Andy Carroll: West Ham striker facing a month out injured

  • Andy Carroll: West Ham striker facing a month out injured

Andy Carroll: West Ham striker facing a month out injured

The reason being is he does not play enough games, he has had a lot of injuries. West Ham had requested Batshuayi initially, but he prefers a move to Spain and won't be included in the deal.

With Everton manger Sam Allardyce saying that their new signing Cenk Tosun was the best striker available in the market for £27 million, perhaps a £20 million move for Andy Carroll wouldn't be so awful.

Spurs were leading 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from Roman Pavlyuchenko - remember him? - but Didier Drogba netted the equaliser shortly after Crouch's arrival to secure a point for the Blues.

Crouch to Stamford Bridge?

The Sun, The Daily Mirror and The Daily Telegraph report that Chelsea have switched their interest to the 42-times capped Crouch - who has scored four goals in 21 appearances this term.

Whilst Morata has made the most of those crossing opportunities so far, Carroll is more in the mould of a classic target-man.

"Over the years he's been a handful to play against and he's probably a bit of a dying breed of big centre-forwards who are hard to play against and offer something different".

He's robust and he'll allow Chelsea to go more direct when required.

A club spokesman said: "Chelsea FC complies with all Federation Internationale de Football Association statutes and regulations when recruiting players". Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Antonio Conte has made no secret of his desire to sign a striker this January.

Conte identified key attributes within Moses' game and taught the former-Wigan starlet how to couple his natural speed and creativity with defensive acumen. At 29-years of age and with an injury record as bad as Carroll's how much longer can the striker last? Can West Ham afford to lose one of their strikers?

Due in part to injury, Andy Carroll's stats have worsened over the past three season.