Five wingers Chelsea could target in January transfer window to add more firepower including Hazard and Chiesa

THOMAS TUCHEL was in the mood to moan after his side dropped two crucial points at home to Brighton on Wednesday.

Romelu Lukaku headed Chelsea in front but they failed to add to their lead and were pegged back through Danny Welbeck's injury-time equaliser.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was guilty of wasting a glorious chance at 1-0, bizarrely passing straight to Joel Veltman as he tried to pick out Mason Mount instead of taking the shot himself.

Mount is the Blues' top scorer in the Premier League this term with seven while Jorginho is on six and Lukaku five.

But frustrated Tuchel's wingers have failed to step up with goals when their manager has needed them.

Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic are on two for the season while Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have one each.

And with the January transfer window opening on Saturday, SunSport weighs up five wingers Chelsea could try and sign…

Eden Hazard

There is no doubting on his day Hazard was one of the best wingers in the world for much of his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

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The problem is the 30-year-old has not had many of his days since leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019.

Reports suggest Los Blancos want Reece James – and would be willing to offer the Belgian back to the Blues to make the deal happen.

Federico Chiesa

The Italian winger, 24, has been a rare highlight for Juventus in a disappointing season for the Old Lady.

He sent Blues fans into a frenzy in November after following a number of Chelsea stars on Instagram as the West Londoners consider an £84million bid.

With Chiesa technically still on loan from Fiorentina, Tuchel may be forced to wait until the summer when the Euro 2020 hero joins Juve permanently.

Allan Saint-Maximin

Like Chiesa at Juventus, Saint-Maximin has been a rare success on the pitch for Newcastle this season.

With his tricks, dribbling and entertainment, it is clear to see why he is a fan favourite at St James' Park.

But with the Toon in a relegation dogfight, Chelsea may try and persuade the Frenchman, 24, to light it up in the Champions League rather than the Championship next season.

Ousmane Dembele

Plenty of talk this season has surrounded the future of Ousmane Dembele, 24.

The Barcelona winger's contract at the Nou Camp expires at the end of the season and he has rejected their latest offer of an extension.

To avoid losing him for nothing, Barca may be willing to do a cut-price deal to sell Dembele in January – but whether he would be a helpful addition for Chelsea is unclear with his poor goals return and injury record.

Raphinha

There are plenty of similarities between Saint-Maximin at Newcastle and Raphinha at Leeds – the standout star this season who fans know they are lucky to have.

Raphinha, 25, has racked up eight goals and plenty of plaudits this term under Marcelo Bielsa as talk of a new contract rumbles on.

But the Brazilian will surely get his chance to strut his stuff on the biggest stages as Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich reportedly show interest.

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