Chelsea Midfield Dreams Dashed: Rice Slips Through Their Fingers

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According to reliable journalist Ben Jacobs, Chelsea has chances of signing West Ham star Declan Rice are dwindling. As reported by multiple sources. With the summer transfer window now open. Chelsea is expected to be active in the market. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is likely to make changes to a squad that many believe is overstocked. As a result, several players, including Kalidou Koulibaly, Romelu Lukaku, Trevoh Chalobah, and Mateo Kovacic, have been linked with potential exits. Additionally, it is in anticipation that Chelsea will bring in a new goalkeeper to potentially replace Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

According to reports, Chelsea’s focus on signing Moises Caicedo from Brighton appears to be firm. With Todd Boehly and manager Pochettino determined to secure the Ecuador international. Chelsea has also been in links with a move for Declan Rice. Competing against London rivals Arsenal for his signature. However, journalist Ben Jacobs suggests that Chelsea may need to redirect their efforts away from Rice. As multiple sources downplay their chances of landing him. While Chelsea has a longstanding interest in Rice. The club is currently prioritizing other targets.

Chelsea and Rice

Both Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo demonstrate impressive qualities on the field. Rice, praised as “world-class” by Danny Cowley, ranks in the 56th percentile among midfielders in the top five leagues for tackles per 90. While his interceptions place him in the elite 95th percentile. Caicedo, hailed as “magnificent” by Jamie Redknapp, excels in tackling, ranking in the 87th percentile, and interceptions, ranking in the 89th percentile.

Their ability to read the game is exceptional, and they are also having skills on the ball. Rice excels in ball-carrying, while Caicedo outperforms him in passing, boasting higher rankings in total passes and pass completion.

If Caicedo joins Chelsea and Rice moves to North London with Arsenal. Their clash on the field next season promises an intriguing battle for midfield supremacy.

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