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Deep Lying Playmaker - Keisuke Honda

Deep Lying Playmaker - Keisuke Honda

We have been linked with Hulk but there is a missing puzzle in what will be our main formation next year.

The deep-lying playmaker position in the pivot!

Last season Mata, most of the time, had to drop deep to get the ball from Lampard or Mikel to distribute the ball to Ramires and the left winger.

We have acquired Hazard and Marin they are very good wingers but even if we have these players on our team sheet our attack won't be as good as it could be with a Modric type player.

We need a link from defence to attack, a person who can calculate complex passes within a second and execute them perfectly from the pivot.

Many people are saying we should bid for Javi Martinez, Mvilla and Modric who is the favourite among our fans.

We should not go for Modric we should go for Keisuke Honda.

He is 24 very good technically, an excellent set piece taker; has excellent vision, is adaptable, has good dribbling skills and frightening pace.

He can play in a holding role, a central midfield position and wing position. He is very cheap and wants to leave CSKA Moscow.

He publicly stated it in January when he handed a transfer request when Lazio enquired about him.

He brings revenue from Japan and the Asian continent which will help with FFP.

There are more benefits to this guy than Modric. He will cost around £15-20 million pounds and we can get him for around £15 million.

I would like to know what you think about this proposal.

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Date:Thursday June 7 2012
Time: 8:33AM


Not sure his build is ideal for him to be a holding midfielder. But then again neither was makelele but he was awesome. As for his attributes, I think he's far more suited to a slightly more attacking role, a position where Chelsea already have many players for.
07/06/2012 08:52:00
Kaiser Keisuke is an awesome player. Spotted him since 2008 at VVV Venlo. He is more of a Frank Lampard type midfielder with a better skill set. will he be able to play as a regista? Maybe. I think we should go for a certain Jordy Classy at Feyernord. He is currently referred to as the Dutch Xavi. Excellent skills, marking and positional awareness. Near perfect passer of the ball and heres the best part, he"ll cost no more than 12mill tops.
07/06/2012 09:06:00
I think Romeu will eventually become this player... next season he should grown into a much better player
07/06/2012 09:31:00
Hmm not quite sure. I think he's more of an attacking midfielder than a passer in the pivot. Great player but not required for 20 million.
07/06/2012 09:32:00
All we need is Hulk and a right back. We have Mikel, Lampard, Romeu and Meireles who can all play there. Josh McEachran should also get more opportunities. This coming season may be the end of Sturridge at Chelsea, I believe we should sell him now instead of wasting one more season. He will eventually be sold: Marin, Hazard, De Bruyne, Hulk and Mata can all play in his position. We also have Kakuta and Piazon who seem better than him. For the centre forward position we have Torres and Lukaku and Hulk can also play there (if we sign him, that is).
Drog of War
07/06/2012 10:17:00
Drog of war I‘ll bet if Hulk, Marin or Hazzard struggles to adapt to the EPL you‘ll be calling for their heads. Let Studge be he isnt going anywhere & has plenty of time to improve. This perform right now mentality is why the youth are having a near impossible time breaking into the first team.
07/06/2012 10:42:00
i will rather have Iker Munian than hulk or keisuke. While keisuke is a player i love, sadly his preferred position has been taken by a 32 million purchase and he is not good enough in the deep lying playmaker role for Chelsea.
07/06/2012 10:43:00
If we can integrate josh into the squad, I think we'll be settled, this boy has an eye for a pass before he gets it. Remember what Lamps said about him, he is always a few steps ahead of others. Can cut the ball through defenders, He can be our own Keisuke Honda if thats what you want...
07/06/2012 11:04:00
Bastian Schweinsteiger !!! the man is class. iv said this on more than one occasion. he can dictate tempo, tackle, pass, score goals, has a long shot, play deep, push forward, great work rate. isn't he just perfect ? we should ask ballack to persuade him to come to us.
Blue Boy
07/06/2012 11:12:00
Don't think Honda is a deep lying midfielder to me he's more of an attacking midfielder/winger which we don't need.
07/06/2012 11:17:00
Erm Blueboy... Schweinsteiger is Mr Bayern Munich. That would be like Terry leaving us for another team. Also, he's one of the best players in the world and won't come any cheaper than £45m. It can happen in video games but not in reality.
07/06/2012 11:24:00
Bastian would be lovely. BUt the question is..... will he come. especially after the munich heartache. I learnt we are asking for Mueller. Is he really goood??!!?!?!?! anyone please
07/06/2012 11:30:00
Everyone other than Chelsea fans already say that we hardly have a scouting system and we feed off other's scouting reports. If we sign Honda so s0on after ManU captured Kagawa, I can see these ppl having a field day saying that we are only replicating what ManU is doing. Now is not a good time to reach into the Asian market.
07/06/2012 11:54:00
Yes he is a quality player and can bring something anew to chelsea since we are going to attacking football, we will need players who can link play from back and orchestrate our attack.
07/06/2012 12:09:00
Nice suggestion. yes we seriously need a regista but i dont think Honda is one of them. for merchandising sake, yes! BUT he's an attacking midfielder.
07/06/2012 12:16:00
Nice suggestion. yes we seriously need a regista but i dont think Honda is one of them. for the sake of merchandising yes! BUT he's an attacking midfielder.
07/06/2012 12:16:00
Sir i luv your proposal I wanted him 2 years now.. (around world cup) the guy plays well in a att mid role, he has a wicked freekick (super dead ball specialist), pens. very creative. he can also play as a second stiker, I have not seem him much as a deep laying mid, but he is very intelligent, thus i rate him highly. !! oh he is actually 25 will be 26 soon, but thats fine. if we want to go for him as a squad man.. he is much better than raul. We have taken too long to get into the Asian market!
07/06/2012 14:19:00
An obvious answer to this is Newcastle's gem in my opinion Yohan Cabaye, cost roughly 20-25 million, passes like a god, can take beautiful freekicks and already has epl experience. Nuff said.
07/06/2012 15:04:00
Why need a creative midfielder? Isn't that mata I think mikel is capable of getting the ball to him getting a creative midfielder will just make the midfield defensively vunerable and we want it to be solid so the 4 players ufront get as much freedom as they can
07/06/2012 15:52:00
what is this, has Vital Chelsea now been occupied by dailymail journo's?? Can we get better and REALISTIC articles plz
07/06/2012 15:53:00
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