Originally Posted by arkain
Bosingwa was the worst defender ever, he's gone now anyway. Released.
Terry, Luiz & Cahill are 3 great CBs. You're obviously still thinking about early season Luiz if you think he's an average defender. He's been very very good for the last 3-4 months, a different defender.
Terry was a horrible defender under AVB cause the high line just didn't work with him, and to an extent the whole team really. But ever since AVB gave up the high line, he's been very good apart from that Liverpool game LOL. That said, considering the dude gets an injection before every other game to be able to play through the pain, we need to phase him out of the starting lineup, although Luiz and Cahill have always played better with him as opposed to each other.
Cahill has been a surprise, always thought he was decent, but he's been very very impressive at Chelsea, great signing.
IMO, Terry, Luiz & Cahill is definately top 3 in the EPL as far CB rotation goes.
Ivanovic is a versatile defender, but I agree with the earlier dude that he's been better at RB than CB this season. He will be our starting RB next season and really that's where he is best.
Cole can still hold it down, but he's been average last 2 seasons cause the dude ends up playing 90mins every game 50 times a season. Chelsea have never had anyone to give him a breather. Cole and Bertrand will be fine too.
Chelsea's back 4 is definately top 3 in the EPL, imo.
Ivan - Luiz - Terry - Cole
Good post. I wouldnt say our back 4 is the greatest on paper but its serviceable. Betrand needs to get some games to give Cole a rest and Cech is still a world class keeper.
Iva---Luiz/Cahill---JT---Cole/Bertrand with Cech behind then is more than adequate.
Our biggest weakness as a team/squad is at the other end of the pitch, our attack was pretty anaemic last season. We had a lack of attacking options and no real game changers coming off the bench. Torres has to step up now Drogba is gone.