Chelsea sit 14th in the Premier League table after five games of the 2023/24 season.
The Blues’ main issue has been their lack of goals. Nicolas Jackson is the man currently leading the line for the west Londoners.
Jackson impressed in pre-season but his finishing has been poor in the league, with his only goal coming against a weak Luton side.
This has led to speculation that Chelsea will sign a new striker in January but an update from Fabrizio Romano suggests that may not be the case:
“It’s too early to say for sure if Chelsea will move for a new striker in January, for now they are saying their focus is on the current squad. They are also keen to protect Nicolas Jackson, who had a very good pre-season, though of course to repeat that in the Premier League is not the same. Still, they back him and they want to trust him,” Romano said.
“Christopher Nkunku’s return from injury could also be crucial for Jackson’s form. They linked up well together in pre-season, so to have someone like him to help create space and to give him different kind of passes could be crucial. That’s why they believe that when Nkunku is back the attacking situation will be very different, so that’s why they’re not commenting on signing another striker now.
“They had the chance to sign other strikers in the summer, like Dusan Vlahovic, but Chelsea were never 100% convinced about going for a traditional number 9. I think they will stick to that plan for the next couple of months, and then let’s see where we are at the end of November, but for now they are not actively working on a new striker because they want to protect the squad they have.”