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Pass Master to Chelsea - Ten points to ponder over if it happens

Dhirav Ramesh
Modified 14 Oct 2013
Will the bearded genius join Chelsea?

Will the bearded genius join Chelsea?

A lot has been made of the midfield maestro’s future in the past month. And one such insane rumour going around is that Chelsea are supposedly tracking Andrea Pirlo‘s situation and might just be interested. So here are ten straight points for you to decide whether it is a good idea.

1. Pirlo will make any team stronger. With his long ball playing ability and vision he is an asset to any team. He is a big match player and on his day he can pretty much break open any defence in the world with his incisive passing.

2. He’ll be a free agent at the end of the season and such quality free of cost is a great bargain anyday for any team.

3. Pirlo hasn’t played in the Premier League before and it will be a huge risk. The physicality and pace of the league might be a little too much for his style of play and he is at an age where he can’t really take too long to adapt.

4. He is 34 and will be 35 at the end of the season. We already have a wise old owl in Frank Lampard to run the engine and to nurture the likes of Van Ginkel and Oscar.

5. With Van Ginkel injured one might say Mourinho has a case and does need to strengthen his midfield temporarily for the tough season ahead but then we are surely not that desperate to buy a 34 in the January transfer window. At 35 (by the time he is available) he will look for a more secure club and possibly a longer contract then what Chelsea might have to offer.

6. Buying him will rise question marks over Van Ginkel’s future. Although a short term move it will still leave the youngster who was promised decent match time frustrated. Not just Van Ginkel, what next for Josh McEachran? We wouldn’t want our prodigy to look for new pastures and move on.

7. We don’t really have issues when it comes to our deep lying midfielders. Lampard and Ramirez are great while Mikel and Essien are decent backups and can chip in every now and then. If need be we always have David Luiz who has shone in the midfield role and also Oscar who was played deeper and has impressed.

8. One might argue we don’t have enough midfielders who can play the long balls and release the forwards in a quick counter (the style Mou prefers). Oscar has shown he can do that and Lampard is ever present but the question is are they as good as the master?


9. With him Chelsea might be able to play 3 in defence more often and Mourinho’s promise to play more exciting football will have a realistic chance of happening.

10. The real question. Will Juventus let go of their talisman who has played a major part in their success in the past few years?

Having assessed the situation I personally feel it isn’t a very good idea.

Published 14 Oct 2013, 14:59 IST
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