Report: Everton attacker Richarlison is on Chelsea radar - The Chelsea Chronicle

Report: Everton attacker Richarlison is on Chelsea radar

Chelsea are reportedly interested in Everton’s Richarlison, who has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard should he be prized away by Real Madrid at the end of the season.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues have been closely following the Everton attacker this campaign.

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The report adds that the West London club considered moving for the South American last summer before his £40million move to Goodison Park.

Everton splashed out £40million (Guardian) to sign the Brazil international for this season and he’s not disappointed on Merseyside.

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The 21-year-old is a versatile attacker that has shown he’s got the qualities to be used on the left wing or at centre-forward.

He’s made 27 appearances across all competitions for a mediocre Everton this season, where he’s been their star performer and chipped in with 11 goals plus two assists.

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Richarlison is clearly a promising talent that can succeed in the Premier League, but he’s not the finished article yet and anybody is going to find it difficult filling Hazard’s shoes if the Belgium exits Stamford Bridge.

It’s unclear on if Maurizio Sarri’s side will make a move next summer for Richarlison, but it’s surely likely they will have to pay over the odds to get him.

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.