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.