Diego Costa was a real force at Stamford Bridge, and he quickly became a fan favourite amongst the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern. Lethal, aggressive, passionate – the Spaniard gave Chelsea a few wonderful years of service.
When he left the club, then, he left a void that has yet to be sealed. Alvaro Morata hasn’t plugged the gap, and so leading into the next season, Chelsea seriously need to consider their options.
Fortunately, one of Europe’s best attackers could be available this summer, with Sport Bild reporting this week that Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski potentially eager to leave his current club this summer. Granted, he would demand a huge investment, not to mention the likely unwillingness from Bayern with regards to his sale, but the Blues would struggle to find a better man to take over from Costa.
After all, a forwards number one job is to score, and whilst Costa delivered goals, Lewandowski delivers them to another level entirely. He’s scored at least 29 league goals per season for the last three years, and that’s a testament to just how good he truly is. His lethality extends to European competition, too, having bagged between 5 and 9 goals in the Champions League over the last three years.
He’s also a fairly physical presence. At 6ft1, he’s no slouch in the air, and that’s important if he were to transition to the Premier League.
However, unlike Costa, he’s far less one-dimensional. The Spaniard would rely on brute force to often get his way, whereas Lewandowski is typically more tactful. He’s comfortable with the ball at his feet, and is able to dribble round defences and move play towards goal – whilst he’s also got fairly decent pace.
Lewandowski is, in many ways, the complete attacker, and if Chelsea want to rejig their attack, they’d struggle to do better than him.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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