It’s not easy to be a Chelsea striker, Tuchel admits

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Didier Drogba and Diego Costa were the last two strikers to be very successful at Chelsea, but the Blues have struggled to get a top scorer since their departure.

Timo Werner made the move from RB Leipzig during the summer, as Chelsea paid £47m for his signing.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has come to the defence of his current forwards, admitting that being a Chelsea striker at this time isn’t an easy ordeal.

“To be centre-forward for Chelsea I would say clearly yes, it is difficult,” the Chelsea boss admitted, “because you have big names being centre-forward for the club and the demands and the stakes are high.

“Everybody expects you to be the mixture of the best players that have played here as a no.9, so the level of expectation is super-high from outside, and from me clearly.”

Tuchel also admitted that his side hasn’t created enough chances, but he believes that the current chances are enough to score goals.

“Have we created many chances? No,” he adds, “but we have created enough touches in the box and we have enough recoveries in the last third. We have enough half-chances and deliveries to create more.

“It is not the moment to doubt too much, it is the moment to look at the things where we are very, very strong in the games, and we should not compare games against Manchester United who defended on the highest level and an away game like Atletico Madrid with for example, the game at Southampton where I was absolutely not convinced and not happy with our offensive performance.”

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