It looks as though Eden Hazard doesn’t share the same pessimism as Chelsea fans claiming his side do not really need a striker and made the following comments:
“I think we’re happy with the team we have. It depends how you want to play. We have two very good strikers in Alvaro and Michy. If they are not ready to play I can play striker, so I don’t think we need. Because we are missing chances people are saying we need another striker, but if we are scoring goals, we are the best attack in the league and no-one can say we need a striker.”
Chelsea are still in talks with Rome about Dzeko but getting more and more unlikely he’ll sign. The fact Dzeko has played in the Champions League mean he’ll only be playing domestic competitions for the remainder of the season if he joins Chelsea. Slimani of Leicester is a rumoured option but the player does not wish to move to be on another bench.
Yet another striker linked with Chelsea now is 28 year old Burnley’s Ashley Barnes who has netted 4 goals in 26 appearances this season. This takes the tally of strikers were or are interested in to 5, including Barnes, Carroll, Couch, Dzeko and Vardy.