Chelsea have been linked with a number of strikers in the past few months as manager Jose Mourinho has lamented the lack of striking options available to him due to the poor records of his current crop of Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.
The two names who have been linked the most with a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer are Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa and Paris St. Germain’s Edinson Cavani. Here’s a look at which of the two would be better suited for the Blues.
Edinson Cavani has been forced to play a wider role for PSG this season given the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the side who hogs all the limelight at the club. While Cavani has been quietly effective since his summer move to the French capital, Cavani is said to be unhappy at being played out of position and hence he has been rumored to be open to a move in the summer.
Cavani’s record, despite being played out of position, is pretty good – he has scored 14 goals in 22 league appearances, an outstanding record for any striker and one that Mourinho would be more than happy with. However, Cavani has been not created as many chances for his teammates as one would expect, especially since he plays in a wider and more supportive role to Ibrahimovic – he has created only 15 chances in his 22 appearances.
If he does arrive in the summer, Cavani has the ability to adapt to the pace and physicality of the Premier League and he would be a potent threat in leading the line for Chelsea. With the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian there to create chances for him, his finishing and movement will become crucial in scoring the goals which Chelsea are currently lacking.