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07 Aug 2017 06:36:51
Xhaka had 98 passes at 100% efficiency with 1 assist. He is going to be a gem this season i reckon. He can tackle and pick a pass, something our midfield has sorely needed. Took him a while to find his feet but it will be worth it.

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07 Aug 2017 07:11:47
I like xhaka and said that last season. I do hope he shows his quality this season.

07 Aug 2017 07:21:54
he will turn out I fine signing I feel. but needs a world class partner but elneny did well I thought.

07 Aug 2017 07:22:35
The reason xhaka was average at the start of last season is he was playing in the wrong position. He is not a defensive midfielder (hence the yellow and red cards) he is a deep lying playmaker. A quality one at that. It is no coincidence that since we went 3 at the back he has played very well and he has improved his discipline. Its because this formation allows him to play to his strengths. Unfortunately as a defensive mid in a 4 3 2 1 it exposes his weaknesses.

07 Aug 2017 07:23:15
Quality player, plays like a quarter back spreading play and rarely wasting a pass. Lovely touch and the weight of his passing is superb.

07 Aug 2017 07:58:14
Good shout Derby. Cazorla would be lethal next to him with 3 at the back. From what I've seen, Lemar could be too.

07 Aug 2017 15:33:04
Sorry I rate Xhaka but he definitely cannot tackle lol.

07 Aug 2017 16:15:00
Xhaka is not a good tackler at all and he isn't the answer. What do people see in him or want to see in him. He's doesn't dominate anything except sideways passes. I think he will struggle again when we meet teams of quality, he is a passenger in top games. Sorry don't see it.

{Ed025's Note - nor me steve..

07 Aug 2017 17:06:45
What apart from the chip to welbeck a long range shot which was just saved by courtois another long range pass to lacazette I think oh and the assist for the goal. Still at least he dominated the side ways pass. Also Chelsea are champions exactly which decent teams are we going to play? Just because we didn't sign Kante who wanted to go elsewhere the down on Xhaka is ridiculous. He ain't Stepanovs! With some of the abuse he gets did I miss his transfer to the Spuds 🥔? And before anyone says it's just one game he was improving the last ten games of the season . COYG.

07 Aug 2017 18:21:49
Can't help but agree Steve Xhaka is in the Charlie Nicholas situation where fans want him to be good enough so much they ignore his poor performance's and over hype his best ones.
My guess is we will still be debating his value much this time next season.

07 Aug 2017 18:57:30
Yesterday was a friendly and wasn't the league. We have won three pre season friendly cups and that means zip all. Xhaka is a show pony with a donkey kick. He will prove this season he isn't good enough.

07 Aug 2017 18:59:51
Ed I don't know a neutral fan who rates him at all and that is more telling than your own fans who are desperate for him to be the player he isn't.

{Ed001's Note - I know I certainly do not rate him in the slightest. He is being carried by the rest of the team, it is only because he came up against someone even worse, in Fabregas, that he looked decent enough.}



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