Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has today revealed his opinion that the club should invest in another centre-forward in January.
Following the fallout between manager Antonio Conte and first-choice striker Diego Costa towards the end of last season, Chelsea splashed out a fee of around 70 million Euro to bring Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge from European champions Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old has already racked up 8 goals and 4 assists in 11 Premier League outings, replacing much of the production of Costa, who has since returned to Atletico Madrid.
‘Need to add’
However, sections of Blues fans have called into question whether the club should opt to bring in another striker in the new year, with Morata’s backup, Michy Batshuayi, having shown himself to be more effective as an impact substitute, rather than a starter.
One man who certainly believes that that the Premier League champions would benefit from seeking out attacking reinforcements upon the opening of the January transfer window is club legend Frank Lampard, who had the following to say last night on BT Sport:
‘I think they need to add [in January].’
‘If you’re looking at Morata there, Michy Batshuayi has come in and had moments where he’s scored but seemingly Conte doesn’t trust him.’
‘Then you have to play [Eden] Hazard there and change a lot of things. So I think maybe a backup striker.’
‘I think they are going to have to strengthen in midfield at some point but that may be next year.’
‘But I think you have to keep strengthening because everybody else is.’
‘Manchester City are, Manchester United are, so to stay in the game you have to keep strengthening.’