Wouldn’t it be lovely if your football club had the choice between Romelu Lukaku and Edinson Cavani leading the line? Well, if you’re a Chelsea fan then that could very well be the case. The Mirror say that the latter is fed up with life at Paris Saint-Germain and is a target for the Blues, but they may have to sell the former to land the Uruguayan.
According to the Metro, Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. Sure, a verbal agreement could mean very little, as there is nothing in writing to say the Brazilian-born goal-getter will be playing at Stamford Bridge next season, but Blues fans can rejoice in the fact it looks like it could come true. Why should they celebrate? I’ll tell you why.
Hands up, who saw that coming then? Juan Mata making the jump from Stamford Bridge to Old Trafford is one of the most surprising transfer stories of recent years, and there we all were predicting a quiet January transfer window.
He finished at Manchester City’s top Premier League scorer last season with 14 goals despite managing just nine full games all term. He single handedly dragged his nation Bosnia to their first World Cup in their history which will take place in the summer. He has also scored 16 goals this season, six of which have been in the league this time round, though he is probably City’s third choice striker. Edin Dzeko is of course the man I refer to, and I am about to suggest why Jose Mourinho should be picking up the phone and trying to get him down to Chelsea.
Around 21 games in and it has already been an exciting season in the the Barclays premier league. The championship is perfectly poised with three, possibly four, teams in with a shout of winning the title. Both Manchester City and Chelsea have seen new personalities take charge of the clubs this season, but it is the latter of the two that this article is focused on.
For a club who sit third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Arsenal, Chelsea don’t have the most impressive forward line at present, do they? With Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o the only real options for Jose Mourinho right now, I would suggest that they are in need of another head up top, and seeing as we are in January here is who I would suggest.
I expect Chelsea to be busy in the upcoming weeks, not only because I think they need a striker, but also because there are a few faces in the squad who aren’t getting a lot of action on the pitch. It could be that both of my concerns may be getting dealt with though, as the Mirror say Michael Essien is a target for old manager Rafa Benitez at Napoli, and the Daily Star say the Blues are set to bid for Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa.
Chelsea have two solid centre backs in Gary Cahill and John Terry. My only concern is that the pair are not getting any younger and I believe Mourinho would benefit from getting a young player, initially as back up, preferably with pace and experience of playing top-flight football in Europe.
When Eden Hazard signed for Chelsea back in 2012 only a few spectators could have enviasaged just what an impact he would have on the club. He arrived as a player full of potential, along with his brother Thorgan, and took no time to settle into the club. After a season and a half at Stamford Bridge, Hazard has made some big impressions, and current manager Jose Mourinho says that the 23-year-old can now become one of the best players in the world.