Do the stats suggest this?The lie is in the exaggeration, he might be better, but completely different level is rubbish, he loses the ball more than Gerrard did in terms of short passing, probably has a better final pass, but isn't as good in terms of mid long range passing
Not really. He wasn't good enough for them at the time and Chelsea won the League a couple of times since.Selling him was probably the single stupidest thing Chelsea have done in recent history (which is saying a lot). Mourinho pushing to sell him when he still had 3.5 years left on his contract was indefensible at the time and in retrospect is now a trainwreck.
I was quite lucky that I had checked wiki before replying, he only played 9 games for Chelsea! For some reason I remember seeing him performing quite well for them but now I think that my mind is playing tricks on me.Not really. He wasn't good enough for them at the time and Chelsea won the League a couple of times since.