Paul Merson names two Premier League stars Chelsea should sign in January

Paul Merson believes Chelsea’s recent struggles are down to a lack of creativity and has urged the Blues to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves or Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse.

“I think Chelsea are missing a [Ruben] Neves. I think they’re missing a player who can spray the ball round the pitch,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“[Mateo] Kovacic likes taking players on, Jorginho won’t kick the ball further than 10 yards, just keeps it going, [N’Golo] Kante’s an all-around-the-pitch kind of player.

“They’ve got no one who sprays the ball around, like a Ward-Prowse or a Neves.

“The amount of times the other night [against Everton] when they made runs, the front three, where they ran and then they spun, and no one’s hitting them, no one’s hitting them.

“That’s the problem for me, Chelsea need someone who’s spraying the ball about. Kante’s not going to hit that ball.”

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