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5 Major Things We Have Learnt In The World Cup

ollydee5 gives us 5 things to debate!

(1) Thibaut Courtois should be Chelsea number one right now, Courtois just might be the second best goalkeeper in the world. Only Manuel Neuer is more obviously excellent on a more impossibly consistent basis.

(2) Eden Hazard is not world class - yet. He's the next in line to the Messi/Ronaldo throne, the most likely young superstar to ascend to the game's zenith - but as the World Cup made painfully clear, he's still some way short.

(3) Diego Costa is not a cause for alarm (or is he?) He scored 36 goals, won the La Liga title, reached the Champions League final and was a wrecking ball of awesome for 10 solid months. On the other hand, he's only scored more than 10 goals in a season twice in his career, he looked dreadfully wooden-footed at the World Cup and brings back uncomfortable memories for a fan base haunted by Fernando Torres and Andriy Shevchenko.

(4) Jose Is Right, Romelu Lukaku is not the answer, for West Brom, sure, for Everton, definitely, but for Chelsea, probably not. Lukaku is too much of a risk. Brutal and dominant when on form, he still looks too raw and technically poor to shine at the very highest level.

(5) Chelsea's scouts are great, but the club's strategy is questionable it happened too often to be coincidence. Impressed by that young Nigerian speedster in the Super Eagles' defence? That's Kenneth Omeruo, he's a Chelsea player. Who's that fleet-footed winger dancing rings around the Germans? That's Christian Atsu, he's a Chelsea player. But will they ever 'really' play for Chelsea?




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Writer: ollydee5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 9 2014

Time: 1:00AM

Your Comments

NEED TO GIVE THE LOANESS A CHANCE! That's on whats on every fan mind!
Howdy Ho
Jose will decide what is best
BOTUM
jose is always right even when hes wrong lol hazard is world class plz dont say no coz even messi messed up with his all world class talent with an awesome paper team ronaldo only could get that far pushing an ordinary set of players as for all the class spain got nowhere with it
gary777
Jose got Hazard, Lukaku, Luiz right
rajatmig29
JOSE KNOWS BEST
don delsy
Any young player will get a chance if he is ready to work hard. Sinclair once said that if Jose was not sacked at Chelsea in 2007 he'd not have left. Jose will hand a player that deserves a chance.
BOTUM
and he's talked highly of Chalobah who i also rate very high compared to other youngsters
BOTUM
Make it 6 things - Brazil is as disjointed as I said they were, and were lucky to have advanced this far.
solid7
If Diego Costa is not a cause for alarm, then Hazard shouldn't.
kolagold25
I wouldn't be too mad if chelsea don't give Omeruo or Atsu a chance in the first team but i will be definitely *****ed if they are sent on loan to the championship. They should be getting a BPL loan period!
kolagold25
Also, seeing how Chelsea hasn't been the pride of just London but England as well, it shows that Chelsea has been keeping themselves at a very high level compared to other premier league rivals. And the good thing is the clubs management actually recognises our high level and what to keep it at that.
kolagold25
 

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