I agree he is not in the same league as Gerrard but it is only because the gut is in a completely different league. Gerrard is in the striking league(he strikes the ball well) but Cesc is in the playing league(boy, he can play). Loads of things Gerrard cannot do on a football pitch that this guy does. Intelligent play, craft(as noted by silly), vision, possession, sleek sexy passes, killer passes. England is crying out for a player like that. I have always appreciated the fact that Gerrard can strike. But the guy is not my type of attacking midfield player alsthough I like him. Requelme is one of those in Cesc's league. They derive more satisfaction in setting up play. They are not dying to score The guy is a full international at 19. played in the under 18 and under 21 word cups and was voted best player. Talent!