Chelsea Transfers: A Look At What We’ve Got

So, the transfer window is closed and there was no last minute signing from Chelsea. I’m not too worried since some key signings came in earlier in the transfer window but there are still a couple questions and positions that will still need to be figured out based on the squad now available. I will go over in my opinion what we will most likely see focused on in the squad and some of what the new players add.

 

Hazard:

Anyone who has watched the first three Premier League matches knows that Hazard has been the key purchase for Chelsea. He is the one signing that has walked straight into the starting eleven and with good reason boasting one goal, four assists, and 89% passing. He has even got Torres scoring and the play between them looks like it could be the key to the Torres revival.

 

Dimension of Play:

I think Victor Moses is a good purchase because he gives the squad some much needed width as he prefers being on the wing. In some of the lower points of play so far, the team has been slowed down centrally outside the box because the midfield gets crowded. I will be interested to see how he affects this aspect of the team.

 

Striker:

I have full confidence that Torres will be on his way to 15+ goals this season. Chelsea have not been a team that relies on its strikers. It is really a curiosity that Chelsea did not get a back-up striker. What this must mean is that strategically Di Matteo would rather just rework the attacking midfield when the attack needs a change or that he is more seriously considering Sturridge as a striker. There hasn’t quite been evidence of the latter but you have to think Di Matteo knows not to rely on one striker regardless of who it is.

 

Defending:

The purchase of Cesar Azpilicueta solved what is in my opinion a serious problem in the defence which relates right back to the width problem I mentioned earlier. Most teams have fairly good, fairly quick wingers. If Chelsea hope to not get as exposed against these teams then we need the pace to match these wingers. As great as Ivanovic has been and as good of a defender as he is, he frequently has to be covered by Mikel or Luiz if he surges up the field and we lose possession. I think it would be nice to see him rotate between CB and RB now that we have a RB. I think the defense will look stronger now that there will probably be less crosses coming in from the wings (to some degree). Also, I know the managers haven’t really considered or implemented this but I think we may need to see the likes of David Luiz up in the DM role. Especially since he has once again become a questionable CB and I would personally put Cahill and Ivanovic over him. I have recently seen news that Meireles may be leaving for Fenerbahce, combined with the fact that McEachran and Essien are out on loan and it seems like our depth in the DM role is quite thin if Mikel or Lampard can’t play. Maybe this is where Romeu somes in (remember him?).

 

Right now it seems pretty certain that we are sticking to the 4-2-3-1 but the way the squad is shaping there may need to be a revision or two because the Striker and Defensive Midfield roles seem a little thin if people are played in position.

 


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10 Responses to “Chelsea Transfers: A Look At What We’ve Got”

  1. Whos romeu

  2. You’ve forgotten Oscar. At 25m he is a top signing. Once he settles he is likely to be as good as Hazard. I think the thinning of the deep midfield is to give Oscar his due space.

  3. Yes Gary, that is actually a good point. I was more referring to the defensive, solid side of the DM role but we don’t need two solid DMs on the pitch all the time so Oscar dropping back is definitely an option.

  4. With the amount of attacking options in midfield ( Oscar and Marin now included), perhaps Lampard may need to hold back in a more solid defensive role.

  5. it is good to see chelsea to purchase hazard,oscar,moses,cesar,marin but chelsea should use the tic tac passing because chelsea need creative and skill midfeild attack and thees purchased guys are capable but chelsea should give them more liberty and to attack and we got new youngsters like paizon and patrick bamford so dimatteo should change playing formation and in january transfer window chelsea should buy falcao that will be good for more attacking

  6. lampard $hould be given the $uper $ub role, he i$ old & he like going but $low in coming back, after all we dont need two def. mid. O$car $hould be brought in to increa$e flair in central pi$ition, a$ we with lamp$ in hi$ hay day$.

  7. ur talkin bullshit.when anyone nevermind lampard does as much as dat for a club dey shud let him tic his days out himself.imean look at utd dey have plenty of youth aswell as having giggs scholes and a possible return for beckam if they wanted him.so dont give up on him.sure look at friedal hes able to dive run nd all skorts of things at 41. who agrees.nd let me no on wat u tink of meireles leaving

  8. @ Hazardou$. I didnt say we should sell lampard but to be hone$t he is $lowing chel$ea down, you $hould under$tand cfc paid him huge $alary to play for them it i$ not a$ if he i$ $erving for free, & do u think alex f. will play any of their veteran$ if dont perform, tth. ju$t got hugo to replace brad. look at raul he left madrid to allow for rebuilding, a genuine legend, perhap$ lampard lampard $hould emulate him if he genuinelylove$ cfc.

  9. Any how dimattio knows what to do

  10. Courtois
    Cesar hutchinson cahill bertrand
    Mcceachran romeu
    Piazon hazard debruyne
    lukaku