Owen Hargreaves agrees with Ian Wright over Chelsea needing to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window.
The Blues had the third-lowest record in the ‘goals for’ category in the 2020/21 Premier League season, despite finishing in fourth-place.
Thomas Tuchel’s side ended the campaign with 58 goals scored, with midfielder Jorginho finishing the season as the top scorer – with just seven to his name in the top-flight.
They all came from the penalty spot, as well, which highlights the issue Tuchel has ahead of his first full season in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the Blues having a busy summer transfer window last year, with Marina Granovskaia overseeing the signings of seven players, it looks like it could be another hectic period ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
And former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves believes Chelsea need to add another striker to their ranks this summer.
Speaking on Premier League Productions, via the Express, the former England midfielder said: “I think the big thing for Thomas Tuchel will be the fact he can then say to the club: ‘Right get me some players, get me some of my players that can go and make the difference’.
“I think their top scorer had seven goals, Jorginho – that’s crazy for a Champions League team.
“So I think for Tuchel he can say ‘right get me a centre-forward that I desperately want and need’.
“Finishing the season in the Champions League, strengthening his position.
“He’ll be disappointed [with the defeat to Villa] but delighted he can get some players in to bridge the gap.”
These comments come at a similar time to Arsenal legend Wright, who shared Hargreaves’ thoughts.
“When you look at these chances [against Villa], they’re very good chances. They’re missing too many, like I say,” Wright said on BBC programme Match of the Day on Sunday night.
“I feel for them because they’re doing everything they can to get into these positions.
“You have to put it into perspective: when he came, they were ninth, now they’re fourth. They’ve got to find this striker, because I don’t think they’re a million miles away.
“They have got to have one for next season.”
Timo Werner has endured a slightly underwhelming campaign after arriving with big expectations from RB Leipzig last summer.
The Germany striker scored only 12 goals in all competitions during his debut season in England, but has shown signs of the talent that led Chelsea to pay big money for his services.
Source by Football London