If he can stretch the game wide, then I like it. Who does he replace within the starting XI or is he a rotation player?
Well, I assume, based off of only 2 games, that the starter in the attacking midfield is Hazard. After that, it seems to be a mad scramble for playing time with Mata, Oscar, De Bruyne, Shürrle, Van Ginkel, Moses, and now Willian.
Mourinho has stated numerous times he only wants a squad of 22, and even if he didn't say that, that is a lot of players competing for just 3 spots per game (+ subs).
At this point, I would expect Moses to be loaned and I've heard/read rumors of a Mata loan (which would make me
). Never-the-less it will interesting to see how Mourinho keeps the rotation going and keeps everyone happy.
If I had to guess the "depth chart" probably looks like this:
1st team (formation)? ----Hazard----Mata/Oscar---Oscar/De Bruyne
2nd team (formation)? ----Mata/Hazard----Hazard/Oscar----Shürrle/Willian/VanGinkel
If that makes sense. It's hard to create a "depth chart" for soccer because 9/10 a star player is going to play a lot.
This post was edited on 8/26 at 12:35 pm