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Chilwell cover? Chelsea could move for Inter Milan star

Chilwell cover? Chelsea could move for Inter Milan star

Chelsea have been credited with an interest in Inter Milan star, Ivan Perisic.

Chelsea eyeing left-backs

The news which Chelsea fans were dreading arrived last month, as it was revealed that Ben Chilwell is expected to be out for the rest of the season as he requires surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Ben Chilwell had been crucial to Chelsea’s impressive early-season form, scoring three and assisting one in six league outings.

In turn, it is probably not too much of a coincidence that both the Blues’ form and ability to keep clean sheets has tailed off massively since Chilwell was sidelined.

So, it looks a must for Chelsea to find some cover for Chilwell in January as, even if Marcos Alonso is playing well, he cannot play every game at left-wing-back from now until the end of the campaign.

One of the options being floated is to recall Emerson Palmieri. The 27-year-old is currently on loan at French outfit Lyon, who he has made 19 appearances for so far this term.

Another potential option that has been mooted recently is that Chelsea sign Ryan Bertrand from Leicester City. However, those rumours were squashed pretty quickly.

Lucas Digne was also linked, but he has since joined Aston Villa.

Chelsea in for Perisic?

Now, it appears a fresh option is being looked at.

According to the Mirror, Inter Milan and Croatia star Ivan Perisic has emerged as a potential target for Chelsea.

Perisic is a natural left-winger, but he has spent the last several years honing his craft as a left-wing-back for the Nerazzurri.

Perisic, 32, is also out of contract in six months, perhaps meaning that the ageing midfielder could be available for a cut-price fee this month?

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 21 40 53
2 Chelsea FC 21 29 43
3 Liverpool FC 20 34 42
4 West Ham United 21 12 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 19 3 31
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 20 -6 24
13 Brentford FC 20 -6 23
14 Aston Villa 19 -5 22
15 Everton FC 18 -9 19
16 Leeds United 19 -16 19
17 Watford FC 18 -14 13
18 Burnley FC 17 -11 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 20 -36 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 6




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