He kinda reminds me a little of Sergio Busquets, Pique could probably slot straight into that CDM role Busquets sits in when he plays which is basically just a sweeper sort of role in behind Xavi, Iniesta &/or Fabregas which gives them permission to roam. He'd probably be more natural to it than he is CB in my opinion, he certainly doesn't even scratch my top 10 maybe even 20 centre backs of all time list despite how successful the teams he has played there for have been. In fairness to Rafa, even though I've already stated I feel Di Matteo's sacking was unjust & he should still be the manager as we speak, the team Rafa inherited wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire. They had been on a rough patch of form only winning 2 games out of 7 or 8 I believe & in the process being knocked out of the Champions League under Di Matteo. To a degree I feel it's unfair to mount all the blame on Rafa's tactics/decisions & his involvement with the club because Chelsea were struggling for form when he took over, not to mention I'm sure the early Champions League exit lowered moral/heads in the dressing room. That being said, I don't feel their run of form was so bad that Di Matteo should have been sacked, but obviously Roman must have prematurely reacted & felt that if they had started struggling in the Premiership as they did in the Champions League (which they have been recently under Rafa anyway) then they could miss out on the Champions League football the following season.. which they could do under Rafa anyway. The bottom line is Di Matteo should have been given far more time & that way Chelsea could have avoided one of the most moronic managerial sacking & appointments I can remember in recent years. As far as I am concerned, I see this as completely an excuse for Chelsea's poor performances under his reign. Looking at Chelsea alone look at the other interim managers that Chelsea have had & what they achieved all with the interim title that supposedly undermines Benitez's authority. Avram Grant: 2nd in Premiership, League Cup final, Champions League Final Guus Hiddink: 3rd in Premiership, FA Cup winner, Champions League Semi-Final Roberto Di Matteo: 6th in Premiership, FA Cup Winner, Champions League Winner Each obviously has their own set of circumstances & time in charge at the club however ultimately Chelsea performed for the manager who the team obviously knew was only an interim/caretaker or whatever you wish to call it manager. I see Rafa citing it as purely an excuse for Chelsea's failings under him & to shift the blame to someone else.