The Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have been keeping tabs on him for a while…
Antonio Conte experimented against Hull last weekend by utilising his coveted 3-5-2 formation to great effect, with his side dominating Mike Phelan’s side en route to a 2-0 victory.
Despite the victory, the Chelsea fans in the Tavern thought that there were some glaring inadequacies in the Chelsea first team – most notably in that Victor Moses is not a natural wing-back.
The Nigerian had a decent game on the right-hand side, but he is not a long-term solution, and the Chelsea faithful believe that Conte must recruit if he wants to utilise the formation going forward.
It would appear that Conte agrees, with the Italian boss reportedly keeping tabs on Lazio winger Felipe Anderson.
As per the Daily Mail, Chelsea are ready to make a move for Felipe Anderson – who was courted by Manchester United last year.
They add that Antonio Conte has reportedly asked the club to enquire with regards to his availability ahead of a potential January move.
This is particularly interesting given the fact that Anderson has been utilised in a wing-back role in recent weeks, which may be the reason why Conte is keen on the Brazilian.
Despite his recent success in a more defensive role, Anderson is far more accomplished going forward – and has bagged an impressive 17 league goals since his arrival at Lazio in 2013.
At just 23-years-old, Anderson could be the long term defensive solution that Antonio Conte craves – and it would appear that he could be ready to make a move as early as January.
Anderson could be the latest in a long line of Brazilian’s at Stamford Bridge, and will join Oscar and David Luiz at the club.
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