Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by bingobob, Jan 30, 2018.
Careful what you wish for - he might put a two-footer on Lampard on the touch line
most Chelsea fans don't seem to care too much and are backing Lampard. they all say he can pass and effect the game that way but is a poor defender which is what a lot of us here know already. we shall see but in all honesty i dont expect him to make much difference at the defensive end which is what we need badly
careful, you know he'd try to slip the tongue in
I don't think Luiz will necessarily start here if all our options are fit. I know for sure that him + Sokratis will be a poor partnership balance wise.
If Holding meets his earlier form for us then it will be between Sokratis and Luiz to be his partner. Luiz will offer fantastic passing and composure, but less recovery speed and power than Sokratis.
Regardless it pushes Mustafi down the pecking order and hopefully out the club. The order of CB's imo:
1. Holding 2. Sokratis 3. Luiz 4. Chambers 5. Mustafi
Where this has the potential to help us defensively is by reducing our reliance on Xhaka to distribute from deep allowing us to play Torreria or even Cellabos as our #6.
Reading the Sheds fans opinions has made me feel better about signing Luiz. A lot of of them seem annoyed and are worried about going with a CB pairing of Zouma and Christensen who they dont seem to rate.
The moment I heard this rumor I thought of this possibility. We could see real results from his skill on the ball.
Exactly. We don't need to rely on Xhaka for anything other than keeping the bench warm.
Very intelligent point.
Torreira - Guendouzi/Willock - Ceballos midfield has enough energy to win ball back higher up the pitch in that case also. Which means less defending to do. Which means less horror cock ups
The crybabies moaning about Luiz for 5-10m and not signing Upamecano are going to be pleasantly surprised as the season progresses is all I can say.
I think Luiz has come a long way and looked a different player following his second stint.
Let's just say between Rugani and Luiz - I'll take Luiz and review in December.
But I'd imagine the media will have a field day when Luiz - Mustafi makes the starting 11.
Looking forward to his free kicks and he can teach Douzi a thing or two about real diving.
Wonder who wil be the opted freekick takers now out of Özil, Xhaka Ceballos and Luiz?
Finally someone who understands about football and why you need passing abilities from you CB in modern football. The times when you wanted pure trolls defending has ended. You need at least one of them to be good with the ball. Just like Puyol - Rafita Márquez one was the muscle, Rafa was the brain and class!
I'll take Özil out of that list. He's limited when it comes to dead ball, but that's no slight because when players are static the dynamics changes. He's a precision machine when every part is moving.
Luiz as well, unless it's a freekick with a sight on goal.
Pretty sure he can defend. He was in the PFA Team of The Year 2017 and probably not because of his passing skills.
No brainer - take Luiz. Defenders don't get **** at 32. He is World Class on the ball. He may have his Mustafi moments, but atleast we get an upgrade on passing the ball out of the back.
Look at Huth and Morgan at Leciester - both 32 when they won the league.
He's defending is underrated. He may not be prime Chiellini but he has improved in the last few years. He's not a worse defender than our Greek wrestler at the back. Coupled with his elite ball playing, he's going to be our best defender
He is quality, which makes me think these rumours of 5-8 mil are rubbish. Hes more in the 15-20 range isn't he? 32 isn't that old this day and age
Are you crazy man?
On here 27 is 35.
32 is 40+.
Should be retired...
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