Lampard urged to sign fearless striker before the transfer window closes

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One notable position Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on strengthening is the striking department. Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has done well with 13 goals so far in the Premier League this season, but the young striker needs competition as well as help.

Lampard has often complained of a lack of clinical finishing in the Chelsea team, and according to Opta Stats, Chelsea have missed the second highest number of ‘big chances’ (45) in the league this season, having scored as many ‘big chances’ (21) as Everton, Wolves and Spurs.

According to The Telegraph, Abraham has missed way more big chances (15) than he has scored (seven). He has had a good season scoring 13 league goals in 23 league appearances but the 22 year old should have scored more for the Blues.

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Paul Merson has urged Lampard to sign PSG star Edinson Cavani this January, revealing that the Uruguay striker is a fearless striker that will solve Chelsea’s scoring problems.

“Edinson Cavani is a no-brainer for Chelsea and they should be gutted if they miss out on him,” Arsenal legend Merson told Starsport.

“I know his wages are big and he’s not getting any younger but this lad is a proper, proper player and he would be electric at Chelsea.   

“They are dominating games at the moment, playing on the edge of the opposition box all the time. Teams just drop off and park the bus.

“West Ham sat back. Won 1-0. Newcastle sat back. Won 1-0. There’s something missing. Chelsea don’t have the guile and they don’t have a world class finisher.

“Now that Tammy Abraham is injured they need one. Even if he’s only out short term, it’s a lot to expect from him for the rest of the season.

“Abraham has done really well and is going to be a good player but Cavani’s movement is second to none and he puts his head in. He’s fearless.

“He could teach Tammy Abraham the game because I don’t think his movement is always that good.

“The problem is, would Tammy Abraham worry that he’s back to square one if they bring another striker in, and then you lose a young player? You hope not because he’s still got a lot to learn.”

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