Chelsea yesterday announced that they have successfully signed Nemanja Matic from Benfica. The fee is reportedly in the region of £20 million.Matic left Chelsea for the Portuguese side in 2011 as part of David Luiz deal due to lack of time on the field. He played only three games for Chelsea in his 1st spell.
The question is that did Chelsea really need a midfielder?
Chelsea have lot of midfielders including Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Ramires, and John Mikel Obi.
While their Brazilian center back David Luiz can also play as a midfielder. So if you count Chelsea have now 5 midfielders including Matic (not counting Luiz as a midfielder).
Even Chelsea fans are saying that they didn’t need a midfielder. The problem is with strikers but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho recently told that he will not sign any striker in this transfer window as he has showed his faith in Spaniard Fernando Torres. The Portuguese manager is confident on Torres that he will continue his goal scoring streak.
Matic might be Lampard's replacement?
Yes, the Serbian player might have rejoined Chelsea in order to take place of Lampard who is 35-year-old.
Another point of signing him is that Essien has been linked to AC Milan according to rumours. While Mikel is not at his best this season.
Matic is a good holding midfielder, has good passing skills and is good in physical challenges as he is 6 ft 4 in. The 25-year-old will probably not be playing in the coming Chelsea’s fixture against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on this Sunday.
But still who would he replace?