FORMER CHELSEA COACH TELLS CONTE TO SIGN ANOTHER STRIKER

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Chelsea currently have an in-form Diego Costa leading the line upfront, and Michy Batshuayi is on the sidelines waiting for a chance to prove himself, and has done quite well in the few cameo appearances he has had. But former Chelsea assistant coach, Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea should sign another striker.

Wilkins believes Chelsea’s fight for the title might take a nosedive if anything happens to Costa.

He told Premier League Daily via Goal: “Chelsea’s squad is very strong right across the board, but you would concede that they are so reliant on the forward areas and what I would say is that they do not have another recognised centre forward other than Diego Costa.

“They can play with all these smaller guys and play Hazard through the middle and Michy Batshuayi has come for £30m and we haven’t really seen him yet.

“Of course, there are lots of youngsters out on loan which is another issue. But if they were to lose Costa that would be a massive, massive blow. They need another centre-forward for sure and they should try and rectify that during the window.

“They have the experience in there of players who have won titles, big game players if you like, and that is another key factor for them. I still feel Chelsea have the most solid, resilient squad.

“For the last six or seven years it has been the same with Arsenal. They go up to Christmas and they look like world beaters and then after the holidays they have a nose dive. They can’t seem to go the distance.”

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