Sky Sports pundit England International Sue Smith has claimed Maurizio Sarri is desperate to sign a striker for Chelsea this January.
Despite having the likes of Willian, Eden Hazard and Jorginho in midfield, the likes of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have struggled to find the net on a regular basis and Sarri has ultimately dropped both from the starting line-up and preferred winger Eden Hazard as his top man.
That has led to alot of speculation that Sarri could land a big named striker with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Gonzalo Higuain, Mauro Icardi all linked with mega money moves to London.
Now Smith says it is about time Hazard was given some help on the scoring front.
“They have to [buy a striker],” she said on the Daily Express website
“I don’t think they ever really replaced [Diego] Costa.
“That big No 9 that the likes of Hazard and Pedro, Willian can play off.
“Morata did okay last season but he’s never really made it his own, swapping with Giroud.
“I know Hazard’s said he likes to play football with Giroud, like to play off him.
“They’ve even tried Hazard in that false nine and I think they’re too over-reliant on him for goals.
“So I think they have to out and look for a striker.
“But who would they go for?”
Can Sarri convince a big named striker to sign this January?
We have the financial capabilities to sign some of the biggest players in world football and if Sarri seriously wants to bring in a big named striker, then the Italian will.
Hazard does need help if we are to get back into a top four spot and to win some silverware.
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