Chelsea’s stars are forcing Frank Lampard into signing Jadon Sancho or Wilfried Zaha

For Chelsea fans, watching that 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United yesterday would have come as no surprise.

It may not have been at Stamford Bridge, but it was an all too familiar story.

After the win over Burnley, some might have thought all the issues were fixed, however up against a team ready to defend, the Blues faltered hugely.

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“We didn’t score,” Frank Lampard said after the match. “We controlled the whole game. I know they had three headers at our goal.

“It has been the story of parts of our season, there have been so many great moments of our season, but parts of our season where we control, create but don’t score.

“If we don’t score enough goals you will never… a team like Newcastle won’t come out, they are very organised in what they will do and you are always open to what happened, I suppose.”

Lampard made it clear in his pre-match press conference on Friday that he doesn’t want to make any knee-jerk reactions in the transfer window.

However, a performance like the one at St James’ Park is only going to force Lampard into pushing hard for another attacking player.

And looking at the stats, there is no doubt that it backs up the Blues’s need to bolster their forward line.

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Despite drawing a blank against the Magpies, Tammy Abraham has netted an impressive 13 Premier League goals so far.

However, around him there is just not enough to back up the rest of the numbers and make the Blues serious contenders.

Mason Mount has scored just one goal in 21 matches in all competitions, and has missed the cutting edge that made him a stand-out early in the season.

Mason Mount reacts during a disappointing evening for Chelsea away to Newcastle United at St James’ Park

Meanwhile, Willian has scored four Premier League goals, which included a brace in the win over Tottenham Hotspur.



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