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Chelsea are blowing hot and cold following their shocking 1-0 loss at the hand of West Ham United. They had the chance to cut back their gap with second-placed Manchester United but their defeat ensured they remained on the tail of the Red Devils in the third place.

With Premier League title race gone in the wind, Chelsea will be looking to keep up the ante. Also, the Blues are in the knock out stages of the Champions League so there are expected to be some heavy business in the winter transfer window for the defending champions.

According to reports, Chelsea are ready to let Michy Batshuayi leave the club on loan. The Belgian teenager arrived in a much-hyped move from Marseille in the summer of 2016 but hasn’t been able to get a proper breakthrough so far.

Batshuayi made some good moves in the pre-season but Conte brought Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid strengthen Chelsea’s forward department. In the last season’s too when Diego Costa was toiling hard Conte ignored Batshuayi for Eden Hazard. So it has become very clear the youngster needs to work hard if he is to earn a place in the starting lineup.

If the Belgian international moves here are three names who might arrive at Stamford Bridge.

Jamie Vardy

A fox in the box. The English international has hit the right kind of note but off late he hasn’t been in that kind of form. Vardy is about to enter the twilight end of his career as he is set to be 31 in January next year.

Vardy can cough up goals and the Leicester City frontman was one of the main reason behind Leicester City’s famous title triumph back in the 2015/16 season. Be he wouldn’t come for cheap so it remains to be seen whether Chelsea come up with an offer or not.

Christian Benteke

The former Liverpool hitman is back after a brief injury spell but he is yet to find the back of the net. The Crystal Palace man holds the similar style of Fernando Llorente as he loves to be indulged in hold up play. So he could be a pretty interesting thing to be pondered with.

Daniel Sturridge

The Liverpool striker has had his setbacks with injuries but if he is set for a good spell on the pitch he could ring in innumerable goals. Morata needs a partner to share the spoil and Sturridge could be the man.

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.