Chelsea may have lost to The Allstars last night (3-2) but they did yesterday confirm that they have completed the signing of the Brazil international Oscar. You could see from the gleeful look on the lads face for the last few weeks that this deal was all but done a while back. But now it’s official, Chelsea fans can take stock of their array of new talent at the club.
The new arrivals include both of the dangerous Hazards, Marko Marin and now Oscar. Many believe that a right back and, another Brazilian, Hulk will soon be added to this supremely talented squad.
Chelsea seem to have made much greater inroads into the transfer market this summer. Whether this is because the Champions League victory has increased their allure or the owner has simply rediscovered his appetite for the club, we don’t know. Maybe a bit of both.
Whatever the motive, Chelsea now have a squad which looks blindingly inventive. If Fernando Torres can’t now profit from the sort of service that he will get from his new support cast, then he never will. With the two Manchester clubs also looking to bolster with top signings Chelsea aren’t guaranteed medals next season, but this raft of signings has made them serious contenders for every trophy going.
What is for certain is that every top club now wants to stockpile creative midfielders. Barcelona have a lot to answer for….