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Chelsea Risking Loss Of Their Brightest Stars?

I was having a bit of a moan the other day about Chelsea’s transfer activity – or rather, lack of – so far, especially with the press suggesting Ancelotti could opt to bring Pirlo in.

For a start, if we’re looking for that ‘special’ player who’ll give us that little something extra, then I just can’t see Andrea Pirlo being the man to provide it and if we’re not going to pay the sort of over-inflated, obscene price tags Europe’s most sought after are being given this summer, then we need to look at what we’ve got already.

And this is where I get so irritated with Chelsea managers because, it seems to have slipped their notice, that whilst Abramovich has thrown many-a-public-million at our star-studded first-team, he’s also slung a few quid at the academy along the way – so why the bloody hell don’t they use what comes out of it?

Earlier in the year, I was saying pretty much the same thing – we’ve got some really good potential amongst our youngsters but we never seem to give them the opportunities within the club itself. And at the end of another season, nothing had changed. Michael Mancienne was brought back from Wolves and only made a few appearances, Franco Di Santo and Miroslav Stoch didn’t fare any better and unfortunately for Gael Kakuta, after being named in the squad against Stoke at the tender age of 17, the promising young French lad suffered a bit of a nightmare injury that put paid to any further chances during the season anyway.  

We’re already hearing how Wolves are considering a bid for Mancienne – and why wouldn’t they? He became a bit of a favourite during his loan spell there.  Scott Sinclair is being tipped for a move to newly relegated Middlesbrough, whilst Blackburn are rumoured to be trying to negotiate a loan spell for Franco Di Santo and Gael Kakuta even managed to attract attention while he was laid up with an injury.

And the way I see it is, the real problem with us not using these players enough is that they’ll always be offered opportunities elsewhere and the last thing we want to see is all that potential running at us in an opposition shirt in years to come.

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