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Chelsea last won the Premier League in 2016 under Antonio Conte, as the Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League crown in just his first year as Chelsea boss.
The Blues have won the league five times in the Premier League, with Jose Mourinho delivering three of those titles and Carlo Ancelotti delivering one.
talkSPORT presenter Georgie Bingham has pointed out that Chelsea always need a talisman to win the league and points to all 5 of those league triumphs as example.
For the first three Premier League titles, Chelsea had Didier Drogba when he was still in his prime, while in Mourinho and Conte’s title winning season in 2014 and 2016, Diego Costa led the line for Chelsea and was a beast upfront for the Blues.
Ahead of the new season, Bingham has revealed that Chelsea need a top striker if they must compete with Liverpool and Manchester City.
“What they lack is a talisman,” Bingham said.
“When they’ve been successful, they’ve had a talisman.
“It seems to be a formula that works pretty well at Chelsea.
“Eden Hazard has stepped into the breach for that kind of out-and-out striker when they haven’t had one in recent years.”
Chelsea have been hit with a transfer ban and Frank Lampard is left with Olivier Giroud, Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham to choose from for the 2019/20 season.