Cavani: the man to lead the Chelsea line

by Callum Dunn

Last season Didier Drogba played an integral role in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph.

The Ivory Coast striker netted a late equaliser forcing the game into extra time and after 30 gruelling minutes neither team could find a winner. And so the game went to penalties, and after Juan Mata saw his weak penalty saved by German goalkeeper Neuer, Chelsea’s Champions League dreams looked to be fading. But Lady Luck sided with Chelsea as Olić and Schweinsteiger saw their penalties saved by the impressive Petr Cech leaving Di Matteo’s men one penalty away from Champions League glory, and who better to dispatch the winning penalty than Didier Drogba.

That one kick of the ball proved to be the most important in Chelsea’s history and coincidently the last for Drogba in a Chelsea shirt. It is fair to say the Ivorian went out with a bang, but now the time has come for Drogba and Chelsea to go their separate ways. Drogba signed a lucrative contract at Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua. But what about Chelsea, where do the Champions League winners go from here? Yes they have strengthened their squad with the highly rated Eden Hazard and Brazilian sensation Oscar, but they are yet to find a replacement for the talismanic Didier Drogba.

Drogba’s strength and power was a decisive factor in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph and his aerial ability is second to none. On the floor Drogba is one of the deadliest finishers around, add that to his bullish approach and he really is a world class striker.

His departure has left a huge gap in Di Matteo’s squad and now the manager must find a suitable replacement for the Ivory Coast striker. One player instantly comes to mind, Napoli’s number seven Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan has taken Europe by storm since joining Napoli in 2010, netting 66 goals in just 96 appearances.

The 25 year old would be a perfect replacement for Drogba. He possesses all the characteristics a world class striker needs. He is a beast in the air with fantastic heading ability and unbelievable strength and would be an ideal target man for any Premier League team. On the deck he is just as good with a natural eye for goal, he also bags outstanding pace for a man standing at 6ft 2inches.

Cavani would be a fantastic acquisition for Chelsea as they aim to put last season’s disappointing league campaign behind them. He would easily fit into the Premier League with his physical presence and would be a handful for any defender top flight defender.

The signing of Hazard was a sign of real intent from Chelsea and Roman Abramovich but for them to capture the signature of Cavani would be equally as good. Hazard, Oscar, Cavani, Mata and Torres all in the same team could be very exciting. The signing would also give Di Matteo a plan B if things are not going Chelsea’s way. On the floor or in the air, Cavani is the man for Chelsea.

14 Responses

  1. Olumade says:

    Comfirm this is the player will realy need

  2. John says:

    All those words to basically repeat just what was in the headline. Don’t quit the day job!

  3. I realy beleave that cvn will strength chelsea attack up blues!!

  4. FX WINNER says:

    No other player but E.cavani7.he ll be more than D.D11 @ chelsea.everybody knows he has technicality in teams of football.for sure,he ll be @ chelsea this season.

  5. Napoli Fan says:

    I don’t think Chelsea can purchase Cavani, because assuming that Lavezzi was sold for 30 million euros and taking into account that Cavani is younfer and also has better numbers he should cost 35 million euros or even more and Chelsea are offering only 32.

  6. Cavani is a right man 4 chel to place d.drogba, he got lot of exprience and power, good on air nd land try 2 land him… Up chelsea..up blues..up abramovich.

  7. Adetayo says:

    plz, do every thing 2 get cavanni, up chelsea.

  8. Cavani is not the man to lead chelsea when we hv someone like tores or we shld concentrate on neymar bcos is the only player chelsea need known

  9. Mudasir says:

    For me i think cavani is wat Chelsea a lacking for now,bcos is a deddiest striker on planet for now.I hope Chelsea fc will break the bank for this world class striker Cavani.Up blues.

  10. kpizi says:

    cavani n a right back n d blues r set. True blues

  11. balamba says:

    i dnt think we need Edson cavan since we have Torres, hazard, oscar, young striker Lukaku and other so many talented players. if lukaku is trained can be like didier drogba since he have physical appearance similar to that of drogba. let us also try to give chance to the young striker.

  12. I d like if will bring cavani 2 chelsea,it can be replacement 4 drogba.

    1. osita fred says:

      yes cavani is the right man for replacement,no doubt abt dat,we al knw he got the physical strenth jst like dr.ogba (doctor ogba)

  13. raph says:

    torres is a good player but not dependable,cavani is a player that can bring what chelsea is lacking now in the team

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