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4 goals, 4 assists – Chelsea signing this in-form Roma star would add a lot of creativity to their attack

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Why Cengiz Under would be a brilliant signing for Chelsea in January

According to a report from Calciomercato, Chelsea had sent scouts to watch AS Roma star Cengiz Under in action this weekend against Inter Milan. The winger managed to find the back of the net as Roma played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with rivals Inter at the Olympic Stadium.

Cengiz Under, 21, signed for AS Roma from Istanbul Basaksehir in the summer of 2017. The Turkish sensation has scored 4 goals and supplied 4 assists in 17 games across all competitions for the Giallorossi this season. He hit the headlines last week for wrong reasons as he missed a remarkable open goal against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

The Turkish international is considered as one of the top young talents in Europe. Standing at 5ft 8in, Cengiz Under is a quick, agile, fleet-footed and technically-gifted winger who is capable of playing in multiple positions in the final third.

Primarily a right-winger by trade, he has been deployed on either flank and also as a playmaker in a No.10 role behind the striker.

Under is not a physically strong attacker but he combines his low centre of gravity with his quick feet to work his way past the defenders, creating his own space by making sharp turns to open up those half spaces.

Creative and industrious, the 21-year-old is also a fantastic dribbler and is adept at working the channels in the final third with his rapid and incisive passing.

The Turkish hotshot has tremendous pace and is also coming up with the end product at Roma on a regular basis. Under’s positional awareness and maturity simply belie his age.

He likes to draw the defenders out from their positions and plays his teammates in behind the backline with inch-perfect passes. Furthermore, the 21-year-old is a very good crosser of the ball from the flanks.

To put things into perspective, Chelsea should definitely make a move for him in January. Chelsea enjoyed an unbeaten run of 12 games in the Premier League under Maurizio Sarri before enduring an embarrassing 3-1 defeat at the hands of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Though Chelsea have thrived in Sarri’s system, they have lacked that much-needed creativity in the final third at times. Eden Hazard has been the Blues’ creative hub but when the Belgian has not performed, the team has looked devoid of ideas in the final third.

Under would definitely be someone who can make an instant impact at Chelsea if he joins in January, thereby reducing the dependency on Eden Hazard to some extent. The Turkish winger is currently showing good form and can give a significant boost to the club’s title hopes.

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That said, Chelsea should go all out to sign Cengiz Under in the New Year.