Does Fellaini spell the end of John Obi Mikel?
If Fellaini comes in then I’d be surprised to see Mikel stay beyond this summer. I doubt he’ll move this window due to Romeu’s injury unless we also sign Isco but then there are too many variables. Wherever he goes I’m sure he’ll flourish as I always felt he was just a tiny bit below the standard required for a club like Chelsea and at a smaller club in Europe I’d expect him to do well. As for Fellaini as I said earlier I’d expect him to slot into the centre of midfield maybe the powers that be are thinking of pairing him with Isco. Ironically both of them have been playing as attacking midfielders for their clubs this season but we’ll see what happens I guess. Regardless this story is still very much in the hypothetical stage at the moment and we’ll have to see what happens in the next couple of weeks.
On the Lampard and Cole front I may as well throw my two cents in and I am firmly in the “sign them up camp”. I cannot believe that the club are even thinking of dispensing with them, high wages or not. Frank has demonstrated time and time again this season exactly why we need him and Ashley is still in my opinion one of the best left backs in the world. On the recent team of the year I thought it was slightly ridiculous that in a season where we won the Champions League none of our boys were considered. I would have thought that Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Mata or Drogba at least deserved consideration surely? My only guess is that UEFA and FIFA were angry enough that an English team won let alone that it was us but there you go. One final point on the Capital One Cup semi-final tomorrow with Swansea, I really hope Rafa puts out a strong team. If we don’t Swansea will walk all over us and I personally think we should go for every bit of silverware we can.