Similarly, Chelsea’s weaknesses in the final third is to blame for their underwhelming campaign so far. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have scored just 38 goals so far this season, which is made all the more of a gloomy statistic given that the ex-Tottenham manager is working with a squad worth over £1billion.
Cole Palmer (10), Nicolas Jackson (7), Mykhaylo Mudryk (3) and Christopher Nkunku (3) have been the Blues’ most lethal finishers so far this season, though there is still a significant missing piece of the puzzle in Chelsea’s attack which needs addressing over the summer.
Despite having numerous talented wingers at his disposal, Pochettino is desperate for his side to fork out a significant fee on a proven No. 9 who can lead the line for this side in both the short and long term. However, acquiring the services of a significant talent could prove difficult if Chelsea do not qualify for Europe this season, meaning that their lack of composure up top needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.