Sunday, 25 July 2010


Is Our Defense Fully Ready??

   Chelsea have always been known for their stoic defense. Such is the reputation built up by JT, Carvalho, Alex etc.. Even in the heart-breaking semi-final clash against Barcelona (which has the best attack in the world), could muster only one shot on target. It went in is a whole different issue. That shows their capabilities.

    With Carvalho desperate to leave, Alex out injured we have only bruma and Hutchinson. Both are real bright talent but to fill up the shoes of the seniors not so easy. There is still Branislav who has been amazing for Chelsea last season. Also Roman has supposedly sanctioned the buy of David Luiz who has shown promise at benfica. Ultimately this is going to our defenders for next season-JT Alex, Carvalho, Hutchinson, Van Aanlholt, Bruma, Branislav, Bosingwa and probably Luiz.. If bosingwa doesnot get back to his best injury free then there could be a bit of bother.

    Also the goalkeeping department is a real bit of concern. Hilario is only a bench warmer these days. With Cech out and Rhys Taylor being too young it looks like Turnbull has to carry the weight. Looking at his mistakes against Ajax last week it would only be wise of King Carlo to get a new goalkeeper. One who is young, vocal and can unite the team. Alas good goalkeepers are rare at this age. So lets hope turnbull pulls up his socks and does something atleast until Cech is back. With this situation we need JT to be his best like back in 2005 where he was a brick wall.