Chelsea fans have had a lot to celebrate so far this season. Prior to the international break, Chelsea secured maximum points from their opening games in the English top flight, leaving Maurizio Sarri with a fantastic foundation from which to build in the Premier League.
It would be easy for him to rest upon his laurels, then, but in England, he just can’t do that. He always needs to be thinking about how to improve things at the club, and one way that he could do that is by bringing in a bit more midfield quality, particularly from a creative sense.
Between Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley, Chelsea have plenty of options in the more advanced playmaker role through the midfield, but they’ve struggled to make an impact so far. Significantly, they’re yet to, collectively, register a single assist so far this season – and that indicates just how disappointing Chelsea’s attacking service has been so far this season.
Looking for a solution to that problem, then, should be on Sarri’s mind, especially given that Kovacic’s loan is only set to last for a year.
One player that could certainly offer Chelsea a lot is AC Milan ace Suso. Rated at £31.5 million by Transfer Markt and standing at a robust 5ft8, the creative midfielder could be just what Chelsea need.
Best known for his time at Liverpool, Suso is a very different player today to the one that struggled to make an impact in England. Now, he’s emerged as one of Europe’s most exciting attacking midfielders, and he’s a player that could have a huge impact in the Premier League.
Able to play across the attack, including through the heart of the midfield, he’s got particular efficiency with the ball at his feet, with passing, dribbling and delivering through balls all crucial parts of his extensive repertoire. Furthermore, he’s also a decent attacking threat in his own right. He’s a crucial player for AC Milan, and they would naturally be hesitant to let him leave the club, but for Chelsea, a move makes sense.
He picked up 6 goals and 7 assists last season, and he’s already bagged 1 more assist this season – which is more than can be said for any of Chelsea’s current crop of central attacking midfielders. In terms of raw ability, he’d be a perfect fit.
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