Chelsea Transfers: 10 Possible Replacements for Nicolas Anelka

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Chelsea Transfers: 10 Possible Replacements for Nicolas Anelka
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Andre Villas-Boas has hinted that Chelsea could be in the market this winter for a striker to replace the recently departed Nicolas Anelka. AVB has reportedly been given a £150 million war chest to attack the transfer market head on.

Chelsea has allowed 24 goals in 19 matches going into the new year. Out of the top five teams in the table, Chelsea is only better than Arsenal, who have allowed 26. If you take away the eight-goal drubbing to Manchester United, Chelsea has conceded the most goals at the top.

AVB's free-flowing style has unearthed the usually solid Chelsea defense. Chelsea invested heavily last winter in Fernando Torres, but have yet to reap the rewards necessary to vindicate their purchase.

With the sale of Anelka, AVB will be able to dip into the market and sign a player of his choosing that he thinks will flourish in his system. The London club's deep pockets allows the Blues boss to have a go at the top players in Europe.

Will AVB look to purchase a front man with experience in England? Or buy someone he's seen play in Portugal, Italy, Germany, France or Spain?

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