‘His energy and pace will be a perfect fit for Chelsea’ – Paul Parker urges Graham Potter to sign player ‘who will perform better than Eden Hazard’ now
Before Chelsea defender Paul Parker has urged the club to sign Brighton & Hove Albion striker Leandro Trossard.
The Belgian winger has been impressive this season, scoring six goals and providing two assists in 11 matches. He has been a shining light for the Seagulls this season under Roberto de Zerbi and former coach Graham Potter. The latter has now joined west London.
Parker believes Trossard can perform better than Eden Hazard, the former Blues patron for both club and country. Hazard spent seven years at Stamford Bridge, scoring 110 goals and 92 assists in 352 games before moving to Real Madrid in 2019.
Parker assisted Potter in turning west London into Premier League next season’s championship contenders and urged the Englishman to sign for Trossard. He said (via Bet Bonus Codes):
“I definitely think Chelsea will be competing for the title next season. This will be his first full season as Chelsea manager, and with all that he has done at Brighton, you have to say Chelsea will improve every week. “
“Chelsea should sign Leandro Trossard, he will improve their team a lot. His energy and pace would be the perfect fit for Chelsea under Graham Potter. “
Parker heaped praise on Trossard, claiming he would also attract interest from other clubs.
“I am a huge fan of Trossard, and I cannot believe he is not part of the Belgian national team. That is really strange. He will perform better than Eden Hazard. I think any club in the Premier League would want to sign him.”
Trossard joined Brighton from Genk in 2019 and has contributed 24 goals and 13 assists in 115 games so far.
With Belgium, Trossard has scored 5 goals and 3 assists in 21 matches. Hazard, meanwhile, has contributed 33 goals and 36 assists in 122 games for the Reds.
Graham Potter returns to Brighton with Chelsea
Potter returns to Brighton for the first time since joining the Blues today (October 29) as they clash at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League.
He was appointed manager of the Seagulls in 2019 and led them to their best finish ever in the English top flight last season (9th). On 8 September, he left the club to join the Blues, who sacked Thomas Tuchel after a poor start to the season.
When asked if Brighton would hold a special spot for him, Potter said in a pre-match press conference (via Football.London):
“Yes, of course. A place where I spent three very happy years. Looking forward to going back.”
Interestingly, Brighton are yet to win under new manager Roberto de Zerbi, while the west London side are unbeaten under Potter.