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5 forwards Chelsea could go for in January 2019

Alassane Plea

Not a household name in Europe, but Plea is certainly making his plea to the football Gods with his stupendous showings with Borussia Monchengladbach. €25 million it cost Monchengladbach to seal a deal from Nice, and the French striker is already one of the first names on the team sheet alongside Thorgan Hazard. Borussia sits at third place, and that is mostly due to the lethal combination of Plea and Hazard. Plea has scored nine times and assisted three times including a phenomenal 13 minutes hat trick against Bremen. Plea is powerful and relies heavily on his pace and off the ball runs, which is what Eden Hazard and Sarri would love.

Aleksander Mitrovic

It is a shame that Mitrovic isn’t counted in the league of best strikers in Europe at the moment, and that is partly due to Fulham’s start and stutter season where their defensive frailties are too grave to ignore. A typical striker who uses his strength to hold off defenders, Mitrovic is not a slouch when it comes to taking on defenders but is deadly with his headers as well.

He has scored 7 times for Fulham this season, and after Ranieri taking charge of Fulham he is expected to deliver more and get them out of the relegation zone. Mitrovic has little help to aid himself, and a move to Chelsea could see the World take notice of his finishing prowess.

Callum Wilson

Fast, energetic, and with a poacher’s eye, Wilson can be categorized in the leagues of Jamie Vardy styled strikers. Under Eddie Howe, Bournemouth has scored goals in tandem and Wilson himself has netted 9 in 17 games and is a strike away from entering double digits. The 26-year old has netted against both Manchester clubs this season and does not always hover around the box.

His work rate is phenomenal and that would help him fit into Sarri’s system of high press when needed. Wilson due to his pace can often drop to the wings, which will allow Hazard to move into a central role occasionally.

Gonzalo Higuain

There are very few players in the World who could match the goalscoring feats of this man especially in club level. Loaned out to AC Milan by Juventus, Higuain’s chance of returning to the old Lady looks bleak after the arrival of Ronaldo, and AC Milan’s lacklustre season could see him try his wits and skills somewhere else.

The ex-Napoli and Real Madrid man had been a decisive player under Sarri’s tutelage during their time in Naples, and a chance to reunite his mentor and revive his old touch would be a bonus for ‘La Pipita’. Higuain has always expressed his desire to try his luck in the English Premier League, and reuniting with Sarri and playing alongside Kante, Jorginho, and Hazard would be lucrative enough.

Lorenzo Insigne

A revelation under Maurizio Sarri, Insigne, Mertens, and Callejon almost snatched away the Scudetto from the grips of Juventus. Insigne, the diminutive Italian was considered to be their best asset, and he remains indispensable after the arrival of Ancelotti as well. Insigne is not an out and out striker, but more adept in playing the role of a false 9, which will allow Sarri to use Hazard and Lorenzo, two of the most potent players on the ball to interchange positions.

Insigne has a superb vision and his incisive passes can cut the best of defences and add to that the presence of Jorginho. Lorenzo would love to play under Sarri again, under whom he had netted 14 times in the last season, his best tally ever.

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