From a Little Horse to The Stallion: Analyzing Chelsea Power Ups
Chelsea had a long and forgetful 2012-2013 season, fighting for the Domestic title and Europes biggest silverware right till the climax. So when the summer transfer window opened, Chelsea were the most active club in EPL to get their demands met. We got most of our business done early and always seemed to be in control. Signing replacements for departing Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Samuel Eto’o was our primary priority. In came la liga’s consistent stars, Filipe Luis, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
The fans are delighted, not just with the players Jose Mourinho has signed, but also, in the main, the ones he has sold. On deadline day last August, Mourinho had Samuel Eto’o, Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Torres on his books. One year later, Chelsea now boosts the likes of an inform Diego Costa, a dependable Loic Remy and the much-experienced Didier Drogba. Chelsea managed the other end of the market very efficiently, selling players who were deemed useless under JOSE’S command. £5o million for David Luiz and £28 million for Romelu Lukaku showed our business skills. Financial fair play(FFP) rules have made us become better negotiators. Selling Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, David Luiz and Romelu Lukaku in less than a year, Chelsea have ended 2014 in profit.
WHO HAS BEEN OUR BEST BUY?
Diego Costa undoubtedly has been the star of our show. The striker is blessed with the ability to either use his strength to rebuff defenders or run in behind the back four. He is the perfect Mourinho striker; muscular, valorous and quick feet. Many Chelsea fans would find a lot of similarities between the 27-year-old Didier Drogba and our Spanish hitman. When Costa holds the ball up, he is excellent at bringing the likes of Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle into action, and nearly every Chelsea attack goes through him. Four goals in three games just show how good he has been.
Diego Costa will be expected to hit the ground running straight away and fight for the golden boot along with our rivals Sergio Aguero and Robin Van Persie. Costa’s arrival adds a finishing touch to an exciting Chelsea.
Cesc Fabregas: The Driving Force
The 27-year-old joined Chelsea over the summer for £30million from spanish giants FC Barcelona and has put in a number of top performances with four assists to his name already. His return to EPL was highlighted by a sublime pass to Schurrle, which he converted calmly against newcomers Burnley. His vision, the flick and execution were too good to be true. His latest assist was a beautifully laid ball for Costa to blast in against a helpless Tim Howard at Goodison Park. Cesc Fabregas could play in the pivot alongside Nemanja Matic or as the creative number 10, helping Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle and Diego Costa to enjoy his sublime ball distribution. The former Arsenal captain was expected to replicate club legend Frank Lampard’s creativity and excellence from middle of the park, and it is safe to say, Fabregas is doing that in style.
Fabregas and Costa have emerged as the pieces of the puzzle Mourinho missed last season. JOSE has used this window efficiently to strengthen every department while keeping the net spending low.Mourinho team is always tipped as favorites for the title, and it would be safe to say that with the perfect blend of youth and experience, Chelsea are more than ready to take a step up from the ‘LITTLE HORSE’ tag and win the Premier League.