Chelsea Linked With £50m Double Swoop – A Closer Look At The Targets

Chelsea crept into second place in the Premier League this weekend with a 4-1 win over Cardiff, but there have been questions as to whether Jose Mourinho’s squad has the depth to sustain a realistic title challenge. The Blues will surely be there or there abouts come May, but some are in the opinion that the Special One will have to add reinforcements to his squad if he is to lead the Blues to the title.

The Metro are reporting that the west London outfit are lining up a £50m double swoop for Marseille’s Giannelli Imbula and Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala. But who are they, and what do they do?

The former is a midfielder who has played eight games this season in Ligue 1, scoring once. He has completed an impressive 89% of his passes, three of which have been key passes, and he has won 66% of his duels.

The 21-year-old France U21is a box-to-box player who is equally happy sitting back or driving forward and would be an ideal partner for Ramires.

Mangala, who the Blues should know all about, is a powerhouse defender who dominates in all areas of the field. He’s also surprisingly good with the ball at his feet – in his two games in the Champions League this season he has completed 92% of his passes.

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