Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Chelsea to sign two players in January. They’re strange suggestions.
Frank Lampard’s side are currently fifth in the Premier League, three points behind leaders Leicester City.
Chelsea’s biggest improvement this season has been in defence but that’s the area Hasselbaink claims need to be strengthened…
He told Ladbrokes: “A lot of people are talking about Kalidou Koulibaly but he’s 29 years old and would be very expensive.
“I actually quite like the Leicester defender, Caglar Soyuncu. I think he’d be very good at Chelsea.
“Also the defender at Inter Milan, Milan Skriniar – everybody is talking about him, another very good player.
“So there are players out there, but it’s such a difficult position to fill at the moment.”
OK, Thiago Silva is quite old so another centre-back isn’t the worst shout in the world.
Declan Rice as someone to play in midfield and defence may be a better option, but Soyuncu is a good player.
However, Hasselbaink’s next suggestion makes very little sense…
He added: “I would also like to see another creative midfielder.
“I like Mason Mount, but maybe somebody to play alongside him. [Kai] Havertz is there, I know, but you want healthy, quality competition in that area. I don’t think Chelsea are far off at all.”
They may not be far off Jimmy, but they don’t need more creative midfielders. They’ve got most of them.
Just about all of the greatest uncapped Premier League players ever were pursued by England. And only four of them were English.