Dec 132014
 

As Ruben Loftus-Cheek grazed the Stamford Bridge turf for his first senior and European game, there was a roaring applause for the young youthful 18 year old midfielder. Jose Mourinho had initially confirmed that the youngster was going to have some game time in the match against Sporting and the boss was true to his words. Loftus-Cheek replaced Cesc Fabregas at the 82nd minute and called it a very ‘weird and surreal’ feeling as he embarked on what might prove to be an exciting career and hopefully one relevant to Chelsea.

Chelsea have given debuts to five different academy players this year. Dominic Solanke, Lewis Baker, Andreas Christensen and Swift have all gotten senior debuts for the club this season, a trend Jose Mourinho looks to be continuing which is something a manager usually does when he has long term plans for the club.

Loftus-Cheek after the game said he needs to keep working hard to hard to get such opportunities like that again to represent the club and I think this is vital to all the other youngsters coming through the ranks. Once upon a time under Carlo Ancelotti we introduced the likes of Josh McEachran, Gael Kakuta, Fabio Borini and down the line a couple of others. Some of these players are yet to find their breakthrough moment yet as a whole, Kakuta’s career is very far off what was initially predicted and the same can be even said for Josh McEachran.

After a number of managers at the club from 2010 to 2014, the club looked like a very hard ground for the average youngster to develop. Players were brought in with much experiences and players were sold out to other clubs and like every deal they either workout or not but in regards to the integration and elevation of youth onto that big step in their careers, Chelsea didn’t seem like the place that could happen anytime soon.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been at the academy since he was eight and it just inspires others to work harder and believe they can have opportunities like this and even do more. This also helps put Chelsea in the good books for England, trying to furnish a homegrown talent. England’s coach, Roy Hodgson, has seen the passing of the ‘old guard’ from the team and is all about the fearlessness of youth now in the team.

Gary Neville said we paraded Loftus-Cheek like an ‘exotic animal’, and that is totally acceptable. It shoes we cherish these players and their achievement, Neville also added that academy players should be given the taste of first team football and shouldn’t be driven further away from it.

Chelsea fans would be full of hopes over the career of Loftus-Cheek and will also be looking forward to seeing him in future games, and the first step to that is getting Jose Mourinho a bottle of wine, even though he is not of age yet.

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 Posted by at 10:33 am
Dec 092014
 

Despite our loss to Newcastle Jose Mourinho insist everything is fine at Chelsea, for the Portuguese tactician, it’s only one defeat. Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Newcastle during the weekend was the first of the season. Papiss Cisse scored twice, a familiar sight, before Didier Drogba scored a powerful header from a Cesc Fabregas set piece, which only proved to be a consolation.

Mourinho said he didn’t think the performance of the players was lacking only that the team was unlucky, “We were unlucky,” he said, “and Newcastle had the luck, but I have no complaints towards my players and how they went about the game, It’s only one defeat but it’s the kind of defeat which I can accept a little more, because I have no problem with the way my players played.”

The media had already started labelling Chelsea as potential ‘invincibles’ but the result at St. James Park flipped the script. Mourinho had since been playing down the prospect of taking on that challenge saying earlier in previous post games pressers that we would lose games eventually. “It would have been so very difficult to through the season unbeaten as so many people would have suggested. But even after this defeat, we would have to ask the other 19 teams in the premier league if they would like to be in our position.” Mourinho said, before adding “The best team lost. The team that tried to win it lost, and that’s football.”

Chelsea personally would have been disappointed to lose that particular game as the club was looking to set a new club record of 24 games unbeaten in all competition, as three times now they have tied on 23, in 2007, 2011 and now 2014. Chelsea would be looking to quickly move on from Premier League blues at the weekend to a midweek cruise in the Champions League, despite already qualified. Chelsea play Sporting Lisbon, who still have work to do in qualifying and would have to go through Chelsea to qualify if results elsewhere are not helpful.

Elsewhere, close by and now just three points away, Manchester City are definitely picking up the breadcrumbs as they trail lesser and lesser. City’s power house, Yaya Toure made no mistake from the spot against Everton as the Manchester citizens claimed all 3 points in the fixture to ensure Chelsea’s safety was rattled. It wasn’t all good news for City though; Sergio Aguero limped off with a knee injury very early in the game. Manuel Pellegrini did say it wasn’t as bad as first feared but the lethal Argentine will be out for about a month.

Aguero’s injury does provide a plot twist in City’s plan to retain the title; a lot could happen over the course of a month, especially if that month is December in the Barclays Premier League. However, City is still a multitalented team and with critics saying they have been a ‘one man team’ all season the injury provides an opportunity to dismiss those observations or encourage them.

Further down below, Manchester United are now in third position after winning Southampton on Monday 2-1. United have seen some sort of rejuvenation since playing Arsenal and look a threat once again, but they are still too far down to cause Chelsea any disturbance at the top. Southampton drop with that result to fifth while Arsenal’s ‘usual’ 4th spot is currently occupied by West Ham, after losing to Stoke City in a 3-2 thriller.

That being said, Mourinho has stated made a number of bold statements since his arrival in the summer of 2013, in addition to saying we won’t go unbeaten this season, he said we won’t win the title last season and said we were the ‘little horse’ he was also right on that occasion, he was also right when he said ‘we would challenge for the title this season’ come May next year Chelsea fans would be hoping he is right on the money with the Premier League title clinched in true blue colours.

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 Posted by at 3:38 pm
Dec 022014
 

Chelsea faces London rival Tottenham Hotspur in the week 14 of the 2014/15 Barclay’s Premier League on Wednesday. This London derby comes at the back of a disappointing result for League leaders Chelsea who were held to a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light by a spirited Sunderland side.

Jose Mourinho and his boys will be keen to avoid further slip up when they face Tottenham while Mauricio Pochettino side will look to continue their impressive display after coming from a goal down to beat Roberto Martinez’s Everton on Sunday.

Though, Tottenham will be high on confidence after a back-to-back league wins over Everton and Hull City, but it is Chelsea that looks the more likely to carry the day. Hence, we look at five reasons why Chelsea will beat Tottenham Hotspur come Wednesday.

Tottenham Are Vulnerable To Conceding Early Goals.

Tottenham have shown in recent games that their defence seems to lose focus or are usually not aware of what to do earlier in games hence, the series of early goals they have conceded in the league so far.

In their last six league games Pochettino and his boys have let in a goal into Hugo Lloris’ net before the 20th minute. Against sides like Everton, Hull City, Stoke City, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Manchester City, Tottenham have allowed a goal into their net early in the game.

Against a side like Chelsea who have potent goal scorers, expect the strikers to run riot on the Spurs defence who usually look lost earlier in games. Chelsea is also usually unplayable when you allow them score the first goal.

Chelsea Should Have The Fresher Legs.

Chelsea had their weekend game on Saturday, 24hours before Spurs who played Everton late Sunday Evening. With both side facing each other, Chelsea will have the fresher legs bearing in mind that Tottenham also played Thursday in the Europa cup before the Everton game on Sunday.

Chelsea squad depth also means they can call on fresher legs like Loic Remy, Andre Schurrle, Luis and Ramires who would have the same effect as the regulars.

Chelsea Have an Extra Motivation to Win.

Chelsea after a disappointing result at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland in the weekend will be all out to get a good result against Tottenham so as to maintain its impressive start to the season.

A win for Chelsea will further strengthen its position on the Log especially with title rivals facing difficult oppositions as well. The idea of extending its lead at the summit of the EPL table would be a strong motivation for Chelsea to get a good result against Spurs.

Chelsea’s Impressive Home Record against Spurs.

Chelsea has an impressive home record against Tottenham Hotspurs in the league. You will have to go far back 2nd October 1990 as the last time Spurs beat Chelsea at SW6.

Against Tottenham, Chelsea have always been dominant at home. The club have always taken all 3points in most of their encounters with Spurs at the Bridge with some occasional draws.

Tottenham simply do not know how to pick points at Stamford Bridge and against an impressive Chelsea that we’ve seen this season; they will still struggle to take anything out of this game.

Chelsea Are in a Good Form.

Forget the result at the Stadium of Light, Chelsea are the most in-form team and the team to beat this season.

The Squad look stronger in every department of the pitch than any other team in the league. Winning all their league games bar the games against Manchester City, Manchester United and Sunderland which were all away games is a testament that the team is in a rich vein of form.

It will take an extra-ordinary effort from Pochettino to really stop Chelsea from taking the maximum point from this game.

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 Posted by at 1:40 pm
Dec 012014
 

The month of November has always been a dreadful month for us Chelsea fans; it’s been quite the familiar constant that as we approach the end of the years ride, November in particular takes us on an all expense ‘drop points’ ride as we propel into December. So this November, I’d like to take a look at how Chelsea did in the league and compare to the last few years of November too.

This November out of a possible 12 points from four games, Chelsea took 10 points. Victories over Queens Park Rangers, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion (West Brom) and an end of month draw with Sunderland made it possible. Our toughest game would have thought out to be Liverpool, but except from the fact that it was the only game in the month we were behind at first to pull a comeback, the Sunderland game proved the most frustrating as we failed to score in a game for the first time this season.

Last season, we took just 4 points out of a possible 9 from three games. Jose’s return couldn’t stop the November hex, a 2-0 loss to Newcastle, a 2-2 draw vs. West Brom in which Eden Hazard had to score a last minute pen to secure a point and then a 3-0 victory against West Ham away from home gave us some relief as we headed into December last year.

In 2012 we had one of the most bizarre months as Roberto Di Matteo was sacked in the middle of November following our dismissal from the UEFA Champions League group stage and Rafa Benitez was employed as the interim coach. Out of a possible 15 points from 5 games, only 4 points were gained. A 1-1 draw against Swansea and Liverpool and then a defeat to West Brom, 2-1, saw the end of Di Matteo’s Premier League involvement for Chelsea. Benitez took charge and couldn’t turn the misfortunes of November; a ‘nil-nil’ draw against both Man.City and Fulham saw us generally battered by the month.

In 2011, we were in the Andres Villas-Boas era and out of a possible 9 points, we took 6. We had just gone through a difficult end to October as we lost back to back games to QPR and Arsenal but our game in November saw us win 1-0 over Blackburn to our relief. We lost to Liverpool at home the following league game 2-1 and then we tidied up against Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves), 3-0.

In 2010 we were in Carlo Ancelotti’s second spell at the club, we approached November, top of the league and seemed to be cruising to our next Premier League title as we were Champions the previous season also. November put a massive dent in our quest as out of 15 points we could only gain 4 points from the 5 games. We succumbed to a Fernando Torres brace at Anfield, losing 2-0, we got the victory against Fulham, 1-0 and then a bizarre 3-0 loss to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge and a 1-0 loss away at St. Andrews to Birmingham City saw us done. We secured a point against Newcastle as the month came to an unexplainable end; we also parted company with assistant, Ray Wilkins in the middle of the month.

The year 2009 saw the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti and it was a glorious season as we won the Premier League and FA Cup, doing the traditional double for the first time in our history. This was the last time November was a work in the park for Chelsea as the Blues claimed all 9 points from 3 games. A 1-0 feisty victory over Manchester United, a 4-0 wins over Wolves both at home and a remarkable 3-0 victory over rivals, Arsenal, saw us walk out very victorious into the next month.

It’s been a good season so far for us and November hasn’t caused us too much damage. Top of the league still and already in the knockout stages of the Champions League and we are still in every major competition. So bye November, see you next year, hopefully as defending Champions.

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 Posted by at 6:09 pm
Nov 242014
 

With speculation mounting regarding Reus’ proposed move to Chelsea, and with Jose Mourinho said to have contacted the German’s agent personally, a transfer to Stamford Bridge is looking increasingly likely every day.

Already, we are aware of Chelsea’s wealth of talent in the attacking band and Reus will have competition if he eventually moves to London. However what a lot of fans seem to be curious about, is if and were the 25 year old will fit in the grand scheme of things at the Bridge.

Marco Reus is one of the best players in the world at the moment. He missed out on the German world cup winning team after picking up an injury in a warm up match just before the competition and has been picking up small niggling injuries ever since.

Apart from being a brilliant player when going forward, the German’s work ethic is also renowned and the 25 year old seems like he will fit seamlessly into an already very hard working side.

Chelsea seem to be too reliant on the magic of Eden Hazard to bring them out sticky situations and the addition of Marco Reus will give defenders another grade A player to focus on.

Reus also has an amazing goal scoring record for Dortmund, scoring 47 times in 99 games for the Bundesliga side, since joining them in 2012. This is in sharp contrast to anything Chelsea’s current attackers produce, with a prime example being Andre Schurrle who has scored just 11 goals in 54 games for the English side.

However in this current Chelsea team, the German winger is most likely to replace the Brazilian Willian, who has scored a disappointing 5 goals in his 54 games. Although Willian is said to be the best defensive winger in the League, Reus can fill in for him in this regard without a significant drop in defensive contribution.

Replacing Willian will not be as easy as it looks, with the diminutive Brazilian being a Mourinho favorite. Although Reus is already a very hard working player, he will be joining an English side that is even more work oriented. One thing is clear though, the German brings more defensively than the Belgian Hazard currently does.

Reus will not find it hard to adapt to the Chelsea system as his current side plays a similar counter attacking game.

Jose Mourinho probably feels he needs extra quality in his band of three, with Schurrle being so inconsistent and Willian contributing so little to Chelsea’s attack.

Reus would add a new found threat that doesn’t exist at the moment for Chelsea. The attacking midfield trio of Hazard, Oscar and Reus behind Costa, is the stuff of dreams and the London based side would automatically become the best team on paper in the League. Although it is noteworthy to include the fact that the Blues look set to win this year’s League title with or without the German’s inclusion.

However, Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will likely have to wait till the summer as the winger picked up an injury in his side’s last match, that will see him ruled out till February next year.

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 Posted by at 12:00 pm
Nov 242014
 

Chelsea are edging closer to capturing the signature of young French central defender Raphael Varane. The 22-year old Real Madrid defender was linked to the Blues all summer but it has emerged that a winter move could be possible as Chelsea owner Roman Abrahamovic has stepped in to help Mourinho finance the move for the highly rated defender.

Abrahamovic seems pleased with the good work Mourinho has done in the club since taking over last summer especially with the Portuguese’s summer signings lightning up the Premier league with their rich form, and is bent on financing any further signing Mourinho would want to make irrespective of the cost.

Varane has been identified as a possible long term replacement for Chelsea captain John Terry and also as a long term defensive partner to compatriot Kurt Zouma who is already showing his good qualities at Chelsea this season.

Terry will be 34 next month and is almost at the twilight of his Chelsea career and the club has already set out to find the right replacement for the long serving skipper. Chelsea have been linked to Gerard Pique but Mourinho seem to prefer Raphael Varane whom he brought and worked with while at Real Madrid.

Chelsea will look to move for the player as early as this winter transfer window and the 19million asking price from Real Madrid won’t be a huge problem especially with the Russian Billionaire owner backing the move.

Mourinho won’t have any problem convincing the young defender to move to Stamford Bridge as he has worked with the player before and both have a good relationship till date.

It was Jose Mourinho who signed Varane from french side RC Lens in the summer of 2011 and gave the young prodigy his big break at top flight football at Bernabue benching stalwart like Pepe for the young French defender.

Varane has however find action limited since the departure of the Portuguese manager as new Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti seems to prefer the defensive pair of Pepe and Ramos in central defence.

A move to West London is one Varane would welcome with open arms even as the prospect of working again with Jose Mourinho could be too tempting to turn down.

Varane, a calm and composed figure at the heart of defence is one of the best central defender of his age presently in football. His ability to intelligently read games is such a quality very rare in players of his age. His move to Chelsea would be a huge upgrade to the Chelsea’s back-line.

He will make a good parnership with Gary Cahill when John Terry calls it quit in football at Chelsea, and having him and already-impressive Kurt Zouma lead the line from behind for Chelsea in the nearest future means the club can look into the future with great optimism.

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 Posted by at 10:43 am
Nov 212014
 

In what has become a normal transfer speculation in the past two seasons, the Premier League has once again been placed on high alert as top clubs in England such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have once again been linked with one of Sporting Lisbon’s most valuable players in the mould William Carvalho.

The Portuguese Midfielder is built like a tank and is regarded as the next big thing in the defensive midfield position. A mainstay in the Lisbon side for a couple of years now despite his age, the 22 year old is not short on admirers.

One pertinent question that most Chelsea fans seem to be asking is; is he really needed? Does the powerfully built midfielder fill a void within the team at all?

Let’s take a more in-depth look at the youngster’s qualities and then decide if Chelsea really needs his services;

With at least 5 Premier League clubs reportedly keen, Sporting acted to secure 100 percent of the player’s ownership from his previous third party owners.

William stands just shy of 6’2” tall and makes good use of his imposing frame to play the holding midfielder role- arguably the most important position in modern football to near perfection.

As with all good players, William seems to have more time on the ball than everyone else on the pitch … this is despite being stationed in the thick of the midfield action. No matter how fast or how skillful the adversary is, when coming up against William, it is the Sporting man that invariably emerges with the ball.

His composure and superb positioning, means he is rarely under pressure. The youngster isn’t afraid to utilize his physical prowess when need be, as several bruised opponents can attest to weight of one of his crunching tackles.

If the above description seems overly familiar as a Blues supporter, that’s probably because every single defensive attribute listed above can apply seamlessly to the Serbian Nemanja Matic, the difference being that the towering Serbian can do all that, and much more.

Carvalho’s distribution is frequently wayward and lacks the ambition that a good pass from deep should have, as he prefers the sideways pass to a more vertical approach. This type of play does not help Sporting’s set up, where practically all the attacking is channeled down the wings.

Now if this latest description also sounds very familiar, that’s because it is reminiscent of the Nigerian John Mikel Obi. The Nigerian is an equally competent defensive player with underwhelming attacking capabilities.

It does seem a bit ill advised to spend 37million pounds attempting to purchase a player who is only a slight upgrade on Mikel. Although even this is up for debate, as Mikel has tested himself amongst the best and is much more experienced.

So the question is, if the Sporting midfielder isn’t going to break into the first team and is sure to be behind Fabregas and Matic in the pecking order, then why pay so much money for a back up when the Nigerian can at least play that role without too many major hiccups?

So to finally answer the question, the Blues do not in any way need William Carvalho, although I am fairly certain he may do wonders for Arsenal.

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 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Nov 212014
 

After his first couple of matches for the Blues this season, the only 2 highlights being the Fabregas assisted wonder goal and his equalizer against City, the German international seemed to have lost his form somewhat.

Following a bout of illness, the former Leverkusen man failed to impress even when he started matches in the Capital one cup against second and third division sides.

With Jose Mourinho rumored to be in contact with Marco Reus’ agent, it seems that Andre Schurrle might be the one chosen to make way for his German compatriot.

Does the winger still have a role to play for the Blues?

If Reus does eventually make the move to London, Andre Schurrle might still prove useful and collaboration between the two players will go a long way to improve Chelsea’s attacking band, at the expense of the lackluster Mohammed Salah who is most likely exiting this January.

With Chelsea usually using a 3 man attack just behind the lone forward in a 4-2-3-1, having Willian, Hazard, Reus, Schurrle and Oscar makes 5 players for 3 positions and with rotation coupled with the availability of various competitions to participate in, they should all get a look in.

As Andre Schurrle showed during the 2014 World cup, he could do very well coming of the bench to influence the game. The German’s ability to play as a striker, support striker, left winger and right winger, means he will always have his uses no matter which system the manager decides to play.

German football expert Raphael Honigstein is of the opinion that Mourinho still has the 24 year old in his plans;

“I think it’s almost a good sign that Mourinho keeps talking about him, saying he needs to play better, because as long as Mo urinho says these things about you, you think you have a good chance.

Remember how he used to criticize Eden Hazard, I think it’s when he goes very quiet, that’s when you know you’re on your way out”

Even with an eventual addition of the young Reus, Andre Schurrle still has qualities that make him continually useful. Andre Schurrle’s attributes as a player are fairly obvious; The German has decent speed, above average dribbling ability, and superb finishing and Schurrle is very adept at making runs in behind a defense.

He will be useful either in the starting eleven or when emerging from the bench, as he has a tendency to still impact games.

One discernable disadvantage that the former Mainz man has is his obvious inconsistency. And as usual, his coach has a say;

“He has missed several chances this season and can’t earn a constant run in the team. Sometimes he plays phenomenal. Other times he plays s. But when he plays phenomenal, he is phenomenal” – Jose Mourinho after  a Capital one game against Bolton

As with most inconsistent players, fans of the Blues are usually unsure of what the German might contribute to any given match.

One thing’s for sure, the 24 year will be desperately looking to improve his form and help his team win the league at the end of 38 games.

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 Posted by at 4:21 pm
Nov 172014
 

In what is not a surprising turn of events, German wonder kid Marcos Reus has been linked with a move to Premier League heavy weights in a deal that would purportedly see the London side, trigger a release clause in his contract.

The German has undoubtedly been the best player at the club, following the departure of his compatriot Mario Gotze. However, with the Dortmund club seemingly continuing the trend of selling their best player every window, the youngster may not have a choice but to jump ship if he hopes to win silverware in the nearest future.

Chelsea are front runners in the Reus pursuit, while it has also been reported that Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester united might also be keen.

They will however need to cough up at least an excess of 19.5 million pounds, which is the rumored buyout of the German’s contract, if they are to have any hope of landing the midfielder.

However, it is believed that the Blues might have the upper hand in these negotiations, as they are probably the only ones amongst their other rivals, who will be able to provide a serviceable replacement to the German side.

Chelsea are believed to be interested in doing a swap plus cash deal to force a move for the German star. This deal is likely to involve Reus’s compatriot for the German National team Andre Schurrle, who seems to fit a lot of the criteria that the German heavy weights might be looking for as far as a replacement is concerned.

Andre Schurrle is still a youngster that has the big game persona to thrive at club like Dortmund. Already familiar with the Bundesliga, the winger has played at the highest level with both Chelsea and the German National team. The latter, for whom he helped, win the world cup.

Schurrle, like his international teammate, can play anywhere in the attacking band as well as up top as striker or a support striker. The Chelsea attacker would be a like for like replacement if they chose to follow that route.

Considering that Schurrle has had an irregular playing time with Chelsea this season, the World cup winner seems the  most likely candidate to leave Stamford Bridge, to enable Jose Mourinho entice Reus away from the Bundesliga outfit.

Despite closing in on Reus, Mourinho is allegedly facing competition from Spanish giants Real Madrid, who are also keen on the youngster. Despite every sign pointing to Chelsea as favorites in this pursuit of the highly rated front man, the Blues should beware of the 25year old’s latest injury woes, the Dortmund star man has featured sporadically due to persistent niggles throughout the season thus far.

The German also missed out on the world cup due to an injury he picked up during the warm matches earlier this year. With their star man Costa already an injury magnet, the London side should be weary of adding any player, who will tend to see the inside of the treatment center, more than the he will the pitch.

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 Posted by at 2:29 pm
Nov 172014
 

The Egyptian winger is one of the most promising youngsters in African football, but a move to Chelsea last winter has seen his value plummeted. With the youngster seeing little to no time on the pitch in this season’s campaign, the London outfit may need to rethink his future with the club.

The former Basel man has mostly seen game time in Capital one cup encounters against weaker opposition and even then he hasn’t impressed. Although everything points to the fact that Mourinho is a big fan of the speedy winger, he will not see playing time on the pitch this season, except he ups his game.

With the African Nations cup approaching, Mohammed Salah will need to be at his best if he is to inspire his country to success in the competition. If they qualify thats.

Complaints from his National team coach last season exposed the fact that Salah was severely lacking in match fitness, when he appeared for his country in friendly matches and crucial qualifiers.

There however seems to be a ray of hope for the diminutive Egyptian, as reports out of Italy, seem to be linking him with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan. The Milan based outfit has undergone a change in managment with the arrival of former Manchester City boss, Roberto Mancini.

The Italian tactician seems to be in need of fresh minds to help boost his team’s title challenge this season and has called on the club to make a move for the attacker this January.

Last January Inter Milan had to forego their interest in the winger for fear that he would be called into military service. The 22 year old was offered to the Serie A side on transfer deadline day, but then manager of the side, Walter Mazzarri rejected the offer to take the player to the San Siro.

All was well at the end, as Egyptian Prime Minister stepped in to prevent Salah having to do national service earlier this summer- six months after his arrival at Chelsea- but Inter feared that the call might come again if the player changed country.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly happy to allow the former Basel man leave the club on a short term deal, if the right opportunity comes. It seems unlikely that Salah will be missed in London, as players such as Schurrle, Ramires and even Fabregas will be on hand to provide cover at his position, if the need arises.

Crystal Palace have also been linked with a surprise move for Salah, but inter Milan appears to be the more likely destination for the Egyptian. Reports out of Italy go further to suggest that the Italian side will only proceed with the move, if they are able to find a buyer for want away midfielder, Freddy Guarin.

If the move does pull through, the talented winger will be able to get the chance to reestablish himself at an inter side, that are not as comprised of superstars as they used to be.

Hopefully, the attacker will once again show the world, why he is one of Africa’s best players.

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 Posted by at 12:24 pm