Jason Cundy shares what he noticed about Malo Gusto in Chelsea vs Burnley

In the absence of Reece James due to injury, Malo Gusto was selected as the right-back for Chelsea’s match against Burnley.

Malo Gusto made his 30th appearance this season, showcasing impressive performance during his first season at Chelsea.

Throughout those 30 games, Gusto, who transferred to the Blues from Lyon in January of last year, has recorded eight assists.

He has effectively filled in for James as deputy, compensating for the Chelsea captain’s offensive prowess.

Jason Cundy discussed the show of attacking danger in his side’s Premier League match against Burnley. Although Mauricio Pochettino’s club has had difficulties in the English Premier League this season, the Frenchman remains resolute in his decision to join them and has no feelings of remorse.

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Significant events transpired throughout the initial period of Chelsea’s confrontation with Vincent Kompany’s team this afternoon.

Axel Disasi netted a goal that was subsequently ruled out, followed by the Blues being granted a penalty, which Cole Palmer successfully converted, and Lorenz Assignon receiving a red card.

Gusto failed to assist any of his teammates with a cross, despite having successfully done it on many occasions this season.

However, Cundy still believed that the France international posed a significant danger to the home team during the initial 45 minutes.

In a discussion about Gusto on Chelsea’s official website (30/03/2024 at 15:17), the ex-defender remarked, “He exhibits a style of play that closely resembles that of a winger.”

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What is the expected timeline for Reece James’ recovery after his injury?
Although Gusto has performed well in James’ absence, Pochettino is eager to have the 24-year-old back as soon as possible.

James serves as the captain of Chelsea and is widely regarded as one of the top right-backs globally.

According to FBref, the England national player has achieved a ranking in the top 1% for successful take-ons and the top 18% for tackles among full-backs in the past year.

Nevertheless, there is now a possibility that he will be unable to participate for the remainder of this season.

“I am not aware,” Pochettino stated, as quoted by the Evening Standard, when asked about the possibility of his captain returning before the end of the season.

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Despite James’ several injury setbacks, it has been stated that Chelsea would decline any bid beyond £100m for him.

 

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