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Is This Player The Answer To Chelsea’s Midfield Problems?

Chelsea have been linked with many playmakers recently, namely Luka Modric of Tottenham, Wesley Sneijder of Inter, and even Joao Moutinho of Andre Villas Boas’ former club FC Porto. While the talks of Sneijder (related to Chelsea) have died out in the recent times, the rumors of Modric and Moutinho are gaining  momentum with Chelsea. While the media speculate about them, one of my friends, Manas Agrawal gave me an article, about a player with whom we are not being linked with in the media. His views about Bayern Munich midfielder, Toni Kroos are:

“After winning the golden ball award in the U-17 FIFA WC 2007, bagging 5 goals and the bronze boot award, he was well identified as the perfect replacement to Bastian Schwiensteiger.

Already plying his trade with the Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, he was sent to Bayer Leverkusen for a loan spell, which turned out to be very fruitful. He is an attacking midfielder, who also prefers to play in the defensive midfield both at club and country. Called up for WC 2010 senior squad, he also featured as a sub to his mentor, Bastian Schweinsteiger. A kind of player, who is much needed at Chelsea.

An ideal fill in to the void of a fast and creative player at the club. He has been off form lately  at club level but it is just a matter of time before this 21-year old carries another young German team to glory.”

Well, Modric, Sneijder or Moutinho are definitely the players we need at this moment. We really lack creativity in front of the goal. Those above 3 players cant come cheap, and their clubs will not let us have them so easily. I think that Sneijder wont move from Inter, but Modric or Moutinho can leave their respective clubs if we submit an appropriate bid.

Modric may have the Premier League experience, but Moutinho can be more judged by Andre Villas Boas, as he was at Porto under the 33-year old. So, if we buy Kroos now, it will be a rather unusual type of signing, as he is not currently on top of his form, but still in the end he is a German, and he has got the talent to be a success at Chelsea. He is younger than those players, and he will come at a much cheaper rate, than those players with whom we are linked now. But we can expect a tough stance from Bayern too. If we do bid for Kroos in the future, and Bayern asks for an abnormal amount, then I think its better to not to go after him.

Toni Kroos is much like Bastian Schweinsteiger, as he plays pretty much in the same way as the German vice-captain. He has the strength to offer Chelsea, the stability in the midfield and with his defensive efforts he can cut out many attacks. But considering our situation, we need creativity more than solidity in the midfield. We are not creative enough, and that is why Manchester United had exposed loopholes in our midfield in the last three encounters with them, as we have become predictable to our opponents. Michael Essien was poor last season, and according to many Chelsea fans, he has lost his ability. If we sell Essien, then we can replace him with Kroos. I see Kroos as a replacement to Essien more than as an answer to our ‘midfield creativity’ problems.

Submitted by Chelsea Fanatic




  1. Acton_Yid

    June 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Kroos is ok, about on a par with Khedira…ie. average. If Chelsea bought him, I’d be amused.

    • ur an idiot

      July 1, 2011 at 12:29 am

      nothing like khedira.. u must never have seen him play.. free kicks and great playmaking.. kroos won’t leave he is the future of bayern and wouldnt go to some club that is overcashed up not due to success but due to abramovich..

      • Jimmy

        May 24, 2012 at 7:55 am

        Bluezola25 .25? is that your IQ you cretin?. Looking at Torres open goal miss and his lack of goals since singnig for you lot i just laugh at your comments.Since that big club Man City blew you lot out the water with their big cheque book what have you got to shout about?. You were a nothing club until you became the toy of a dodgy one and now you are not even the richest toy club owned by a rich man.You could,nt afford Modric get over it and stop sulking and accept you have a medium sized rich owner,no history and cant sell all your seats each week because everyone knows what you are ..not a lot.

  2. bob

    June 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Thats it use your imagination chelsea forget modric get kroos,j moartinho,nakata,ever banega,arda turan ,ribery!

  3. blue

    June 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    if we re sure that kroos can perform more than essien then lets go 4 him,but if he can’nt let keep essien afterall it only a matter of time he might regain his form.we hav ramires,mikel nd josh.

  4. Lucrownt

    June 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    We need 2 buy 1 of those 3 players in order 2 improve our midfield.

  5. Mik

    June 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    No, because Kroos played very well under Heynckes at Leverkusen so he will surely NOT leave Bayern.
    Sorry Chelsea, find an Englishman if you can.

  6. cfc89

    July 2, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Chelsea needs to take a chance on Erik Lamela, get him on the cheap, instead of letting him join another club and pay millions for him down the road.

  7. Peter Sonde

    July 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I think chelsea need a player like Kroos but they should also consider players like Scott Parker and Giovani Dos Santos this are young talented players chelsea need.

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