He has been a consistent performer all season. Playing a more central role under Andre Villas Boas, new boss Roberto Di Matteo has placed the pacey midfielder into the position he is comfortable in: out on the wings. This relocation has worked in Chelsea’s favour, with the Brazilian netting 2 in his last 3 games: 1 goal in the 5-1 FA Cup semi-final victory against London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs; and a beautifully crafted chip over Victor Valdes in the 2nd leg of the Champion’s League semi-final, which helped see Chelsea progress to face Bayern Munich (in Munich!). Don’t forget his excellent 1st leg performance against the Catalan club: picking up the ball from a lovely Frank Lampard pass, outpacing the Barca players and setting up Didier Drogba to finish the ball, making it 1-0 to Chelsea.
Sadly, Ramires will be missing the Champion’s League final as he is suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards, but we leave you with a video of the brilliantly executed chip over Valdes: