This rumour has been going on for a long time now and there seem to be no improvements in the status. It seems to be keeping itself alive somehow through various tabloids, newspapers and magazines. So here we are to look at Oscar-Paul Pogba possible swap deal and how it can affect our club.
Oscar has spent three seasons at the Stamford Bridge now. And in these three seasons he has won the hearts of many Blues’ supporters. But the main glitch in his career is that he somehow consistently manages to disappear in the second half of the season. He has that Brazilian skill and flair and can score some wonder goals or create that moment of pure magic. His combination with Cesc, Hazard and Willian was very good this season. When these four got into gear, there was no defence that could stop them from cutting right through them. ( Remember that match against Swansea last season?). He is also an enthusiastic tackler and commits well for the team. But physicality and stamina are some things that this playmaker lacks and that is what is offered by the likes of a player like Paul Pogba.
Pogba has risen to the limelight in such a sudden and stunning fashion which can prove to be very dangerous for him. All this exposure and expectation can weigh down on him, the media should give him his space and not overestimate him ( we just hope that it doesn’t get to his head). He has proved his talent and abilities since joining Juventus from Manchester United and looks set to return to the Premier League to prove himself. He seems to be set to return to England and a lot of clubs are alert to this fact.
In his first stint at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho deployed a 4-3-3 formation that could defend and attack against a 4-4-2 formation that was highly successful and famous at that time in England. The 4-3-3 was more of a 5-2-2-1 with Makelele being the destroyer, the most important part of the clubs campaigns and success.
Now in his second stint at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation, with one defensive midfielder and a deep-lying playmaker. And this is where the problem hit us at the latter parts of the season. In the games where Matic was not available or if there were more than one attacking midfielder to be kept kerbed, we have found it difficult to cope with them. Jose Mourinho did find a partial solution in playing Kurt Zouma in defensive midfield. But that reduced our attacking threat and made us too dependent on Eden and Willian’s counter attacks.
So what we need is a player who can manage the likes of Fellaini and other physical players and agile players like Ramsey, Herrera and also contribute in attack and playmaking. Pogba exactly fits this bill and can offer us what we lack there. And especially after the last season where Ramires was such a letdown. Very few would even argue that Ramires or Mikel is more talented than Pogba. Pogba will definitely add that extra dimension to our attack or defence.
But selling Oscar in order to buy Pogba is a different case. Pogba will definitely strengthen our squad and help us challenge for all titles. But what we will lose in Oscar is his slick passing, skill and movement that also indirectly helps his teammates to find space, make runs and create chances. And we also have players who can make up for Pogba place, but we do not have players who can make up for Oscar’s.
Pogba brings long range shots, strength, stamina, discipline to the team. But selling Oscar will take away our chemistry, ball control and possession.
So what I would like is to have both these players in my team! What about you? Comment away!
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Edited By: Karan Dubey
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