Mauricio Pochettino oversaw a major attacking reshuffle in his first few weeks at the club, bringing Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson and Deivid Washington to Stamford Bridge for his debut campaign.
However, Nkunku will not be making his Premier League debut for another several weeks due to a severe knee injury, while Jackson has scored just one top-flight goal for the West London giants so far.
In addition, the former Villarreal man — who has been criticised for squandering a number of gilt-edged chances — has already accumulated five yellow cards this season and will serve a suspension for Monday's West London derby with Fulham, where Chelsea are at risk of going without a top-flight goal for the fourth game running.
As a result, Pochettino will only have the inexperienced Washington and Armando Broja — who is still working his way back from a serious knee problem — as his central options, which could lead to the Argentine deploying a makeshift striker at Craven Cottage.
The Chelsea boss has hinted that his side will try to strengthen their offensive ranks in January, and according to The Guardian, both Osimhen and Toney are on the Blues' winter wishlist.
Chelsea were reportedly one of several teams hoping to prise Osimhen away from Napoli in the summer, but the Partenopei managed to retain the services of the Nigerian, who scored 26 Serie A goals en route to the title last season.
However, Osimhen's future with the Scudetto holders was recently plunged into fresh doubt following a bizarre social media scandal, which saw the official Napoli TikTokRead on sportsmole.co.uk