Eden Hazard urges Chelsea FC board to forget about January transfer
Eden Hazard doesn't believe that Chelsea FC need to sign a new striker in the January transfer window
Eden Hazard has suggested that Chelsea FC do not need to sign a new striker in the January transfer window.
The Blues have been linked with a host of attacking players in recent days as Antonio Conte considers bolstering his front-line in the mid-season transfer window.
The reports linking Chelsea with a number of strikers has surfaced because of Conte’s apparent lack of trust in Michy Batshuayi as a back-up forward, with the the Belgian having only started three of the Blues’ 24 Premier League games so far this season.
However, Batshuayi did start in the absence of the suspended Alvaro Morata in the 4-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
And Blues star Hazard seems to feel that the west London side are not in great need of a new striker this month.
Hazard is quoted as saying by Metro: “I think we have two very good strikers in Alvaro and Michy.
“If they are not ready to play I can play striker, so I don’t think we need [another striker].
“Football is simple – keep the ball on the ground and try [to play] like we did.
“Because we are missing chances people are saying we need another striker, but if we are scoring goals, we are the best attack in the league and no-one can say we need a striker.
“It depends on the form of the team and I think we’re happy with the team we have.”
Hazard and his Chelsea team-mates are now preparing for the second leg of their League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
The two London rivals played out a goalless draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.
Chelsea are aiming for revenge over Arsenal, who beat the Blues in both the FA Cup final and the Community Shield last year.