To be honest its appalling the way the club have treated this former star! He was a huge factor in our success in the memorable 09/10 season and he was known as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. He also featured in the Champions League final and offered us fresh legs as he came off the bench. He was regularly applauded under Carlo Ancelotti thanks to his brilliant work ethic,his wide range of passing and his electric burst of speed. I still remember the days when every Chelsea fan was excited to witness his creativity and his flair. We all loved the balls he would pump into the box and his crisp passing!
He was a brilliant player for us and he certainly was a fan favorite at one point. The Frenchman was one of the most exciting players in the Chelsea squad.He scored 15 goals in our double winning campaign and grabbed 15 assists also.
So to see him banished to the reserves is actually shocking. Please tell me what has he done to deserve this? He’s been a loyal servant to this club and has appeared on the pitch a staggering 229 times scoring on 45 occasions for the blues! So why on earth has he been banished to the reserves. i would prefer to see him start on the left-wing over Bertrand, let’s be frank Bertrand is a very bright prospect if he plays LB but he’s not a LW. I was stunned that we didn’t even start against Brentford! No disrespect to Brentford but it was a good game for him to show us what he’s still capable of and it would have been a good chance to improve match fitness.
Today he has criticised Chelsea’s decision not to play him
“It’s petty but more than anything else it makes me smile because it shows how these people regard me. If you are excluded for one year, it is very, very long. You must be armed mentally.All this is done to break me mentally, but in reality it motivates me enormously”
I respect him for coming out and giving Chelsea a piece of his mind! If I was in the same position I’m sure I’d do the same thing!
I think he has been included in the Europa league squad ( please correct me if I’m wrong) and i really hope that Rafa gives him a chance to prove his worth.Personally I still think he has a lot to offer regardless of his age. He really would be great cover for Mazacar, considering Rafa is a fan of rotating you never know he might start a couple of games.
I still regard him highly and I hope he can restart his Chelsea career and I hope the fans and players alike will accept him like he once was!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this! Let me know what’s your views on this KTBFFH!