Stamford Bridge side ready to offload strikers.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offload his misfiring strike trio after a shocking start to the season according to the Daily Star.
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The Blues have scored a healthy total of 30 goals in 15 Premier League fixtures but of that total Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have registered just four goals between them in a combined total of 26 appearances.
Mourinho made that point abundantly clear following Chelsea’s defeat to Stoke City, stating;
“If you tell me Sergio Aguero has scored already 10 or 12 goals, Alvaro Negredo 10 or 12 goals, Edin Dzeko four or five, Wayne Rooney eight or 10, Olivier Giroud eight or 10, Daniel Sturridge eight or 10, Luis Suarez 10 or 12 and ask me would I like my strikers to score eight,10, 12 goals, yes of course.
“If we had eight,10,12 goals from the strikers, we would be top of the league. That’s a reality.”
Of the trio one would imagine that Samuel Eto’o is the safest from Mourinho’s wrath given that the Portuguese manager only signed the Cameroon international himself in recent months.
Fernando Torres has fought a long running losing campaign to justify the £50m outlay it took to sign the Spaniard from Liverpool and Demba Ba has become little more than a bit part player.
Chelsea’s ability to challenge for the Premier League title could hinge on the signing of a prolific forward in January and that lack of cutting edge up front is all to obvious, indeed Mourinho pointed this out in relation to the amount of missed opportunities the Stamford Bridge side left begging against the Potters saying;
“We were killing them,” he said.
“But if you don’t score and don’t kill the opponents, you are in trouble because they scored even without doing anything.”
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