Eden Hazard

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  1. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    I think they are two players who are superb when the ball rolls for them. When they have to do a good bit of pressing their hearts aren't in it, and they'll both look for a soft 'un the minute they cross into the penalty area!
     
  2. Tevez City

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    He helped Chelsea to win 2 PL titles which is great.

    & regarding the possibility of him coming to City, it will be dream signing.

    I would rather add only Hazard next summer instead of 4 new players.
     
  3. domalino

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    Did you really just say Pedro is a player whose heart isn't in it when it comes to pressing?

    Pedro?

    The same Pedro that was an absolute guaranteed starter for Pep's Barcelona and lead their press from the front, probably the most hardworking player in the entire side, that Pedro?
     
  4. Thorin Oakenshield

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    He might have a point. Pedro is a Barcelona man. He would do anything to play for that club including working harder than everyone else. Not sure he has the same love for Chelsea.
     
  5. domalino

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    He doesn't have a point. Pedro will press as hard as anyone asks him to. Conte doesn't ask him to. The entire plan yesterday was to not press, not move out of position, not let us create space to attack by allowing players to be dragged around through pressing. Just remain in 2 banks minimising any space, and it worked really well apart from the 1 minute they switched off after half time. Defensively, Conte got that game spot on, the only mystery is why he has so little faith in his players that he wasn't even interested in attacking us, or getting back into the game once they cocked up.

    Pedro doesn't press because he's not asked to. Same goes for Hazard.
     
  6. allan harper

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    Eden Hazard on City vs. Chelsea: "I wouldn't have got a touch even if we played for three hours, even if we improved in the last 10 or 15 minutes."
     
  7. Andrew___K

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    100% right.
     
  8. Andrew___K

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    Hazard: "When you leave the pitch you have the impression that you’ve ran [a lot], but that you haven’t played a game of football. That’s a pity. We could have played on for three hours, and I [still] wouldn’t touch a ball. It went a bit better only at the end: in the last 10-15 minutes we had more possession. But we should have tried to do that all game."
     
  9. City health warning

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    If we did sign Hazard (and that would be a big if) his lack of pressing will only be slight problem and something Pep could work on (Kev being one of the recent examples). His attitude is a problem again Pep could work with him on that.
     
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  10. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    Physiologically it's the same Pedro, but since he's stumped up at CFC he's not doing what he did at Barca. Both Hazard and he were giving up every other ball, although every other ball to them yesterday was overhit!
     

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