Chelsea sent out their second team to face Hull City yesterday in the FA Cup, but despite the second string nature of the team they still looked notably toothless.
We’re desperately in need of goals to back up Tammy Abraham up front, and according to the Daily Star we’ve settled on a name from the Championship to come in and provide some help.
Ollie Watkins has been the latest in a long line of smart Brentford signings, and this season he’s topping the goalscoring charts in the second tier. 17 goals in 27 games is absolutely nothing to be sniffed at.
Some fans won’t be happy that we’re being linked with 24 year old Championship players rather than exciting 17 year old Brazilian talent, but as we’ve seen with Tammy, top scorers from the second tier can easily step up and make a difference at the top.
For a team who are desperate for some backup goals, this might be a smart move.