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Ryan Bertrand

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From my knowledge, he was orginally a left winger that was later developed to a left back. I think that he could provide more options on the left, in all fairness to Malouda, he has been poor, and maybe with the likes of Zhirkov and Bertrand, maybe we could get competition.

That is saying, that i am correct that he can play there - which i am not 100% sure of.

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if we are all hones bertrand is in fact better than bertrand defensive wise and bombing forward... he looks much much more like ash... pva could be our own gareth bale imho...

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Name: Ryan Bertrand

Position: Defender

Number: 34

Joined From: Gillingham

Fee: £125,000

Signed by: Frank Arnesen?/Jose Mourinho?

Age: 22

Ryan joined Chelsea in the summer of 2005 from Gillingham, he has gone on loan to Bournemouth, Oldham, Norwich, Reading and Nottingham Forest.

He has recently became a squad player for Chelsea and was on the bench for the FA Cup replay against Everton at Stamford Bridge.

His debut for the Blues finally came in a 3-1 win over Birmingham City, where he replaced the injured Ashley Cole midway through the second half, it was however his only appearance that season.

He was named in the 25 man squad by Andre Villas Boas for the 2011/2012 season but found opportunities limited under the Portuguese, only appearing six times, but it was when Roberto Di Matteo took over his Chelsea career and career as a whole really kicked off.

When Cole picked up an injury, Bertrand started two games in the space of three days aganst Wigan and Fulham and produced solid performances both times, unlike Andre, Robbie trusted the youngster to fill in when Cole was injured or needed a rest.

His best Chelsea performance came at The Emirates against Arsenal, where he completely nullified the threat of Theo Walcott and picked up his first man of the match, after that afternoon he was picked for all bar one of the remaining league games as Cole was getting rested and redied the FA Cup and Champions League finals.

But his season didn't end there, injury's and suspension's meant he got a shock Champions League debut in the final against Bayern Munich but where most in his situation would be riddled with nerves, he simply came of age, performed incredibly in tanden with Cole to keep the Bayern right side of Lahm and Robben quiet and when he was replaced by Florent Malouda in the 74th minute he and all Chelsea fans knew whatever the outcome he done us proud. We ofcourse went on to win on penalties and made history.

Following on from that, he was given a call up to the Team GB Olympic team, despite a poor tournament overall, Ryan never put a foot wrong in defence and came out of it with his reputation further enhanced.

Now if all that in a few months wasn't enough Roy Hodgson has given the lad his first England call up for the friendly against Italy.

A few days after that he came on as a substitute for Chelsea against Manchester City at Villa Park with the Blues 3-1 down. He scored his first Chelsea goal to bring them back in the game and make it 3-2, although Chelsea didn't bring the game back level, on a personal level it's good he got of the mark in Chelsea colours.

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I know Bertrand's English and all, but i'd still pick PvA over him any day, We all know what Ashley Cole thinks about the matter, he went to go see PvA while he was out on loan, nuff said i think. Plus PvA has that hard shot on goal, class.

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I hope to see him play more often. He and PVA have a lot of potential and they could be a long term replacements for Ash.

Nice assist today :)

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He was absolutely sublime today!! Hope we don't loan him out again, and he can use all what he has learned from his loan spells to practice!!

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He was absolutely sublime today!! Hope we don't loan him out again, and he can use all what he has learned from his loan spells to practice!!

Yeah! He's got 147 appearances to his name (according to Wiki). He's got enough experience now :lol:

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Assist on his 3rd touch. Put a couple of great crosses in apart from the one that led to the goal. Hopefully gets even more play time, Ash could do with a rest once in a while.

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i think PVA is better..

Definitly not, I've said this more than once, ryan is a superb left-back prospect and way ahead of PvA, let it be for his 2 years more of age or let it be his 147 games on loan, this boy is a top lad and neither gordon or PvA can touch his skills and ability at this point... I didn't miss Ash for a single minute when he did come on, he was top and what a cross this was. this was a well deserved cameo, hope he gets some more of them, he could be our Ash replacement + one benifit, he can cross :getin:thats one of Ashs weaknesses, hope he gets some more time on the field.

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