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Chelsea On The Lookout For This Highly Rated Napoli Defender: What Can He Add To Their Squad?

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Ayush Chaurasia
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According to latest reports, Chelsea are on the lookout for Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj. Hysaj has been impressive for the Serie A side this term as they are looking to put up a valiant fight against the current league leaders Juventus to the end for the Serie A title. Napoli secured a crucial win against the league leaders which has reduced the gap between them to just one point.

Chelsea, on the other end of the spectrum, is huffing and puffing in the Premier League as they sit on the 5th spot, 5 points below their London rivals Tottenham who are on the 4th spot. However, Chelsea has got some positive results as they won two back to back crucial games in the Premier League to keep their hopes of finishing in top 4 alive. The fact that Spurs managed just 1 point in their last two games has made the contest interesting and things can get tricky if the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham falter further in the last few games.

Chelsea have also secured a place in the FA Cup final where they will take on their arch-rivals Manchester United. However, Conte can be on his way out at the end of the season even if he secures a silverware.

The Blues are expected to go hard at their targets in the summer transfer window so that they can mount a better challenge in all competitions next season. Hysaj has a release clause of €50m and apart from Chelsea, other top English clubs are also vying for his signature.

Chelsea are in need of strengthening, especially in the defensive department as the likes of Gary Cahill and David Luiz are having a poor season. The young duo of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are still learning their trade in the Premier League and are expected to certainly improve.

In the current system, The Blues rely heavily on the wingbacks for attacking output and as well as defensive solidity. Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses have played in that position and both of them are guilty of making some poor decisions especially in the final third of the pitch. They have also been error prone at the back. 

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Hysaj can be a great addition to this Chelsea side as he is adept at playing in both the fullback positions. He is known for his athleticism and is also a good reader of the game. He is defensively solid and is really quick for someone of his frame.

However, he can improve himself on the attacking front so that he gets involved more in the assist and the goals column. Nevertheless, on paper, it seems that it will be a good move for the Blues if they can bring the Albanian defender to Stamford Bridge.

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