Chelsea FC: Picking a Blues Team to Include Cristiano Ronaldo

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Chelsea FC: Picking a Blues Team to Include Cristiano Ronaldo

Rumors are like odors: the more pungent they are, the faster they spread. —Yun Ch'oe

When you’re a fan of a big club like Chelsea, the rumor mill seems like a 24/7 vehicle that churns out speculation of players coming to Stamford Bridge so fast it can make one’s head spin.

Even after the summer transfer window has just closed.

And like before with Luka Modrić, Hulk, Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao and so many others, such is the case again now with Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo said last weekend he was "not happy" with his current club.

Whether this was simply a cry for more money, a reaction to how he feels Real Madrid has treated his best friend Kaká or just a bad day for CR7, newspaper reports that the Portuguese striker was being sought after by the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Anzhi Makhachkala cropped up like worms after a good rainstorm.

Now who really knows what’s up with all of these rumors, but one story has speculated that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is set to battle Manchester City in the biggest bidding war for an athlete in professional sports history in the winter transfer window.

We should all proceed with caution as just this past spring, The Telegraph reported that Abramovich and management were mulling the idea of launching a massive bid to sign both Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuaín, but like so many rumors in the sport these days, absolutely nothing came of it. Both are still at Santiago Bernabéu.

But this is the here and the now, and what fun would it be if we couldn’t speculate a little on what Chelsea would be like should Abramovich throw a massive pile of cash at Ronaldo in an effort to bring him back to the English Premier League and west London? After all, the Blues do still need another striker, right?

So here’s a possible starting XI for Chelsea with Ronaldo in the fold in a funky 4-4-2 formation made specially for the the guy who may soon become the highest-paid sportsman in the Milky Way galaxy.

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