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Chelsea: Top three neglected stars

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It has been a solid if un-spectacular start from Chelsea this
 season, with many fans expecting bigger things with the return of Jose 
Mourinho.

The Special One is undoubtedly one of the best managers in
 football at the moment, however he is yet to get the best out of his new look 
Chelsea team. The fact he isn’t achieving instant success could be down to the 
fact that Mourinho doesn’t yet know his best XI, however the fact he seems
 to neglect players he should really be considering can’t help either.

I want to look at three Chelsea players that Jose Mourinho 
should not neglect and should really be considering for his first-team.

Juan Mata

A lot has been made over the Mata situation in recent weeks, 
Mourinho has publicly stated that Mata is not his first choice number 10 
anymore, a role which he has handed over to Oscar this campaign.

Oscar is a
great player and had an outstanding first season in England’s top flight, but
 is he better than Mata? Well Mourinho certainly seems to think so, and whether 
it is for a professional or personal reason, the rest of the footballing world 
just can’t empathise with the Portuguese tactician.

However there are many reasons that Mourinho really should
be using Mata and not leaving him out. Firstly he was Chelsea’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons thanks to his performances for the Blues, and 
that can’t of been for no reason, however he needs playing time to prove 
himself.

Secondly, during his first two seasons with the club, he racked up 62 appearances,
 netting 18, and creating many more for his team mates, which again he needs 
playing time, in order to replicate.

Needless to say, Juan Mata should be 
playing.

Romelu Lukaku

Not as such neglected by Mourinho, however the Special One
 has undoubtedly made a mistake by sending the talented young Belgian out on 
loan for a second season.

With new
 signing Samuel Eto’o yet to score in his first three games, and Fernando Torres
having seemingly lost his touch, Mourinho may well have loaned out his best
 striker.

After Lukaku’s loan spell with West Bromwich Albion last
 season, Chelsea fans will have been excited by the prospect of seeing Lukaku in 
the blue of Chelsea this season, however you can imagine their disgust at 
seeing him on loan again and scoring in the blue of Everton.

Last season, for 
West Brom, Lukaku had an unbelievable campaign, using his strength and deadly 
goal scoring threat to net 20 in all competitions as well as getting four 
assists, however most impressively he managed to get a hat-trick against Manchester 
United after coming off the bench.

Even though it was his penalty miss that 
handed Bayern Munich the Super Cup, Mourinho has undoubtedly lost his best goal
scorer for the rest of this season.

Thibaut Courtois

Again like Lukaku, Courtois isn’t as such being neglected by 
Chelsea, however he isn’t being used in a way which would help Mourinho’s side.


Although Peter Cech is still consistently a good performer and has been Chelsea’s 
first choice keeper for a number of years, Courtois is young and is arguably
the better keeper and should be the one in the Chelsea net.

The young Belgian has been on loan at Atletico Madrid for
the past two season, and for the current campaign to help aid his development,
 and it is safe to say, Madrid can be thankful for Chelsea’s constant
generosity.

Courtois is arguably the best young goalkeeper in the world, and
 has been arguably the best goalkeeper in La Liga for the past two seasons. He 
is 6ft 6 with amazing reactions and positioning, and Atletico Madrid have had
cause to thank him on numerous occasions.

Even though Cech is a quality keeper,
 surely the Belgian’s time at Stamford Bridge must begin soon, or Chelsea risk 
losing him permanently.

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