Chelsea must sign Paul Pogba before transfer window closes

Published 9 Comments

Football News

Even if it takes £70 million and a £300,000-a-week contract, Chelsea must pay it. Paul Pogba is needed at Stamford Bridge - and needed now.

Cesc Fabregas is simply not capable of fulfilling his defensive duties in a midfield two and it’s costing Chelsea.

That Nemanja Matic has endured such a disappointing start to the season has merely exacerbated the problem. Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace - a result that leaves Chelsea eight points behind league-leaders Manchester City - is evidence that Jose Mourinho’s side are simply not capable of successfully defending their Premier League crown this season.


Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article:

Although Chelsea won the Premier League title last term, there were plenty of matches in which Fabregas was guilty of switching off defensively.

And while the title triumph may have papered over the cracks, the problem did not go unnoticed by Mourinho who would love to add Pogba to his ranks before the summer transfer window closes at 6pm on Tuesday evening.

Fabregas should be moved to No. 10

Of course, there is a place in this Chelsea team for Fabregas, who performs much better with more freedom. The Spanish World Cup winner would arguably be a better option in the No. 10 role than either Willian or Oscar, who struggle to put up the numbers in terms of goals and assists.

Fabregas has proven throughout his career - with Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea - that he is an extremely effective player in the final third of the pitch.

Last season he contributed more assists in the Premier League than any other player. His tally of 18 was seven more than second-placed Santi Cazorla, who provided 11 goals for his teammates last term.

In the 2009-10 season, Fabregas netted 15 Premier League goals while plying his trade for Arsenal. With Barcelona he scored 42 goals in 151 appearances over three seasons.

Matic needs Pogba alongside him

The acquisition of Pogba would allow Fabregas to move close to goal - alongside Eden Hazard and Pedro, behind Diego Costa - and give Chelsea some additional quality in attack while simultaneously strengthening the team’s central midfield.

Matic cannot do it all himself - he needs support.

And who better to provide that support than the world-class Pogba who, if signed by Tuesday, would be the coup of the summer and a real statement of intent from the Blues.

Chelsea fans: can your team win the Premier League title this season without Paul Pogba or another central midfielder? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Nemanja Matic
Francesc Fabregas
Transfer News
Paul Pogba
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again