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Confidence comes from Squad Depth

Confidence comes from Squad Depth

Many pundits are tipping our Chelsea to win Premier League this season.

Last season they made the same prediction, but we ended up in third place. Manchester City won it because of squad depth during the last ten matches they had immediate replacements for every position within the squad like Dzeko, Milner, Clichy/Kolarov, J.garcia etc. plus they were not obstructed by a Champions League semi-final.

We all know that we had no proper scorer last season to win the League or UCL during that crucial time of this season, even-though Manchester City has improved even more with quality signings like Sagna, Fernando and Caballero still they could suffer due to big FFP problems to be faced.

For our Chelsea, this time our management team did not waste any time in getting the players we needed. We got Drogba, Fabregas, D.Costa, Luis and Courtois back from loan, we have perfect squad. We need to sell flops like Mikel and Torres both were given enough time and did not perform ever.

We have a bunch of young talents fighting for first team place while Mikel and Torres get paid for nothing. We should sell them and we don`t have to replace Torres by one more signing because we have Lukaku.

But we need to replace Mikel with another defensive midfielder, that replacement should pass the ball forward not to the defenders or goalkeeper. No matter whether it is Manchester United or Manchester City or Liverpool or whoever is challenging us. If we have that strong squad, we can fight for every title and we can confidently say 'WE WILL BE THE CHAMPIONS THIS SEASON'



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Writer:Sathish Lakshmanan
Date:Sunday July 27 2014
Time: 10:36AM

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Mikel is not a flop.
BOTUM
27/07/2014 10:57:00
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Mikel is not a flop.
BOTUM
27/07/2014 10:57:00
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Who goes in if Matic gets injured?
FS
27/07/2014 11:13:00
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I am interested to know what exactly you mean by Mikel not performing ever. Can you expand on that for me please?
BlueKeyRing
27/07/2014 11:14:00
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mikel and torres are not flops okay? Think deep and write well or just wait and comment
the_blues
27/07/2014 11:15:00
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if you can not write well in english then plz write in spanish
the_blues
27/07/2014 11:17:00
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which defensive midfielders that will be ready to play second fiddle to matic and deliver when called upon do you suggest @Sathish Lakshmanan?
Ikdaniels
27/07/2014 11:17:00
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thank u for reminding us u floped in writting this article
the_blues
27/07/2014 11:19:00
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Mikel is nt a flop. In case Matic got injured wu W̶̲̥̅íƪƪ go in 4 him
Oyewole Gbenga
27/07/2014 11:57:00
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wow how come u say they r flop ... a flop scored for cfc in the champions league in wic we won ... and the other so much imp for our pivot in d past
gary777
27/07/2014 12:06:00
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Mikel is not a flop..he has done the best he can and we have seen it,he has to move on,it will be good for him and the club..romeu will be a good back up for matic and also our squad depth is awesome,we are absolutely good to go but we can improve the quality(not quantity) by replacing some players
Hazard11
27/07/2014 12:10:00
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Also it will be bad if lukaku leaves and torres stays at cfc...but from recent reports it seems lukaku is most likely to leave and I think it wouldn't be too cool
Hazard11
27/07/2014 12:12:00
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one thing that baffles me is that Nigerians refuse to addmit that Mikel is nothin to chelsea.A player who earn £120,000,who can only pass side ways to the defenders or to the keeper. he doesn't create,he can't score and he cant assist
rhemadhee
27/07/2014 12:59:00
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LOL. I prefer to exchange debates with well known authors or commenters. Atleast they i know have some credibility. Therefore its a pass for me on this one. LOL.
kolagold25
27/07/2014 13:12:00
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It is better for Lukaku to leave when he is still in high demand and still has high value. If he stays in chelsea with no regular playing time, he will rot on the bench and his value reduced. Mikel that is being called flop now was not called so when he was playing regularly. He participated in nearly, if not all the matches that won us the UCL, including the final, playing the full 120minutes.
Yinka Omikunle
27/07/2014 13:26:00
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Very well said @kolagold, got to say you really did well ignoring the nonentity craving attention.
Ige Bosun
27/07/2014 14:12:00
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@yinka Omikunle, Mikel was playin 120mins because we dont care hw we win,we just want to win by all means,bt now we are winning with style and he refuses to improve,chelsea has outgrown him.He wont enter the starting XI of any big club in the world
rhemadhee
27/07/2014 14:12:00
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i am improving my english slowly, thank u for the feedback
Sathish Lakshmanan
27/07/2014 14:29:00
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@rhemadhee: mikel's wage per week is 120k? Where did you get dat frm? Nobody says mikel has been great for us, bt he's no flop. Not at all.....
Demmyblues
27/07/2014 14:34:00
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I told mikel is a flop because he plays lazy & safe passing football.. i never enjoyed his football and he never looked confident during many matches.
Sathish Lakshmanan
27/07/2014 14:35:00
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