Originally Posted by Nick Young
Mikel/Ramires bossed Arsenal's midfield two days ago, and they are the future of Chelsea. Di Matteo knows what he's doing.
Stop selling Di Matteo short, he's quality, he has beaten the best managers in the world and won major titles.
Mikel is not the future. It's not really his position, especially as currently constructed. He can play that role the way Chelsea played 4 years ago, but not now.
Ramires can be the future, but Lampard is the same today. You play your best players and don't hold them hostage to their age.