SIX World Cup stars Chelsea should sign from Group H

Chelsea are looking to flex their financial muscles once more as some players are currently making a name for themselves during the World Cup. With Belgium being the sole survivor from Group H, Jose Mourinho will definitely be on the look out for more than one of their star players during the window.

However, some players who failed to make it into the quarter finals produce some great performances as the Blues boss may consider taking a closer look at some of these to-be stars. Mourinho was clearly unhappy about the lack of goals his key strikers were converting and could be on the hunt for a forward man who can reinforce them in that department.

Therefore, with that in mind, we take a look at SIX World Cup stars Chelsea should sign from Group H.




Thomas Vermaelen


Name: Thomas Vermaelen
Age: 28 (November 14, 1985)
Club: Arsenal
Position: Central Defender
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £12 million

The departure of David Luiz means Chelsea will not have a centre-back who can make those marauding run and become a goal scoring threat in the final third. With Vermaelen, they can expect more than just defending as he is a player who can cause problems either inside the opponent box or even from a long shot.

Axel Witsel


Name: Axel Witsel
Age: 25 (January 12, 1989)
Club: Zenit St. Petersburg
Position: Central Midfielder
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £30.8 million

Witsel is the complete midfielder who can hold the ball, dribble around opponents, take long shots, and has a variety of tricks up his sleeves. His ability to make attacking forward runs from deeper positions give him the advantage and opportunity to skip by opponents unknowingly popping up in the more dangerous areas.

Islam Slimani


Name: Islam Slimani
Age: 26 (June 18, 1988)
Club: Sporting Lisbon
Position: Striker
Nationality: Algeria
Estimated Value: £1.7 million

Although Jose Mourinho has acquired Diego Costa to lead the line next season, he could turn to Slimani as a backup should any of his strikers need a rest. Chelsea had a huge problem the previous season with Demba Ba and Fernando Torres both failing to make huge contributions in the scoring department. The Algerian star could be great cheaper alternative to the more high value strikers the club is used to signing.

Nabil Bentaleb


Name: Nabil Bentaleb
Age: 19 (November 24, 1994)
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Central Midfielder
Nationality: Algeria
Estimated Value: £2 million

Being only 19, Bentaleb is already being seen as a rising star and if Jose Mourinho could make a move to purchase him and then loan him out for experience, he could have a future Chelsea midfielder in the making. He is a great tackler as well as great at moving the ball quickly into more advance positions. With no major role at Tottenham and a promised future role with the Blues, a cheap risk should surely be taken into account at this time.

Adnan Januzaj


Name: Adnan Januzaj
Age: 19 (February 5, 1995)
Club: Manchester United
Position: Attacking Midfield / Winger
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £25 million

The chances of bringing Januzaj to Stamford Bridge is extremely low due Manchester United surely not willing to sell their star prospect, yet along to a rival club like Chelsea. However, Jose Mourinho should surely keep an eye on this youngster and he could become the next Ryan Giggs. His speed on the dribble as well as his trickery is a huge plus for any side. When a team such as Paris Saint-Germain considers spending £25 million on a 19-year-old, it means that he definitely has something to offer.

Toby Alderweireld


Name: Toby Alderweireld
Age: 25 (March 2, 1989)
Club: Atletico Madrid
Position: Central Defender / Right Back
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £8 million

Alderweireld is a defender who can play either right back or as a centre-back, much like Branislav Ivanovic is currently doing at Chelsea. His versatility and ability to aid the attack is an added plus since Jose Mourinho will be aiming to score more than they did the previous season.