Brian P

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  1. Michael Essien

    Essien proved his talent and potential in the 4-0 defeat of Real Betis. He ran the show from the start. He set up the first score. After intercepting a loose ball in midfield he made a surging run forward, saw Drogba free, passed to him and an easy goal was the result. Following the break Essien fully imposed himself on the game, going forward, showing pace and tremendous strength and creating problems for the Betis defence. At approximately the hour mark he again demonstrated his skills finding Crespo with a beautiful pass, Crespo then laid the ball off to Cole who put it in the back of the net. Now that Ballack has signed the question is how will it affect Essien and Lampard? Ballack is the complete midfielder. Mourinho uses two defensive and one attacking midfielder...Makelele, Essien and Lampard. Essien is a midfield strongman, a tireless runner who assists Makelele in double teaming opposing midfielders. There is no doubt in my mind that Essien has performed his chores with enthusiasm and success. Now Ballack and Shevchenko enter the picture. So Mourinho has got his "world class" midfielder and striker. Will he now abandon his 4-3-3 formation to accomodate Ballack in the hole behind the lone striker Shevchenko? Essien and Lampard must be scratching their heads trying to figure out what will happen. There is no doubt next season is going to be a very interesting one at Stamford Bridge!
  2. Didier Drogba

    I believe Drogba realises he'll not be our first choice striker next season hence his recent outburst. Mourinho appeared really upset with him which accounts for Jose's remark " If he doesnn't play with happiness, he doesn't play". Drogba must accept the fact no player is bigger than the club and avoid mouthing off to the press. If Mourinho signs a "world class" striker such as Shevchenko, Drogba must swallow his pride and accept it. My advice to him is not to cross swords with Mourinho. But if he continues to complain he'll find himself warming his ass on the bench for most of next season.
  3. Ashley Cole

    I rate Zambrotta and Ashley Cole as the two best left backs in the game. Cole would be perfect to fill the left back slot for Chelsea. When he first switched from midfield to full back he was very suspect defensively. However that part of his game has improved immensly over the past few seasons. Today he is the complete full-back and excellent in attack. Ashley Cole was the only defender in the Euros to snuff Ronaldo out of the game. It was one of the best defensive performance I have been priveleged to see. I would love to see him at Stamford Bridge. With the addition of Ballack and Shevchenko(who I haven't given up on)to our roster that would surely put the icing on the cake
  4. Didier Drogba

    With all due respect Drogba is not in the same class as Crespo, who happens to be world class. To give Drogba his due he had a great game against Liverpool. However, that was partly due to the fact Hyypia got out of a sick bed to play and was not up to par and quite shaky on his feet. Of course all great teams need a top class striker. One just has to look at Milan, Real, Arsenal and Man Utd. Granted we are defensive oriented but we need a striker of world class ability and that happens to be Crespo.
  5. Michael Essien

    I find it amusing that some of the very people who ranted and raved against Essien coming to Stamford Bridge are now suggesting that Mourinho should have signed him when he took over. What a bloody joke!
  6. Didier Drogba

    I understand Drogba began his career as a defender!
  7. Michael Essien

    I'm pleased to see some of his doubters realise Essien is not the poor investment they originally claimed. I've been well aware of his technical skills long before he signed for us and am delighted to see he has lived up to my expectations.
  8. Didier Drogba

    Drogba has much to prove in the Premiership this season. I don't feel optimistic about his chances but am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
  9. Frank Arnesen

    White Hart Lane will surely miss Arnesen. He's a tremendous addition to our club.
  10. Michael Essien

    I find it difficult to understand the negative attitudes some people adopt about a player they have seen little of in the pasyt. Well rest assured that Essien, apart from his satisfactory performance in his first Premiership game, will be a first choce midfielder. Some of you have not really seen him in action yet
  11. Didier Drogba

    With all due respect to Drogba I believe Crespo should be our first choice striker. As the season progresses it will become more obvious.
  12. Didier Drogba

    Drogba ia a funny guy who scores funny goals. Resembles a bull in a china shop. However, I've no problem with his "technique" as long as he continues finding the back of the net.
  13. Michael Essien

    I didn't expect to see Essien perform this early with the team. He lived up to my expectations as I've seen him in action on a number of occasions. He is a very talented footballer and a tremendous addition to our midfield. I'm delighted we succeeded in getting him.
  14. Michael Essien

    In my opinion 18 million would be more realistic.
  15. Michael Essien

    I'd be utterly amazed if Mourinho decides to play him at some stage against Arsenal this weekend.