Ghana defender Baba Abdul Rahman hasn’t represented Chelsea in the Premier League yet, which is a strange record when you consider the Blues have done so poorly so far.
One would think Rahman would be one of those to get a chance to try and turn their fortune around.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has come out and explained why he hasn’t tried out the Ghanaian, since his move from Augsburg in August.
“Because Baba Rahman arrived in the last day, because he doesn’t know what it is to play in this kind of championship,” Mourinho told London24.
“He had no pre-season with us. He needs time to learn, he needs time to adapt. At the same time, every team, except Maccabi Tel Aviv, is a team of giants. And if you don’t have a minimum of five tall players good in the air, you are dead in set-pieces.”
So, it’s also a matter of height and Mourinho is one that takes set pieces quite seriously.
“When I play Azpilicueta on the right and Baba Rahman on the left and I don’t play Ivanovic, I have only three, not even four.
“So we have to think about all the details. And I think about all the details,” he added.
Rahman will join the Ghana squad for their international friendly with Canada in Washington, USA on 13 October.