Roman Abramovich: why Chelsea should be worried
The fact that Roman Abramovich is a man of style is undeniable. Considering what he has done for Chelsea, none of their fans reserve the right to point a finger at him and criticize. The fact that Chelsea would just be a mere division 3 team without the money is undeniable but arguable. Unfortunately for the Chelsea fans, Roman has a (stubborn) mind of his own and does what he wants in spite of the cries that echo around the stadium.
After all, if Roman hadn’t trusted himself all this while, he wouldn’t be in a position of such supremacy. But not trusting Frank Lampard with a contract, trusting his favorite striker too much — who happens to have let him down from the time he joined the club — not trusting the manager who ensured him the trophy he had always dreamed of and trusting a manager who only boasts about a terrific CV but whom the fans despise, are all examples of Roman’s bizarre decisions.
So what on earth is on his mind right now? Chelsea face the possibility of missing out on a Champions League spot all because of the lack of a proper strike force. What Didier Drogba gave to Chelsea is what Fernando Torres can never yield. Drogba wasn’t a superstar when he joined Chelsea. No surplus amount of expectation was placed on his shoulders. He could have been under performing and been sold immediately. But his last kick of the ball in a Chelsea blue, lead them to the Champions league trophy and he was loyal all through out. Mourinho brought out the best in him and he won the hearts of the Chelsea fans like no other player.
But Torres’ case is different. He now boasts about being the penultimate scorer at the club out of which 2 of them could remotely be considered important. Drogba didn’t do much in his first 2 years, maybe that is what’s keeping Roman out of his senses and he still hopes for Torres to display his best form. Sure Demba Ba’s scored a few goals, and sure Juan Mata is considered to be the best amongst the lot, along with Eden Hazard, but could any of these players be considered as the Most Valuable Player at the club? Would Roman even want them to be the MVP’s? As much as anyone would like to guess if Ba overshadows Torres, Roman might just let go of Ba. For now the honor bestows on a midfielder instead of a striker.
Do Chelsea fans have to put up with all this? Do they have to be ruled by a king who is as fickle? All of this escalates a sense of premonition for the fans.