Chelsea’s unbeaten Premier League run remained in tact at the weekend as they drew 2-2 with Manchester United.
Maurizio Sarri has implemented an attacking philosophy at Stamford Bridge and the players are responding well to it.
One problem that the Blues’ do have, though, is a lack of flair up front.
At the moment, Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are the Blues’ main strikers but the pair have only struck three goals between them.
For a while Morata has struggled for consistency as Chelsea’s focal point, meaning that the team have had to rely on Eden Hazard and their wide men to provide the goals.
Due to this, rumours have been swirling that the club will try to sign a new striker when the transfer window reopens in January.
According to the London Evening Standard, Chelsea have lined up moves for Inter Milan hitman Mauro Icardi and Genoa’s Kryzysztof Piatek, but it seems that signings either of them is unlikely.
The report goes on to say that Icardi would only consider leaving the San Siro for Real Madrid, while Genoa have ruled out offloading their man.
Chelsea fans have been tweeting their reactions to the latest development, and it is clear to see that Icardi is a favourite among the club’s following.
It is not difficult to see why given that he has already scored six goals and created two assists in nine outings in all competitions this season.
— Chelsea Insight (@Chelseainsight_) October 23, 2018
I personally would love icardi as he is proven goal scorer in one of worlds most tactical and defensive league. The fact that he is just 25 y.o is a big plus.
— Chelseaista (@Chelseaista_cfc) October 23, 2018
If we can’t get Icardi in January then we might as well bring back Batshuayi from his loan. Hes done nothing there and it was a pointless move in the first place. In my opinion, he’s currently better than Morata and would have finished most chances Morata has had this season#cfc
— ZΛCH (@InsaneEden) October 23, 2018
Just bring michy back cause we won’t get icardi @chelseafc
— Qadir (@CfcQadir) October 23, 2018
We need a striker , if icardi cost over 100m we don’t care just sign him
— Kakaroto (@AAsmoke) October 23, 2018
Unreal dedication from our fans man. Not one credible source has linked us with Icardi yet some people are out here posting video comps of him saying “main target” and talking about him like we’re set to splash £100m+ on him or something.
— Pranav (@CFCPranav) October 23, 2018
Just imagine if we had a striker scoring goals?, be unstoppable, iCardi please as there’s such a limited amount of striker out there good enough, also without a scoring RW yet we winning games??? #CFC https://t.co/oB60juQfSc
— HardAdz (@HardAdz1) October 23, 2018
I’m looking forward to swapping Morata for Icardi in January! PLEASE!! #CFC
— Stefano Fabio (@StefanoSeu) October 22, 2018