It is no secret that Chelsea are after signing a new central striker. The Blues have improved in recent matches when it comes to their output in front of goal but the struggles earlier in the season have not been forgotten by the club's hierarchy.
At the full-time whistle on September 24, in Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, it marked three straight Premier League games that the Blues had failed to score in. Heavy boos rang around the stadium but since that match, Chelsea have scored in seven of their eight games in all competitions.
That includes eight goals in their last two games against the likes of Tottenham, albeit with nine men, and champions Manchester City. Nicolas Jackson has four of those goals, with the Senegal international picking up some much-needed form ahead of the busiest part of the season.
As highly as Chelsea rate Jackson, though, there is an acceptance that he is still very raw at 22 years old and they do not want to burn him out by relying on him too much in front of goal. So, it goes without saying that another striker is needed at Stamford Bridge, with Armando Broja in a similar boat to Jackson.
We are yet to see the impact, or position, of Christopher Nkunku either. The France international is expected to make his competitive debut for the club after the ongoing international break after he suffered a knee injury in pre-season.
There is no doubt Chelsea will look to sign a centre-forward in 2024 and at the moment, a move in January is being considered. As reported by football.london on Monday afternoon, Chelsea are seriously considering making an offer to Brentford for Ivan Toney in the January transfer window.
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