FORMER CHELSEA COACH ADMITS LLORENTE ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR CHELSEA

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Swansea striker Fernando Llorente was linked with Chelsea during the January transfer window, as Antonio Conte sought a backup for Diego Costa.

The move didn’t materialise, and former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins doesn’t believe Llorente is the right man to fit into Chelsea’s formation and style of play, despite his brilliant header against the Blues.

“He’s a magnificent header of the ball and that was pretty evident at all the clubs he’s been at,” Wilkins told Sky Sports.

“That was very poor marking [by Chelsea for Llorente’s goal] leaving a 6″4 centre forward all alone to head it in from 12 yards.

“But for Chelsea, to be a centre forward you need to have a bit of mobility.

“He doesn’t have that mobility so therefore I would say he wouldn’t be an ideal centre forward for Chelsea but he’s carved out a wonderful career for himself.”

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