The tactical solution to Chelsea's problems this season


The problems at Chelsea never seem like abating soon and with Jose Mourinho confessing after his team's loss to Porto in the Champions league that he does not know his right team, there seems to be more darkness at the end of the tunnel than light.

However, the Blues has got an abundance of talent that is enough to catapult them from the bottom to the top. What matters is how they are being utilised.

This article aims to prove how Chelsea's squad of talent could be effectively utilised and help Mourinho determine his right team.


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Goalkeeper:- Asmir Begovic

There is no doubting the talents of Asmir Begovic, he has been fantastic and reliable ever since he assumed the role of first-choice goalkeeper pending injury to regular first choice Thibaut Courtois. He has been dependable and until the Belgian returns back to full fitness, Begovic should keep the nerves of the Stamford Bridge faithful, calm.

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Defence: Cesar Azplicueta, Gary Cahill, John Terry and Baba Rahman

This department seems to be Chelsea's Achilles heel at the moment with goals being conceded left, right and centre. It is a rarity for a Chelsea defence to concede one goal in a match but it is now a norm for a Blues defence to concede two or more, such is the fall from grace.

Branislav Ivanovic seems to be the opening through which most goals has been conceded as his lack of precision and sharpness has cost Chelsea so many times, so Cesar Azplicueta would be expected to be drafted back to his favoured right position.

The partnership of Gary Cahill and John Terry should be re-instated in order to build trust, leadership and save the Blues from the unnecessary media scrutiny that has come with John Terry making the bench in recent games.

Baba Rahman is young, has energy in abundance and would be able to run the left hand side to-and-fro delivering quality crosses in, and defending well.

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Midfield: Kurt Zouma and Nemanja Matic

Kurt Zouma comes into the midfield to cover for John Terry's lack of pace, his duty would be to protect the back four. Zouma gets to use his ability to run and track back to cover for any attacking players breaching the gap between midfield and defence, whilst Terry organises and uses his great positional play and awareness to orchestrate the defence.

Nemanja Matic also gets to perform his usual defensive duties and links play between the defence and the attack.

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Attack: Willian, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa

Fabregas gets a nod because of his incisive and link-up play, while Willian will help with his boundless energy and his ability to deliver at set-pieces.

Hazard can change the game at any moment and his name sparks fear in the mind of any defence whilst Diego Costa stars up-front because of his menacing runs and ability to finish any chance that opens up for him.


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