they go very wrong. How you can say he's not a natural on the ball is beyond me, his passing stats don't lie. Really just watching him its easy to tell how comfortable he is. Yes he misplaced a few against Barcelona but if you look a bit further back than just one game you might discover how good he actually is in possession.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Agreed on CHO being better than Sancho at this point in time. For the England U17 world cup winning side wasn't he starting ahead of Sancho on the left wing? Although admittedly Sancho is at a better place for his own personal development at the moment.
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    Ampadu and Hudson-Odoi

    I think Ancelotti takes that one. Did things like starting Josh Mceachran away at Marseille in a big group stage game. I'd argue that Conte needs to give more opportunities than he is doing with some of the young talent we have.
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    Luis Enrique?

    Could Barca fans dislike him purely for his terrible relationship with Messi? Or is that overly simplistic?
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    Conte In? Or Conte Out?

    Do you really believe that Conte would get on with a director of football that isn't one of his mates from Italy? He wants his players and if he doesn't get them he wines at the board. He did it at Juventus and left, I think a similar situation will happen at the end of this season.