Perhaps it is time to call off the search. As Chelsea's increasingly curious hunt for a target man continued last week, with attentions turning from Andy Carroll to Christian Benteke to Peter Crouch, it was the little men, and Eden Hazard in particular, who showed there may be no need to convert Stamford Bridge into the land of the giants.
Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has told Chelsea that Peter Crouch is not for sale - but a deal for the striker could yet materialise.
Buoyed by Chelsea’s four-goal outburst against Brighton and the generally impressive interplay between himself, Willian, and Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard has not only hinted at wanting to play alongside Willian more often (Antonio, okay?), but has also urged Chelsea to reconsider the extra silly striker search that has seen the club linked with generally laughable transfer targets like Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, or Ashley Barnes. (Emile Heskey, Grant Holt, Jan Koller, and Nikola Zigic probably complete that list in the next ten days. Gotta catch ‘em all.)
Antonio Conte has revealed that Danny Drinkwater has picked up an ankle injury and says he isn’t sure how long the Chelsea FC midfielder will be out of action for. The England midfielder was not included in the Chelsea squad for Saturday’s 4-0 victory at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League due to
Rio Ferdinand has told Antonio Conte to turn to Tammy Abraham in Chelsea FC’s search for a new striker. The Blues have been linked with a host of attacking players in recent weeks as Conte considers bolstering his attacking options at Stamford Bridge in the mid-season window. Chelsea FC have already been busy this month
Eden Hazard praised Willy Caballero for his performance in goal for Chelsea FC during their thumping 4-0 victory over Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Caballero was drafted into the starting line-up in the absence of the injured Thibaut Courtois and produced a solid display to help the Blues return to winning ways
Eden Hazard claims Chelsea do not need to buy a new striker and has questioned the idea of adopting a more direct tactical approach this season. Antonio Conte's admission that he would like a forward who can be "a point of reference" has led to ...
One way to try to spice up a lazy Sunday is to drop some more transfer rumor nonsense. Sure enough, two new names were supposedly added to Chelsea’s striker search. Rest assured, we’re reaching rather deep into the Rolodex here, scrolling to page 17 of our Google / FM search results.
Chelsea identify Leicester's Islam Slimani as new transfer target as search for new striker continues
The Blues have turned their attentions to Slimani after going cold on Stoke's Peter Crouch and Burnley's Ashley Barnes
Eden Hazard says Chelsea do not need a new striker. (Reuters)