Joe Cole praised Armando Bruga, the loaned Chelsea player. The 20-year-old, who joined Southampton on a loan deal for the duration of last summer’s season, scored a stunning goal during the Saints’ 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.
Joe Cole, who was with Chelsea between 2003 and 2010, has also been involved in working with the club’s youth teams. By the way, the former English international trained Bruges. Cool He said In this regard:
“This boy is here, I have worked with Broja on the youth team. He is a great talent. He has put his game together and he is a great player.”
Chelsea have decided to loan Boja after re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan last summer. With Kai Havertz and Timo Werner already part of Thomas Tuchel’s squad, the addition of Lukaku meant the Blues had no place for the young Boga on their roster.
With regular playing time being vital to the Albania international’s development, the loan move to Southampton has been penalized. The Blues may now regret their decision, given the injury and illness crisis in their squad.
Chelsea fielded Christian Pulisic as a striker in their 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday night. All three of their admitted attackers have been disqualified after they tested positive for COVID-19 or were close to someone with the disease.
Although Havertz is expected to return against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, Bruga would have been an additional option for Tuchel in such trial times.
Defensive reform at Chelsea?
Chelsea have been a good team under Thomas Tuchel, particularly in defensive terms. However, four of their main defenders are nearing the end of their contracts at the club.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger become free agents next summer. Chelsea’s biggest headache at the moment is convincing Rudiger and Christensen, both of whom have plenty of suitors, to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues may have to spend a lot of money to replace their replacements. Furthermore, with Silva and Azpilicueta on the wrong side of the 30’s, Chelsea will need to overhaul their line of defense even if they keep their old players.
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The January transfer window will give a clearer picture of what’s coming at Chelsea.