There was a feeling of dissatisfaction from the Chelsea Supporters after the second game in succession without a goal by the team. Barren draws against Norwich and Arsenal have brought back gloom on a campaign that has been topsy-curvy. Chelsea have played out seven barren draws this season compared to two last season.
Painfully, Chelsea are the lowest scoring team in the league top five. A damning statistic with just 41 goals and 16 conceded in about 22 games played, averaging a ratio of 1.86 goals per game. It’s more sarcastic to imagine that Marcos Alonso is Chelsea’s second highest goal scorer in a team that can boast of attacking players like Pedro, Eden Hazard, Willian, Michy Batshuayi and Cesc Fabregas.
What has gone wrong this season in our attack? Could it be down to tactical changes in playing system, style or even players? Is Conte’s 3-5-2 system the architect of his attacking struggles or a lack of consistency from the players? Or does the team need a fresh injection of attacking blood with the hearts and heads to make the difference in the attacking third for Chelsea?
Like Conte pointed out after the stalemate with Arsenal, the problem with Chelsea indifferent scoring form is not down to lack of created chances, but lack of good finishing touches. Rightly said and good observation, and certainly he knows this is a problem both him and the club must look to resolve to avoid our season from finishing poorly.
Let’s hope for the best. Cheers.