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Why Guus Hiddink should use Anelka – Drogba pair at Chelsea

Posted on | February 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

Drogba and Anelka have rarely played together this season, ex-manager Scolari preferred to play only with one striker  upfront.



More than that Drogba failed to make Chelsea‘s starting line-up too many times this season Scolari preferring Anelka as lone striker. Drogba was never at his best under Scolari, mainly due to injuries, managing to score only once, not the way we all expected.

The appointment of Hiddink was well received by Drogba and his colleagues. The Ivorian international could get the chance to shine again under his new manager. Chelsea is having a bad time right now and the manager change would probably not be enough to make things work again.

The system 4-3-2-1 seems to not fit anymore Chelsea as Malouda or Kalou are simply not good enough for Chelsea‘s standards. The system worked perfectly under Mourinho but since then a lot of things have changed. Duff and Robben left the club, Essien is injured, Joe Cole is out of form as well as Deco, Quaresma or Mikel their potential replacement.

A good solution for Hiddink would be to change the system to a 4-4-2 classic formation with only 2 central midfielder and with Drogba and Anelka upfront. Also Anelka, the Premier League top scorer would be delighted to play alongside Drogba as he declared some weeks ago:

It is not secret that I play better alongside another striker, particularly with Didier Drogba in a 4-4-2. Hopefully I’ll have some more chances do so.

If the system will not work then Chelsea should search for some good wingers in the summer, Robinho, Young, Silva or Di Maria could be ideal targets in this case.



2 Responses to “Why Guus Hiddink should use Anelka – Drogba pair at Chelsea”

  1. 3ionut3
    February 20th, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

    I think Chelsea have to return to 4-4-2 wich is a better sistem than present for Chelsea.

  2. d3mone
    April 13th, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

    I think Chelsea need to spend money for a striker like David Villa or someone like Vagner Love,…

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