Chelsea MUST Sign A New Striker In January

When the summer transfer window of 2012 slammed shut, almost all Chelsea fans were happy with the business the club had done. And with good reason too. The club had seen a flurry of young, talented and exciting players join the ranks. But quite a few were disappointed at the fact that the club didn’t buy a new striker. Some felt having only 2 strikers was not enough, many felt that with Torres’ erratic form and Sturrdige’s uncertain future, it wouldn’t hurt to have a 3rd striker to call upon. Many argued that if Torres started finding the back of the net regularly and if Sturridge put his head down and worked hard to challenge Torres’ place in the XI, the club wouldn’t need to buy another striker. But with October coming to an end, it’s painfully clear that the club need a fresh face upfront.


Chelsea’s gamble of having only 2 proper strikers in the squad hasn’t worked at all. Torres has found the net in patches and has 6 goals so far this season, but he’s not been at his best. Although he hasn’t fluffed a lot of direct chances, there have been many instances where he has been afraid to shoot and as a result, chances have gone begging. Even though his work-rate at times is unquestionable, he’s still not doing what he’s supposed to do: score goals. It’s brilliant to have a hard-working striker who puts the team ahead of himself, but it’s important that he helps the team by scoring goals. While Di Matteo is spot on in saying that Chelsea have goal-scores all over the team, it wouldn’t harm Torres or the club if he established himself as the main goal-scorer of the team. This would take some pressure off players like Hazard and Mata and they can focus on doing their jobs instead of constantly coming to our rescue when we desperately need goals.

As if Torres’ indifferent form isn’t reason enough for the club to consider the prospect of adding another striker to the ranks as soon as the January transfer window opens, there’s also the small fact that Daniel Sturridge, currently the club’s only other striker (I’m not counting Lukaku as he’s out on loan at the moment and I feel he’s not yet ready for a regular place in Chelsea’s starting XI) is currently in a contract dispute with the club. Sturridge, who has only 1 year left on his current contract, is refusing to sign an extension, presumably because he wants more game time or because he wants to feature for Chelsea as a striker (last season, he openly expressed his displeasure at being played as a winger). Liverpool have expressed an interest signing the want-away striker and may very well be the front-runners for his signature in January if the club fail to reach an agreement with him. Personally I want Sturridge to stay at Chelsea as I believe he has a future at the club, but if he does indeed leave, there’s nothing I can do to stop him.

Even if Torres manages to discover his goal-scoring form immediately and Sturridge accepts the contract being offered to him (an ideal situation indeed), the club still need a new striker as having only 2 strikers simply isn’t enough. Chelsea have made a brilliant start to the season, terrorizing opposition defences and dazzling one and all with their style of play. Just imagine how much more dangerous we could be with a world-class striker at our disposal.

Shayne Dias 

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38 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    What are u saying only 2 strikers not true why dnt we take a look at Lucas piazon a talented young striker he showed dat at the per season game at PSG he score and he good also pls I beg on his behalf sign him in the senior team A̶̲̥̅♏ sure he will succed in Chelsea.

  2. Anonymous says

    What are u saying only 2 strikers not true why dnt we take a look at Lucas piazon a talented young striker he showed dat at the per season game at PSG he score and he good also pls I beg on his behalf sign him in the senior team A̶̲̥̅♏ sure he will succed in Chelsea.

  3. Anonymous says

    Well analysed, its more like stating the obvious. More importantly, we have to get a striker that will constantly put Torres on his toes! Its high time torres starts getting starting place according to his performance and not on the bases of past glory!

  4. Anonymous says

    Well analysed, its more like stating the obvious. More importantly, we have to get a striker that will constantly put Torres on his toes! Its high time torres starts getting starting place according to his performance and not on the bases of past glory!

  5. Lucas Piazon isn't a striker, he's a forward i.e, he can play as an attacking midfielder/winger. He isn't a natural striker, he's a False #9.

  6. Lucas Piazon isn't a striker, he's a forward i.e, he can play as an attacking midfielder/winger. He isn't a natural striker, he's a False #9.

  7. papie says

    I don't mind the new striker, as long as its not an expensive one like Falcao! We developing youth and we should get someone who will blend in with the squad.

  8. papie says

    I don't mind the new striker, as long as its not an expensive one like Falcao! We developing youth and we should get someone who will blend in with the squad.

  9. Anonymous says

    We need a world class striker someone who will come in and start banging the goals in, not some kid with potential who will need time to settle down and get the hang of It we just dont have that KIND of TIME. IN SHORT WE NEED FALCAO!! In my oppìnìon shayne Is spot on. #KTBFFH

  10. Anonymous says

    We need a world class striker someone who will come in and start banging the goals in, not some kid with potential who will need time to settle down and get the hang of It we just dont have that KIND of TIME. IN SHORT WE NEED FALCAO!! In my oppìnìon shayne Is spot on. #KTBFFH

  11. Anonymous says

    Firstly,I think we need falcao or neymar,secondly sturridge shld go if he wants to go,thirdly,RDM shld try and rotate the team in other not to exhaust this player,we have world club cup in dec,we need all players fit and ready,pls RDM shld unleash marko marin against man u,if its possible for him to drop tores for moses it will be splendid with,oscar,moses,mata,marin upfront…hazard shldnt start the dude needs
    a break

  12. Anonymous says

    Firstly,I think we need falcao or neymar,secondly sturridge shld go if he wants to go,thirdly,RDM shld try and rotate the team in other not to exhaust this player,we have world club cup in dec,we need all players fit and ready,pls RDM shld unleash marko marin against man u,if its possible for him to drop tores for moses it will be splendid with,oscar,moses,mata,marin upfront…hazard shldnt start the dude needs
    a break

  13. Zane says

    What has time got to do with this and what's the rush?

  14. Zane says

    What has time got to do with this and what's the rush?

  15. Konark Antani says

    I wonder what's all this obsession for Neymar and Falcao.

  16. Konark Antani says

    I wonder what's all this obsession for Neymar and Falcao.

  17. Anonymous says

    Falcao is the antidote to our striking problems buy him and we are set to conquer the world.

  18. Anonymous says

    Falcao is the antidote to our striking problems buy him and we are set to conquer the world.

  19. Anonymous says

    Hi its Justine bieber a real Chelsea fan about dis I just fink it true we need a striker and a young 1 for dat matter an 18 and I no how it is to be a an asset to be expensive for an example Oscar was bought 25m dats good but y can't Chelsea sell player day expensive I no way it is to be young and doing big stuff so u say let's sign Lucas piazon 2 d senior team and don't make mistake like we did 2 di Santo. So let mi use dis opportunity 2 say tanks 2 Chelsea 4 making play on d pitch it was fun just do wat I say pls

  20. Anonymous says

    Hi its Justine bieber a real Chelsea fan about dis I just fink it true we need a striker and a young 1 for dat matter an 18 and I no how it is to be a an asset to be expensive for an example Oscar was bought 25m dats good but y can't Chelsea sell player day expensive I no way it is to be young and doing big stuff so u say let's sign Lucas piazon 2 d senior team and don't make mistake like we did 2 di Santo. So let mi use dis opportunity 2 say tanks 2 Chelsea 4 making play on d pitch it was fun just do wat I say pls

  21. CANI says

    Falcao or neymer will ße another big chelsea flop. Let's give our youth chance to prove them self.
    Sturidge need to start ahead of torres or let's play moses as false 9. Then let's give hazard A̶̲̥̅ break.
    CTID

  22. CANI says

    Falcao or neymer will ße another big chelsea flop. Let's give our youth chance to prove them self.
    Sturidge need to start ahead of torres or let's play moses as false 9. Then let's give hazard A̶̲̥̅ break.
    CTID

  23. Anonymous says

    try lucas piazon he sld be encouraged… so why did we buy him .. lets use wat we ve got… sturigde torres and lucas piazon shld be rotated

  24. Anonymous says

    try lucas piazon he sld be encouraged… so why did we buy him .. lets use wat we ve got… sturigde torres and lucas piazon shld be rotated

  25. As I pointed out before, Piazon is NOT a striker. So using him in that role is not an option.

  26. As I pointed out before, Piazon is NOT a striker. So using him in that role is not an option.

  27. Anonymous says

    Yeah, they could be flops but not if we signed them now. We must learn from our mistakes signing injured players or players who have passed their peak.

  28. Anonymous says

    Yeah, they could be flops but not if we signed them now. We must learn from our mistakes signing injured players or players who have passed their peak.

  29. Anonymous says

    no about lucas piazon no way i fink we shud go with victor moses up front moses has droghas stature he iz faster than drogha hez strenght iz impresive he can hold off eny defender he has height for long ball all we nned to do is improve iz finish this iz easy has he iz still 21 nd has decades left of hiz career who agrees with mi

  30. Anonymous says

    no about lucas piazon no way i fink we shud go with victor moses up front moses has droghas stature he iz faster than drogha hez strenght iz impresive he can hold off eny defender he has height for long ball all we nned to do is improve iz finish this iz easy has he iz still 21 nd has decades left of hiz career who agrees with mi

  31. Santiago Gutiérrez says

    The thing with Torres, is that he starts from to to far away from the opposites net, and he is not good at dribbling the ball, why not trying to put both Sturridge and Torres we can see what happen there.

    PD: I also agree we need another real number 9.

  32. Santiago Gutiérrez says

    The thing with Torres, is that he starts from to to far away from the opposites net, and he is not good at dribbling the ball, why not trying to put both Sturridge and Torres we can see what happen there.

    PD: I also agree we need another real number 9.

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  35. adamtai says

    Di Matteo is so arrogant to leave Torres on the pitch until for 90mn: any short from him, any concrete action from him. Torres is so disgusting!

    We need a world class striker someone who will come in and start banging the goals in, not some kid with potential who will need time to settle down and get the hang of It we just dont have that KIND of TIME. IN SHORT WE NEED FALCAO!! #KTBFFH

    SHAME ON TORRES!

  36. adamtai says

    Di Matteo is so arrogant to leave Torres on the pitch until for 90mn: any short from him, any concrete action from him. Torres is so disgusting!

    We need a world class striker someone who will come in and start banging the goals in, not some kid with potential who will need time to settle down and get the hang of It we just dont have that KIND of TIME. IN SHORT WE NEED FALCAO!! #KTBFFH

    SHAME ON TORRES!

  37. adamtai says

    Konark Antani, if you watch the swensea match today, you will understand whyTorres or sturridge have to leave specialy torres.

  38. adamtai says

    Konark Antani, if you watch the swensea match today, you will understand whyTorres or sturridge have to leave specialy torres.

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