Chelsea pursuing Callum Wilson for £35million… yet will the Bournemouth striker offer more than Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud?
CALLUM WILSON could soon find himself wearing TWO new shirts – and would not watch strange in both of them.
The Bournemouth striker earned a deserved England call-up yesterday for conflicts against USA and Croatia.
And with Chelsea considering a January move for him, he could be arranging on the whole blue after Christmas.
But would he be an improvement on Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud?
The forward, 24, has the best Premier League goals and assists record of the three this season.
Wilson has scored six and set up four, while Morata, 26, has five goals and no assists and Giroud, 32, still can’t seem to hit the net yet has laid on four.
This red-hot form comes after recovering from serious injuries to BOTH knees, proposing a long run of games will only see him move forward.
By moving from Bournemouth to Maurizio Sarri’s commanding Chelsea side, Wilson would need to adjust his style of play to some degree.
In the box he is arguably the most deadly of the three, ready to curve and expertly swing safeguards to escape.
Blues’ containing football, playing the ball around the box and looking for a way in, would suit his methodology.
But with lower passing accuracy (65.4 per cent) than the two Chelsea strikers, Wilson would need to enhance to begin playing Sarri-Ball.
Giroud already works well in Sarri’s system and is able to hold the ball up and play in the likes of Eden Hazard, Pedro and the recently resurgent Ross Barkley.