Chelsea have been linked with a number of wingers in recent weeks, and a name that will not go away is Wilfried Zaha. The club could reportedly step up their interest in the Crystal Palace winger, despite his £80 million valuation. However, some fans are not keen on signing the Ivorian winger.
Zaha is widely regarded as one of the most direct wingers the Premier League has seen in recent times. He provides a huge threat when bearing down on a defender in a one-on-one situation, and can tempt defenders into making reckless challenges.
Despite this, some Chelsea fans are not convinced. His numbers this season in terms of goals and assists have been disappointing, to say the least. He has scored just two goals and provided one assist in 15 Premier League starts. These numbers are not traditionally those of an £80 million attacking investment.
Similar to former Chelsea man Eden Hazard, Zaha does drag numerous defenders his way which creates space for his teammates to exploit. This is a difficult statistic to measure, but one that is worth considering.
There is also the argument that Zaha’s Palace teammates could be hampering his output. It is fair to say that he would be surrounded by better players at Stamford Bridge, and that could be the catalyst for an upturn in his attacking exploits.
Despite this, his valuation and lack of goal contributions this season have left Chelsea fans unconvinced. Here is what some fans have had to say on Twitter about the ongoing rumours.
I don’t think Chelsea are stupid enough to spend £80m on Zaha. But will see.
— CFCDaily (@CFCDaily) December 11, 2019
If we do legit end up signing Zaha and Ake I might have to support AFC Wimbledon or something. And do not give me that nonsense reply, “oh but Zaha is better than Willian and Pedro and Ake is good.” CHELSEA NEED WORLD BEATERS! End of.
— Lump Of CFC (@LumpOfCFC) December 14, 2019
I’ve been seeing these rumours about Wilfried Zaha to Chelsea. I like Zaha but feel he is not the one. I prefer Jadon Sancho as he is younger & better suited to our team. What do you guys think?
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) December 13, 2019
If Chelsea are smart then Werner or Jovic plus Sancho should be a priority in January. Zaha doesn't have the numbers needed to be at Chelsea.
— FraudWatch (@YouthSZN) December 14, 2019
Find it hilarious how there's a huge debate on who we should get between Sancho and Ziyech amongst the Chelsea fanbase only for Zaha to be the one we sign instead looooool
— Mod (@CFCMod_) December 11, 2019