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Burley: Grealish would’ve been better for Chelsea than Havertz

Thu 31 December 2020 | 10:40

Former Blues player believes that Aston Villa’s midfielder could’ve given Lampard more options.

Chelsea

’s summer transfer window saw a number of big names joining the ranks of

Frank Lampard

’s team. The club specifically invested in improving the team’s attacking creativity by signing Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech. The latter has displayed fine performances for his new club but the two Germans have not yet managed to find their best form at Stamford Bridge. In a recent interview with 

ESPN FC

,

Craig Burley

has spoken about Chelsea’s transfers and how they could have found a suitable option in Aston Villa’s

Jack Grealish

.

“I wouldn’t have been against signing Jack Grealish. He’s been superb again, a fantastic season.

“He has a bit of everything. At the moment Havertz is lost and Werner has lost his confidence.

“Timo Werner is a different kettle of fish because Jack Grealish is a midfielder who can do a bit of everything. Werner is an attacker, and in essence so is Havertz – although he can play a little deeper.

“Grealish would have given them more options than Havertz.

“Grealish has been playing further forward this season and you could have, as Lampard has, played [N’Golo] Kante and [Mateo] Kovacic and then had Grealish a bit further forward and he would have done a bit of everything.

“I don’t know if it was an option but I think most clubs in the Premier League would take Grealish at the right price.

“It would have cost more to get Grealish because he is English and all English players that you buy, you are going to pay twice the price.

“I love Grealish, I like the player, but investment-wise it was maybe wiser to get Werner and another player because Grealish would have cost £100m.”

Chelsea will face

Manchester City

in their first game of the new year on Sunday as they are trying to get back to their best form. Lampard’s team have gained one point from their last two league games and are currently in sixth place in the table with 26 points.


source: SportMob