Benoit Badiashile is officially a new Chelsea player. The owners of the club from London knew that they had to do something in the winter market. Chelsea is in totally bad shape, the players are not up to par, and the defeat against Manchester City only caused more alarm in the blue part of London.
Badiashile will be a great reinforcement for the Blues, considering the qualities he showed in Monaco and Ligue 1. A big advantage is that Badiashile is a young player, and already a quality player. "I’m very happy to be here at Chelsea.
I’m so excited to start playing for this club. I can’t wait to see the fans and start playing in the best league in the world."- Badiashile said, as quoted by eurosport.com. Chelsea Chairman Todd Boehly emphasized the experience of this young Frenchman who has already shown a lot so far.
"We're delighted to welcome Benoit to Chelsea. He's an excellent young player who has quickly established a strong reputation for himself and has a huge amount of experience for his young age. We are sure he will form an important part of our team in the years ahead."
Eurosport France's Jean-Baptiste Duluc talked about this player's flaws, but also his strengths.
“He lacks consistency and concentration but has worked to correct that. He makes good passes, he has a precise left foot.
One of his strengths is his ability to win many aerial duels. Not only an athletic player but surprising technical skills given his size.
Too often, he doesn't defend the spaces in behind him too well.
Still, he was selected by Didier Deschamps last September, ahead of Clement Lenglet”. He made a comparison between him and Aurelien Tchouameni. “He’s not as ready for high level as Tchouaméni was,” he continued. “It seems a little too early for him."