Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has picked out two Premier League stars the Blues should sign this summer if they get the green light to sign players.
Chelsea are currently facing a transfer ban for the next two windows, subject to an appeal before the court of arbitration for sport.
The club have not yet lodged their appeal to CAS but are set to do so and hope the ban will be frozen, before they can overturn the sanction imposed by FIFA after being found guilty of breaching rules relating to the transfers of foreign minors.
Hasselbaink, 47, who was sacked as Northampton boss in April 2018, is well aware of the current ban, but believes there are two players at Crystal Palace they should go for if the restrictions are lifted.
“If Chelsea don’t have a transfer ban, I think they’ll target two Crystal Palace players. Firstly, Aaron Wan-Bissaka can push Cesar Azpilicueta for a starting place and will learn a lot from him. He’s a very good right back, and can defend very well,” he told your-promotional-code.co.uk
“And then Wilfried Zaha brings the excitement. If Eden Hazard goes, you need somebody to take players on.
“Yes, they have Calum Hudson-Odoi but any good side needs four wide players, especially if something happens to Pedro or Willian.
“I think it will be difficult for Crystal Palace to keep them, with all due respect. If they’re going to go, I think it’s best for them to stay in London.
“Yes, Wilfried Zaha had a difficult move to Man United that didn’t work out so I think it’d be good for him to stay in London.”
Hasselbaink also claims that if Chelsea’s ban is kept in place then Derby boss Frank Lampard could be the go to man if Maurizio Sarri leaves.
Hasselbaink added: “If Chelsea get a transfer ban, I can see why they’d go for Frank Lampard. But let’s not forget there’s a manager in place at the moment who hasn’t had a bad year. It’s been difficult, but not bad.
“If they hire Frank, they will need to give him time. But I can understand why they want to go for him, and he’s with former Chelsea youth coach Jody Morris who knows all of the young players so I can see why. They would need to give him time to implement his way.”