The composition of Chelsea for the season 2018-2019
In the 2017-2018 season, the “aristocrats” finished in 5th place in the Premier League, which was an unsatisfactory result for them. The result of an unsuccessful season was the change of head coach - one Italian Antonio Conte was replaced by another Italian Maurizio Sarri, who before this event “ignited” with FC Napoli in Italy. The composition of “Chelsea” for the season 2018-2019 has changed: the new head coach creates a team for a new style of play (attacking). The main transfer events of the club are listed below.
Team Chelsea FC: changes in the composition of 2018-2019
The head coach of the “aristocrats” Maurizio Sarri is an interesting personality, whose harmful addictions are widely known throughout the football world: a chain smoker, a strong coffee lover, frankly declares his unhealthy lifestyle. Rumor has it that the Chelsea management promised to set up a special smoking room for him at Stanford Bridge home stadium.
The unexpected transition of the former goalkeeper of the “blue” Thibault Curtois to the Madrid “Rial” forcedThe club management urgently sought a worthy replacement for him: the choice fell on the goalkeeper “Athletic” (Bilbao), Kep Arrisabalagu, who was unknown in wide circles, “Chelsea” had to fork out 79.5 million euros, which is a record for the player in this position.Soccer playerPlayer numberAgeNationalityGrowthThe weight
The defensive line of the football club has not changed in the coming season: either Maurizio Sarri is pleased with the selection of players, or plans to build an attacking strategy of the game.Soccer playerPlayer numberAgeNationalityGrowthThe weight
The main change in the midfield line is the arrival of Zhorginho from “Napoli” and Mateo Kovacic from Madrid “Rial”, and also the “aristocrats” managed to keep their leader and star, Eden Azar, in the team.Together with the newcomers, the midfield of “Chelsea” in the new season will be tremendous strength and power.Soccer playerPlayer numberAgeNationalityGrowthThe weight
|Victor Moses||15||27||Nigeria, England||177||79|
|Marco van ginkel||25||Holland||186||77|
|Mateo Kovacic||17||24||Croatia, Austria||178||78|
|Charlie musonda||21||Belgium, Zambia||173||66|
The line of attack has remained the same since last season: Alvaro Morato remained the main striker of the team, apparently, the coach believes that the Spaniard will show his level and bring the coveted goals. Given the small number of forwards, most likely, the main attacking force of the “aristocrats” in the coming season will be midfield.Soccer playerPlayer numberAgeNationalityGrowthThe weight
Undoubtedly, the composition of “Chelsea” 2018-2019 is able to claim victory in all tournaments.Particularly noteworthy is the team's powerful midfield - rookie Mateo Kovacic and the newly made world champion Ngolo Kante are able to impose a fight in the center of the field to absolutely any team of the Premier League, and Eden Hazard, Francesc Fabregas, Willian and Jorginho will make every defense quiver. In addition, during the season it will be interesting to see how the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, Kep Arrisabalaga, will fit into the submarine.