Possible Chelsea line-up with Cuadrado in the team


Juan Cuadrado’s arrival at Stamford Bridge adds another attacking arrow in manager Jose Mourinho’s quiver.

The 26-year-old was one of the highlights of last summer’s World Cup in Brazil and was talked about at the time of being scouted by Barcelona.

It would now appear that he and Willian will have to battle it out for a place on the right side of the pitch, and while it is true that the Brazilian took a while to get used to the Premiership he now seems to be a regular in the Portuguese manager’s team.

The favourite position for the former Fiorentina winger would be on the right wing, where it will be a coin toss between him and the former Shakhtar Donetsk wideman.

Cuadrado played on the right wing for Colombia in the World Cup where he showed not only how fast he was going forward, but that he also had the ability to track back and help out the full-backs, which is something the Chelsea boss will like.

Attack wise Cuadrado is a wiser choice than Willian scoring 11 goals last season and four goals this season before joining Chelsea.

The pacy winger also has the distinction of taking on more players than anyone else is Serie A which will make him a constant threat.

Whatever happens Mourinho now has two options on the right and could possibly use Willian in place of Oscar as a number ten playing behind Diego Costa.

Possible Chelsea line-up with Cuadrado in the starting XI: