Since Diego Costa moved to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea have struggled to replace the Spanish international striker. The Blues have had Alvaro Morata, Michy Batshuayi, Olivier Giroud and, very recently, Gonzalo Higuain toil up front with limited success.
Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus in January and was expected to solve Chelsea’s goalscoring problem but the striker has largely disappointed and isn’t expected to be a Chelsea player next season.
Chelsea would have performed better this season if we had a good striker and that is why the club is desperate to have the transfer ban overturned so the striking options can be improved this summer.
Here are four strikers that can help solve Chelsea’s goalscoring problems and help the Blues challenge for the title next season.
The 21-year-old striker has risen to be one of the hottest properties in Europe with his fine performances in the Bundesliga since joining Eintracht Frankfurt on loan before signing permanently for the German side for just €6 million earlier this month. The young striker is aggressive and could solve our striking problems for many years to come due to his young age.
Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all been linked with the 21-year-old striker after his impressive tally of 25 goals and seven assists in 42 games across all competitions this season, which has helped Frankfurt reach the semifinals of the Europa League.
Chelsea fans would have the opportunity to watch the striker closely when Chelsea play Frankfurt in the Europa League semifinals.
The quality of Icardi can’t be questioned after 109 strikes in just 179 league matches for Inter Milan. The 26-year-old Argentine striker knows how to find the back of the net and he could be the player to finally solve our striking problems. The Argentine has long been linked with a move away from Inter Milan and he looks set to leave the Serie A club this summer after he was stripped of the captaincy in February.
If Chelsea want to challenge for the Premier League title next season, Icardi is the kind of signing the club should be making. His signing will definitely make a statement to the rest of the league. Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the striker.
The 22-year-old striker was once linked with a move to Chelsea during his time at Scottish club Celtic but a move failed to materialise. Dembele impressed during his time at Celtic, which earned him a move to French club Lyon.
There was a lot pressure on his shoulders when he moved to Lyon last summer but the 22-year-old striker has delivered with 18 goals in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side.
Dembele has experience playing in English football having played for Fulham before joining Celtic in 2016.
The 21-year-old striker has shown over the years that he can find the back of the net and it would be nice having a player from the academy leading the line next season.
Abraham was named in the Championship Team of the Year after an impressive season with Aston Villa, having scored 25 goals in 37 appearances. While Chelsea have struggled to find the back of the net this season, Abraham has scored a goal every 126 minutes for Aston Villa this season.
Abraham’s eye for goal and the fact that he’s thrived in Aston Villa’s possession-based style means he could do well under Maurizio Sarri next season.
I know some persons would have wanted the likes of Edison Cavani and Robert Lewandowski to be on the list but they are both over 30 and we should be looking to sign young strikers that would be at the club for years to come.
Which striker would you love the club to sign if the transfer ban is overturned? Would you prefer Chelsea give Abraham a chance next season?