Hazard scoffs at Chelsea’s pursuit of Barnes, Crouch et al.

Date published: Monday 22nd January 2018 9:33

Eden Hazard has questioned Chelsea’s recent transfer targets, insisting that they do not need “a target man”.

Chelsea have been linked with a spate of tall strikers, ranging from Peter Crouch to Ashley Barnes.

Edin Dzeko is also a subject of reported interest, as well as West Ham forward Andy Carroll.

But Hazard suggests that the reigning Premier League champions do not need a tall fella to forlornly aim at the head of.

“I think we’re happy with the team we have. It depends how you want to play,” he told the¬†London Evening Standard.

“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 [against Brighton].

“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.”

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