Perhaps the most important element of any team that has ever played a competitive football match, is the midfield. They run everything and literally dictate the game. They will help out the defence when needs be, but also contribute heavily in attack. I know there is no way of definitively which position is most crucial to a team, because it varies depending on the situation. However, without a good midfield your defence becomes weaker and there is no link between the attackers and the rest of the team which which will have repercussions in attack.
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With every participating country now having played at least one game at the World Cup, it’s time to have a little look at some Chelsea players that have been playing. Have they all been living up to expectations and playing the way that they do for the Blues?
While Chelsea have been busy, in the past couple of weeks, with sorting out signings for the club, they could be on the verge of making more money from selling players. Media attention have been firmly focused on the saga's surrounding Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, but also deals for Filipe Luis and Tiago from Atletico Madrid. A quartet of La Liga stars are expected to arrive in London after the World Cup has finished, so they say.
The feeling of being replaced is never a nice one, knowing that someone considers you to be a worse player than the one he's chosen. Often it can lead to that player leaving or occupying a seat on the bench every week. An ugly situation, but one which most players go through in their careers.
A player that ends up in a tussle between all the top clubs in Europe is likely to end up in an ugly situation as it will work out that the club who finally purchases the star will pay a ridiculous fee that will go down in the history books. Or it could mean that a team will spend the whole summer pursuing this man only to be let down at the last minute and end up not having enough time to sign someone they need?
5. Ramires – 7.06
It showed how consistent our squad was this season, as no less than five players came extremely close to this 5th spot. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you who just yet, we will have to keep you guessing…
Ever since that vital goal against Barcelona in the Champions league Semi, Ramires has not been able to do much wrong in the eyes of Chelsea fans, and that’s is mostly because he does so much right.
Should Lampard be starting, or should he be on the bench? That is a question that has been thrown around numerous times in the past few weeks, and there is only one true answer for it. Rotation.
Mikel and Ramires seem the long-term and more energetic option in the middle, but whilst Ramires is nearly the complete article, I believe Mikel has a way to go, especially after making some costly mistakes over the past year or two at the Bridge.
Chelsea reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, to play reigning champions Barcelona, after defeating Benfica 2-1 on Tuesday night.
It is crucial that the Blues forget about losing the three-goal lead against Manchester United, and get back to winning ways.
Chelsea star Ramires will be out of action for around four weeks after suffering a knee injury in the FA Cup victory over rivals Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
It was one of those games where the score doesn’t tell the entire story of the game.
Ramires joined Chelsea in the summer of 2010 on a four-year contract. He made his Chelsea debut in a 2-0 win against Stoke in late August 2010 and scored his first goal in a 4-0 victory against Bolton.
Two of the main protagonists of Saturday’s victory over Everton have had their say on a third straight Premier League win.
One of two Chelsea players who represented his country in the 2008 Olympics, Ramires is the latest man to consider our questions on next summer’s London games, as well as sharing his experiences from three years ago…
After eight matches, six in the Premier League, one Champions League, and one Carling Cup, I have picked my top ten performers so far.