As Dutchman Guus Hiddink sat in the director’s box alongside blues’ legend and former striker Didier Drogba and Russian club owner Roman Abramovich, he must have been pleased with what he saw as Chelsea swept away Sunderland with swagger that was in abundance last season but has not been seen in this campaign from the side which was temporarily managed by first team coach, Steve Holland.
As happy as he would have been, he is surely experienced enough to know that total recovery may not be spontaneous. Signs of this fact was evident after Italian and former Liverpool striker, Fabio Borini pulled a goal back for the Black cats as the team became jittery.
It has now emerged that the former Netherlands national team manager is ready to make Monaco midfielder, Bernardo Silva his first signing. Chelsea midfielders have not had the best of seasons, Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic are having disastrous seasons while Oscar has not done particularly well when called upon. Only Brazilian Ramires has manged to keep his reputation intact this season. So it comes as no surprise that the Stamford Bridge club are looking to add new blood in the center of the pitch. The blues had been reported to have taken an interest in the player for a while now but a move didn’t materialize.
The Portuguese playmaker, 21 arrived Monaco in the summer of 2014 and has cemented his place in the heart of midfield for the club, scoring three goals in sixteen appearances for the Ligue 1 club to take them to third on the table though they are seventeen points behind runaway league leaders, Paris Saint Germain.