Chelsea boss Antonio Conte currently has two strikers at his disposal – summer signing Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi.
Between them, seven goals have been scored this season and Conte also has Eden Hazard to utilise in the number 9 role as well.
The Chelsea boss has revealed what he expects from his number 9.
He said: “I like to ask for a type of work from my striker.
“For me, the number 9 position is very important because he is a point of reference for the play. Last season, Diego Costa played well and this season, we have changed the striker and we have Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi and another option is Eden Hazard, who last season played like a number 9 twice, but I ask specific work from my striker.
“Every single player was very important last season,” he added. “We won the league and it is was a big surprise and also reached the final of the FA Cup, so for this reason every single player performed in a fantastic way last season and I want to thank every player who played.”