Player watch: Christian Eriksen

Paolo10

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
5,907
How in the name of fuck does selling your two most creative players in the same window make any sense?

I'm well aware KT is the whipping boy, but if Pochettino does that he's lost the fucking plot tbh.

Between the two of them they (pretty regularly) set up roughly a third of our chances.
 
Joined
Jul 16, 2011
Messages
7
I've noticed some people saying if Eriksen goes to RM we should ask for Kovacic. Can I just ask what people see in this guy? Has looked bang average at Chelsea, was pretty much on the bench for Croatia in the World Cup if i remember correctly and can't make it in the first 11 at RM. I remember in the summer transfer window, there was a thread and people were creaming themselves over him. Why? I must be missing something.
 

buckley

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2012
Messages
767
As as been said Eriksen plays well then we play well as a team . Well we have been pants for the last three out of four games .
Do I blame him for wanting to fulfil his childhood dream of course not but I do blame him for not trying a leg over the last month .
And if it offends some then tough I say drop him and put someone even a young player like Skipp and quite honestly I have been offended by his lack of commitment the quicker he clears off to fulfil his dream the better.
Alderwield has wanted out for the last year but has been nothing but professional and given 100% in every game he plays.
If people can't see the difference then I am lost.
 

Paolo10

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
5,907
Imagine thinking Kieran Trippier offers more creativity than Kane and Dele :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
Stats don't need any imagination for chances created. It's quite clear and has been posted before, but sure choose to ignore it if it suits your narrative.
 

wrd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2014
Messages
2,256
I've noticed some people saying if Eriksen goes to RM we should ask for Kovacic. Can I just ask what people see in this guy? Has looked bang average at Chelsea, was pretty much on the bench for Croatia in the World Cup if i remember correctly and can't make it in the first 11 at RM. I remember in the summer transfer window, there was a thread and people were creaming themselves over him. Why? I must be missing something.
He wouldnt replace Eriksen, certainly not like for like hes a deep lying midfielder whos main attribute is his dribbling ability, if he joined then he would replace Dembele. Not sure why Chelsea got him with how they set up he doesnt suit their midfield whatsoever.
 
Last edited:

Univarn

Lost. Probably Not Worth Finding.
Joined
Jul 20, 2017
Messages
1,833
He wouldnt replace Eriksen, certainly not like for like hes a deep lying midfielder whos main attribute is his dribbling ability, if he joined then he would replace Dembele. Not sure why Chelsea got him with how they set up he doesnt suit tjeir midfield whatsoever.
I've said on here before and I stand by my stance that you don't replace Eriksen like for like. The market for quality 8/10 hybrids is comparitively small to the market for quality wide attackers and progressive midfielders. Buy more of those and reshape the attack around Kane/Dele/Son being quality 9/10 hyrbrids and strengthen the squad around them.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
4,154
I've said on here before and I stand by my stance that you don't replace Eriksen like for like. The market for quality 8/10 hybrids is comparitively small to the market for quality wide attackers and progressive midfielders. Buy more of those and reshape the attack around Kane/Dele/Son being quality 9/10 hyrbrids and strengthen the squad around them.
Kovacic in the Dembele spot and someone like Lozano or Chiesa off the right wing and we can make that work. But we absolutely have to improve fullbacks as well.
 

wrd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2014
Messages
2,256
I've said on here before and I stand by my stance that you don't replace Eriksen like for like. The market for quality 8/10 hybrids is comparitively small to the market for quality wide attackers and progressive midfielders. Buy more of those and reshape the attack around Kane/Dele/Son being quality 9/10 hyrbrids and strengthen the squad around them.
Literally said the same thing in the last hour on the wishlist thread haha. My main choice for replacing Eriksen would be Havertz and switch to a 4-3-3 whilst still having the personnel for the 4-2-3-1 because he can play 6/8/10 but mostly 8/10 and get another wide player as you mentioned. We don't replace Eriksen because in my opinion there's only a handful like him and the only person remotely similar to him in the prem is KDB.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
4,154
He wouldnt replace Eriksen, certainly not like for like hes a deep lying midfielder whos main attribute is his dribbling ability, if he joined then he would replace Dembele. Not sure why Chelsea got him with how they set up he doesnt suit their midfield whatsoever.
Agreed, I mean we're talking about the same midfield and system that has freaking Ngolo Kante in the wrong spot. That midfield is a mess. Kovacic in a 4-2-3-1 would give us the dribbling ability of Dembele with much more ability in the final third. He's no slack defensively either. Chelsea are trying to make him be the creative outlet in that midfield and he's better as the guy coming from deep to connect defense and attack, which is where they have Jorginho line up.
 

wrd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2014
Messages
2,256
Cool now try reading this

http://www.squawka.com/en/football-player-rankings?t=2635&i=117&st=117,111,108

1552573913474.png



See I can use stats to back my argument up too, now do it for every season they've been at the club. Now look at the assist history for Trippier, Kane, Dele and Son. Now try and grasp that some players sacrifice being the creative outlet in our current play-style because they are excellent at finishing chances, doesn't diminish their ability as creative outlets. I see once again you're turning to insults because you're failing at yet another conversation where you put your obsession into the middle of a debate.
 

wrd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2014
Messages
2,256
Agreed, I mean we're talking about the same midfield and system that has freaking Ngolo Kante in the wrong spot. That midfield is a mess. Kovacic in a 4-2-3-1 would give us the dribbling ability of Dembele with much more ability in the final third. He's no slack defensively either. Chelsea are trying to make him be the creative outlet in that midfield and he's better as the guy coming from deep to connect defense and attack, which is where they have Jorginho line up.
Yeah I mean, they're players who I would prefer over Kovacic but I still think he's a fantastic player and I wouldn't dismiss him on this Chelsea season. I think his best years were at Inter though.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
4,154
Yeah I mean, they're players who I would prefer over Kovacic but I still think he's a fantastic player and I wouldn't dismiss him on this Chelsea season. I think his best years were at Inter though.
That certainly fair. But I could also feel free to get a little crazy and take Bale & Kovacic back for Eriksen...
 
Top