Amelia, The New 3rd Choice
Error prone Italian goalkeeper Marco Amelia joined Chelsea FC on a free transfer. With the injury of Thibaut Courtois, the team was left to cope on many fronts with only Begovic and Jamal Blackman. With the latter being way inexperienced to compete in any major event, Jose Mourinho decided that a new third choice between the posts was necessary. The call was right. But Marco Amelia? Really? Wherever he was, a safe and clean sheet was more than just doubtful. What’s left to do is pray for Begovic’s health and Thibaut’s fast recovery because there, in all likelihood, is nobody around who would put his eggs in Amelia’s basket.
One Fortunate and One Unfortunate Injury
One thing every club manager loathes is international matches that have to be played by their most important sportsmen. This comes with a reason. Every now and then injuries happen. Thursday, Friday and Sunday – with an accent on Thursday – were some of those days.
Namely, Chelsea stars Matic and Ivanovic featured for Serbia a match against Albania. The price was extreme since both ended up with an injury and finished their game before the final whistle. Matic will be missed, but the injury of Ivanovic might be the blessing in disguise for Chelsea FC. Who knows what this outcome will bring for Mourinho and his men in the coming matches.
Chelsea FC Plans for January Transfer Window
The defensive line was never so weak. And who would tell? Before now, Chelsea was recognized as the most difficult fortress to penetrate. This but has come to an end, as it seems. And Chelsea FC is looking into different ways to solve this issue.
One was Mourinho’s experimenting with different first-team-players each week. This one proved to cost Chelsea an arm and a leg. Or some more.
However, it looks like a solution in the shape of a double-transfer is in sight. In other words, Chelsea FC plots to acquire the services of two young and established defenders – Everton tower John Stones and PSG all-around defender Marquinhos.
Under-fire Mourinho has all the backing he needs (Roman Abramovich’s authorization) to pull these deals through. What is left to see is if their parent clubs will ratify incoming deals in peace, or veto Chelsea FC’s intent.
At Least, Someone’s Happy
Some positive news for Chelsea FC must surely be the happiness of former Barcelona star Pedro. The Spaniard expressed how good he feels and how well he has adapted to his new life in the capital. Some of us don’t see eye to eye with this statement but nonetheless feel happy when he does. In the end, we need him in good spirit since the Spaniard has lifted more major trophies in his career than has Chelsea FC in it’s entire existence. However, one does not rest on laurels. It is expected that this particular Spanish international brings in some more trophies, some which he will lift in the holy blue jersey.
Speaking of Spanish. Costa didn’t feature in Spain’s match against Luxembourg on Friday evening. Del Bosque criticized the Brazil-born for his poor form on the pitch and his lack of involvement outside the pitch too (he’s put on some weight, as you may know). “Numbers speak volumes” and currently Diego doesn’t have positive numerals in his portfolio.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Go Chelsea FC !
GO BLUES !