Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea do not need a new striker'

Hazard: 'Chelsea do not need a striker'
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Winger Eden Hazard claims that Chelsea do not need to sign a new striker during the January transfer window, despite the Blues being linked with a variety of names.

Winger Eden Hazard has claimed that Chelsea do not need to enter the transfer market to sign a new striker in January.

With Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi both struggling for form, the Blues have been linked with a wide range of forwards, including Edin Dzeko, Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes.

However, Hazard has suggested that the club should keep faith with his teammates, while adding that he is capable of playing down the middle if required.

The 27-year-old told the London Evening Standard: "I think we have two very good strikers in Alvaro and Michy. If they are not ready to play I can play striker, so I don't think we need [another one].

"Football is simple - keep the ball on the ground and try [to play] like we did. Because we are missing chances people are saying we need another striker, but if we are scoring goals, we are the best attack in the League and no-one can say we need a striker.

"It depends on the form of the team and I think we're happy with the team we have."

On Saturday, Chelsea returned to goalscoring form - without Pedro and Morata - with a 4-0 victory away at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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