Chelsea is preparing to sign a new striker once again.
“Chelsea, who have made signing a striker a top priority, will bring in Ivan Toney in the January transfer window,” the British media outlet Football Insider reported on January 30 (KST).
Chelsea’s performance this season has been disappointing. Despite a major reinforcement, the Blues are currently in 14th place with five points (W1 D2 L3) after six rounds of the league.
The lack of goals has been the biggest culprit. Chelsea have scored just five goals in six games. Three of those five goals came against Luton Town.안전놀이터
Recent form has been even worse. Chelsea have drawn one and lost two of their last three league games. They’ve suffered the humiliation of not scoring a single goal despite facing relatively easy opponents like Nottingham, Bournemouth, and Villa.
The poor form of Chelsea’s strikers is not a new problem. According to the report, no Chelsea striker has scored more than 20 goals in the league since Diego Costa scored 20 in the 16/17 season.
As a result, the Blues are once again looking to sign a new player. “Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen on signing Toni to address his lack of goals,” the outlet said.
There is no doubt about Toni’s quality. He scored 21 goals and provided five assists in 35 games across all competitions last season, proving to be a sharp goal scorer.
However, he has had some off-field issues. He was found guilty of illegal gambling last season. As a result, he was suspended until January 16 of next year.