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Do Chelsea have the strike force to win

Chelsea last season startedtheircampaignin allcompetitionwith a new coach in the person of Andres Villas-Boas who tried to change their style of play Jason Spezza Jersey and tried torevolvethe team by playing young once rather than the old guards in the likes of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and co. with the 4-3-3 formation which in the end saw the end ofAVBsreign atChelseaend so early atStanfordbridge. During hisreignsaw the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Alex departed to china andFrancerespectively, he also fallen out with Lampard, Cole,Torresand other senior players. He gave Daniel Sturridge a lot of playing time by playing on the right flanks more often and Juan Mata on the left with Torres and Drogba sharing the centre forward position and yet fail produce to produce results.By March when Roberto Di-Matteo was named as the interim coach after the departure of AVB,Chelseawere struggling in the league lying below the top four which means no champions league football for them the following season and werehumiliatedby Napoli inItalywith a 3-1 defeat(thatparticulargame saw Lampard andColerelegated to the bench) and where already knocked out of the league cup. Di-Matteos magic saw him play the old guards and playing more defensive style using the 4-2-3-1 formation with Alexandre Burrows Men Jersey Lampard playing in a deeper role in front of the back four alongside Mikel, withRamirez, Mata and Kalou playing behind Drogba as a lonestriker. WithChelseaended up winning the F.A. cup and the UEFAchampionsleague andChelseascoring 65, conceding 46 and 64pointsin the leagueFinishing6th (worst performance the Roman era) with Sturridge beingtheirTop scorer in the league with 11 goals and Lampard their top scorer in allcompetitionwith 16 goals, Mata scored 12, Sturridge and Drogba 13 each.Beginning the new season sawChelseasigned a lot of exciting Cody Ceci Jersey young players like Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, Victor Moses, Oscar and Ceaser Azpilicuata and also saw the departure of Drogba, Kalou, Bosingwa, Meireles, E sien (loan) and the promotion of another young and excitingBrazilianLucas Piazon and the demotion of Malouda in to the youth team. So far so good in the league withHazardshowing some touch of brilliance, Oscar shows why he cost that much at that young age with twobeautifulstrikes in hischampionsleague debutagainstJuventus. The only problem is Fernando Torres not living up to expectations, although he already scored 4 goals in all competitions but refusing toconvincepeople, and the only replacementChelseahas for him is Sturridge who was just given 10 minutes in the league andChelseadid not find areplacementfor Drogba.With Oscar, Mata and Hazardalreadyplayed together shows some signs of changes in the style of play because these are players who can hold on to the ball, have flair and can make a difference at any point in time withtheircreativity. Lampard who was the top scorer last season now operating in a more defensive role will now depriveChelseawith some goals since he can not get to the penalty area more often. Chelsea is going to mi s Drogba a lot with his strength to win 50-50 balls, scoring in big games and his character and desire to play at the top level, Torres on the other Alex Formenton Jersey hand is now getting the his confidence back but likes to hold the ball with him so muchinsteadof being at right position and allow the likes of Hazard, Oscar and Mata do that. Chelsea are still unbeaten in theleaguewith five matches played, scoring 9 goals andconcedingjust 2 goals(best in the league so far with Arsenal who Chelsea will be facing this weekend) Artem Anisimov Men Jersey and making 4 clean sheets. Played one champions league game scoring 2 andconceding2 with 1 pointagainstthe Italian champions, Juventus.Playedoneleaguecup game scoring 6 and not conceding a single goal and the F.A. cup yet to begin as well as the world club championship to begin in December. Although being beaten by Manchester City and AtleticoMadridin the community shield andsuper cuprespectively, Chelsea have the chance to endtheirseason with silver wares.

John Short, Jr
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