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Chelsea don't need Edinson Cavani

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Cavani isn't needed at Stamford Bridge (©GettyImages)
Cavani isn't needed at Stamford Bridge (©GettyImages).

Chelsea undoubtedly have one of the strongest attacking forces in the Premier League. 

The likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar formed an irresistible attacking trio last season, with midfield players like Frank Lampard, David Luiz, Ramires, and even the Blues' latest addition Van Ginkel, also bringing a real threat to the opposition's goal.

Chelsea enjoyed relative domestic and European success last season, finishing third in the Premier League and winning the Europa League. But this success was mainly down to the midfield players, who scored the vast majority of the Blues goals in most competitions last season.

Cavani, with a tag of 54m, is a star striker, no doubt; but do Chelsea really need a big name to score goals? Roman Abramovich can easily shell out the cash, but it won't be good business, and here's why.

Lukaku could prove to be a real sensation for the Blues. The powerful target-man - who scored 17 goals on loan for West Brom last season - could really push on with the right guidance from Mourinho, along with the experience offered by Fernando Torres.

Torres isn't the striker he was once was at Liverpool but he still shows shades of that brilliance, and can still be a formidable player at this level when he has his head screwed on. It is easy to criticise the Spaniard, but people forget he scored 21 goals in all competitions last season - and that is no mean feat.

One of his problems is that he actually tries too hard. He needs to recapture the clinical side of his game and he can establish himself as a first-team regular for the Blues.

Ba, who moved to the club in January, almost took them by storm, scoring twice in his FA Cup debut for Chelsea. However, he seemed lacklustre pretty soon; and after his nose injury against Newcastle, he never quite recovered. 

But with a new season around the corner and a new manager at the helm Ba could hopefully reach the heights of his form shown in the first half of the Premier League last season with former side Newcastle.

So simply, Chelsea splashing the cash out on Cavani would be a huge risk. Being a business, they want a sense of control: hence the cash plus player deal was Chelsea's preferred option to try and prise the Uruguayan away from Napoli.  But with that turned down, it seems highly unlikely, that Cavani would be seen in a blue shirt this season. 

 

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