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    Barca played pretty crappy, and they really missed Eto'o today. Drogba was huge and Chelsea definitely deserved to win.

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    At the moment, Didier Drogba is right up there with Henry as the two most dangerous forwards in the world.

    Shevchenko may have more skills, but he hasn't proven that he can adapt to 1) playing in the EPL, and 2) playing without Kaka and Pirlo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redxalonso View Post

    Shevchenko may have more skills, but he hasn't proven that he can adapt to 1) playing in the EPL, and 2) playing without Kaka and Pirlo.
    I'll give you the first one regarding the EPL, but keep in mind Sheva had many productive years without Kaka and/or Pirlo.

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    I think Eto'o should be right there with those two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent View Post
    I think Eto'o should be right there with those two...
    Perhaps but he's definitley a product of the system that Barca plays. He's perfect for it and its perfect for him.

    Barca are definitley hurt by his loss, Larsson's too right now. They don't have a clinical finisher among the bunch right now.

    That being said, Drogba is also a product of Chelsea's system. It's perfect for him, especially when they play with 2 wide men. Of course his goal today had nothing to do with the system, but for the most part he benefits a ton from Robben's work down the flank. He also should have scored a second one after a very good Lampard pass. So he's not THAT clinical.

    Drogba sometimes forgets how big he is and wants to play like a small skilled player. When he's most effective when he's using his huge frame to wear down CBs in the air(a good example of this is those Arsenal games where he absolutley destroys Seneros' confidence and psyche).
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    Yeah totally. I think Henry is the only player that could fit into any system. Wasn't it Lampard/Essien who fed Dorgba that goal, Robben came in later in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    keep in mind Sheva had many productive years without Kaka and/or Pirlo.
    I agree. Scoring 20+ goals in the Serie A is no easy feat either so I don't want to take anything away from Sheva.

    Lets see if he's going to sink or swim in the Premiership.

    Drogba fought his way out of mediocrity in the EPL and has flourished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redxalonso View Post
    I agree. Scoring 20+ goals in the Serie A is no easy feat either so I don't want to take anything away from Sheva.

    Lets see if he's going to sink or swim in the Premiership.

    Drogba fought his way out of mediocrity in the EPL and has flourished.
    Nope, the EPL is definitley a different animal. In Seria A I think one can get away with not being AS fit. Not saying Sheva isn't in supreme physical condition but the English league is played at such a faster pace. Its much more breakneck and there are a lot more changes of possesion as opposed to the Seria A.

    I really thought Sheva would prove his worth in the Champions League. Hasn't happend yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent View Post
    Yeah totally. I think Henry is the only player that could fit into any system. Wasn't it Lampard/Essien who fed Dorgba that goal, Robben came in later in the game.
    Yea, I think I mentioned that it was Lampard's pass. I messed up though and said Droga benefits from Robben's work down the middle when I meant down the wing. That refers to Drogba's career at Chelsea not just today.

    On Henry, I don't think he fits into a one striker system all that well. He's just not phyiscal enough. Notice when Arsenal went to 4-5-1 against Villeral(basically bunkering) last year in the second leg, Henry was pratically invisble. Also, he never really fit into France's set up all that well(Euro 2000, WC 2002, Euro 2004). But those teams were built around's Zidane's strengths rather than Henry's.

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    That is what makes Drogba so dangerous at the moment, He can be effective as a lone striker because of his physical play to wear down opposition defense, and now he's scoring crucial goals in big matches.

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