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Post #31
Thursday February 11, 2016 3:43pm

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I think most midfield players today are hybrids of one type or another. They may have attributes that tend to lean more in one direction or another (Creative/Defensive) but there are very few who are strictly tied to the traditional positional roles of the 6 & 10.
The sport has advanced to the point where most clubs and national teams use multiple formations so players have to be able to play multiple positions in order to stay in the starting XI constantly.

Know Nothing
Post #32
Thursday February 11, 2016 4:38pm

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Reading reports of the various youth teams Scott has played in this season for Chelsea he has lined up all over the place. It seems to me from what I've read his game sounds similar to that of Cesc Fabregas in that he can hit a pass.

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Post #33
Thursday February 11, 2016 5:27pm

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So we are looking at having:
2 Cesc Fabregas' (Scott and Zelalem)
1 Shinji Kagawa (Pulisic)
1 Luka Modric (Hyndman)
1 Arjen Robben (Green)
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Dave
Post #34
Thursday February 11, 2016 8:49pm

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Original post from USAGunner

So we are looking at having:
2 Cesc Fabregas' (Scott and Zelalem)
1 Shinji Kagawa (Pulisic)
1 Luka Modric (Hyndman)
2 Arjen Robben (Green & Lennon)


I'd love for that to come to pass...but I'd correct Arien Robben count and add:
2 Chicharito Hernández (Rubin & Perez)
3 John Terry (Miazga, CCV & EPB)

recycledhumans
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Post #35
Thursday February 11, 2016 9:01pm

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Original post from USAGunner

So we are looking at having:
2 Cesc Fabregas' (Scott and Zelalem)
1 Shinji Kagawa (Pulisic)
1 Luka Modric (Hyndman)
1 Arjen Robben (Green)


I'm curious to see who you would liken these players to, just because they're in relatively the same category of being "promising youths":

Jordan Morris
Jerome K.
Bobby Wood

Know Nothing
Post #36
Thursday February 11, 2016 10:31pm

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Original post from Dave

I'd love for that to come to pass...but I'd correct Arien Robben count and add:
2 Chicharito Hernández (Rubin & Perez)
3 John Terry (Miazga, CCV & EPB)


IMO, I don't see EPB as a John Terry type. From the limited amount I have seen of EPB he would be more of a Rio Ferdinand type.

Original post from recycledhumans

I'm curious to see who you would liken these players to, just because they're in relatively the same category of being "promising youths":

Jordan Morris
Jerome K.
Bobby Wood


Good question...off the top of my head

Jordan Morris - Craig Bellamy
Keisewetter - Andre Schurlle?
Bobby Wood - Eidur Gudjohnson

Dave
Post #37
Friday February 12, 2016 3:45am

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Original post from Know Nothing

IMO, I don't see EPB as a John Terry type. From the limited amount I have seen of EPB he would be more of a Rio Ferdinand type.

Good question...off the top of my head

Jordan Morris - Craig Bellamy
Keisewetter - Andre Schurlle?
Bobby Wood - Eidur Gudjohnson


Hopefully Morris will not have Bellamy's attitude problem(s). He often hurt his team as much as helped with his antics.

Jzaval01
Post #38
Friday February 12, 2016 5:55am

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what about this comparison.
kellyn acosta - Lahm

can play D mid and RB and LB also around same height i think

USAGunner
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Post #39
Friday February 12, 2016 2:26pm

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Those were not my comparisons. Just comparisons that I saw from writers/soccer scouts, etc.

For CCV I saw Ledley King (but I think some of that might just be the Tottenham connection). Either way I'll take it.

Keiswetter I kind of see as a Oxlade-Chamberlain type. I'd say Walcott but He's not quite as fast as Walcott and has more skill (at this age). Which is why I say Ox. Hopefully he gets to that level. But again he isn't quite that fast and might not be quite as skilled as OX. But he grew up as a FW, but his skill set might have him better as a Wing. Hopefully he stays healthier than Ox.

For some reason Morris reminds me a lot of Rooney. I don't think it's necessarily the style of play as much as it is the attitude he seems to play with. Relentless. Strong and athletic.

I like the Rubin and Chicharito comparison.
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Know Nothing
Post #40
Friday February 12, 2016 4:00pm

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Original post from Dave

Hopefully Morris will not have Bellamy's attitude problem(s). He often hurt his team as much as helped with his antics.


Well, the comparison was for build and playing style only

Know Nothing
Post #41
Tuesday February 23, 2016 9:49pm

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Played the full 90 in the U-19 Champions League match against Valencia. Game went to penalties (Chelsea won 5-3 on pens, though not without controversy) and Scott scored his.

Know Nothing
Post #42
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:16pm

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Scott scored the winner today in the UEFA Youth league Quarter final match against Ajax.

Rey Regicide
Post #43
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:56pm

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Original post from USAGunner

Those were not my comparisons. Just comparisons that I saw from writers/soccer scouts, etc.

For CCV I saw Ledley King (but I think some of that might just be the Tottenham connection). Either way I'll take it.

Keiswetter I kind of see as a Oxlade-Chamberlain type. I'd say Walcott but He's not quite as fast as Walcott and has more skill (at this age). Which is why I say Ox. Hopefully he gets to that level. But again he isn't quite that fast and might not be quite as skilled as OX. But he grew up as a FW, but his skill set might have him better as a Wing. Hopefully he stays healthier than Ox.

For some reason Morris reminds me a lot of Rooney. I don't think it's necessarily the style of play as much as it is the attitude he seems to play with. Relentless. Strong and athletic.

I like the Rubin and Chicharito comparison.


For sure Morris reminds me of the Rooney archetype

Rubin for me for some reason always reminds me of Dempsey, like a dirty, part skillful, part rugged forward... probably not the best guy to setup guys, (vision) but def to take his chances

that goal vs colombia, and the goal vs brazil when he was 15 when he did a bicycle

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #44
Tuesday March 15, 2016 10:44pm

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Rubin is much better with the ball at his feet than Chicharito is. Rubin is much more like a Bobby Wood type of player.

Know Nothing
Post #45
Monday April 18, 2016 7:44pm

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Started the semis and finals of the U 19 UEFA Youth League and played 60 minutes of each.

http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Photo/com...

http://www.uefa.com/uefayouthleague/season=2016/matches/round=2000699/match=2019575/postmatch/report/index.html#chelsea+defeat+paris+retain+youth+league+title

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