Three reasons why Danny Rose would be a good Chelsea signing

Josh Phillips takes a look at three reasons why Danny Rose would be a good signing for Chelsea

By Josh Phillips

Versatility

Danny Rose has the ability to play anywhere on the left side, a trait that could prove invaluable to Jose Mourinho as he would fit in a number of different formations. Equally adept at both attacking and defending, Danny Rose is quite simply a very talented footballer and has shown his effectiveness in all areas of the pitch, primarily down his favoured left side. However if the Tottenham man were to move to Stamford Bridge, he would probably pin point the left-back spot as his position of choice. However if Rose were deployed in a more advanced role, Mourinho would be able to trust him to help out defensively.

Pace

With Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry both the wrong side of 30, Chelsea only really have Cesar Azpilicueta as a defender with genuine pace. One of Rose’s primary attributes is his lightening quick acceleration that would prove highly beneficial to the Blues, especially when up against the likes of Theo Walcott and Raheem Sterling. At 25, there are no signs of Rose’s pace deteriorating anytime soon, in fact, he still has plenty of improvement left in his game. While pace isn’t enough to guarantee he would be a hit at the Bridge it certainly adds to his appeal.

Premier League experience

Since moving to north London from Leeds United in 2007, Rose has had to show grit and determination to fight his way into the starting XI at White Hart Lane. After loan spells in the Football League with Watford, Peterborough United and Bristol City, Rose found his first taste of regular top-flight football at Sunderland in the 2012-13 season, making 27 league appearances for the black cats. The last two seasons have seen the Doncaster-born man make 50 Premier League appearances for Spurs. His knowledge of the league would make him a more attractive proposition than a foreign equivalent who would take time to settle into the fast-paced physical Premier League.

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