The former Blues midfielder is worried about Antonio Conte’s options should Diego Costa pick up a long-term injury.
Costa has been in sensational form this term but was suspended for the 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day.
Conte went for Eden Hazard through the middle with Pedro and Willian either side in the absence of the Brazil-born hitman.
“Would those three smaller guys be able to maintain that type of football ”
And while Wilkins was impressed by their efforts he’s worried about the long term.
He told Sky Sports: “They did sell Oscar, and for a lot of money as well.
“The way I think he’s looking at it, if they were to lose Diego Costa for a long period, would those three smaller guys be able to maintain that type of football throughout the season.
“I personally don’t think so.
“So, they might be looking to bring someone in in January, but of course we’ve still got Champions League [to factor in].
“So, the type of player they’re looking for – will they be able to prise that player away from a top European side, or even one of our boys?
“But at the moment they’re the side to catch because some of the football they’re playing is quite breathtaking.”
This morning Spanish paper AS reported that the Blues were actively pursuing Swansea striker Fernando Llorente as potential backup for Costa.