Frank Lampard was perfectly clear when he declared that he needed attacking reinforcements in January, and as we know they never arrived.
Since then he has been hit massively with injuries to his attacking players, with top goalscorer Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, and Callum Hudson-Odoi all struggling.
Michy Batshuayi is failing to step up when called upon, so Chelsea are left with Olivier Giroud to lead the line.
This has lead to some Chelsea fans calling for the return of the now free agent Daniel Sturridge.
The 30-year old striker has mutually terminated his contract at Turkish side Trabzonspor, and would be able to join another team right now.
Sturridge has scored 7 goals in 13 appearances in Turkey, showing that he still has an eye for goal.
I have certainly seen crazier things happen in this business, and Chelsea could use the extra firepower.
Some of these Blues fans might actually have a point here…
Hearing the news about Sturridge, would you take him back at Chelsea on loan considering our lack of striking options currently?
— Rob Behar (@robbehar) March 2, 2020
I might get a lot of hate for this comment but it makes sense. Trabzonspor have just released Daniel Sturridge, “By mutual consent”. #Chelsea desperately need a striker, so why not sign him up until the end of the season?
— StuN UK (@StuN_UK) March 2, 2020
Am I the only one that thinks giving Sturridge a punt at Chelsea wouldn’t be the worst idea?
— BlueCentral ©️ (@JackR117) March 2, 2020
Chelsea should go get Sturridge for the last few months of the season
— Rors 👊🏼 (@RoryWestSix) March 2, 2020
Chelsea should bring in Daniel Sturridge
— Jack Mendel 🏏🗞️ (@Mendelpol) March 2, 2020
Could former Chelsea and Liverpool striker return to Stamford Bridge? https://t.co/PQZg5lbsza via @NewsNowUK
— Lynn Hamer (@evilbluebird) March 2, 2020
That kicked off a furious reaction on my Chelsea chat Whatsapp group. I thought he was worth the risk to the end of the season…