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Chelsea to beat rivals Spurs for West Bromwich striker in January — report

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Despite scoring the lone goal of Chelsea's last win against Norwich City last weekend, Diego Costa didn't have a good performance in the game overall as many passes and chances created by Eden Hazard and Co. found empty space where Costa — or some other player — should've been instead.  That script repeated itself several times against Maccabi as well.

Chelsea and Mourinho are obviously trying to remedy this situation, or perhaps even improve it through the transfer market.  We first heard rumors of the Blues possibly going after Saido Berahino last week; now, ESPN are adding to those by claiming that Chelsea are confident in acquiring the West Bromwich striker over any other clubs that might compete for him in the market.

Berahino is yet another striker linked to a Chelsea move in the next transfer window, perhaps more realistic than Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez or Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain or PSG's Edinson Cavani. The English player had a fallout with West Brom's management at the start of this season after failing to complete a move to Tottenham in the summer and talks over renewing his contract — which runs out in a little over 18 months — have stalled.  Any suitors would have great leverage in this situation.

That said, Saido Berahino doesn't seem to be the answer to our attacking problems this season as he only scored 3 goals over 11 matches in the Premier League so far, not having a good performance since his match against Chelsea last season at the Hawthorns where he scored two goals for the Baggies. The 22-year-old would most likely come as a project for the future, with the bonus of filling a home-grown spot in our squad.

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