The Blues faced off with Southampton in a Premier League clash, which they were expected to win.
However, when all was said and done, Chelsea went home empty-handed, losing the tie 2-1.
Raheem Sterling was Chelsea’s goalscorer on the day, but apart from the former Manchester City winger, who is inconsistent in front of goal himself, Chelsea offered very little attacking threat.
So, despite the fact they were linked with yet another defender yesterday, Chelsea should probably be trying to bring in a striker before the window shuts.
The main name linked recently has been Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Fabrizio Romano providing a fresh update on that deal recently:
Should that deal no go through, Ben Jacobs has suggested a late move could be done for Cristiano Ronaldo:
“It wouldn’t remotely surprise me, should Aubameyang not arrive, if Jorge Mendes makes one last attempt to get Chelsea to sign Cristiano Ronaldo,” Jacob told Talk Chelsea’s Simon Phillips.
“Thomas Tuchel’s position hasn’t changed, but Chelsea’s attack hasn’t yet been as free-scoring or fluid as he would have hoped. A loan move for Ronaldo would add instant goals. He would also arguably be a better fit in Tuchel’s system than under Erik ten Hag.
“But it’s still a long shot because Chelsea’s American owners, however ambitious (and intrigued by Ronaldo), won’t force any player on Tuchel.”
Would Chelsea fans be happy to take Ronaldo at the Bridge? He would not have to do as much pressing under Tuchel as he is required to do under Erik ten Hag anyway.”