Chelsea transfer news: West Ham star Marko Arnautovic would ‘fit perfectly into Blues’, Tony Cascarino tells talkSPORT


Chelsea transfer news: West Ham star Marko Arnautovic would ‘fit perfectly into Blues’, Tony Cascarino tells talkSPORT

Chelsea should sign West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic, former Stamford Bridge striker Tony Cascarino has told talkSPORT.

The Blues suffered their third loss of the Premier League season on Saturday afternoon, with Leicester dealing Maurizio Sarri his first home defeat since taking charge of the club in the summer.

Once again, Chelsea’s striker woes were highlighted throughout the match, with the hosts dominating their opponents but failing to find a way past Kasper Schmeichel in goal.

Jamie Vardy struck a second-half winner at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea recorded 17 attempts, five of which were on target, but Eden Hazard – starting the match at centre-forward – then Olivier Girioud – introduced just after the hour mark – struggled to seriously threaten Leicester’s clean sheet.

Giroud has just a single Premier League goal to his name this season, while Alvaro Morata – nominally Chelsea’s first-choice striker – has five. Hazard, who has just started to play as the main focal point of Chelsea’s attack, has netted on eight occasions, but is not the reliable goalscorer who can fire the Blues to success.

Sarri reportedly wants to sign Gonzalo Higuain when the transfer window reopens in just over a week, having worked with the Argentine forward while the pair were at Napoli, while Leicester’s own Jamie Vardy – who scored the winning goal on Saturday – has also been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.