Our view: Three midfielders Chelsea should target to solve creative problems

Chelsea have found goals hard to come by of late. Creativity from the midfield areas has been questioned, and Lampard may look to improve that in January.

The Blues have particularly struggled when facing teams that sit deep and counter. They have been unable to break them down and could do with more creativity in the midfield. Here are three options that Lampard should consider this month.

Christian Eriksen

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Eriksen’s contract is up at the end of the season and this month could see him move on for a smaller fee than he is worth.

The Dane can unlock defences from nothing. He can cut through the toughest back-lines with a clever pass, whilst also possessing a danger himself from range. Eriksen has amassed over 100 combined goals and assists at Tottenham and would make a real difference at Chelsea.

Isco

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Isco has struggled for starting opportunities this season under Zinedine Zidane. Recent reports suggested that The Blues were offered the chance to sign the Spaniard, but things have gone quiet since.

The 27-year-old certainly has a lot still to offer and would make a real difference at Stamford Bridge. His experience, combined with his dribbling and passing abilities make him a very attractive target for those involved at Chelsea.

James Maddison

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Maddison might be the least likely name on this list to sign for the club. However, there is the attraction of Champions League football that Leicester cannot currently offer.

The rising English star would reportedly prefer a move to Manchester United but would be in good company at Chelsea. He would be surrounded by young English talent and could thrive with players he is also familiar with on an international level.

He has already scored six league goals this season and would add a goal threat from midfield that Chelsea are currently lacking.

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