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Chelsea Plan To Sign This Brighton Forward This Month: Should Potter Bring Him Aboard?

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According to Express, Chelsea are reportedly planning to move for Brighton forward Leandro Trossard before the transfer window comes to a close. The Blues could potentially hijack Arsenal’s plans again after dealing a huge blow to them by wrapping up Mykhaylo Mudryk last week. However, the Gunners will not want to lose another prospect in the same transfer window and could push for a deal soon enough despite the Seagulls being reluctant to sell.

Trossard’s Campaign With Brighton So Far This Season

Trossard is enjoying a brilliant campaign at the American Express Community Stadium after producing several influential displays on the attacking front. He has managed to find the back of the net on seven occasions and grabbed two assists over seventeen appearances across all fronts.

The Belgian forward has been consistent and reliable in the final third after averaging 2.4 shots, 1.4 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game in the Premier League. However, he will have to distribute the ball better as he has only completed 74.4% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).

Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge

Should Potter Bring Him To Chelsea?

Trossard has the ability to create space for himself to land a few shots in at the opponent’s goal and proves to be a decent finisher in the final third. He can even set up his teammates in front of the goal while making a few dangerous runs to create opportunities in and around the opponent’s penalty box.

The 28-year-old remains extremely versatile in the final third as he can virtually play anywhere in the central areas while also operating on the left flank and occasionally leading the charge down the middle when needed.

We can expect him to inject more firepower into Chelsea’s attacking department at Stamford Bridge. His arrival would also bring more competition into the final third even though Graham Potter has several attackers at his disposal. Trossard is currently in his prime and could make an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners are likely to compete heavily for his signature and such competition could convince the Brighton chiefs into selling. However, it remains to be seen if either side makes a bid in the coming days to secure his signature.

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