The Blues are struggling in the striking department so far this season; they have bagged only 26 goals in their opening 20 matches, considerably fewer than the majority of their rivals at the top of the table.
Costa has begun to hit form in recent weeks, but he’s yet to truly hit the heights of his maiden campaign in England, while Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy—both of whom have admittedly struggled with injuries—have scored just two Premier League goals between them.
If the Pensioners are serious about challenging for a spot in the top four during the second half of the campaign, it appears imperative that they invest in their forward line.
There have been no shortage of attackers linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with tantalising trio Carlos Bacca [Gazzetta dello Sport via the Express], Saido Berahino [Express] and Alex Teixeira [Football Insider via the Daily Star] mooted as possible January additions by the media within the last few days.
Speaking to the press—as per The Guardian—Hiddink has dropped a major hint that the Blues will be bringing a new frontman to Stamford Bridge in January, particularly considering his fear of an injury to his leading hitman.
“We are thinking,” Hiddink began, evaluating his squad for the media “We have to have good competition, good double occupation in every position. When there is good shape and the double occupation is there, then we are OK but we must not go into this danger when something happens with one or two strikers.
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“I don’t deny that it would be a concern if Costa or Rémy were injured.
“I am thinking. And it’s not good talk when you are thinking in this case because, why shall we go public? If, suppose something is going on, it can be harmful when you go public. Theoretically; that’s what I’m saying at the moment.”