Ally McCoist says 29-year-old PL star walks into Chelsea's starting line-up

'Are you kidding me?': Ally McCoist claims 29-year-old PL player would walk into Chelsea's starting line-up

Ally McCoist thinks Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha walks into the starting XI for Chelsea on current form.

Zaha, who’s a talisman for Premier League side Palace, is enjoying a strong individual campaign at Selhurst Park.

The 29-year-old attacker is already up to five league goals for this season, which means he’s outscored any player in the Chelsea squad.

It’s interesting to note the quick forward is linked with a potential move to Stamford Bridge.

Journalist Simon Phillips claimed last week that Graham Potter’s side could try to sign him after the Blues showed interest in the summer.

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Zaha walks into Chelsea XI

Speaking on talkSPORT (7:28am, 2 November), McCoist insisted Palace’s talisman would stroll into the team at the Bridge.

When asked if Zaha would get into the starting line-up of any top-six clubs in England, McCoist replied: “Are you kidding me? On current form he’s (Zaha) walking into the Chelsea team.”

Zaha, who can play as a left-winger or centre-forward, definitely has the individual talent to join one of the elite teams during the peak years of his career.

It’s fair to say he would push hard for a spot in the current Chelsea team, with the attack struggling to fire for a few years now.

With Zaha rapidly improving his goal output in the past 18 months, he should become a more attractive option for the top teams in England.

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On paper, most Chelsea fans would say Zaha could be great cover for Raheem Sterling in the left-winger position.

However, Potter is still working on a number of different systems and formations, which has coincided with a big drop in form from Sterling.

Palace’s skilful attacker definitely falls into the category of a gamble signing, but would the Blues be willing to take the risk?

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.