A sizable contingent of Chelsea FC fans are a bit upset with Ramires and his recent performances and a fair share of them are hoping that the midfielder moves to another club in the summer. The Brazilian has had an up and down season with some particularly deep “downs” in the last few months where he received bans for violent acts on the pitch.
Ramires was once the Chelsea players’ player of the season in 2011-12 when he was fantastic particularly in the run to the Champions League title but has struggled to capture that same form ever since. His running and effort is without question but many doubt his ability to make that killer pass or be the technical midfielder that Chelsea need. Some believe that Willian’s tireless running and defense make Ramires obsolete but to write him off so soon would be foolish.
Jose Mourinho on Ramires and stability at the club:
“So the structure and the base are partially there. It was not possible to complete that puzzle [this season] due to different factors. If next season we have, for example, a number nine that we decide deserves to be the first choice, plus the stability that Matic can give by being always available, and with Ramires hopefully getting fewer bans – hopefully then we can have more stability.”
Ramires has always been a player whose game was based on effort and hustle so he is a key player when Chelsea is playing another big team and he is needed to break up play in the midfield. Against lesser teams that give Chelsea less room to operate, his poor first touch and inability to dribble in tight spaces makes him a liability. To add a wicked temper on top of that was too much for many Chelsea fans to bear. If he can cut out those silly fouls and work on his temper, he may yet recapture that 2012 form and win his place back in the hearts of Chelsea’s supporters.
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