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Post by Abramovich Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:06 pm

Who is better, how close are they? & which player would you rather have in your team.

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Post by Die Borussen Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:07 pm

essien anyday smoking

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Post by buddytaller Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:11 pm

Essien, I think he was even better at Lyon, he redefined the Box to Box role, a shame he's now a pale shadow of his former self, injuries haven't been at all kind to him.
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Post by REWB Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:11 pm

they are different players....yaya is NOT a dm now. but if we are comparing them as DM, then essian was better at his prime.
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Post by buddytaller Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:16 pm

Essien was not a DM, was forced to play that role when Makelele left Chelsea, he is a box to box midfielder, driving the game from one end to another and delivering at both ends of the pitch.
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Post by Swanhends Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:17 pm

Essien
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Post by McAgger Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:18 pm

Essien was a frakking beast at his prime. Him and Juninho carried that Lyon team to so much success. Essien takes this one easily for me.
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Post by Le Samourai Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:18 pm

Essien by a bit.

Yaya is a tad lazy.
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Post by celticfc482 Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:21 pm

Le Samourai wrote:Essien by a bit.

Yaya is a tad lazy.

I agree, maybe because hes tired,hel get a rest after the season finishes might be better next season in terms of keep up energy levels

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Post by REWB Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:22 pm

buddytaller wrote:Essien was not a DM, was forced to play that role when Makelele left Chelsea, he is a box to box midfielder, driving the game from one end to another and delivering at both ends of the pitch.

oh yeah thats actually true, although he was so energetic that it always looked like he played there anyway lool great player.
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Post by VanDeezNuts Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:30 pm

i think essien plays the dm role a LOT better, but yaya plays the b2b better by a bit
imo.

so overall id take essien.

as for who i would rather have on my team- prime essien, madrid are in more need of a player like that than yaya right now

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Post by Blue Barrett Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:32 pm

Essien.

Not even close.
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Post by Valkyrja Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:39 pm

Prime Essien is the dream of every coach. He was on a different level, even better than Schweinsteiger.
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Post by Arsenalfaithfull Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:40 pm

I do not remember Essien in his prime because it only lasted half a season
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Post by VivaStPauli Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:41 pm

TBH I would take prime Essien over basically anything except prime Ballack and Frings.
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Post by DeviAngel Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:46 pm

Essien .... even thou yaya isn't that far away
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Post by Blue Barrett Tue May 01, 2012 1:06 am

Arsenalfaithfull wrote:I do not remember Essien in his prime because it only lasted half a season

Wait....what???
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Post by Abramovich Tue May 01, 2012 1:08 am

I agree with most Essien work rate so much superior although on Yaya side I think his technical attributes maybe some what better.

But oh boy was it a shame to see Barton skin him on Sunday....
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Post by Kick Tue May 01, 2012 1:19 am

Essien, if he was in his prime right now, we would be in such a better position.
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Post by Dnmac4 Tue May 01, 2012 1:28 am

Everyone knows how much I like Yaya but to surprise everyone I too would take Essien. Not by much but in his prime he was easily a top 5 player in the world.

The problem is that his prime didn't last very long because of injuries and it sucks because he really was great to watch. I really haven't see a player like him since and the Yaya is a very different player.

And since we are saying in his prime you have to go with Essien although this question isn't taking into account that Yaya is an absolute Tank that just doesn't get hurt so it's a little unfair but Essien in his prime was unmatched at what he did.
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Post by LeBéninois Tue May 01, 2012 3:49 am

Kizu wrote:Prime Essien is the dream of every coach. He was on a different level, even better than Schweinsteiger.

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Arsenalfaithfull wrote:I do not remember Essien in his prime because it only lasted half a season

Hein ?? How old are you ?? even if you didn't see play , just read the posts . All of them are positives comments about essien .. oh and there is youtube. ..
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Post by animal.crackers Thu May 03, 2012 6:27 am

Essien wishes he had Yaya's technique.

If you compare them as DM's, Essien wins.

If you compare them as CM's, Yaya wins easily.

If you compare them as AM's, Yaya wins easily.

If you compare them as CB's, Yaya wins easily.
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