I wouldn’t mind Bissouma, he's a tidy player, just isn’t going to take the team up a level. The fee seems ridiculously high to me for what he is.Who do you want?
None of those guys were the Dms in their team and had legs around them. Xavi probably played in the best club team ever
Xavi, Pirlo and Alonso. 3 of the best cmon in their generation. Ruben not xhaka is close to thatYeah players like Alonso were terrifyingly quick, swore he would've beaten Bolt at the the olympics but didnt want to show everyone up. Everyone knows if you can run a sub 10 seconds 100m sprint you've no business being a defensive midfielder.
If you have two players same level. The quicker player is more useful. It’s like basketball. No one says you have to be 6’10. But a 6’10 player is always gonna be better than a 6’4 with same talent level. So unles neves is a level above bissouma talent wise. He ain’t better player and the pace and athleticism tilt it towards bissouma. He has had better season and is simply rated higher by most football fans for a reason. If I said a month ago bissouma or neves most would say bissouma. It seems now neves is likely some people want to convince themselves he is better than he actually isAnd Bissouma is close Alonso because hes not slow?
Edit: the point is being quick or slow doesn't dictate a good or bad mdifielder.
People need to realise this. I watched Man City vs Brighton and I’ll quickly say first City were down to 10 men.Speed is such an overrated quality. 90% of the best midfield players that you'll have seen in the PL over the years aren't quick. I'd rather have a player with footballing intelligence who reads the game.
But I think that’s a bit different in Chelsea’s setup because they have creativity through their wingbacks and not through their midfielders. Kovacic and Kante have to cover space. If we were to play with wingbacks I would go for Partey-Bissouma at the base to cover the spaces the wingbacks leave.Speed is not overrated. It does depend on the position and the playing style though. For example, Kante is an elite DM. Why? Because he’s quicker than most midfielders and cover grass very quickly and intensely. For him, speed matters. I would argue the most overrated quality is experience.