DO CHELSEA NEED ANOTHER STRIKER IN JANUARY?

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The January transfer window will open soon, and many clubs don’t like to go into the market at this time of the season because of how expensive players could be in January and the unwillingness of teams to sell.

Chelsea have two strikers in Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi, but Premier League star Matthew Upson thinks the Spaniard needs some help and Chelsea should buy another striker to support Morata.

“I think it’s very personal and tactical in a way,” Upson said.

“There isn’t a like for like, a lot of clubs will have a striker.

“You look at City (Sergio) Aguero or (Gabriel) Jesus, even Tottenham you have (Fernando) Llorente backing up, (Heung-Min) Son can play down the middle.

“With Batshuayi as you say he seems to be very out of favour at the moment because whenever Morata’s not playing, he seems to want to move with the three and play (Eden) Hazard maybe down the middle and really change it, really change the team positioning.

“There is probably a demand for a backup for Morata but when you look at the previous seasons and the success that Chelsea have had with that type of role, Drogba nearly played every game for Chelsea and did a great job, you then had Costa who played that role week in week out and was very reliable and made a lot of appearances.

“I just think those are the demands that are on Morata, he’s a top player coming to a top club and they are just the demands of the Premier League and I don’t see why he possibly can’t meet those demands.

“He seems to maybe be struggling with the demands of the Premier League and that (a new striker) could be something that could strengthen Chelsea.”

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