Backup Plan: 3 Realistic Replacements For Diego Costa At Chelsea

Diego Costa

Time might not be Diego Costa’s best friend at Chelsea. The Spaniard has had a paltry return of goals this season and his performances have actually been a critical issue, leading to a lot of questions being asked about the way he performs and how much of a moody player he can be.

Constantly squabbling with the opposition has led him to lose focus on what his job in the team is, which is to score goals. Jose Mourinho might have gotten the best out of him last season but this season the former Atletico Madrid forward has regressed into fighter mode, which isn’t a good thing for Chelsea.

Keeping the image of the club in mind and the fact that the Spaniard looks off pace and out of touch, he could well be on his way out of the club. Guus Hiddink might not make an instant change in January but Costa could be looking at the exit in the summer and that means Chelsea would need a new striker to score the goals.

With money certainly being available in the summer to bring in some quality, here are three strikers that the Blues can bring into their team.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

The French forward has been linked for quite a while with a move to Chelsea and the Premier League and with Chelsea in desperate need of a striker; it could well be the Atletico Madrid attacker that the Blues move for.

Griezmann isn’t just a winger; he can play as a striker or an attacking midfielder and is blessed with great pace, trickery and finishing. He would be an extremely expensive signing from Atletico Madrid but Diego Simeone could be the man who takes up the managerial post at Chelsea and he could bring the 24-year-old with him as well.

Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. FIFA addict, F1 fanatic.
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