NAME: Kevin De Bruyne
POSITION: Attacking midfielder
MARKET VALUE: £16,000,000
Chelsea’s attacking midfield looks simply terrifying. The attacking trio of Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard devastated defences last campaign and new manager Jose Mourinho has strengthened his attacking options even more.
The former Real Madrid manager has let Victor Moses leave and let new signing Christian Atsu leave on loan to Vitesse. He has added a number of new stars to his squad. Established winger Andre Schurrle joined the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen whilst Willian left Russia for Stamford Bridge in a big money move after rejecting Liverpool and Tottenham.
Although Chelsea have added a host of talent to their line-up, they already have a player that could be a first team regular in no time. Kevin De Bruyne has just returned to England after his successful loan spell in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen finished.
The Belgian midfielder is one of the biggest talents in world football and was linked with a move to stay in Germany with Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund interested in the 22 year old to replace Mario Gotze. However, after assurances from Mourinho, De Bruyne stayed in London.
Mourinho was keen to see De Bruyne develop with his own eyes rather than loan him out again. He wasn’t disappointed. The former Genk man started their first game of the season against Hull City. After receiving a pass from Hazard, De Bruyne controlled the ball before playing an inch perfect, beautifully weighted pass through the legs of James Chester to set Oscar up for the opening goal.
De Bruyne oozes class with bags of confidence. He is not afraid to take a shot and despite the physical nature of the Premier League, he can hold of players as he is a strong player. The 22 year old is a powerful runner who can play all across the midfield.
He looks in his element with the ball at his feet showing incredible footwork and trickery. He fits in perfectly with his team-mates which was shown during the link up play between Oscar and Hazard during the game against the Tigers.
With Chelsea splashing millions on attacking players, they would be stupid to over-look their £7m bargain who is more than ready to unleash his potential at the Bridge.