Chelsea’s selection of Branislav Ivanovic for tonight’s game with FC Porto has baffled fans, leading to speculation surrounding the whereabouts of a certain Baba Rahman.
— Diego Costa (@UnOfficialCosta) September 29, 2015
The £21.7m Ghanaian defender has only appeared in two games since his switch from German outfit Augsburg, despite the erratic form of their Serbian stalwart,
Does Baba Abdul Rahman exist? Is he even real?
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) September 29, 2015
Remember when Baba Rahman started against Maccabi Tel Aviv and we played our best football of the season? Feel old yet?
— Martin (@eraofblue) September 29, 2015
Despite an encouraging performance in the opening Champions League group game, a 4-0 demolition of Maccabi Tel-Aviv, the 21-year old can’t seem to buy a game, to the frustration of a section of their support.
Why wont chelsea play baba rahman
— val (@zouies) September 29, 2015
Baba Rahman will have to win the Ballon d'Or from the Bench to get a start ? #CFC
— Rishikesh Das (@rishikeshdas) September 29, 2015
His lack of opportunities in manager Jose Mourinho’s first choice eleven has even led to comparisons to another forgettable full-back, mere months after joining the club in an expensive deal.
Baba Rahman is quickly becoming the new Filipe Luis! Benched. Get told they're not ready. And finally sold. Free Baba Rahman now!
— Wisostic (@wisostic1) September 29, 2015
Baba Rahman is basically another Filipe Luis.
— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) September 26, 2015
Mourinho has entrusted his struggling Serb stalwart with the captaincy tonight, so it’s unlikely we’ll see the African defender any time soon.
With Cesar Azpilicueta as ever imperial on the left, it’s hard to see an opening for Rahman on the horizon.
The curious case of Baba Rahman.