Chelsea now have a new Diego Costa, Blues legend says

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Since the departure of Diego Costa from Chelsea, the Blues have been crying out for a top striker that will bang in the goals consistently.

Alvaro Morata was signed to replace Costa, but he couldn’t keep up with the tempo of the Premier League. Gonzalo Higuain didn’t also meet up, while Olivier Giroud has been a different kind of player. Tammy Abraham did well in the first half of last season, but the Blues academy graduate still has to improve a bit more.

Blues legend Alan Hudson has praised the work done by Frank Lampard last season and also hailed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

Hudson told CaughtOffside that he believes Chelsea have lacked “a Costa or Drogba” to help them finish the chances they’ve been creating, and thinks that Werner will be that man this season.

“Now, everything is all about the young German Timo Werner, who if they continue to create chances, will be after the Golden Boot,” Hudson told CaughtOffside.

“If (Tammy) Abraham got a decent amount of goals, this player should win the Boot hands down. He’s lightning quick and will be nearly the perfect replacement for Hazard, if only he had the Belgian up there with him.

“A tremendous signing who, if only they had a crowd, would have them buzzing. He will be the difference this season!”

Werner looked so bright against the Seagulls, and his pace caused them different troubles.

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