Chelsea have only one remaining striker within the first-team squad after promoting Timo Werner again to RB Leipzig and sending Romelu Lukaku out on mortgage earlier in the summertime.
The Blues have quite a few huge forwards and attacking midfielders, however now severely lack choices in a ‘quantity 9’ position. Armando Broja, who will flip 21 subsequent month and has only one season of Premier League expertise to his identify, is the one centre ahead at Thomas Tuchel’s disposal.
Winger Raheem Sterling began up entrance in a ‘false 9’ position within the weekend’s opening day victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Kai Havertz has beforehand been identified to guide the road however began huge on Saturday night and isn’t a pure striker.
Broja got here off the bench towards the Toffees within the closing levels. The Albania worldwide scored six Premier League targets whereas on mortgage at Southampton final season, in addition to 10 within the Eredivisie on mortgage at Vitesse Arnhem through the 2020/21 marketing campaign.
Mason Mount was Chelsea’s main Premier League goalscorer final season with 11. Lukaku, who managed to alienate the fan base after an explosive December interview through which he expressed eager for former membership Inter, received eight within the league and Werner bagged simply 4.
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Chelsea have largely prioritised defensive recruitment this summer season, lacking out on Jules Kounde however spending massive on Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly, in addition to additionally concentrating on Wesley Fofana.
Having signed Sterling in July, ought to the Blues need one other striker they solely have three weeks earlier than the summer season switch window closes for Premier League golf equipment on 1 September. 90min understands that Chelsea are looking out and now have curiosity in winger Wilfried Zaha.