If reports published by the Daily Star are correct, Chelsea are set to sign Swansea forward Fernando Llorente on loan for the rest of the season…
The news had been coming, but the Daily Star’s reports are the first to suggest that a deal is done –
Whilst the move is a strange one on first glance, on paper it actually makes a lot of sense. Whilst Michy Batshuayi is a good option, Llorente has proven that he can score goals in the Premier League, and that is exactly what Conte needs.
Llorente is a very different player to Diego Costa, and herein lies what could very well be Conte’s plan with him. It would make very little sense to sign more attacking cover, so it would appear as though Conte is planning on playing both Llorente and Costa together – perhaps in a formation with 2 forwards.
It would make sense for the formation to be a 4-2-4, with Chelsea reverting to their more standard 4 at the back formation – with N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic covering the defence – with Llorente and Costa flanked by two impressive wingers.
Conte clearly has a lot of plans for his attack – so could the following 4 players make up his DREAM attack at the end of January?