Frank Lampard admits Chelsea’s recent failures in front of goal have increased their need to sign a striker in January.
The Blues failed to make their dominance count against Newcastle at the weekend before only drawing with 10-man Arsenal in the week.
Tammy Abraham has been relied on to score the bulk of the goals, but that burden can often weigh heavy on his shoulders and he is set for some time out with injury.
Lampard acknowledges the difficulties that come with trying to make major additions midway through the season but is confident the right players are out there.
He said: ”The impetus to bring in a striker or players potentially that can get on the end of these chances we’re creating is there, and we have to be really honest about that.
“Recent games have shown that if we are struggling to create that’s one problem, but when you’re creating 20 chances a game and not scoring enough goals that can be crucial.
“So I don’t think it absolutely changes it but Tammy of course has been our main source of goals, so yes, it’s very relevant.”
Frank Lampard is in need of attacking reinforcements
“I think there’s choice, it’s not the ideal window, history’s proven that, albeit there have been some good signings in January for clubs that have made a difference both long-term and short-term.
“It’s about trying to get the choice right of the player that we can bring in considering what’s available.”
Chelsea have been heavily linked with Lyon forward Moussa Dembele who formerly played in west London with Fulham.
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The French club though are adamant their striker is not for sale and will remain at the Groupama Stadium.
Lampard’s need to attack in attack could be furthered should Olivier Giroud or Michy Batshuayi move on before the window closes.
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