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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard stated clearly that his major target for the January transfer window was to get in a striker.
While Chelsea’s defence has been suspect for much of the season, the Blues are having issues converting chances, and Lampard was keen on getting a forward.
Unfortunately, after being linked with Edinson Cavani, Dries Mertens and a host of players, Chelsea weren’t able to secure any signing.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has revealed his shock at Chelsea’s failure to strengthen the team in the January transfer window.
Merson told Sky Sports: “It’s a shock, really, it’s a shock. This is a big club. You wouldn’t think they would be struggling to get players in.
“They are probably the biggest team in London at the moment so I’m not sure why it was a problem to bring players in.
“It’s a disappointment but I hope Frank doesn’t use it as a crutch and think: “If we don’t finish in the top-four… that’s why.”