At the Back.
Another left-back will be required if Del Horno or Bridge are allowed to leave. Young Jonas Elmer is a fine prospect but not ready for the step up yet, so we will have to buy someone. I'd suggest Ashley Cole probably hates us and wont come to Chelsea, and I hate the nasty little so-and-so anyway. Matty Taylor from Pompey? I dont know why more teams dont come in for him. He is a very, very good player. Zebina is available from Juve I think, but I am not sure he is Premiership suited. Maxwell from Ajax is a long-term prospect too, and I'd seriously be looking at him and also Kaladze from Milan, who can also play at Centre-back. I'd love to see Wayne Bridge given a real chance by Jose. His aerial ability (or apparent lack of it) would be the reason Jose doesnt rate him, but I think he is a better player than Del Horno on the deck, and positionally better than both him and Ashley Cole. And, as we all know, he can score some VERY important goals. Right back is another weird one. Paulo Ferreira is our most accomplished and natural right back, and he had a great first season, but seemed to lose his way a bit, losing his place to Geremi who came in and did really well until he met Harry Kewell at Old Trafford. Glen Johnson's time at Chelsea looks to be up and he will probably be the third, after Crespo and Gallas, out of the exit door. Do we need another right-back? I dont think so. Ferreira can handle it, and Geremi is a good back up.