Andre Schurrle must be used more often at Chelsea

World Cup winner Andre Schurrle has had a bit of a rough time so far this season, struggling for game time in the first team at Chelsea.

After a great campaign for both club and country last term we would have been expecting Schurrle to really push on and shine like we know he can.

Jose Mourinho has opted to play Willian and Eden Hazard as his first-choice wingers, with Schurrle making the majority of his appearances from the substitutes bench.

The German playmaker isn’t struggling for confidence, as he is always willing to give maximum effort when he enters the frame and he’s prepared to have a strike at goal from almost anywhere in the oppositions half.

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We all know he is a brilliant impact player, as he proved best when brought on in the World Cup final against Argentina in July, but he isn’t getting the minutes on the field at Chelsea.

He has netted just three so far this season from 11 games, but did get the all-important goal in the draw with Manchester City at the Etihad earlier in the campaign.

He is a brilliant option to have to come into a game but needs more time on the field. If Mourinho was to give him half an hour at least each game, Chelsea would reap the rewards of his work ethic.

His blistering pace would open up tiring opposing defenders and work in Chelsea’s favor if they are countering sides that are often pushing to get back in the game.

As for European games he is a good option to start. He has a wealth of Champions League experience already and is used to playing at the highest level without concerns.

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Schurrle has been featuring in League Cup games and will probably start in tonight’s away tie against Championship outfit Derby County, in what will be a tougher game than many will expect.

Schurrle must impress Mourinho – who is backing the winger, but the Chelsea manager claims Schurrle must continue to adapt to the Premier League despite being signed 18 months ago.

His boss is happy with Schurrle’s strike rate and Chelsea have shrugged off any suggestions they plan to offload the German in January.

So if he is an important part of the squad, he surely needs to see more action on the pitch and with the hectic Christmas fixtures set to affect all clubs in the Premier League, having a weapon like Schurrle ready to step in will surely keep Chelsea at the top of the table.

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About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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