Oh, how the Blues regret parting ways with Diego Costa! It was never the intention of the Chelsea hierarchy to watch their lovable beast walk away. Diego was happy being a Blue but his rift with Antonio Conte made it impossible for him to stay at the club.
Record summer signing Alvaro Morata started the season with a bang, but his form fizzled away when Chelsea needed him the most. The Premier League is not an easy league to adapt to and it takes time to get used to the pace of things. Hard work and determination will help Morata get out of the slump he is currently facing but there is no guarantee as to when he will start firing on all cylinders again.
If Antonio Conte is to step down as head coach, Maurizio Sarri is widely tipped to take over the reigns at Stamford Bridge. Following not so far behind are the rumours of Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea which has picked up pace but almost immediately, those very rumours have died down. Higuain’s agent and brother Nicolas Higuain, has broken the silence and claimed that his client is happy at Juventus and a move to West London is a far cry.
Chelsea in all honesty, have the funds to look for replacements should Nicolas Higuain’s statements prove false. Three players whom they can target as alternative options for the Argentine are as follows.
A move for Edinson Cavani would be a wise. Despite not playing in the Premier League before, Cavani can be physical and his style would help him settle well into the English game. His aggressiveness would resemble the likes of Diego Costa and it would be a sight to witness how opposition defenders plan to shackle the Uruguayan.
Robert Lewandowski is said to want a new challenge, away from the comfort of Bayern Munich, however, his agent claims that his client is content playing for the German champions. Until Lewandowski pens down a new contract, for the right amount, Munich might allow the Polish captain to depart.
Mauro Icardi would be a perfect inclusion into the Chelsea squad. Physically powerful, good with holding up play, strong in the air and with a bullet of a right foot, the relatively young Argentine would be an automatic hit with the Chelsea faithful should he sign with the reigning FA Cup champions.