Why the acquisition of Isco from Real Madrid would make Chelsea a real force
The possibility of Eden Hazard and Isco – arguably two of the world’s most skilful players playing alongside each other would send shivers down the spine of any team.
While having to deal with Eden Hazard is a hard enough job as it is, the addition of Isco into that equation would make playing Chelsea a defender’s nightmare. The Sun reports that Chelsea are preparing a £70million bid for the spaniard and hoping to complete the transfer as quickly as possible.
Willian and Pedro are the 2 players fighting it out for the 2nd winger’s spot. While they are both proven world-class athletes, at 30 and 31 years of age respectively, neither of them still has too much left in the locker considering they are players who depend a lot on their pace and explosiveness.
Willian is quite skilful on the ball and has a blinding change of pace while Pedro’s contribution to Barcelona in the past signifies just how important a player he is.
Eden Hazard loves to play with teammates who can play quick and slick football, showcasing finesse and presence of mind. If there was one word in the English language that you could associate Isco with, it would have to be ‘finesse’.
Unbelievably skilful and adept with the ball at his feet, Isco glides past challenges from the opposition defenders with grace. While he is capable of some insane tricks, what makes him stand out is his movement on the ball. He doesn’t mind dropping into the spaces in the midfield to pick up the ball and then drive the team forward.
He expertly creates space for his teammates to run into and has more than enough quality to be able to pick out passes into this space as well.
Chelsea are a team where the attacking trio constantly switches positions so as to try and break the opposition down more effectively. To have Eden Hazard run at you one minute and then Isco the next is bound to create gaps in even the best of defences.
With Hazard slowly picking up the false-9 role that Sarri has played him in, using Isco as a second striker who plays just in behind could be a massive prospect as well.
Also, the addition of another winger means Chelsea can then shuffle teams for different competitions more easily without having to tire the players out.
Isco would add a new sort of weapon into the Chelsea arsenal and with the Sarri-Ball already in motion, Isco’s signature could be key to Chelsea competing for titles in England and in Europe.