'Great ability': Ramires praises three Chelsea players who are vital to current side
Ramires has picked out Chelsea’s midfield trio of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante as players that are vital to their side.
Ex-Blues star Ramires, who enjoyed six brilliant years as a player at Stamford Bridge, has highlighted the trio ahead of the weekend.
Chelsea are currently preparing for Saturday’s showdown against Brazilian side Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final.
German manager Thomas Tuchel is now officially back with the group after his absence, so that should give everyone a major lift for tomorrow.
It was Jorginho and Kovacic who were the starting central midfielders in the semi-final win against Al Hilal before Kante was used from the bench. It’ll be interesting to see which combination of the three midfield stars gets the nod against Palmeiras.
“The strength of this Chelsea, in my view, is the great ability to control their midfield, with Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante,” Ramires told Globo Esporte.
Dynamite Chelsea midfield
You could make a really compelling argument to say Chelsea have the best selection of central midfielders at club level.
It’s very unique to get three players at the elite standard of Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante, especially when Tuchel’s forced to rotate in the centre of the park at times.
The Chelsea Chronicle predicts it’ll be a Jorginho-Kante mix tomorrow alongside Mason Mount. That would mean leaving out a player in Kovacic that’s playing so well right now, though.
Blues loanee Conor Gallagher is someone that should be looking at this trio knowing that’s the standard he needs to reach to break into the team next season when he returns from his spell with Crystal Palace.
It’s no surprise to hear Ramires loves the Chelsea trio because he’s an all-action midfielder who’s got shades of Kovacic and Kante in his own game.