How Chelsea could line with up with Juan Cuadrado: What does that mean for Willian?

first_imgJuan Cuadrado’s arrival at Chelsea for an initial £23.3m adds another attacking weapon to Jose Mourinho’s side.The Colombian, 26, was one of Europe’s most talked-about players last summer after eye-catching performances at the World Cup, and he had been linked with a move to Barcelona.Willian has been Mourinho’s first-choice right-winger this season, but Cuadrado’s arrival suggests the pair will go toe-to-toe for a place on the right.The Brazilian took a while to settle into English football, but now he has, Stamford Bridge is seeing the best of him.Who will Mourinho choose as his first choice right-winger, talkSPORT takes a look…Possible Chelsea line-up with Cuadrado in the starting XI:Cuadrado’s favoured position would be on the right wing of Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1 formation, where it’s a straight shoot-out between the Colombian and Willian.The right-hand side is Cuadrado’s strongest position and that is where he excelled at the World CupCuadrado is quick, skilful, and his ability to track back and offer protection to his full-back makes him the ideal player for Mourinho.Cuadrado or Willian?Cuadrado registered more assists than any other player at the World Cup with four, and the Colombian is more effective than Willian in terms of goals and assists – he scored 11 goals in Serie A last season and four this campaign.The former Fiorentina man also completed more take ons than any other player in Italy last year and combined with his pace, it makes the Colombian a consistent threat, with or without the ball.While Cuadrado’s arrival may make Chelsea more expansive going forward, the team could lose some of its solidity if Willian makes way.The Brazilian’s ability to get back into position enables the likes of Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas to express themselves, ensuring the defence is rarely left exposed in wide areas.The former Anzhi man is arguably more consistent and his defensive work is invaluable against stronger opposition.Nonetheless, Mourinho now has two top-quality options on the right and the competition should bring the best out of both of them. It could also see Willian compete with his compatriot, Oscar, for a place behind Diego Costa in the no.10 role.What do Chelsea fans think of the competition between Cuadrado and Willian? See some reaction here…Watch some of Cuadrado’s best highlights from Serie A:Chelsea fans, who would you prefer in the starting XI – Juan Cuadrado or Willian? Comment below… Juan Cuadrado’s arrival at Chelsea for an initial £23.3m adds another attacking weapon to Jose Mourinho’s side. 1last_img read more