Chelsea latest news: Sky Sports pundits DEMAND Chelsea sign striker, ‘It’s nowhere near good enough’

Chelsea latest news: Sky Sports pundits DEMAND Chelsea sign striker, ‘It’s nowhere near good enough’


Speaking on Sky Sports, former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland took aim at the misfiring forward line If it wasn’t for Eden Hazard, the Blues may have not of been currently occupying a top-four spot The Belgian has fired ten Premier League goals and provided nine assists this campaign If you look at the five forwards, there’s 22 goals between all five of them, that’s low for that amount of quality, it’s nowhere near enough for a top club like Chelsea,” he told Sky Sports news Kirkland was then asked where they would be if they had a top striker. “A lot closer [to the top], they’re a way off, five or six more goals, six, seven more points there or those players have got to score more goals Shaun Goater believes Maurizio Sarri is desperate for a striker. “Right now their strikers just aren’t producing other than Hazard,” he said They need another one to come in and score goals. Olivier Giroud has just not produced, [Alvaro] Morata has just not produced Hazard had been operating as a false-nine in recent weeks until injuries to Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi and now Willian The Blues were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Southampton on Wednesday night After the game, the Italian coach made it clear that he wants the board to bolster his ranks in the January transfer window The club knows very well my opinion. I think we need something different for characteristics,” he said after the match I’m not in charge of the market. I have to try to improve my players, my team, my offensive phase, or better my offensive phase in the last 20 metres The club knows my position, my opinion. It’s up to the board. “At the moment we’re in trouble with the offensive players Chelsea did complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic on Wednesday for a fee of £57.5m ,but the American will stay in Germany on loan until the end of the season Kirkland was also surprised at the Blues’ decision to loan the attacker back to the Bundesliga club That’s come from the upper end, I’m sure Chelsea would have taken him now to add that little bit extra,” he added It’s a lot of money, a young lad, that’s the fee that these days you have to play for a top player Get Chelsea latest news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing

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