Frank Lampard should be impressed in the Dortmund reopening game as Raphel Guerreiro stunned the opening.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is chased by elite sides of the Premier League this season. Following the trend, the German side is supplying another young talent to the mainstream football of Europe. The latest trending headline of the transfer market centers on Sancho and he is the expensive one of summer.
Dortmund reopened the suspended football season with a win over Schalke in a scoreline of 4-0 and the star of the game wasn’t Sancho. The Portuguese left-back who scored 2 goals in the game was the key man. The 26-year-old had a great show on Saturday. The left-back took the role of attacking midfield in the left-wing in the 3-4-3 formation by Lucien Favre.
Chelsea’s Lampard is in a serious search for a replacement for his current left-back Marcos Alonso. The Spaniard is doing fine in Stamford Bridge but lacks enough back-ups from the squad. Also Brazilian talent Emerson Palmieri is not enough to replace Alonso fully. Guerreiro seems to be the man Chelsea’s boss is looking for.
Another Dortmund Gem
Raphel Guerreiro entered into professional football in France with SM Caen. He left France and set foot in Signal Iduna Park in 2016. After completing four years in black and yellow, he is now claiming some big spots in European football. Dortmund’s nursery is contributing another top player to the game.
Guerreiro is one of the best left-back options available in Europe now. He featured in 30 games this season. Seven goals and five assists from a defender is quite impressing stat and Chelsea will be attracted to this. His contract with Borussia ends in 2023 and as per the current market, the player falls in a decent budget for a deal. (Transfermarkt)
The player is efficient in the box to box duties and maintain attacking and defensive style in a formation. He is the Lampard type player and a correct fit for a young squad of West London. He can impress the stand of Stamford Bridge with great pace in the wings.
Chelsea Requirements for left-back
29-year-old Marcos Alonso was the permanent starter for Blues for years and the player has got two more years in Stamford Bridge. The season stat was not that much grateful for him got only 11 league games in his account. His ability to provide damn precise crosses from the wings is remarkable. Also, he is a set-piece specialist. The missing of Alonso in the formation was visible in the play of Chelsea this season.
Emerson is 25 years old and he was the substitute for Alonso with 14 games this season. Lampard used both of them to secure the left side of his defensive line and not satisfied in the division of the job. The summer transfer window is carrying a left-back bid from Chelsea and Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is already in the list of Lampard. But Guerreiro seems to be more profitable than Chilwell’s deal for Chelsea. (Football London)
The young talents from the academy like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, and Billy Gilmour have already claimed their presence in the squad with impressive performances. Chelsea also got some departure business to deal with by the end of the season. A few veterans are saying goodbye this season and the boss need to find correct replacements for them along with the search for the existing positions.