Merson: Chelsea Would Have Been Top Of The League If These Two Arsenal Players Are Part Of The Chelsea Squad

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Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes Chelsea would have been top of the Premier League under Frank Lampard if the Blues had players like Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.

Merson believes Chelsea would have easily won against Manchester United and Leicester City if the Blues have players who are clinical in front of goal.

Merson told Sky Sports: “The longer the game went on and they did not get the second goal – after what happened on Wednesday night with extra time and the journey – it was always going to be difficult.

“It is not Frank’s fault they have a transfer embargo, that is how he got the job – if Chelsea did not have one, they would have gone out and bought a forward.

“At the moment, firepower wise, I just do not think they have a cutting edge. A team who dominated those games against Man Utd and Leicester would have won them quite comfortably.

“But they just have to live with the fact they will not blow teams away as they do not have that prolific goal scorer. Put it this way: if Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been playing up front for Chelsea, they would have had six points.

“And that is why I worry about Chelsea getting in the top four as when you look at who they are competing with for the top four, it is that firepower that separates them.

“It is just two games gone, but they did tire in the second half – they just needed that second goal and if they get that, they run away with it.”

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