Benoît Badiashile has made a quietly impressive start to his Chelsea career, helping to keep clean sheets in each of his first two starts, against Crystal Palace and Liverpool, and already forming a solid partnership with incomparable Thiago Silva.
The young defender’s arrival this month has flown a bit under the radar, given all the transfer drama going on in this January window, but he already looks like a great signing and hopefully he can continue in that vein (avoiding dips in form or injury, unlike our last two arrivals at the big money centre).
If he can, he should be one of the cornerstones of Chelsea’s rebuild, a project that certainly looks ambitious, if somewhat stuttering so far.
“I’m a new signing and I’m still discovering, but you have to give everything to be successful here. I am very happy to be here, the standard is high. The Premier League is the best league in the world.
“[Chelsea] we are a big club and the goals must be high. In all big clubs there are times when things get difficult… but I am convinced that with the great project that the club has, we can do great things.”
-Benoît Badiashile; source: Capital Football
Big Bada-shile Boom adds that he still believes we can finish in the top four this season, which certainly won’t be easy, but still impossible.
That said, the time horizons we’re dealing with these days have expanded from what we’re used to, and the club’s transfer activities also underline this notion completely. But hopefully we can at least climb (up) out of this mid-table mire before the end of the season.
Source: Big project, big club: Big man Badiashile expects huge things from Chelsea