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Chelsea boss puts pressure on strikers

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that his strikers are not of the same quality as his title rivals.

The Blues boss has had to juggle Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o this season but none of the three have produced the goals on a consistent level.

Mourinho says it is impossible to compare the strikers at his disposal to the likes of Sergio Aguero or Luis Suarez who are both scoring goals for fun at present.

The West London club rely on goals from all round the team and Mourinho is happy that his midfielders contribute as well as his strikers playing a team game rather than desperate for individual acclaim.

“Do I expect them to score a little bit more? Yes. Do we need a little bit more? Yes,” Mourinho told London24.

“But we cannot compare players with different qualities. We cannot expect Demba Ba or Fernando to get the ball like Aguero or Suarez, to dribble [past] three or four guys, to hit the shot. They are different players.

“Some strikers, they are players with fantastic individual qualities and they can, by themselves, do what their team is not able to do.

“Our strikers are not individual players; they are not players with this kind of quality, with this kind of potential.”

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