Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will not buy a new striker in the January transfer window despite Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba scoring only four Premier League goals between them this season, while Romelu Lukaku, on loan to Everton from Chelsea, has scored eight goals by himself.
“If you tell me [Sergio] Aguero has scored already 10 or 12 goals, [Alvaro] Negredo 10 or 12 goals, [Edin] Dzeko four or five, Rooney eight or 10, [Olivier] Giroud eight or 10, [Daniel] Sturridge eight or 10, [Luis] Suarez 10 or 12, if you ask me would I like my strikers to score eight-10-12 goals, yes,” Mourinho said.
“If we had eight-10-12 goals [from the strikers] we would be top of the league. That’s a reality but my strikers give everything and the team works hard. What can you do more? We work, we keep working. That’s the only way I know is to keep working.”
At that Jose is why you need to buy a top striker in January. Because as you said, if Chelsea had Aguero, Rooney or Suarez they would probably be top off the table at the moment. Without that reliable 20 goal a season striker, Chelsea re too dependent on goals from Hazard and Lampard and it is difficult for teams to win consistently if they have to rely on goals from their midfield in order to win games.
The irony of the situation is that at this time last year Chelsea had both Sturridge and Lukaku on their books. Can you imagine the partnership that would be upfront?