The Blues have seen the lead on the top of the table disappear in the last few weeks and will be looking to add more firepower to their attack by attempting a smashing bid for 2014’s top Premier League goalscorer, Wilfried Bony according to Daily Star.
Bony has proven an excellent import to the Premier League since arriving in the summer of 2013, recording goal returns that have been as good as the likes of Aguero and Diego Costa.
Arsene Wenger had looked at the big Ivorien as a potential winter target last season but was put off by a £20m tag slapped on him by Swansea. With his stock showing no drop since, there are reports that Mourinho will even pay more to have him at Stamford Bridge in January.
It would represent a 200% profit for the Swans if Chelsea were to pay such a fee, having signed him for just £10m, their record transfer fee paid for a player. Bony scored 20 times in the Calendar year 2014, more than any other player. His 9 goals in the current campaign are 5 less than Costa’s but Mourinho clearly sees enough similarities between both players to consider a potential partnership for both 25-year olds.
Chelsea have been found out on some occasions this season and it’s becoming somewhat apparent that they rely heavily on Costa and Hazard. Didier Drogba does not have the same finesse that made him a terror to us during his first spell there, while Loic Remy is not even appearing in Cup games.
It remains to be seen how this will work out as Bony has been named in the Ivory Coast’s squad for the African Cup of Nations to kick-off on the 17th of January in Equatorial Guinea. Drogba won’t be going, having already retired from International Football after their early exit from the World Cup, where Bony had been their joint-top scorer with former Arsenal player, Gervinho.
Mourinho has apparently shown a taste for players disregarded by Wenger. Fabregas has gone to Chelsea and has been one of the best players of the season, his 13 assists in just 5 months already meeting up with the total amassed by the League’s highest assist provider last season – Steven Gerrard. Of course, there is still some frustration amongst Gooners that Wenger let such a big mistake happen and maybe something should be done to see that transfer error is not repeated again b making a move for Bony. We’ve had contact with them before for him, and we could still ignite that interest.
A potential Costa-Bony combo could be too much to handle. Both are difficult to contain exclusively and in tandem, it would really strengthen Chelsea more, and it is clubs like us with a porous defence who will eventually suffer.
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