5. Buy Andy Carroll!
A World class striker is a prerequisite for every elite club chasing Champion League glory. Luckily Chelsea FC currently have one spearheading their pursuit of silverware. Despite a brief flirtation with China in January Diego Costa has once again led the Chelsea FC front line superbly this season and with the lure of returning elite European football Costa should be a permanent fixture at Stamford Bridge for a few seasons to come.
The Brazilian-born forward since joining Chelsea FC has warned off all rivals for his starting position with a number of typically physical performances and the unique knack of getting important goals in the big games. Since Costa joined Chelsea FC have had a continual problem when Costa is either injured or more often suspended. Summer signing, the highly rated Michy Batshuayi is another player that has fallen victim to Costa’s success.
Batshuayi has just not been consistent enough to dislodge Costa for any decent level of time. Either Chelsea FC hierarchy keep faith with the young Belgium or return to the ever expensive transfer market to find a game changer. A player with more experience that may be more content sitting and taking a back seat to Costa.
No smoke without fire, Antonio Conte is a big fan of ex-Seville star Fernando Llorente and the club may leverage a loan or two of fine Chelsea FC youngsters to sweeten the package to Swansea if they decide to go back in for the experienced hitman. German international Mario Gomez has banged in six goals so far in a struggling Wolfsburg this season and may well see Chelsea FC as a last fling at elite football.
Would Chelsea FC consider a massive move for London rival West Ham’s giant English striker Andy Carroll? Despite a very decent goal scoring record for the Hammers Carroll is just not available for selection enough to warrant his massive wages. It would be a move that could suit all three parties, West Ham United would free up much-needed funds for reinvestment on the playing side. Chelsea could wrap Carroll up in cotton wool. Utilise him and prioritise games that match Carroll’s sizeable assets, Chelsea FC’s larger squad would be able to compensate for any fitness issues that surround Carroll. The player himself would be able to play at the highest level again without having to carry the sides attacking options on his shoulders.
Imagine Andy Carroll trotting out at the Nou Camp in a West Ham shirt – it would bring a tear to the eyes of even the best of Champion League defenders.