Chelsea are set to make a shock move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch this month, according to reports.
Manager Antonio Conte is targeting a new backup forward for Alvaro Morata with Michy Batshuayi failing to make the grade at Stamford Bridge.
Crouch now joins the list of Andy Carroll and Fernando Llorente of odd Premier league striker the Blues have targeted, and Twitter has reacted…
Targeting a target man
Conte appears to be targeting a specific profile of striker, with the likes of Carroll, Llorente and now Crouch suggesting he is looking for a target man.
Morata has had a tricky first spell in England, receiving much criticism for his performances, despite netting 10 goals in 20 Premier League appearances.
The Italian is also desperate to replace Batshuayi who has failed to make his mark when he has been handed opportunities by the manager.
However, the 48-year-old is making some very strange decisions when deciding who to target…
Chelsea fans when they find out the Andy Carroll deal is off
But they now want Peter Crouch pic.twitter.com/ywYA7r3fqv
— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) January 18, 2018
Chelsea fans realizing they likely dodged a bullet with Carroll only to find out about the Crouch inquiry pic.twitter.com/oeRLS6IbR9
— amadí (@amadoit__) January 18, 2018
Antonio Conte is obsessed with tall strikers. From Carroll to Benteke to now Llorente hahahaha I’m sure sure Crouch will be the next target
— Ali (@TheBeardedRauI) January 18, 2018
Revealed: Antonio Conte’s shortlist if he can’t get Peter Crouch pic.twitter.com/yuBB1dAH1I
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) January 18, 2018
Just seen the news that Chelsea want Peter Crouch. pic.twitter.com/77zSZ9BMsS
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) January 18, 2018
Peter Crouch practicing his diving so he’ll fit in at Chelsea pic.twitter.com/1kcv1pUEnK
— Jared Gatzemeyer (@jaredgatzemeyer) January 18, 2018
👀 Since Antonio Conte got into mind games with Jose Mourinho:
🤝 5 Consecutive Draws In 90 Mins
⚽️ 3 Goals Scored
😡 2 Sending Offs
🤦♂️ Players Booked For Diving
🤔 Linked With Andy Carroll
😂 Made Enquiry For Peter Crouch pic.twitter.com/Bp3q5IZ5Js
— Football Facts (@FootbalIFact) January 18, 2018
Well isn’t this awkward…
‘Route one here we come’ 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nO5cCfwq08
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 18, 2018