Time to ditch the money, and focus on youth?

McEachran: Is he, and others ready for the next step?Malouda, Meireles, Essien, Benayoun, Lampard. This attacking quintet are all 29 or older now, and it is time to think about replacing them and build on the next promising, and hopefully title-challenging squad.

Both Mikel and Ramires are 25, and the latter has certainly took to the Premier League stage like a house on fire, as well as being a massive part of the Champions League win that we all witnessed this season.

Add to that new signing Marko Marin, 23, and the likes of Romeu, McEachran, and Lucas Piazon, who are all still under 21, and there is reason to be hopeful about the future at Stamford Bridge. But now is it time to stop flooding the squad with expensive stars and focus on the youth?

Lampard and Meireles still have a part to play for Chelsea I believe, although there is speculation that Meireles is wanted by Napoli for £8m, but the midfielder has expressed his desire to focus on the Euros, where his Portugal team are into the last four, and have a great chance of picking up a winner’s medal.

Abramovich has a lot of money. Everybody knows that. But is it worth being held at ransom for players like Luka Modric, when we could focus on the youth? I believe Romeu and McEachran have enough to compete at this level, and although may take a year or two to become top-class, I think they both need a lot of game time this year.

Before we throw all of our money on a midfielder, I think the first course of action is to sell Essien, Malouda, and Benayoun, and then possibly buy one more midfielder, but only if the price is right.

Who would you scrap, and who would you keep for next season? If you could sign one central midfielder, then who would it be? Are our young midfielders good enough to be the next stars?


By Brad Smith






4 thoughts on “Time to ditch the money, and focus on youth?”

  1. I agree completely. We have plenty of central midfielders both young and old. I think Modric is a bad idea as we have hazard, lamps, mata, mceachren, who can all play the 10 position. Miereles. Mikel, romeu, ramires and essien cam all play as Def midfielders. Ramires, marin, Mata, de bruyne, bertrand, can play the wings. I think we can sell benayoun though he ianal good player. The most glaring need is at right back. If we make one signing it should be at that position. lukaku and sturridge are good enough to back up torres. If sturridge leaves then we should sign Hulk. We should Def not get Ben arfa, modric, Moses, or feliani because we have SO many midfield options and need some time for the younger players to play. We should keep the team we have, add a right back, and maybe Hulk if he costs less then 36 mill pounds. NO OTHER SIGNINGS!

  2. i totally agree with that i think we should give mceachran his chance and as others and start look towards the future n personally for me i don't like luka modric, but i really do hope sturridge stays cuz he's my favourite player n also lukaku we need to give him a chance cuz we spent alot of money on him so it's fair to give him his chance it's time now no loan keep him chelsea plz!!

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