Ian Wright feels Chelsea remain light

Ian Wright has stated that Chelsea are short of strikers compared to their Premier League rivals.

The Blues revamped their squad in the summer, but with the departures of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou do not have a lot of options in attack.

After failing to bring in a big-name forward in the transfer window, Wright feels that the options of only Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge leave the Blues with limited choices.

“Roberto Di Matteo has one major potential problem lurking in the background,” he stated in his column in The Sun.

“It amazes me that despite still having so much money — and they certainly spent plenty in the summer on midfielders Eden Hazard, Oscar and Victor Moses — Chelsea find themselves with just two recognised strikers.

“This could be a nightmare for them. Certainly for a club of their stature, it is surprising they do not have any strength in depth offensively.

“Manchester City boast Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko.

“Manchester United have Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.

“But I consider Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge as Chelsea’s only two main attacking options down the middle and this is not enough,” he commented.

Chelsea start their Champions League defence against Juventus on Wednesday.

By Gareth McKnight