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It´s not fair to single out players from Sunday´s excellent team performance but I feel as a new boy he deserves a special mention and our highest praise. No time at all at the club and he looks as if he has been linking up with Suarez, Gerrard, Downing, Johnson and Henderon for years. In my book, that is some achievenent, never mind the goals he has already scored.
Well done Dan Sturridge!
Actually I'd be interested in Robert's view if he's around. Seems to me we've let him off the leash and he's paid us back, while all the big money players kept him down the pecking order at Chelsea based on what looks now more reputation rather than actual ability.
Now it seems to me either at Chelsea he was being held back by being on the bench or constantly played wide and not allowed to show how good he can be, or our system versus Chelsea's is what he need to unlock what we're currently seeing.
Or maybe its just who he is now partnered with. To be honest I was a little afraid Daniel and Luis would clash, both wanting to be central both wanting to be the main man. However it seems they've combined veyr well, both looking for each other, both willing to drop deep, or even go wide to work the channels. Maybe the issue is with Torres (and Drogba before him) there is only room for one main man at Chelsea, which then begs the question of how Ba and Torres can partner, or is it one or the other plays not both.
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He's started very well for you. If he continues like this he'll be seen as a bargain.
I noticed two issues with him at Chelsea. Three really, I suppose.
The first was that in his early days he was wildly profligate on front of goal. I'm sure that can be put down to youth and nerves.
The second was that he seemed to have a stinky attitude quite a lot of the time. I have a feeling that was true at City too. You'll be hoping that was imaginary or he's got over it.
The third was he spent quite a lot of time injured. You'll be hoping to avoid that too.
I'm sure I've said all this before. But the fact is he's started for you better than anyone would have imagined.
Beat me to it Mig.
He was fantastic in every way, finishing, pace, crossing, passing, movement all 1st class. It wasnt the most exciting signing, Huntelaar, Llorente, Villa all sounded more fun options but I guess I didn't realise how good he was. I have a feeling Chelsea fans will become irked over the coming months for letting him go, I woudlnt swap him Ba or Torres as a straight deal!
My impression was that he was egotistical, greedy, 1 dimensional and 1 footed but that is certainly not what I am seeing. Right club, right manager and right time for both parties, it is only a month but he is no Borini.
completely in agreement on this! he has been spot on since arriving, and worked with his new team mates as though he has been here for years. I think other than the obvious world class performers, both sturridge and henderson have looked full of energy and ideas these last couple of weeks. long may that continue.
what i really like about the more recent part of the season is that different players catch the eye in every game. henderson and sturridge most recently, but also downing, johnson, enrique, sterling. people are stepping up.