With the departure of Timo Werner, who was sold back to his former club, RB Leipzig and Romelu Lukaku loaned out earlier in the summer, Chelsea seems to be left with just one striker in the first-team roster.
The Thomas Tuchel side have many wide forwards and attacking midfielders, but they are currently sorely lacking players for the “number nine” position.
The only center forward available to Thomas Tuchel is Armando Broja, who has just one season of Premier League experience while on loan.
Their new signing – Raheem Sterling, started the weekend’s opening game against Everton at Goodison Park as a “false nine” up front and obviously it didn’t pay off for the Blues.
Although Kai Havertz, who is not a natural striker and has traditionally been known to spearhead the attack, played out wide on Saturday evening.
While Broja, who scored six Premier League goals while playing for Southampton last season was only introduced towards the end of the game against the Toffees.
In the Premier League last season, Mason Mount led the Blues with 11 goals after Lukaku succeeded in upsetting the fan base and Chelsea coach with his controversial interview in December in which he expressed longing for his former team Inter
At the end of the campaign, the Belgian – Lukaku only managed to produce eight goals in the league while Werner only scored just four.
This summer, Chelsea has focused mostly on signing defensive players and they’ve invested heavily on acquiring the services of Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly.
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) August 10, 2022
After signing Sterling in July, the Blues just have three weeks left until the Premier League teams’ summer transfer window closes on September 1 to add another striker.
Footballrover gathered that Wesley Fofana, Wilfried Zaha, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frankie De Jong are all potential targets for Chelsea.
Good morning Chelsea FC and Thomas Tuchel, it's another day to sign Wesley Fofana, Frenkie De Jong and Wilfried Zaha. Thank you💙✌🏼 pic.twitter.com/VOt17NivSx
— side boyfriend 🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@abduljoe11) August 10, 2022
But should the Blues fail to recruit these players, can they actually cope with only one first-team striker after the departure of Timo Werner ?
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙!