Cavani set to show England and Chelsea what they are missing

England vs. Uruguay on Thursday will see the loser likely eliminated from the World Cup. Edinson Cavani will be the main threat for Roy Hodgson's men.

On paper it looks like it has been the perfect summer for Chelsea so far. Cesc Fabregas will return to England after his £27 million move from Barcelona, and unscathed after Spain’s early exit from the World Cup. Diego Costa is also set to seal his deal after the holders were dumped out of the tournament with two defeats in two games. However, the performances of Costa have failed to impressive, and Chelsea fans may be worried that they are about to sign Fernando Torres version 2.0

Jose Mourinho may be considering swooping for a second striker this summer, someone to provide a more active presence in the front-line, someone who can create chances from almost nothing. That man could be Uruguay centre-forward Edinson Cavani.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker has been heavily linked with a move to England for the last six months, and with Financial Fair Play restricting the French champions transfer activities, they could now listen to offers for the 27-year-old.

On Thursday night, Uruguay face England in a win or die situation in Group D. The PSG striker will be up against Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill, and it will be an excellent test for Cavani to come up against Premier League opposition, and show any potential suitors, just what he is capable of.

It is harsh to judge Diego Costa on his World Cup performances, the Brazilian has been injured for the last few weeks and is still far from being 100%, but it has cast a doubt in the minds of Chelsea fans.

If Cavani shows his best side on Thursday night and all but knocks England out of the World Cup, there will be plenty of fans asking why they have spent the money on the Atletico Madrid forward, and not made a move for the former Napoli man.

Cavani scored 16 goals in the league for PSG last season, if he can add to his goal against Costa Rica on Thursday, then it may just have Jose Mourinho thinking about a possible bid for the Uruguayan this summer.

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