As we all are well aware, the transfer window is one of the most entertaining periods in the football calendar. Loaded with surprises, joy, and gut-wrenching sorrow, it can decide any team’s future. Great clubs look to secure different talents for different roles, but perhaps no club does it better than Chelsea. Ever since their Russian billionaire Roman Arkadyevic Abramovich takeover, the Blues have never backed down to splash some cash. Chelsea has always been a club with some of the most questionable transfers, as a result, this year, Chelsea eye for midfield build-up. It is in the midfield, where the games are either lost or won. The heart of each game, who controls the midfield controls the possession, therefore, controls the attacks and defense. Chelsea’s midfield is its biggest headache at the moment.
Midfield talent with the world under his feet:
Currently, Chelsea’s midfield depends on the world cup winner Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, Hakim Ziyech, and some more young talents. So the question remains, what does Chelsea need in the midfield this summer? Well, it seems pretty simple, a defensive midfielder ready to perform the dirty work, allowing Enzo Fernandez to progress into more dangerous areas of the field. In my opinion, one of the best options in the market was Manuel Ugarte. However, the Blues won the race for the Ecuadorian destroyer Moises Caicedo. One of the standout performers in a fantastic Brighton side has been Caicedo. Moises partnered with Allexis McAllister who has now signed for Liverpool. The stats of Caicedo is jaw-dropping as he is an overpowered midfielder as well as a defender. Signed back in 2021 for just 5 million euros, Caicedo has evolved as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. He ranks in the 85th and 94th percentile for passes attempted and passes completed.
Ecuadorian destroyer set to control Chelsea midfield:
Moreover, if we take a glance at his defensive stats, he sits in the 87th and 89th ranking for tackles and interceptions at 2.87 and 1.61 per game. As a result, I think he might be a fantastic replacement for the great N’Golo Kante. The Blues have splashed a whooping 115 million pounds for the talented 21-year-old.