Chelsea are “dark horses” in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and England international, Jude Bellingham.
What’s the word?
That is according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs who has informed GIVEMESPORT that whilst Chelsea are behind their rivals when it comes to the race for Bellingham’s signature, their status as a dark horse in the saga is due to the ambition of co-owner Todd Boehly – who has offered the side a glimmer of hope in their chase for the teenage sensation.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jacobs said: “Chelsea haven’t done anything yet with their interests. They’re behind their rivals, but their ambition, specifically, is what may make them a dark horse in the context of the race for Jude Bellingham.”
Potter will love him
Quite simply, Bellingham is a player that Chelsea boss Graham Potter would adore in his engine room.
The 19-year-old has everything to his game, and would bring something to the Chelsea squad that is currently missing, with the England international being a natural ball-carrier.
Having averaged 2.9 successful dribbles and created nine chances so far this season in the Bundesliga, Bellingham is progressive in his style as a midfielder and has demonstrated competence in both phases of the game, with his work off the ball seeing the England international average around 19.78 pressures per game, with 5.54 occurring in the attacking third.
His pressing play would see him fit straight into Potter’s side, who find themselves as the seventh best team at winning the ball back in the attacking third.
The teenage sensation, who has garnered 38 attacking contributions throughout his career thus far, has also proven himself as a leader and found himself as the captain of Dortmund last time out in the game against FC Koln – a real credit to him at the tender age of 19, and a great example as to how he handles pressure – leading by example as he garnered an assist.
There is no doubt that Potter would love to have Bellingham at his disposal, so let’s see if Boehly can work his magic once more.