With the sale of David Luiz rocking the football world for the sheer amount of money exchanged between the Blues and Paris Saint Germain, the media have already begun linking Chelsea with a new centre-back. A whole host of names have been thrown into the hat and most seem reasonable replacements.
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Defenders aren't used to being subject to the kinds of bids that midfielders and strikers receive; which is a blatant suggestion that the latter two positions are the most important in the team. However, things seem to be heading that way as the amount of money thrown around by today's papers are getting more and more ridiculous.
It's always healthy to have competition in a team. Each player pushing the others to become better as they obviously want to tie down a consistent place in the starting line up. The flip side of this is that tension could be created in the ranks because if one player is in form then they're not likely to be benched and this would anger the alternative option who wants to play week-in-week-out.
The end of an era for any player will bring much sadness for the himself and the club. Usually a reliable, consistent and hard-working man that adores the club. However, the club can't feel sad for too long as they have to move on and find a replacement for the next chapter in the Blues' story.
With the Blues 11 points behind the two Manchester clubs Andre Villas-Boas’ first priority but now be to ensure the club makes it into next season’s Champions League.
The Blues have failed to convince shareholders to vote in favour to sell Stamford Bridge's freehold.
John Terry is convinced home advantage can help make the difference against Genk at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.
Daniel Sturridge has put holding down a place in the Chelsea side above selection for the full England squad as his main ambition for this season, whereas team-mate Ashley Cole backs the striker to represent his nation.
If there is one thing that has been progressing and evolving at a steady rate over the years at Stamford Bridge, it is the lack of atmosphere that surrounds the SW6 area particularly on top European nights.
Good news for Blues' fans is that a further four Premier League matches in December will be shown live on television.
The sad news coming from Stamford Bridge is that ex-player Reg Williams has died at the age of 89.