Can We Pull off a Chelsea This Year by SN
The Xmas is over and the festive time is at full swing, but here at Arsenal we are waiting with bated breath for the transfer window to open. And after any movements it’ll lead us to the coveted champion’s league battles. I, as a Gunner would definitely hope that we get some much needed reinforcements this winter. But we fully trust Le Prof to not invest heavily on world Football’s 2nd shifting stop.
To set expectations realistically, very few of us would expect to get past Bayern Munich in the play offs. However wishful it might be, deep inside we all would hope for some more CL matches to watch wearing the Red and White beside the German Tour. And the only team crossing our minds is not far enough from Emirates. Yes it is our North London neighbor, whose last year’s heroics hit our thoughts every time we think about our chances in the Champion’s League. And the right question to ask is can we pull off a Chelsea this year?
On paper if you examine the team then there is nothing much to write home about. But we will have a clear idea if we break it down piece by pieces and take note of all the aspects.
First and foremost we lack a prolific striker. Although Podolski, Giroud and Walcott (no offence, excluding Chamakh) are premier Forwards but Chelsea had Drogba and Torres (even though he was out of form, but he still is a world class player). It wouldn’t be controversial if I dare say that he single handedly pull them out of holes multiple times. He was the Talismanic presence every team wish for.
And yes they did have an astute leader in Terry, you love him or you hate him but we can’t deny the fact that he is one of the top man to carry a team. Ok no Terry in finals, no problem, they had Lampard, who is as good, if not better. He was vocal and as always, a fighter. TV5 was the best man to take over from RvP and he is equally talented but he is still learning his trade.
Chelsea had a very evenly balanced back Four with right amount of Youth, Experience, Pace and Resilience. Cole, Cahill, Ivanović and Luiz were at the top of their game. We do have a battle hardened defence line consisting the likes of TV5, Mertesacker, Sagna, Koscielny and very impressive Gibbs and Jenkinson. And Szczęsny at the Gates is a very able Keeper of the Goal.
Midfield is the region where we are superior to them. The Skills, Efficiency and the Talent of our midfield are capable enough to take us to places, provided there is no injury concern. One of the best attributes of us is our goal scoring exploits. Any of Rosický, Arteta, Wilshere, Chamberlain, Cazorla and Ramsey is competent enough to make and score their own goals.
So please don’t lose heart and cheer up, we do have a decent team to take us to champion’s league glory. And we would keep our fingers crossed hoping for some inputs during this transfer season.
It’s Tricky but not Impossible.