Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is renowned for his offensive style of football and you only have to go back to his old Napoli’s team to see how devastating they can be when they click.
The Blues have shown glimpses of becoming an exciting attacking team, but Sarri is still trying to fit the pieces together following his summer arrival at Stamford Bridge.
His Napoli teams were so effective due to their wingers, who pushed high up the pitch and chipped in with goals.
Willian and Pedro may not be long-term solutions to the wide roles under Sarri, which is why Chelsea need to consider alternatives in the transfer market.
According to the Telegraph, the Blues have rejected an offer from Barcelona to swap Willian for Malcom plus cash.
Chelsea have reportedly turned down the initial approach, but it could turn out to be a foolish decision in the long run.
Malcom, 21, ticks all the boxes for what Sarri needs in a winger and has more potential than 30-year-old Willian.
The Brazilian only moved to Camp Nou in the summer and has found it difficult to make a major impact, scoring two goals in his 10 appearances.
But he’s hardly had a fair shot and showed at Bordeaux last season to earn his big-money move to Spain.
Malcom is a speed machine that usually operates on the right flank and could be a major hit in Sarri’s system.
He was directly involved in 20 goals across all competitions last season and his improvement in the next few years would be fascinating to see under Sarri’s tutelage.