Chelsea: Ex-striker makes huge global statement; who should Potter consider as striker options?2 min read
Olivier Giroud, the French star, has been a shining light for his country this year. His recent performances have been nothing short of spectacular, as one would expect from someone filling in for the injured Karim Benzema. The former Arsenal and Chelsea striker has proven to be a dependable and capable #9 in previous World Cup series.
“In my opinion, Giroud has been the competition’s best center forward. No one has stood out as much as #9. A constant threat on the offensive line at 36 speaks volumes about his talent. Clubs are now planning to sign such strikers during the upcoming transfer windows. Arsenal has some good #9s, but Chelsea needs to look deeper.
Wright’s comments clearly highlight what Chelsea needs to do more in the winter transfer window, which is sign a player with similar credentials to Giroud. Lukaku was signed last season for the same purpose, but he was unable to adjust to the tempo of Tuchel’s tactics. Potter may decide to keep Lukaku next season or pursue other strikers who are more prolific and excel in the #9 role.
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Aubameyang is struggling to adjust to life at Chelsea, and Broja’s eight-month injury adds to the Gabonese striker’s burden. Potter’s job right now is to either boost Aubameyang’s numbers or suggest a more formidable #9 option to Boehly in January. Mitrovic, in my opinion, is a risk worth taking.
Mitrovic’s Premier League record this season speaks volumes about what he can bring to Chelsea. Although his age is not ideal for a transfer move to a generational club like Chelsea, he could have a significant impact on the club in the short term. Fulham owe so much to the Serbian and will almost certainly resist any move for him, but it could be worth a shot for the Blues.