Chelsea plot huge late move for prolific striker

By Mark Peters IN General,Premier League,Serie A,Transfers - 19:29 Aug 27th 2017

Having made a disastrous start to the defence of their Premier League title with a shock home defeat at the hands of Burnley, Chelsea hit back in style by beating Tottenham at Wembley.

Questions remain over the Blues’ striking options, however, with Michy Batshuayi doing little to suggest he can challenge £60m summer-signing Alvaro Morata for a starting place in attack.

According to reports in the Daily Star, Antonio Conte intends to remedy this problem by making a last-gasp move for Andrea Belotti, with AS Monaco now looking increasingly unlikely to rival the West London outfit for his signature.

ANDREA BELOTTI

The 23-year-old’s debut Serie A campaign for Palermo back in 2014/15 could hardly be described as prolific, though just nine of his 38 appearances came as a starter as he helped himself to six goals.

Since moving to Torino, however, the Italian international’s potential has been unleashed, resulting in a total of 38 top-flight goals across the last two campaigns:

Andrea Belotti
POS: FWDAGE: 23Y 8M
HEIGHT: 5FT 8INWEIGHT: 11ST 4LB
SA | Torino | 15/1616/17 | Torino | SA
GOALS
ASSISTS
GAMES
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
AUG
2
4
1
3
SEP
2
1
1
1
5
OCT
5
1
1
1
3
NOV
3
1
4
2
DEC
4
3
3
1
6
JAN
3
1
2
5
FEB
4
5
2
1
3
MAR
3
3
4
6
APR
5
2
3
2
MAY
4
2
1
12
4
35
TOTAL
35
7
26

These strikes have been supplemented by a further 11 assists and the fact that Belotti netted in all ten months of the 2016/17 Serie A season only serves to highlight his incredible consistency.

One potential stumbling block to any move could be the fee demanded by his current employers, with the Italian outfit likely to want in excess of what Chelsea paid to prize Morata away from Real Madrid:

Andrea
Belotti
versusAlvaro
Morata
FWDPOSITIONFWD
23Y 8MAGE24Y 10M
5FT 8INHEIGHT6FT 2IN
11ST 4LBWEIGHT13ST 4LB
 
SA | TNO | | RMD | LL
06/16 - 06/1706/16 - 06/17
34
STARTS
14
3071
MINS
PLAYED
1350
26
GOALS
15
7
ASSISTS
4
9
OPENING
GOALS
4
4
WINNING
GOALS
4
17
HOME
GOALS
6
9
AWAY
GOALS
9
10
HEADED
GOALS
6
L
5
R
11
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
1
R
8
118
MINS
PER GOAL
90
8
TOTAL
1

This might seem reasonable in light of the fact that the 23-year-old netted 26 top-flight goals to the Spaniard’s 15 last season, though he is far less experienced at the highest level and actually scored at a slower rate.

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41 Comments

  1. Aexander Y. Davies
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    William should not be allow to leave chelsea. Chelsea should not be strengthen other UFA opponent.

    • Alfredkatana
      Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:45 am | Permalink

      buy Belloti pls and if possible bring also Alexis sanchez stop making rumors make it a real deal for chelsea the blue army then the trophy will be ours again.

      • F
        Posted August 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

        The answere is Belloti

  2. Babarinde Adesola
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Chelsea Should Make The Deal Happen And Starting Using 352 Formation

  3. Sammy
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Pls, dont let willian leave, this season. We need him for his magic toughes, fast moves and accurate passes.

  4. Jim falz
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Buy belotti nd dnt sell willian

    • Alfredkatana
      Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:48 am | Permalink

      Willian is not for sale pls

  5. harliberry
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Chelsea should sign belotti and should not sell William

    • Jimmy
      Posted August 27, 2017 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

      Got that in one . BELOTTI…!!!

  6. Olamitide joshua
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Buy belloti dont sell willian

  7. yah monsur
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    please buy Belorussian and Willian should not leave because his experience

  8. Ijire daniel
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Pls dnt allow william sell go through but biletti fine good addition

  9. destiny
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Pls Chelsea should buy belloti as a striking force at Chelsea and they should not sell William …this guy is too to sell ,I love William

  10. Felix
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Don’t sell William, buy Vardy or Belotti or both, and retain Diego Costa if possible

    • vhee kingz
      Posted August 28, 2017 at 2:34 am | Permalink

      lol…do u want to kill other clubs

  11. MICHAEL
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    PLEASE O BUY BELLOTI FOR US UP CHELSEA

  12. AJAYI T.J
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    SELLING WILLIAM WILL BE ANOTHER COSTLY REGRET LIKE NEMANJA MATIC TO MAN U, SO DONT SELL HIM, GET US OXLADE CHAMBERLIN, AND BELLOTI, THEN D TROPHY AGAIN IS OURS…. UP CHELSEA…

  13. ndagi Mohammed gana
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    buy belloti and don’t sell william

  14. Musampa
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    Pls let willy stay’s n buy 4 us beloti nd ox

  15. Kristian
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    But belotti. But plz don’t sell willian

  16. Uncle Udo
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    Plz William should stay, we luv him so much, buy Belloti for us. D blues!!!

  17. Korede Olumoro
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    What we miss in #Chelsea I England stars and we paid for that in our opening game of the season. Chelsea need players of England Nationality to be able to contend for another premier league else, FA and referees will never favor us. They punish us over and over again. We need to sign atleast #OxladeChambalein, #DrinkWater, #Vardy, #DannyRose, any two of them, three or all. They’ll be good additions we can’t deny that…. #ChelseaForLife

  18. Jeremiah olele
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    a combination of willian. Haza. Pedro.morata and baloti or verdy on forward is unstopable and this can give u a title

  19. SADIQ
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Pls, if u can’t buy belloti, buy verdy and don’t sell willian.

  20. abubakar thoya
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    combination of hazard, William,belotti and Pedro will be fire let bluez do that signing b4 thursday

  21. Id Davis
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    if you guys want to sell Williams, first of all buy replacement in d like of Sanchez or drexer and buy England players to enable settle issues with FA

  22. Okuna
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Chelsea shld buy Belotti, vijik, & Sandro then victory is our. up Blues

  23. Josh
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Blue bolded for life!!! Emenalo should sell Batman then buy VARDY,OX,SANCHEZ and VANDYK. so as to please FA and also have a sharp cutting edge frontline. Cos Vardy is sharper than A.Bellotti and has another good 3 super top notch seasons to give plus he is half the price and English. hold Willian’s stay but if he goes make sure you got Sanchez… Even with the Hazard rumours possessing these players we are good…just thinking out loud.

  24. Naada Newton
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Pls Chelsea board to try to landing Sanchez,or Belloti among d striker and also Alex Chamberlain

  25. Naada Newton
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Chelsea board should look at PSG hw the spend and the get gud result better soup na money killer quick and react so that we would challenge the title even champions leagues

  26. Emmanuel oti
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Chelsea should buy sanchez becoz he is fraustrated at Arsenal and also Ox and also apologise to Costo to come back no mater who is at fault.

  27. shila
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    william is not for sale in any price william is innegoriablle please chelsea boade abi una no get sence?

  28. shola
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    that is coment by shola

  29. Prince Klemz
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Chelsea abeg una neva sell do? if una sell willian wen sanchez neva come, na 10th position get una. Jus buy Danny Ross, Chambalin & Beloti.Den leaque na bak 2 bak & champions leaque show banker. Blues 4eva.

  30. Arnold
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Blues plz buy berotti n dare not to weed out willia

  31. shiola
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    costa is an idiot let him go and sit down is he biger than the club? he is the type player for morhino not conte mirhino uae to fight on the piitch conte dos nt like that he shoul het out

  32. ebubeze
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    belotti is a good player, we need him nw, or vardy, ad for William that guy is too good, we love him

  33. wills
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Chelsea should not do the joke of selling William, rather buy Alexis or Bellotti, Chamberlain and Barkley

  34. Solomon
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Willian must remain in Chelsea for whatever reason. add other players you want

  35. royalty
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Please Chelsea board add belotti to the summer signings and maintain William to the squad, he’s very experienced.

  36. Naol
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    don’t sell our William but buy Belloti