News rocked the world today when Chelsea pulled off two massive deadline day signings and is back to their mega-signing ways. I’m still in shock that a Torres jersey will be blue now. At any rate, reality must be setting in for Carlo Ancelotti of what to do with the prolific Spanish striker in the lineup. First of all, I say there should be no hesitation of starting the man from the onset. He was just beginning to show glimpses of his magical form in the past 3-4 games under Kenny Dalglish’s reign so sitting him on the bench for a late sub debut may just put a bit of the rust back on. In the current Blues system, the attack consists of 2 wide players (Anelka and Malouda) and 1 target man (Drogba). It’s a three-pronged attack that has been absolutely terrifying for opponents at times. However, the squad is not nearly on pace to come within breathing distance to the number of goals the club scored last year (over 100). With the arrival of Torres, it’s time for a change. Here’s my proposed formation and lineup for the future (not necessarily for the next couple games).
Ivanovic Terry Luiz Cole
Yep, I’m calling for a 4-4-2. It seems to be the only way to maximize the efforts of two major star strikers. I can’t see Torres operating as a wide man in the current 4-3-3 system. He has the pace to make scintillating runs on the wings but Torres operates best when he’s running straight at defenders and towards goal. I’m proposing that Torres slot in just behind offset from Drogba. In this way, Drogba can potentially receive the ball and become a post man, laying off Torres as he breezes toward open space. Anelka can be the super-sub (if he stays on the squad) for either striker, while Kalou, John Obi Mikel, Zhirkov, and McEachran can come in for the aging midfield line.
Let the debate again.
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