Friday, September 13, 2013

Eto'o, Willian or simply the Juan?

Eto'o, Willian or simply the Juan?

   As the Premier League resumes tomorrow (Saturday 14th September) after having an international break, I'm going to see who will make the biggest impact between Eto'o, Willian or Juan Mata.

   Willian Borges da Silva: He is an exceptional player. He adds something extra to that already entertaining midfield. His speed, skills, movement and composure are an asset to any team. Rumoured to have cost anything from £25 to £32 million, depends on what tabloid you read, the former Anzhi Makhachkala playmaker glides rather than runs or sprints. A quote from Cahill states, he was ''terrified'' whenever Willian got the ball to his feet in training in the first couple of days. There is a slight problem for the new Brazilian at Chelsea; he is facing a mountain to become a starter. The number of attacking midfielder Chelsea posses is incredible. His natural position is on the left but Hazard, almost guaranteed a starter, will Willian adapt to the right where he faces competition from Schurrle, De Bryune and Oscar? I'm unsure if Willian will start, however, I can see him coming off of the bench and creating an impact on the game.

   Samuel Eto'o: No matter how you view this guy, he is something to behold. He has played for the two biggest clubs in Spain, went on to win the treble with Inter Milan and Jose Mourinho and was later sold to Anzhi Makhachkala, where he earned £300,000 per week, which is 60 pence a second. After signing for Chelsea on a one-year deal believed to be £130,000 a week (no way near the ridiculous number he was payed at Anzhi) Samuel Eto'o is somewhat a mystery. He has signed on a free, at the age of 32 but hasn't played at the top level for 2 years now. Is he a starter ahead of Torres and Ba? For me; yes. If he is able to regain his form he showed for clubs such as Barcelona and Inter Milan, Chelsea would have acquired a bargain. Ba and Torres are stop and start and personally, it is very frustrating to see the pair fire one week and draw blanks the next. Eto'o should start for Chelsea no doubt.

   Juan Mata: The Chelsea player of the year for two seasons in a row. Who would have thought, he wouldn't be guaranteed a starting place. Everything seems to be rosy in the Juan Mata camp but how long will that last after he finds out he won't play as many games as last season? I have total belief in Mr Mourinho but playing Juan Mata is no argument. Embed your method in him. Juan Mata is simply an outstanding player. He can unlock defences like a walk through a park. This guy is a genius. It will be a big blow if we lost Mata but time can only tell and I hope he starts tomorrow.

   I personally believe we have too many attacking players at Chelsea in this moment in time. The players on loan such as Kakuta, Marin, Atsu, Piazon, Victor Moses, Thorgan Hazard, when will they get a chance at the first team? I mean, all the attacking threat in the Chelsea 25 are young too so how will this work out? Wasted talent? I believe in Jose Mourinho and the board but buying a player of Atsu's calibre was a waste? No? Bar Juan Mata and Willian, Atsu is only a year younger than Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bryune, Andre Schurrle and Oscar. We shall see what the future holds. In the mean time, concentrating for tomorrow's match.

My prediction for tomorrow's line up against Everton stands at:

Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Schurrle, Hazard, Eto'o.

Note: This is my personal view. I am unaware who Mr Mourinho will pick come Saturday 14th September 5:30pm at Goodison Park.

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