You could look at this season for Chelsea as a year of renewal in terms of bringing in fresh ideas and a better style of play to the European Champions. Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard have been the three major players in the Blues Premier League campaign so far. They are giving a new dimension to the squad in a bid to replace some of the old guard that has been prominent at the club for the last eight years or so.
Juan Mata, who arrived at Stamford Bridge last season has excited blues fans, whilst working with his two midfield colleagues. All are enjoying playing their football with this new attacking flair. This will only help the team move forward in search of more domestic and European honours. He has managed to collect 7 goals in 14 games with 10 assists and is known as one of the games great passers.
Eden Hazard, the £32 million signing from Lille has had no problem adapting to the Premier League. The Belgian international can play as an attacking midfielder and can generate effective play both on the wing and in a striking role. He has caused havoc to defenders and his creative play so far this season have been second to none.
…a huge asset for Chelsea’s bid for Premier League supremacy…
Oscar has been a star performer in the Champions League scoring four goals. The 21 year old’s pinnacle highlight was the superb 40 yard volley in the 3-2 home victory against Shakhtar Donetsk two weeks ago. He has continued his fine form ever since his strong showing in the Olympics whilst forming another tremendous partnership with the outstanding Neymar.
Even owner Roman Abramovic has to be impressed with his dynamic trio. When you look at the individual stats of the three combined, between them they have collected 15 goals and created an impressive 26 assists in all competitions so far in this campaign. This will be a huge asset for Chelsea’s bid for Premier League supremacy which they desperately want back after a very average finish last season. They already one step there – Chelsea have been hailed by the footballing world for bringing the South American style into the English game.
…a major force within the team…
However, can they continue this form after manager Roberto Di Matteo was sacked following the club’s 3-0 away defeat to Juventus, which now leaves them with a slim chance of defending their European trophy. Juan Mata recently commented on how the manager has helped him play with such confidence and enabled him to show his world class ability. Roberto brought in Oscar and Hazard and has created a major force within the team. Will this change the dynamics of the team now the manager those players respected has departed? We will have to wait and see.