Corinthians assistant manager Geraldo Delamore in UK to scout Chelsea
The assistant coach of Corinthians, Geraldo Delamore, was at White Hart Lane on Saturday to witness Chelsea's 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Corinthians plan to analyse Chelsea intensely before the Fifa Club World Club in Japan this December and Delamore will stay in England for Chelsea's tie with Manchester United on Sunday.
Corinthians head coach Tite likes to study future opposition in depth and collected extensive scout reports on Boca Juniors in preparation for the Copa Libertadores final. Using this data to restrict the space allowed to Boca's key man Juan Roman Riquelme, a key part in their historic victory.
The report from Chelsea's victory over Tottenham though may give the coach some sleepless nights. The new look Chelsea forward line of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Fernando Torres was once again outstanding and Mata, now in his second season at Stamford Bridge, was the key man in turning round the second half against Spurs after Chelsea had fallen behind.
Chelsea are currently top of the English Premier League with 7 wins from 8 games.