Michael Owen reveals the position Chelsea have never replaced

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Chelsea signed Timo Werner for around £47m during the summer, with the German tasked with bringing firepower to the Chelsea attack.

Werner has struggled to come up with the goals, and has faced a lot of criticisms from the English press. The 24-year-old hasn’t scored in his last 14 Premier League games, and he has also netted only 1 goal in his last 19 games.

Michael Owen has spoken about the striking issues at Chelsea, and is surprised that the Blues have never really been able to replace the legendary Didier Drogba.

According to Owen, Chelsea may never be able to win the league if they don’t get a quality striker.

“I’ve never felt comfortable with Chelsea’s main centre forwards since Drogba probably,” Owen told Premier League Productions when analysing Werner’s performance after the Sheffield United clash.

“I only say that when I’m talking: ‘Are Chelsea going to win the league? Are they real contenders?’

“Of course they’re brilliant players- Giroud’s won the World Cup for godness sake and is a brilliant player. But to win the Premier League you need one of the best strikers in the world and I don’t think Abraham or Giroud are in the top-10 strikers in the world.

“It’s a department that a lot of managers have tried…even Werner they keep trying to buy bigger, better strikers. I just don’t think they’ve got it right since and they’ve spent fortunes.

“You mentioned Diego Costa, they bought Fernando Torres at the top of his game, Morata they spent big money on. They know there’s a problem. They get by – it’s not glaringly obvious but if they want to win the league [then they must sign a top centre forward].”

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