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Villa Boas Admits Need For New Players

Chelsea boss Andrea Villa Boas has admitted he is looking for cover to replace the injured Michael Essien.

The Ghanaian powerhouse suffered severe crucial ligament damage two weeks ago and will be out of action for six months leaving Chelsea short of options in central midfield.

The Blues had been linked with combative midfielder Scott Parker and Newcastle’s Chiat Tiote and Villa Boas confirms the club will look to bring in a defensive midfielder.

“Michael is a fantastic person and a fantastic individual,” he said.

“He was one of the people I kept in contact with for a long time after I left and I always considered him a friend and it was a pity for him to get another injury like this.

“I think it is a big blow because of what he represents and what he represents as a person.

“Six months is a lot of time and for sure bearing in mind this was already a sector we were looking to strengthen we might need to move in the market.”

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  1. mohammed

    July 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    no sir we don’t need parker , we need fresh blood n not old lyk dat parker

  2. AzeezJimtex o

    July 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’m a man u fans but dat is nt d matter. Get ur own squard nd let see. Best of luck

  3. Tarquine, kisumu

    July 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    We must buy en we must sell or let go 4 free.

  4. Yeti

    July 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    We don’t necessarily need a defensive midfielder. We have Mikel, who was underused and underappreciated in Ancelotti’s reign who can slot in as anchor man. Benayoun, Lampard, and Ramires are all capable box-box midfielders as they can play both sides of the ball fairly effectively. Our problems in the midfield are with creativity and finishing. Lamps will have a more subdued role with his age and we need a Van der Vaart type or two (Sneijder, Pastore, Modric) along with a young striker (Lukaku, Aguero who can play attacking mid too) and perhaps a right back (van der Wiel) so we can sell Bosingway and have Ivanovic able to fill in at either CB or RB.

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