Branislav Ivanovic has been a complete disaster this season, right from the 1st League match to the 8th. The Serbia skipper who is also most likely to wear the club’s armband next is a shadow of the defender he was last season. Branislav was part of the PFA’s Premier League team of the year for the preceding season, but will easily make the cut for the worst team thus far. Continually being ran past by the opposition attack, and unable to successfully make a cross anytime he runs forward up the right wing, the Serbian has been very poor.
Chelsea have been generally poor this season, but the 31 year-old rightback cant be singled out for their woes, however to save more goals from coming in through his position, it is time for the Blues to get probable replacements, and these 5 players are most-suitable to fill his spot.
The 26 year-old current left back is primarily right-footed, and continues to play at right back for Spain, he however got converted since Mourinho’s arrival. And he has since been spectacular, with his performances resulting to the exit of Filipe Luiz who couldn’t take away his starting berth. He can simply be pushed back to his rightful position.
21 year-old Ghana international has only featured in the Blue Jersey once, in a Champions League match against underdog, Maccabi Tel Aviv. His arrival from Augsburg over the Summer transfer window was heralded, as many thought he’d give Ivanovic a run for the money because of his youth and quality, but Mourinho keeps giving height excuses as reasons he sticks with the Serbia’s skipper.
The 26 year-old Everton defender is regarded as one of the best defenders in the EPL, and has constantly given quality service to the Martinez-led defence. His performances have seen him attract offers from the likes of Manchester City, Bayern Munich and PSG. He has also been linked to Chelsea in recent times, and he could end up making the move given Ivanovic’s decline.
Although the Spain international just renewed his contracts with Los Blancos during summer, he has however not been able to break into the first team. But his great form and ability will make him a good buy for Chelsea to man the right back.
The 30 year-old Atletico Madrid star has been consistently part of the rock-solid Atletico defence for a couple of seasons. His experience could save Chelsea some goals and his ability to create chances makes him a better choice at Stamford bridge’s right back.