Frank Lampard’s primary aim once the summer transfer window opens should be to sign a striker.
Chelsea have enjoyed a good first season under Lampard, despite the occasional slip up at Stamford Bridge.
In order to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City once more Roman Abramovich will need to back Lampard in the market and acquiring a top class striker should be the club’s priority.
With 15 goals across all competitions Tammy Abraham’s first season as Chelsea’s number nine has been a resounding success. Behind Abraham are Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshauyi, whose futures are uncertain.
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Giroud wanted to leave Chelsea in January, while Batshuayi has found the net just once since October.
Abraham needs a new rival, and perhaps even a partner to fire Chelsea to future success.
But is Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic the man? The Serbia international joined Madrid from Frankfurt last summer but to say it hasn’t worked out would be an understatement.
Jovic has made just eight starts for Los Blancos following his £54million transfer and his record this season stands at two goals in 24 appearances.
So could a move to Chelsea help him find his form again? We take a look below at the reasons that suggest it could.
Jovic works better in a pair
Jovic earned his move to Madrid, which he described as a ‘dream come true’, on the back of a stunning season with German club Eintracht Frankfurt.
He scored 27 goals in 48 appearances for Frankfurt as they secured a seventh-place finish in the Bundesliga and reached the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Jovic’s showings in Europe caught the eye in particular and he scored two of his 10 Europa League goals in Frankfurt’s semi-final defeat to Chelsea, which ended 2-2 on aggregate before being decided by penalties at the Bridge.