Our landlord believes that the Blues should sign the talented Algerian winger during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea are currently experiencing a difficult period following successive league defeats to Bournemouth and Watford. Antonio Conte’s team were utterly dominant last season, as they raced towards the league title, yet an increased fixture list has evoked issues for the Champions this term.
The Blues lost only five games throughout the entirety of last season, yet they’ve already surpassed that number of defeats this season having lost six games.
Despite playing relatively well in the perceived ‘big fixtures’, there’s no denying that the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool pose a significant threat to Chelsea. Thus, their total of defeats could increase before the conclusion of the campaign.
One of Chelsea’s most severe issues has been a lack of creativity. Antonio Conte’s men are far too dependent on the heroics of Eden Hazard to create purposeful goal-scoring opportunities and to provide the team with inventiveness.
Indeed, Chelsea requires a player that can alleviate the pressure that Eden Hazard currently shoulders, Riyad Mahrez could be the solution that the Blues are seeking.
Pedro is ageing, and Willian alone is not sufficient to meet the club’s requirements. Mahrez is an exceedingly capable player and could aid Hazard’s creative responsibilities with Chelsea.
The 26-year-old is a skilled dribbler who is incredibly dangerous in the final third of the pitch. Regardless of his current feud with Leicester, Mahrez has amassed nine goals and seven assists this term. Rated at just £27m on Transfermarkt, he would be a superb addition to the team.
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