Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Could Sheva prove to be useful?
The other day I've read that Sheva intends to see through his contract with Chelsea FC until it's end. As you might know, former Ballon d'Or winner, has failed to live up to his 30 Million pound price tag.
His first year with Chelsea was plagued with injuries and he ended up sitting most of the season on the bench. Yet he amassed pretty respectable 9 goals. Year after that he has been loaned out back to the AC Milan after yet another Chelsea managerial change.
I do wonder if he could still make impact next season with Anchelotti in charge. Sheva reminds me a bit of Crespo, similar age, similar death touch around the net. Both have superb positioning. Some will say that Sheva has no pace for EPL or that he is not very physical. They may or may not be right. If deployed correctly and with proper support, Sheva's quality would outshine his "flaws".
This would be his second stint with Chelsea, expectations are not as high, media eye most likely will be focused on someone else, who knows it could be ones of Pato or David Villa (if things go our way). No one can question Sheva's vast experience and quality. It would be his own expectation and desire to prove that he's got what it takes. Question remains, will he be given another chance?