How Chelsea Signing Raul Meireles Changes Andre Villas-Boas' Starting 11

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How Chelsea Signing Raul Meireles Changes Andre Villas-Boas' Starting 11
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Talk about coming out of left field: On transfer deadline day, Chelsea pulled off the shock signing of Raul Meireles for £12 million.

He's not exactly what fans wanted, but I'd take it.

Keeping in mind André Villas-Boas' preference to give his Portuguese compatriots a chance like José Bosingwa at right-back and Hilário pipping Ross Turnbull between the posts, it's fair to assume someone of Meireles' quality will get an extended run in the first 11. 

Let's look how Meireles changes Villas-Boas' starting 11.

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