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    Tiémoué Bakayoko

    I thought this was a decent look at Bakayoko How brilliant Bakayoko turned into terrible Tiemoué https://www.footballwhispers.com/blog/brilliant-bakayoko-terrible-tiemoue
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    Hazard ready to sign new contract

    Kristof isn’t convinced either
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    Alvaro Morata

    I’m sorry, I can’t help myself. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones
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    Andreas Christensen

    I get that. I guess I see Christensen as the #3 center back, so he’s first choice on the second team, where Cahill is #4, and gets picked for the bench in spots where he likely won’t play. I think Christensen ends the season with more minutes than Cahill, but we’ll see. Hopefully everyone stays healthy and we won’t have to find out. And I’m as disappointed as anyone with the exclusion of CHO and Ampadu in Europa so far, especially when doubled down with my opinion of Willian, which isn’t overly flattering of the Brazilian.
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    Andreas Christensen

    I think this is a matter of fit than age. Luiz brings the ability on the ball that Sarri loves. His vertical passing game is a weapon out of the back. I think Christensen is marginally better defender right now, with huge upside, but I think Luiz is way ahead with the ball at his feet. That’s the difference right now, not age.
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    Alvaro Morata

    I’m just trying to take another look at it. At this point, he’s either been pissed off at the referee or frustrated with himself. This was a case with a clear cut enemy on the other side. Maybe if he can take some of that anger and direct it at goal instead of towards the official or inward, it could have been a benefit. this is a picture of a man that has definitely been miserable, but shows utter relief. And good for Willian here too.
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    Alvaro Morata

    An elbow to the mouth may have done him some good. He could stand to be a little pissed off. Mice seen a lot of comments about how miserable he looked after that goal. I saw the opposite. I saw relief. I saw a guy who looked like he was just told he was cancer free. There is plenty of time left for unbridled joy. This was getting that freight train off his back.
  8. Relief. That’s the only way you can describe that reaction by Morata. Good for him. Good for us.
  9. I’d recommend a sports psychologist for Morata at this point. It’s not physical.
  10. I'm of the opinion that senior players in a lesser competition can lack sufficient motivation. In that sense having talented youngsters on the field, eager to prove themselves can actually be the stronger squad. In short, I'd rather see CHO and Ampadu if they're fit.
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    Welcome N’Golo Kante

    Yup. Kante is a whole lot harder to find than.. well, you get it...
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    Welcome N’Golo Kante

    I'd rather turn down the latter than the former....
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    The big fear I had about the summer was that we turned down €50M for Willian. We did spend without selling for the most part, unlike the summer prior where we just traded experience for youth, but that 50 would have gone a long way towards getting younger and better. I would have loved to have cashed in on Willian if his stock was really that high. Frankly I set my mental price on him at €30M LAST year. At a year older, 50 seemed too good to be true. So it probably was. All sizzle, no steak.
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    Welcome N’Golo Kante

    Chris Kamara asks Robert Huth "How do you win the Premier League with a back 4 of Simpson Morgan Huth & Fuchs" He has a one word Answer - Kante
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    David Luiz back at Chelsea

    Luiz, Rudiger and Alonso were spectacular yesterday. Not only defensively, but we know what Alonso can do pushing forward, and Rudiger and Luiz pay some of the prettiest long balls around. Luiz vertically, and Rudiger on the switch. Was a terrific game yesterday, a fair result, even if it felt like a loss at the end.