Chelsea in shock move for £90k-a-week PL star in January for short-term fix

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Chelsea are reportedly looking at West Ham United striker Andy Carroll as a possible January signing to solve their goalscoring woes.

The Blues have hit a rough patch, as they’ve been held to three consecutive goalless draws in all competitions which has unsurprisingly ramped up the pressure on Antonio Conte.

Summer signing Alvaro Morata is without a goal in his last three Premier League games, while Eden Hazard’s form has tailed off too which has led to their poor play in the final third while tiredness has seemingly also been an issue.

Considering Michy Batshuayi still hasn’t managed to earn the faith of his Chelsea boss, playing around 70 minutes of Premier League football in the last two months, Conte and the club will have to look outside of Stamford Bridge for the solution.

According to The Telegraph, they are eyeing up a move for Carroll who would offer something different to Morata in that he’s more of a presence up front and while they are both prolific in the air, the England international can add a bit more physicality and a different dynamic if Chelsea are struggling.

The report adds that Chelsea are keen on a loan move which will mean taking on Carroll’s £90,000-a-week wages for the next six months, but if it means sharpening their attack and adding more goals to the team, then it is surely a move that they’ve got to push forward with.

It’s a worrying time for the reigning Premier League champions. After seemingly storming ahead and pushing on for second place, they’re at risk of falling behind Man Utd and Liverpool in the race behind Man City, and finding a way to score more goals has to come sooner rather than later.

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