Should Chelsea Make a Move for Sami Khedira Next Summer?

Sami-KhediraAccording to the Daily Express, Jose Mourinho is still interested in bringing in Sami Khedira to Chelsea next summer.

The German international is currently sidelined with a long term knee injury and it is not likely that he will be part of his country’s National Team in Brazil’s World Cup.

Khedira was linked to Chelsea last Summer and he had allegedly claimed that he wanted to leave Real Madrid to join his “master” José Mourinho at the Blues.

The peak form of former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric and Xabi Alonso at Real Madrid will certainly reduce the chances Sami Khedira has to secure a place in the team’s starting lineup anytime soon.

In his 4-2-3-1 tactical scheme, Carlo Ancelotti uses two men in front of the defence line, a deep lying playmaker, Luka Modric, and a ball winning midfielder, Xabi Alonso. Although Sami Khedira is able to assume both of these roles, it is not likely that the Italian manager will disrupt his successful midfield duo after twenty-five matches without suffering a defeat.

Chelsea were definitely in need of a new defensive midfielder, but the arrival of Serbian international Nemanja Matic from SL Benfica last month is already helping to mitigate that problem.

However, Matic won’t perform any miracles on his own and when Lampard is out, there seems to be something missing in the Blues’ midfield line.

In last Saturday’s match against Manchester City, José Mourinho opted for a 4-2-3-1 scheme instead of his classic 4-3-3 and the centre midfield duo, composed of Matic and Mikel, were not able to cope with City’s attacking avalanche.

Nigerian international Obi Mikel, who is indeed a quality player, seems to be the weakest link in Chelsea’s midfield line.

The arrival of a versatile player such as Sami Khedira at Stamford Bridge would certainly mean the end of the road for Obi Mikel and could also eventually represent a future replacement for Frank Lampard, who unfortunately, won’t play forever.

This being said, it is more than likely that José Mourinho will make a move for his former disciple during the next transfer window, although it is not completely certain that Real Madrid will be interested in selling one of their most valuable midfielders.

  1. hassassim says


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  3. Gbasha.bitto says

    McEachrane,Ake,Romeu,Van Ginkel,Chalobah,Piazon,etc is there

    1. adam says

      You always talk about inexperienced players but don’t accept to lose a game. With these kids, be sure that we will not finish in the top 4. We need experiences players who can bring something right away

  4. alexcfc8 says

    No don’t need him

  5. Shiloh says

    How many times have we heard signing another defensive midfielder and yet Mikel still keeps his place. truth is we don’t need another midfielder. what we have is enough quality to last us ten years.

  6. adam says

    Anyway Mou has any choice: Mikel, lampard will be gone. Van Ginkel will be loan. So Mou has to bring Guarin and Sami

  7. Fik says

    To dominate Man city, Bayer Munic and other big teams, it is good to go such for such kind of players. We wl play for trophies. Look City hv all round DM Tour, Fernandino, Garcia and Rodwell, all fit techinically and physically to EPL. We don’t hv that so Cfc should hv such type of players who can pass long killer ball, well support AM and Defender, physically strong all round MF. If CFC can fulfill FFP I wann a lot change in Blue next yr. Old players hv to be replaced, killer strikers, physically strong playmaker can pass killer ball to strikers and LB hv to come. Jose know how z team is physically dropped comparing most of EPL teams and Europe giant teams that has to also be corrected. I wl expect big transfers in and out in z coming window. Next yr we wl not fear & park z bus as we play with giants! Up blue!!

  8. adam says

    Mikel has been the weakest link in Chelsea’s midfield line. Must leave next summer. Bring Guarin and Sami.

  9. ush says

    Adam ur always on point..we need experience especially in d middle of d 2009/10 we had mikel,essien,ballack,lampard,deco,belleti we won d league

  10. ush says

    I just wish dat wud come tru next season seeing khedira n guarin pairing with matic in dat midfield that wud b a great moment

  11. Martin, Norway. says

    All depends on Mourinho and his choices.

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  13. timo says

    wen we had players lyk ballack in 09 they stayed at chelsea as they neared da end as player khadiera is still young and wont like to be sidelined. we hav ramirez mvg who mou praised and luiz who did an amazing job vs manc wth matic so we can try all we want to buy players bt des young guys are like lampard wen he joined blues & cn be like him if given a chance so why steal their chance????

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