Eden Hazard has stated that Chelsea don’t need to buy anymore attacking reinforcements in January, and has suggested that the Blues aren’t in need of a tall forward.
Chelsea were without Alvaro Morata on Saturday as they beat Brighton, and with a two-match ban looming for the Spaniard, plus Michy Batshuayi’s future uncertain, the Premier League side are in the market for a new attacker.
But Hazard has full faith in the duo, and believes the club should stick by them: “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 one].”
The Belgian also hinted that he’d rather have smaller forwards for the ability to have speed when in attack, just like the Blues showed against Brighton at the Amex.
“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.
“Who is the best team this year? Manchester City. The strikers, (Gabriel) Jesus and (Sergio) Aguero, are not big.
“It’s simple. It depends how you want to play. If you want to play with long balls you need a target man, if you want to keep the ball on the floor you need a small guy. It depends how you want to play.”
Ashley Barnes, Islam Slimani, Andy Carroll, Eden Dzeko and even Marcos Arnautovic have been mentioned as targets for the Blues this month, but if Eden Hazard is confident Chelsea don’t need to sign anyone, who is to doubt him.