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Chelsea clearly aren’t put off hiring managers that look like extras from Scarface, with Antonio Conte, finally, appointed as the new Blues gaffer – conveniently the announcement came on the day the Italian’s trial for match-fixing started?.
As always, a new manager coming in means a clean slate for every single player – apart from Radamel Falcao who will only be remaining at Stamford Bridge if a vacancy comes up in the kitchen. It is good news, however, for Juan Cuadrado, who has spent this season on loan at Juventus.
The Colombian was shipped out by Mourinho after just six months, with the winger presumably failing to sacrifice his first-born or whatever other descpible things you have to do to fit in with the likes of John Terry and Jose.
Reinvigorated by the Old Lady – there’s a joke in there – the winger has been key to Juve’s probable Serie A title and was impressive in the crazy Champions League exit to Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich 4-2 Juventus (agg 6-4) [UCL Rd. of 16 Leg 2] 16/03/2016
Juan Cuadrado 28’ (Assist: Alvaro Morata) pic.twitter.com/AN5uBtlQGH
— حارث (@harthinho) March 31, 2016
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Conte is believed to have ordered Chelsea to keep hold of the Colombian international, with the winger ideal for the 3-4-3 formation the Italian favours. Cuadrado’s speed, stamina, creativity and high intensity are traits that are crucial for wide players who succeed in the former Juventus manager’s preferred line-up.
The potential revival of Cuadrado in west London will give several other fallen stars or castaways currently still on the books of the Blues renewed hope that they aren’t going to become the next Shaun Wright-Phillips, Scott Parker or Steve Sidwell.
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Considering the fact that Thibaut Courtois is overrated, and rumours suggest Conte is willing to let the ‘keeper go, the former Stoke City man could, deservedly, become Chelsea’s No.1 – the 28-year-old performed admirably during Courtois’ absence this campaign and can certainly be miffed at losing the spot as soon as the Belgium returned to fitness.
The French striker will probably seek pastures new this summer and it’s probably best for both parties that he does. However, the lack of playing time Remy had under Mourinho was surprising, therefore, the former QPR striker may well stick around for one more season with the belief he’ll get a fairer crack of the whip. Be interesting to see if Remy is of that elite level, or just a player who needs to be the big fish in a small pond – like Dimitri Payet.
So that's where Eden Hazard has been… pic.twitter.com/lRtYWCtQTb
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) April 4, 2016
From Player of the Season to not being fit enough to lace the boots of Jon Harley. Playing under a manager – who isn’t more like an abusive father – will probably see the Belgium return to the heights that saw Real Madrid wanting his signature.
When people say no confidence in the England defence, that's just a polite way of saying Gary Cahill is shit isn't it?
— Darren Flaxman (@the_canary) March 26, 2016
Lol. Just kidding. He’s shit.