During the glorious first reign of Jose Mourinho, when the Special One led Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League titles before things turned sour and the axe was wielded, Chelsea had a trio of Portuguese players that graced the first-team squad.
The trio, Ferreira, Carvalho and Thiago, were influential in Chelsea’s success and the first two of those named went on to have wonderful careers with the club and are fondly remembered. Thiago didn’t, not always being a regular, have quite the same impact but it’s fair to say he played his part, besides, who’ll ever forget the wonderful long-range goal he scored at Old Trafford, a strike that left Mourinho speechless.
Today, lurking in the pages of the news vehicle, the metro, is the inference that Chelsea are keen to bring another trio of Portuguese players to the club, with our referenced source implying that Chelsea are scouting the following and had them watched in the recent Lisbon derby fixture:
• Joao Felix (Benfica)
• Ruben Dias (Benfica)
• Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon)
Felix, 21-years-of age, is a midfielder, Dias, 21-years-of age, is a defender and Fernandes, 24-years-of-age, is also a midfielder.
Now whether any of the trio will end up at Chelsea or not remains the great unanswerable question, however, if they do, then they have a lot to live up to as far as their predecessors, from Portugal, are concerned.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we’ll keep an eye out for any further developments relating to this piece of speculation.
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