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Kevin De Bruyne to warm Chelsea bench?

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De Bruyne has not played a competitive game for Chelsea (©GettyImages)
De Bruyne has not played a competitive game for Chelsea (©GettyImages).

Kevin De Bruyne is ready for the step-up into Chelsea's first-team, but where does he fit in?

De Bruyne enjoyed a successful year on loan at Werder Bremen last term, and he has returned to the Bridge better than ever, ready to play for Chelsea.

But the question is: where does the Belgian fit into their side?

The competition for places in the trio behind the striker is immense with all of Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Victor Moses and new signing Andre Schurrle capable of playing there.

Some would argue he could drop back into centre-midfield, but those two spots are just as packed as the front three with the likes of Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, Ramires and Marco van Ginkel all fighting for a starting spot.

Quality in abundance couldn't possibly be a bad thing for any football club, but there comes a stage where it may be time to stop investing and work with what you've got.

De Bruyne is the perfect example of this, he is a fantastic player but could be starved of first-team opportunities due to the level of quality in the squad.

Even if De Bruyne were to start for Chelsea, who's going to make way? Oscar? Andre Schurrle? It's a no-win situation for Mourinho. 

 

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