Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bocanegra Makes 10 Worst Buys List

Norman Hubbard at Soccernet has a column up on the 10 worst buys in the Premiership for this year and Carlos Bocanegra made it on the list. But it's not in that way. Boca's been at Fulham for a few years. This list is only of players who were newly purchased by their club for 06-07. Boca is on this list as a comparison for the number one (that is, the single worst) on Hubbard's list. Congrats to Carlos on outscoring Shevchenko!

1. Andriy Shevchenko (Chelsea, £30.7 million)
Carlos Bocanegra 5, Andriy Shevchenko 4. The West London shootout is being won by Fulham's American defender who, though not even a set-piece specialist, is outscoring Britain's costliest player in the Premiership. At Chelsea, the callow Salomon Kalou has struck almost twice as often. Shevchenko's occasional high-class finishes - such as his FA Cup goal against Tottenham - only heighten the exasperation with a player of undoubted quality. Sublime in Serie A, he has been poor in the Premiership. Missing the Champions League semi-final second leg, exactly the sort of match he was signed for, hardly helped but when Jose Mourinho referred, in his indictment of the players who had cost Chelsea a third successive title, of those who would fail to garner a single vote in the club's Player of the Year voting, he surely had their biggest buy in mind

1 comment:

Blue Blooded Journo said...

Nice. I also like how the same guy at Milan who called Shevy "his wife's lapdog" is saying he'll take him back.