The man that Chelsea relentlessly chased in the summer yet couldn’t get. John Stones is the most sensible and obvious signing that Chelsea should make in order to improve the squad for the short term as well as a shrewd investment for the future. Gary Cahill’s true colours have shown, now that his team are doing badly and cannot be trusted to martial a top four defence. John Terry won’t continue playing forever and will need a replacement in the near future… John Stones is a perfect fit. He is cool, calm and collected at the back, demonstrating this against Chelsea by, notably, pulling off a Cruyff-esque turn in his own box much to the delight of the crowd. He has the makings of a future England captain and that is sure to bode well for Chelsea, should they sign him this month, for the future
Diego Costa’s struggles in front of goal and general aura of controversy have dogged the Champions this season, with the Spain international being dropped for games this season. He has shown signs of rejuvenation of late however must have competition in order to get back to the heights of last season or be replaced if he fails to do so. Antoine Griezmann is a lethal striker who’s plied his trade in the La Liga at Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid, succeeding at both clubs with incredible goal rates. Fast, tricky, and a superb finisher, his 22 goals last season matched Neymar, and were only ousted by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Surely, by joining Chelsea he will provide the catalyst needed to revive their season and take them back to the Champions League places
This player had been linked to Chelsea in the summer and there is no wonder why. He is an extremely versatile player who can perform everywhere in the middle of the park from defensive midfield to a central attacking role. Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, two of the main players who led Chelsea to the title have been well short of the mark this season and are in dire need of competition and possibly replacement. With Pogba’s immense versatility and wide variety of skill sets they can get a player who can perform both the roles – Matic’s defensive physicality protecting the defence as well as Fabregas’ playmaking and flair. As well as this, he brings his own unique style which allows him to score goals, create chances, become the ball carrier and show steel in the centre of the park by using sheer, brute force and incredible physicality.
Ivanovic, another one of Chelsea’s core players on which they relied on last season, has failed to replicate his high standard performances this season and has seemed to have not been able to get round his man and provide assists. As well as that he has been lacking defensive steel which was his forté that allowed Chelsea to win the title in the previous campaign. Having Aurier at right back would allow Chelsea to play a higher defensive line due to the Ivorian possessing a high work rate allowing him to run up and down the right flank with ease and provide another attacking outlet. Moreover, as well as being good at going forward, he supplements and adds to this by being a deadly crosser of the ball which would allow Diego Costa to add to his goal tally and fire Chelsea back up the table. Finally, with his game time at PSG limited due to Gregory van der Wiel holding his spot he could be available as a cheap yet deadly option for the under performing Champions.