Chelsea look at experienced trio to partner Costa, but who should they pick?

Didier Drogba

Chelsea are reportedly looking at Ezequiel Lavezzi, Mario Mandzukic and Didier Drogba, but who would be the best option?

According to the Daily Mail, Jose Mourinho could look for an experienced striker to partner the 25-year-old Spanish international, Diego Costa, who is expected to sign for Chelsea before the World Cup starts on Thursday 12th June. 

The experienced trio notably includes former Stamford Bridge favourite Didier Drogba, who despite turning 36 in March still looks to be a top-flight player. 

However, there are younger stars on the list that Jose Mourinho could turn to in Mario Mandzukic and Ezequiel Lavezzi, but both would be eager to play a lot of first-team football. A commodity Chelsea, with Diego Costa signed, couldn't offer either of the trio, unless there was a system change. 

Nevertheless, we take a look at who out of the three would be the better signing for Chelsea next season, and possibly be the one to compliment the £32million, planned, signing of Diego Costa.

Mario Mandzukic

The Croatian has, despite some critics, proved to be a wonder for Bayern Munich; however, the incoming of Dortmund hitman, Robert Lewandowski, seems to have encourage the player to look elsewhere for regular game time.

Although, in my opinion, the best player out of the three, I still can't see him moving due to the circumstances, i.e. potentially playing second fiddle to Diego Costa.

Ezequiel Lavezzi

The Paris Saint-Germain striker has been constantly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge since the return of Jose Mourinho and, with the system Chelsea play, it's easy to see why.

Although he would be the most expensive player out of the trio, he is a very versatile attacking player, a very useful trait that Mourinho would no doubt look to utilise.

He could play in any of the four attacking points in the Chelsea team, and play them comfortably, but at full-strength you would still say he'd be stuck with a place on the bench.

Didier Drogba

Whoever said there was no room for sentiment in football, in my opinion, was completely wrong. And I'd love to see the return of Drogba to Stamford Bridge.

Although he is the oldest out of the three, he would be as influential off the pitch as he would on it, and he wouldn't expect a regular starting place like the other two names would.

It would also make sense with regards of helping the progression of talented striker Patrick Bamford, who in a recent interview said he could be Chelsea's third choice striker next season, and Drogba may go a long well in helping him achieve that goal. 

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