The Blues new boy Baba Rahman is keen on establishing himself as a first team player after Ivanovic fell down the selection pecking order following his calamitous show-offs this term. Baba was purchased this summer from Augsburg for a whopping £21.7 million.
The 21-year-old Ghanaian was the given the nod at left back last Wednesday in the Blues’ Champions League match. After the match, Rahman told BBC Sport:
“I am hoping to play very, very often – my main aim is to play as many games as I can here.”
It is obvious that the former Asante Kotoko man is in the position to play regularly for the Premier League defending champions – Ivanovic has started every match for the Blues this season but there defensive woes have been attributed to his un-class performance and he has been fingered as the major weak link in the Blues defense line.
Rahman made a positive debut for Chelsea in their champions League bout, helping his side to their first clean sheet this season. In the course of the game, the skilful left footer showed no form of weakness. His display was full of energy backed with his physicality.
The 21-year-old defender is already a regularly for his country. He fully featured for Ghana through out their spell at the Africa cup of Nations cup hosted by Equitorial Guinea early this year.
Everything about the player suggests that Mourinho has a raw talent to work with and we might see him often in the Blue colour following the form of Ivanovic.