This is a very strong back 4, when they have time to gel, Juilo Cesar still looks good enough, and their defensive midfielders aren't bad at all
Yeah, and they have prodigies like Marquinhos on the way as well. It's a bit ironic that their strength is so lopsided in favor of defense.
They absolutely need some players like Bernard or Oscar to step up. I didn't see Chelsea much this season but in watching them in person against Man City this summer that kid was head and shoulders above any of the billion dollar players on either side (except for maybe Nasri surprisingly enough) in terms of inspiring pure awe.
Not sold at all on Hulk really being a component of a great team.
Just playing solid defense though will still make them as tough as any team to get by in a knockout at home next summer.
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