The transfer window is only open for a few more days, so you know what that means – speculation, speculation, speculation. In the media. On Twitter. This player is coming and this one is going. Exciting stuff, surely, for the neutral, and for the FPL manager, but we’re focussed less today on the transfers in and out, and more on “remembering” Florent Malouda – not yet gone from Chelsea, but surely forgotten.
It amazes me, for one, that Malouda isn’t considered a part of Chelsea’s plans this season. A quick glimpse of the player’s career:
- 4 straight French Ligue I titles with Lyon
- 3 FA Cup titles with Chelsea
- 1 Premier League title with Chelsea
- 1 Champions League title with Chelsea
- 80 appearances for France – including both the 2006 and 2010 World Cup
There aren’t many better CV’s than that in world football, much less in the Premier League. He’s been at Chelsea since 2007 but has yet to appear for the club in the league this season. 0 minutes. His FPL price is down to 7.3M.
I know, I know, Eden Hazard is a stud. And I’m not asking for Malouda to start. But perhaps he can be included in the squad and serve an important role as an impact substitute?
Will he remain a Chelsea player this week or find a new home elsewhere?
For the Premier League neutral supporter’s sake, I’d love Malouda to get a move to another club in England and show his quality. The winger / attacking midfielder can score, assist, and always puts in a good effort. Good work rate. Model professional.
Completely ostracized at Chelsea, but not forgotten from my mind.
It’s Florent Malouda.