Far less insightful than the other Charley
- Aug 17, 2005
Is that true? Are RLC, James, Christensen and Emerson undeniable first choice players for Chelsea? I don't think they are. That's like me pointing at injuries to the likes of Lingard, Matic, Bailly and DalotKante, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, James, Christensen and Emerson. I think that's a pretty big chunk of our squad, most of which would be starters if not for their injuries.
The fact that the rest of our squad has been able to cover those losses as well as they have, does not detract from the fact that we have had a lot of injuries to just as many key players as United.
The only key injuries you've had in my mind are to Kante and Rudiger while we've been without our first choice LB, first choice CM and first choice CF basically since the 3rd game of the season as well as all the others to the squad players
The fact your squad is much deeper than ours most certainly shouldn't be overlooked either much as you may want to to suit your argument. The difference between Chelsea picking between Alonso and Emerson is minimal, the difference between us picking between Shaw and Young is huge for example