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Chelsea must invest in these two positions before the end of the month, agree?

The Chelsea fans are getting impatient.

Saturday’s goalless affair with Leicester City made it three consecutive 0-0 draws for Antonio Conte’s side – the first time in history the club have gone on such a run.

While of course, a point is better than none, the Blues recent form has seen them drop into fourth position in the league, and 15 points behind leaders Manchester City.

In particular it is their ability to find the net which has caused them their recent troubles. 41 goals in the Premier League this season is the joint fewest in the top six.

Compare that with their defensive record – they have conceded only 16, the fewest in the league – and the problem is clear, and Chelsea must invest in these two positions before the end of the month to help turn around their season …

Striker

Alvaro Morata has, for the most part, been a sensation in a Chelsea shirt this season. The Spaniard has come under unfair criticism recently after a (very) short barren run of goals, however the brunt of goalscoring responsibilities cannot lie purely on the former Madrid man.

While Michy Batshuayi could, and should, be the man to share that weight, Antonio Conte’s reluctance to trust the Belgian means he will need to look elsewhere. Conte will likely turn to a big-target man to act as his second striker, with Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente and West Ham’s Andy Carroll amongst the names being thrown around.

Michy Batshauyi could be one of those on his way out of Stamford Bridge this month.

Winger

If you’re going to bring a new striker into the club, may as well bring in someone who can help provide the goals. Willian and Pedro, have unfortunately, not lived up to the heights of last season, and at 29 and 30-years-old respectively, a dose of youth dropped into Chelsea’s attack will do no harm.

A direct winger – and perhaps one that does not need to be the most defensive minded due to, of course, the hard-working roles of Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso – would be a welcomed addition at Stamford Bridge. Wilfried Zaha perhaps?

 

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