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Moving on from Diego Costa and Fabregas, I present to you my little knowledge of Filipe Luis.

STRENGTHS

1. Defense - He tackles, he intercepts and he could actually put in some decent crosses. He arguably was the beat defensive left back in Europe the past season. He will be to us on the left flank what Azpilicueta is on the right and his defensive ability will allow Hazard to attack fully.

2. Drive and Fight - The whole Atletico Madrid team was built on team work and a fighting spirit that reminds us of the Chelsea of Jose Mourinho's first spell. This ability will help in big matches where matches are won with the will to win.

3. Strong - standing at 6 ft, he cannot be bullied on the ground and in the air. This raw strength will come in handy against the West Ham and Newcastle United of this world.

WEAKNESS

1. Attack - Though able to attack the flank and wHip in crosses but is not in the the class of the A. Cole's and Marcelo's of this world who can bomb down the flank all day. His crosses are also a little better than what we have with Ivanovic on the right, only a little.

2. Stamina - Being a player that gives his ALL all game long, he tires out towards the end of matches. This may not bode well in matches where seeing out slender leads is needful.

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Writer:Ikdaniels
Date:Monday July 21 2014
Time: 7:27AM

Comments

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I'll wait and see how he does in the Premiership rather than depend on stats from La Liga. 2 very different environments & while I have o doubt he's decent, it's not a given that he will b a star. On the other hand Chelsea & Jose may just make him an even better player
analooish
21/07/2014 07:55:00
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He'll do better I trust.
seanwillex
21/07/2014 08:26:00
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Discussions for Torres have also involved defender Miranda, but Atletico Madrid insist Chelsea will have to pay his release clause. #CFC
SameX
21/07/2014 09:46:00
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Chelsea withdraw from trying to sign Atletico’s Tiago Mendes due to licensing problems. (AS) #CFC
SameX
21/07/2014 09:48:00
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Salah will not be called up for military service after Egypts Prime Minister steps in to allow him to stay at Chelsea
SameX
21/07/2014 09:51:00
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Great article, I think Filipe will be an instant hit with us. I really like his attitude.
SameX
21/07/2014 09:53:00
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haaa... so dissapointed we are not getting Tiago ... what is the problem with his licence.. FFS he is a free agent.... and would cost nothing except in salary which would be pittance compare to what Mikel (who we are offloading is getting). FFS we would have a very decent upgrade to Mikel with his movement making a ripple in our ocean of wealth.... Emenalo .. sort this Shhhiiiii TTTT out now.
Dwonder
21/07/2014 10:16:00
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Rant over... Great news to see us trying to moving Torres on.. is wages off our books would be massive.. We should be gearing up for chelsea entering the market again... if Mikel, Moses, Marin, Torres leaves we can easily accomodate two more world class signings..... Cough Di Maria.. Cough Isco..... Cough Cough.... Modric....
Dwonder
21/07/2014 10:18:00
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i strongly agree with the two weaknesses. 1. crossing- luis is well known for his crossing. he crosses a lot but they are low crosses and cut backs rather than floaters. please note - ashley cole was never a great crosser of the ball and his average cross attempts per game were less. cole specialized in great 1-2 play and cut-backs and he stuck to that. #2- his stamina is immense actually- this is not just my observation but that of scouting reports and scouting agencies like scout nation as well. his work rate and stamina are second to none. i am not sure how these two qualities - crossing and stamina are his weaknesses.
saber
21/07/2014 10:39:00
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i strongly DISAGREE with the two weaknesses. 1. crossing- luis is well known for his crossing. he crosses a lot but they are low crosses and cut backs rather than floaters. please note - ashley cole was never a great crosser of the ball and his average cross attempts per game were less. cole specialized in great 1-2 play and cut-backs and he stuck to that. #2- his stamina is immense actually- this is not just my observation but that of scouting reports and scouting agencies like scout nation as well. his work rate and stamina are second to none. i am not sure how these two qualities - crossing and stamina are his weaknesses.
saber
21/07/2014 10:39:00
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but hey dont take my word for it. ask seasoned atletico de madrid fans on twitter or some place.
saber
21/07/2014 10:41:00
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but cheers to the effort that went in to the article. i hope u continue the series !
saber
21/07/2014 10:42:00
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Off topic: Costa to wear number 19
Blue_Mel
21/07/2014 11:05:00
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we should just attack more with fab at pivot against weaker teams and use fab at no 10 for top teams with matic n oscar as pivot and add willian to the mix ... about time chelsea starts attacking more n finish the half chances wic our strikers lost last time ... only if hazard works more in defence duties we need not be worried ... though felipe can back him up there n play without risk of losing possesion...
gary777
21/07/2014 11:14:00
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#CFC Squad (To Austria): Cech, Delac, Beeney, Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Romeu, Zouma, Christensen, Terry, Cahill, Aké, Azpilicueta, Van Ginkel...
SameX
21/07/2014 11:31:00
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#Chelsea Squad (To Austria):.. Matic, Chalobah, Salah, Boga, Baker, Swift, Fabregas, Torres, Bamford, Diego Costa, Solanke, F. Luis, Brown.
SameX
21/07/2014 11:32:00
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#Chelsea have today confirmed that Mohamed #Salah has been spared national service, will be with #Chelsea for this coming season #CFC (Sky)
SameX
21/07/2014 11:34:00
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Paul Pogba: "At Juve I'm fine, but I don't hide the fact that as a child I dreamed of playing for Chelsea and Barca"
SameX
21/07/2014 11:57:00
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Drogba has scored 28 goals in 64 club appearances since leaving Chelsea in 2012, also scoring 12 goals for his country in that period. #CFC
SameX
21/07/2014 11:58:00
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thanks a lot @Saber, watched Him only a few times... @Samex, keep the updates coming...
Ikdaniels
21/07/2014 12:55:00
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