Jose Bosingwa could regain Chelsea first team place shortly

The Portugese defender Jose Bosingwa was a fantastic buy for Chelsea when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2008. He slotted quickly into the first team, playing 48 games in his debut season, but disaster struck in October 2009 when he seriously damaged the ligaments in his knee in a game against Aston Villa.

This was bad enough as he was expected to miss four or five months and everything went well and he rejoined the squad for training at the beginning of March 2010. But it seems that Bosingwa’s doctor’s took off his knee supports just a little too early, as he immediately suffered a relapse. It was decided that he would have to have yet another operation on the knee, which has kept him out ever since.

Thankfully this time the operation seems to have been a success, and he restarted training again with the Chelsea first team last week, and it is hoped that he will be fit enough to play in the next few weeks.

Chelsea have had an inordinate amount of defensive injuries in the last six months, and Ivan Ivanovic has also joined Bosingwa on the sidelines lately. Luckily the strikers seem to be scoring more than enough goals to make up for any defensive frailties, but Chelsea can only be strengthened if the Portugese international can return to his best in the near future.

With Ivanovic also out, it has been left to veteran Paolo Ferreira to hold the fort on the right side of defence, but if Bosingwa can get back to fitness before Ivanovic, there could be a good tussle between the two for the permanent first-choice spot in the team.

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