Chelsea ended up not signing anyone after a January window which saw them linked with every striker under the sun, leaving a fanbase that was surprised and somewhat disappointed.
Speaking on the Athletic podcast, Liam Twomey explained that “the most realistic option Chelsea had” was Salomon Rondon, formerly of Newcastle and West Brom, now playing in China.
That does make the decision to not sign anyone make a little more sense.
You can listen to the entire clip in the video embedded here:
🎙️ 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧 𝗢𝗨𝗧𝗧𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗕𝗛𝗔𝗠 @liam_twomey & @domfifield join @mattdaviesadams to dissect #CFC’s worrying draw against Leicester as well as the transfer window.
Was not signing anyone better than signing Odion Ighalo?
🎧 Full episode: https://t.co/fwNnFxBisb pic.twitter.com/QX4WL4fhr7
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) February 7, 2020