ESPN journalist Craig Burley had his say about Chelsea’s upcoming season if they could be genuine League contenders, what they need to add to their squad to close in on Manchester City. The odds put Chelsea in the second position with Liverpool with a 5-1 of winning the glorious Premier League, something that they have not achieved since Antonio Conte took England by storm.
It is no secret that Chelsea is in the market for a new number 9, with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud out of favor. Tammy is expected to follow Giroud’s footsteps to leave Chelsea, it is undecided where he will go yet. The other frontman signed from RB Leipzig last summer, Timo Werner, has been on the subject for a lot of conversations amongst the pundits.
Timo had a mixed first season, he won the Champions League, was the joint highest goal scorer at Chelsea, provided his share of assists, but on the other hand, missed a lot of straightforward opportunities that should have been converted. This has made him the victim of plenty of criticism from fans and experts.
These are quite harsh words and it will be interesting to see how Werner reacts to this criticism. He spoke in an interview about how he has taken all the criticism he has received in a constructive way and continues to work on himself. He has shown how his pace troubles defenders down the flanks, if he can add finishing to his profile, we are looking at a serious threat to goal-keepers.
Werner can play on the left and right-wing as well, but he is more naturally a striker, and that is where he is expected to face the most competition next year.
Will Chelsea sign another striker? Will they keep their trust in Werner? Will they win the League? We are just as excited as you to find out.