The positions of left back, midfield and striker have been our weakest spots this season and I’ve decided to look at our options that we will have to buy :
- Yohan Cabaye
- Luis Suarez
- Luke Shaw
- Angelo Ogbonna
- El Shaarawy
Yohan Cabaye – Cabaye is what you would call a ‘complete’ midfielder in modern football, with the ability to shoot, pass, defend and has a great set piece on him, is he what Chelsea have been missing in the pivot this season? After suffering an injury at the start of the season, Cabaye has been significant to the revival of Newcastle’s season but will Champions League football if Chelsea manage to secure a top 4 finish and being offered a place in the Starting XL be enough to attract the quality of Cabaye to Chelsea? Newcastle’s failure to live up to the same standards as last season has been a bad thing in terms of players after already losing their star player, Demba Ba, to Chelsea but will Cabaye have a different mentality towards the transfer then Demba Ba did? Cabaye is arguably, exactly what Chelsea have been missing in the pivot, a player who can attack, defend and has amazing vision to find a pass anywhere on the field, the only thing is, will Chelsea be able to spot this deal?
Luis Suarez – Luis Suarez has been one of the stars of the season and essential to Liverpool having at least a decent season but the problem is, he is creating a big name for himself and attracting several different clubs, one of them being Chelsea. Luis Suarez is currently the Premier League’s top scorer with 22 goals overpassing Van Persie a few games after the Manchester United hit man is having a dry spell scoring 0 goals in the last 9 games. Luis Suarez would suit Chelsea’s style of play, because, not only does he have the ability to get on the end of a pass, but he can create his own goals as well as set them up too as this is being shown by the stats, he has assisted 4 goals and scored 22 goals in 29 games, but the problem is, the price tag is a hefty £40 million and we all know what happened last time we bought a striker from Liverpool around the same price tag… Luis Suarez hasn’t hidden the fact that he wants to play in the Champions League, but will the Liverpool owners let him go so easy after proving how important he is to the success of Liverpool?
Luke Shaw – Luke Shaw has been one of the stars of the season making a big name for his self at the tender age of 17. Luke Shaw has been regarded as a ‘huge’ talent and is a regular starter for Southampton, but even though he plays for Southampton, he hasn’t hidden the fact that he wants to play for Chelsea after answering a question on Twitter by saying the stadium he was most excited to visit was Stamford Bridge, he also said himself that he was a huge Chelsea fan and this is a big plus for Chelsea as there are several different ‘big’ clubs chasing the young stars signature. Chelsea already have Ashley Cole but at the age of 32, he is starting to lose pace and that is something that defenders have exploited all year, but with Luke Shaw’s ability to defend, attack and the physical ability to get back in defense quickly whilst the other side is counter-attacking, is he the perfect left-back? Luke Shaw has been set a price tag of £10 million, some people think that is a steal, others think it is way too much for a 17 year old, but is it really too much for a player who has another 9-10 years to reach his maximum potential? Chelsea have been linked with Luke Shaw many times throughout the season but will Southampton be willing to give up this young star?
Angelo Ogbonna – Ogbonna is probably one of the most complete defenders with great defensive ability, great aerial ability, is as solid as a rock and a plus is the fact that he is very fast for a defender. Ogbonna’s low attacking work rate, pace, defensive ability would provide stability and solidity in Chelsea’s defense after a season jam-packed with injuries for John Terry leaving Gary Cahill the only reliable defender with Ivanovic having a poor season and Luiz being unreliable in defense… Ogbonna plays for Serie A side, Torino. Torino are having a relatively poor season losing 3 games in their last 6, which could mean Ogbonna could come relatively cheap, the only other problem is, current Premier League leaders, Manchester United have reportedly scouted Ogbonna on several different occasions this season… Chelsea could get an amazing deal for a player of Ogbonna’s quality the only problem is, will they be able to notice it?
El Shaarawy – Arguably one of the best young prodigies in football is having an amazing season for Milan and is showing why he was good enough to be Ibrahimovic’s successor, El Shaarawy has netted 16 goals and provided 4 assists in 28 games for Milan which is an amazing stat for a 20 year old. Chelsea have had a lack of width in the squad this year with Hazard and Moses being the only real wingers in the Chelsea squad, one of them is having a great debut season and the other not so much, El Shaarawy could fix all these problems with his ability to cut in and score a goal and is very good at finishing. El Shaarawy is also able to play as a striker and this is a plus as Chelsea haven’t had much luck with strikers after Demba Ba not living up to his standards and Torres, well, we all know about Torres. Milan will not try and sell El Shaarawy, but like they sold Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, will money be enough to let El Shaarawy join Chelsea?