Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Chelsea

Your complete guide to the Blues' players, formation and chances in the new season

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Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Chelsea
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Radio Times staff

HOME GROUND: Stamford Bridge

MANAGER: Roberto Di Matteo


LAST SEASON STATS

Premier League: 5th

FA Cup: Winners

League Cup: Quarter-finals

Europe: Champions League winners

Top scorer (all comps): Frank Lampard, 16 

SQUAD

KEEPERS

1 Petr Cech

22 Ross Turnbull

40 Henrique Hilario

DEFENDERS

2 Branislav Ivanovic

3 Ashley Cole

4 David Luiz

19 Paulo Ferreira

24 Gary Cahill

26 John Terry

27 Sam Hutchinson

34 Ryan Bertrand

38 Patrick Van Aanholt    

MIDFIELDERS

5 Michael Essien

6 Oriol Romeu

7 Ramires

8 Frank Lampard

11 Oscar

12 Jon-Obi Mikel

15 Florent Malouda

16 Raul Meireles

17 Eden Hazard

20 Josh McEachran    

21 Marko Marin

44 Gael Kakuta

FORWARDS

9 Fernando Torres

10 Juan Mata

23 Daniel Sturridge

Eden Hazard Chelsea

STAR MAN: EDEN HAZARD

Roberto Di Matteo says it will take time for his £32m megastar to adapt to the Prem, but we reckon he’ll sparkle from the off

GOAL THREAT: FERNANDO TORRES

Nando’s got his scoring touch back and with the Blues’ amazing new creative talent behind him, he’s set for a massive season

SUMMER TRANSFERS

IN: Oscar (Internacional, £25m), Eden Hazard (Lille, £32m), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen, £7m)

OUT: Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua, free), Jacob Mellis (Barnsley, free), Salomon Kalou (Lille, free), Jose Bosingwa (released), Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan), Patrick Van Aanholt (Vitesse, loan), Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen, loan)

STRONGEST LINE-UP

[GK] CECH
[RB] IVANOVIC
[CB] TERRY
[CB] LUIZ
[LB] COLE
[DMF] MIKEL
[CMF] LAMPARD
[CMF] RAMIRES
[RW] MATA
[LW] HAZARD
[CF] TORRES
4-3-3 Style: Short passes

TOP THREE TWITTER STARS

JUAN MATA - 1,194,775 followers

2 EDEN HAZARD - 418,774 followers

DAVID LUIZ - 314,639 followers


RATINGS

DEFENCE 8

MIDFIELD 9

ATTACK 8

OVERALL 8.3


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