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My main man hazard looks a bit plumper than past seasons too.  I think he doesn't like playing on the wing too and Conte has given him freedom to roam and limited his defensive responsibilities.  Last year he was so much more free and dangerous.  This year, he is coming back from injury and is a targeted man.  Pedro right now is the only player that can provide relief.  Morata has shown his flashes but needs to get better.  And to top it off, we haven't had a dynamic midfielder in a long time.  Someone who isn't a one trick pony.  Fab can spray but isn't worth a lick in defense.  Kante can run and win the ball back, but isn't very convincing going forward.  Bakayoko is a tank but is struggling with passes and awareness.  Drinkwater is the closest thing I think we have to an all around dynamic midfielder...DRINKWATER!  We get almost 0 goal contributions from our midfield.  

Point I'm trying to make is we're essentially asking hazard to be our one creative player in the opposition's half.  And teams last year started kicking him out of games late in the season, and are doing so again this year.  Press high and swarm eden.  That's the gameplan.  How can he be direct when he literally has to take on three people just to create an inch of space.  Messi is the only othe rplayer in the world that deals with this type of attention but he's a damn magician.  And even if they do kick the golden boy Messi out of a game Barca will still win because of the quality of their side.  ATM we do not have the luxury of relying on other players.  

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4 hours ago, Stim said:

Its possible to talk about a player WITHOUT shifting blame onto everyone else. Eden has shown what he can do regardless of who is around him. Willian wasn't even on the pitch for over half of last nights game.

It's not about shifting blame. It's just that when you start comparing our squad to other top teams you notice that those teams have several game changers. Here we have 1, Hazard. 

Also if you look at City, Madrid, PSG, they all have several players that handle the build up and creative side of things. Here we only have Fabregas, Hazard. 

Also when you look at the top teams there's a genuine abillity across the team to hold the ball and pass it around.

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi all three of them could stand around doing absolutely nothing and their teams would still be pinging the ball around effortlessly

 

It's actually pretty weird why "scottish_mike" is complaining about Hazard not tearing the Roma defence when we were struggling to string along 3 passes. 

Instead of wondering why Hazard doesn't save our ass on a consistent base we should be wondering why we need Hazard to save us all the f**king time.

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1 hour ago, Hazard10 said:

It's not about shifting blame. It's just that when you start comparing our squad to other top teams you notice that those teams have several game changers. Here we have 1, Hazard. 

Also if you look at City, Madrid, PSG, they all have several players that handle the build up and creative side of things. Here we only have Fabregas, Hazard. 

Also when you look at the top teams there's a genuine abillity across the team to hold the ball and pass it around.

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi all three of them could stand around doing absolutely nothing and their teams would still be pinging the ball around effortlessly

 

It's actually pretty weird why "scottish_mike" is complaining about Hazard not tearing the Roma defence when we were struggling to string along 3 passes. 

Instead of wondering why Hazard doesn't save our ass on a consistent base we should be wondering why we need Hazard to save us all the f**king time.

Thank you for actually understanding my post and not just jumping to conclusions like many posters on here do.

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We need to sign someone to help Hazard.

It's ridiculous that over the last 4/5 years, we haven't signed someone close to his calibre in an attacking position.

Shame that City are after Sanchez because he's the killer we need in an attacking position to take the brunt off Eden and help Alvaro with goalscoring.

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i agree the team wasn't able to string 3 passes together or even defend for that matter.

hence why id have liked to see Eden have a go at their defence and maybe lift the team with a bit of magic. instead he looked lazy/pi**ed off and just slowed the game down and ultimately passed the ball to someone who would loose it.

 

2 points though.

1. when was the last time he actually made a difference in a game?

2. do you see similarities recently in his game play/attitude that mirrors the season we booted jose?

 

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15 minutes ago, Scottish_mike said:

i agree the team wasn't able to string 3 passes together or even defend for that matter.

hence why id have liked to see Eden have a go at their defence and maybe lift the team with a bit of magic. instead he looked lazy/pi**ed off and just slowed the game down and ultimately passed the ball to someone who would loose it.

 

2 points though.

1. when was the last time he actually made a difference in a game?

2. do you see similarities recently in his game play/attitude that mirrors the season we booted jose?

 

1 Euhm... about a week ago where he scored the winning goal against Bournemouth and created 7 chances (the most chances a player has created this season in the PL btw) 

2 nope

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Hazard's getting criticized unfairly in my opinion.  Our team didn't look good and it's easy to throw words at our best player in the team. Some tweets from sportswriters and former players, even former Chelsea players that compare him with Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar, that his level is not with them. Of course that they're big players and top world players, but now, for example, Ronaldo is doing nothing special and Real doesn't look good either. They can't blame Ronaldo for that, they have more players that must show themselves as well. On another side, Neymar is doing great because the players around him are just on fire, Cavani, Mbappe, Veratti. He gets the service and he gets the place to score the goals, also he has players to assist them. 

At the moment, we're a little bit struggling with our football, but I don't think Hazard should be the player that has to get the negativity from the internet. I think his first half against Roma was perfect, but how much time can he do all that alone? Also in the first game against Roma without Hazard, we couldn't score them 2 goals to keep it draw. He needs Morata in form and another player that will help him to run them counter attacks like he used to do last season. Pedro is struggling and Willian's form is going down, we should look for a new partner or just patience.

 

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9 hours ago, Scottish_mike said:

2. do you see similarities recently in his game play/attitude that mirrors the season we booted jose?

Well he hasn't got a hip injury this time, so no.

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13 hours ago, Scottish_mike said:

i agree the team wasn't able to string 3 passes together or even defend for that matter.

hence why id have liked to see Eden have a go at their defence and maybe lift the team with a bit of magic. instead he looked lazy/pi**ed off and just slowed the game down and ultimately passed the ball to someone who would loose it.

 

2 points though.

1. when was the last time he actually made a difference in a game?

2. do you see similarities recently in his game play/attitude that mirrors the season we booted jose?

 

You're seeing things that aren't there.

1) Hazard has made a difference in plenty of games this season already. Against Nottm Forest, it may have been a Championship club, but it was his first start of the season. Against Atletico Madrid he was a constant threat going forward and got an assist for Morata's equaliser. Was our best player against Roma at the Bridge and in the away game. He also dominated against Bournemouth last weekend.

2) Not even close. His performances are far better and he's scoring and assisting goals. You're forgetting that he has just recovered from a broken ankle and played zero minutes of pre season. He's also getting very little help going forward. He's had next to no help from the wing backs because they have been pushed back so deep this season. It's basically him and Morata vs 6 defenders because of how much we have struggled going forward this season.

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It's going to be tough for him if the opposition camps at the final and middle third and we can't keep our passing and possession game.

It's also hard to see the best player in the league getting kicked at and swarmed every time he has the ball.

Midfield needs to step up a notch and imo we need a new RF/RW that can draw opponents away or create and score goals as well because at the moment, Pedro isn't as productive and Willian is sh*t.

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It's got to the point now where I get nervous whenever a players thread is bumped during international friendlies.

The luck we are getting at the moment, almost every player on the Chelsea roster has picked up an injury from internationals. 

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1 minute ago, IliyaKrostin said:

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It's always great to see happy Hazard. 

By the way, it's only me or his stomach looking a little bit bigger?

Stocking up for winter? 

Yeah, seems to put on a bit but that was also the case with Frank wasn't it?

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