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Why This 20-Goal Chelsea Wonderkid Could Punish Man Utd At The Weekend

With Loic Remy a doubt and Diego Costa almost certainly unavailable for Sunday’s clash against Manchester United, Chelsea’s formidable squad looks weaker than it has done at any point thus far this season.

Didier Drogba is the obvious choice for inclusion in Remy’s place, and the legendary striker got himself on the scoresheet last night against Maribor, which bodes well for the future.

However, Jose Mourinho is known as an occasional risk taker when it comes to young talent.

Raphael Varane, undoubtedly one of the best young defenders in Europe today, was blooded by Mourinho at Real Madrid.

Forget the Premier League, making a decision like that about a young talent while in charge of the Spanish giants takes some serious belief. The smallest mistake at Real is analysed time and time again.

This is why Dominic Solanke, who made an appearance from the bench against Maribor last night, could find himself involved once again at Old Trafford on Sunday.

It’s obvious that the player has significant talent, having scored 20 goals in 25 games for the Under-18s last season.

He was also key as the club won the FA Youth Cup against Fulham, with Solanke performing with aplomb in front of a busy, if not full, Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho himself believes that Solanke has the potential to be a great, and said that he would blame himself if he didn’t achieve over the next few years.

In the summer, Mourinho said: “My conscience tells me that if, for example, [Lewis] Baker, [Izzy] Brown, and [Dominic] Solanke are not national team players in a few years, I should blame myself.”

As for the style of play, Solanke would be the right sort of striker to batter Man Utd’s questionable defence.

Much like Saido Berainho on Monday night, Solanke is skilled at running along the line of the defence, and this is something that none of Man Utd’s defenders are particularly good at dealing with.

Marcos Rojo, who is a more natural left back, and Phil Jones both look relatively comfortable when defending high balls, but neither have the commanding presence or the ability to turn to deal with a striker running between them.

Unlike teams from the past, none of the defenders offer an experienced voice to control the line, which is why Rafael was caught so deep for West Brom’s second goal.

With a player like Cesc Fabregas, who has provided seven assists in the Premier League, joint top with Dusan Tadic, behind him, able to thread through balls between the defenders, Solanke could plunder any opportunities given to him.

It would not be surprising to see him involved in some form on Sunday, and for that reason, Man Utd fans should fear his potential to do damage.

€33M Former Arsenal Star Reveals Reason Behind Chelsea Switch

Chelsea’s midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas has revealed the reason behind his summer switch to Chelsea, as reported by the Daily Star.

The 27 year old has been incredibly impressive since the start of the new season, and got the reward that his performances have merited when he scored his first goal for the Blues on Saturday when they faced Crystal Palace.

Working in tandem with fellow Spain international Diego Costa, the two have propelled the Stamford Bridge club to the top of the Premier League, where they hold a five point lead over their nearest rivals, last season’s champions Manchester City.

While Costa has been dynamic in front of the net, plundering goal after goal, Fabregas has been heavily responsible for aiding his efforts, providing seven assists.

This is the most that anyone in the league has managed, with only Southampton’s Dusan Tadic sitting on the same figure in the English top flight.

Fabregas has revealed that joining Chelsea was too good to turn down, saying: “I felt valued when I spoke to the boss – he made me feel I would be a very important player in the team.

“Then you write the team down when you’re at home and you say: wow this a great team.

“It was a very interesting project with Oscar, Hazard, Cahill, Azpilicueta.

“It was a project that really made me think that it would be good to come here and take up a new challenge in my life and career. I hope that it goes well.”


Chelsea Legend Reveals Thoughts On Club’s New £58M Duo

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed his thoughts on the Stamford Bridge club’s new duo, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, saying that he is not particularly shocked that the pair have had a sensational impact since arriving in west London in the summer, as reported by the Daily Star.

Fabregas, who previously played for Arsenal, has made a significant difference to Chelsea’s playing style since his return to the Premier League, creating chance after chance for his teammates to plunder from.

Costa has been one of the prime beneficiaries of Fabregas’s service, and the Spain international has stormed to the top of the league’s goalscoring charts.

The Brazil-born player has already scored nine goals for the Blues, and aided them significantly in their rise to the top of the table.

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Both players have played a key role in Chelsea’s sensational start, which has seen them go into the second international break without losing a single game.

Lampard is not surprised, saying: “I’ve watched their games from afar and we’ve played against them.

“It’s no surprise for me with either of them. Cesc Fabregas, I played against him at Arsenal, he knows the Premier League and is a top, world-class player.

“And we watched Diego Costa before we played Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final last year.

“We watched the video and we probably could have sat there for about three hours and watched his running and goals and everything he was doing.

“I thought he was some player and Chelsea have signed that player.”