Hazard: Chelsea don’t need a striker

Despite Chelsea seemingly determined to add another striker to their squad during this transfer window the club’s star playmaker Eden Hazard has stated that he does not think The Blues need to strengthen in that area.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard the 25-year-old said:

“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].

“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.”

Although Hazard seems happy with the attacking options at his sides disposal, his manager Antonio Conte has repeatedly stated that Chelsea need to add more quality to their squad during the window.

The Blues have been linked with a selection of target man strikers in recent days. Chelsea have reportedly made moves for West Ham’s Andy Caroll, Stoke’s Peter Crouch and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, all of which are forwards suited to a more direct style of play and would not exactly fall into the style of ”keeping the ball on the ground,” as Hazard suggests is the best way to play football.

It is also being reported today that the Stamford Bridge club are close to completing the signing of former Man City striker Edin Dzeko from Roma.