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Chelsea were top of the table before MatchDay 6, but a goalless draw against West Ham dented Chelsea’s perfect start to the season.

The Blues had won their first five games of the season and played beautiful football which was in stark contrast to the football on display last season.

Despite a good start to the season, there have been debates on whether Chelsea can win the league.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has given his own verdict, and Collymore doesn’t think Chelsea can win the league because of a lack of a proven goalscorer.

Between Morata and Giroud, only one goal has been scored this season, with the goals being scored mostly by players in midfield and attacking midfield/wing position.

Morata has failed to live up to expectations since signing for Chelsea and he has even lost his place to Giroud who is yet to get a goal this season. And Collymore believes Chelsea’s lack of a scoring striker might be the team’s undoing in the Premier League title race.

“Too many people got too quickly carried away by Chelsea’s start to the season,” he told the Mirror.

“The fact they’d gone toe-to-toe with Liverpool and were slightly ahead of Manchester City after five matches had plenty of folks thinking that would continue for the rest of the campaign.

“What they didn’t take into account, however, is the fact Maurizio Sarri’s side don’t have an out-and-out goalscorer.

“And until they cut their losses with Alvaro Morata and bring in a replacement who is going to score them 30-plus goals a season, then I don’t see them getting their hands on the Premier League trophy again anytime soon.

“I don’t think Morata is ever going to be the 30, 35-goal striker Chelsea expected him to be because I don’t think he believes that now.

“He just hasn’t ever looked at home at Stamford Bridge in the way Sergio Aguero always has at City, and that has to be the case.

“Whatever happens between Chelsea and Liverpool in the Carabao Cup tomorrow, Saturday’s game will be the acid test for the two sides and I’m convinced it will be a scoring draw or Liverpool will edge it.

“That’s because they have three or four match-winners to Chelsea’s one.

“And unfortunately for Morata, that one is Eden Hazard, not him.”

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