Agree with most of that... the number of quality attacking mids they've got is ridiculous, and no way will he be able to keep them all happy... Moses must be sick to see all the talent ahead of him... I reckon he might want to go out on loan... and it will be a criminal waste to see Mata sit on that bench... there will definitely be unrest.bman2 wrote:I actually think the low bids for Rooney are a worse sign for Chelsea; I don't they reflect Mourinho's insincerity, I think that he really wanted Rooney but couldn't convince Abramashits and his bean-counting lackies that Rooney was that big a priority. After all they've got Torres and now Lukaku who cost £20M and made quite an impression last season, to say nothing of all the other expensive attackers they've bought recently (Hazard, Schurrle, Mata etc etc). That's always been Chelsea's problem, they spend big money on transfers but it's all so capricious and non-strategic. Abaramovich has spent a fortune on attackers, so now they've literally got more good attacking midfielders than they can use (Hazard, Mata, Schurrle, Oscar, De Bruyne, Moses, and of course Lampard) while the rest of the squad is a bit ordinary and threadbare. Based on rumours and his own comments, I get the impression Mourinho doesn't much care for or rate Mata, Lukaku, or Luiz, and it's notable that none of them played today. Unless Mourinho manages to find a magic formula fast that his predecessors couldn't, Chelsea's going to be a soap opera shit show.
About Lukaku though... I think Mourinho rates him highly... the new Drogba... but he has to convince the Cossack pirate that his £50mill on Torres is gone and wasted, and time to move on... then Lukaku will get his chance proper.