Chelsea’s ‘attacker graveyard’ shows why Erling Haaland may have doubts about £150 million tr
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is eager to sign Erling Haaland this summer, but the German must be aware that famous forwards have struggled to become the Blues scoring machine.
Whether that number could drive the sale of Borussia Dortmund is an important question at the moment, and Chelsea are also considering whether to include players like Callum Hudson-Odoi or Tammy Abraham in the deal. This represents a significant investment in ending the “curse” that has been imposed on Chelsea’s forwards over the years.
Several left the gates of Stamford Bridge in search of greatness, such as: Hernan Crespo, Andriy Shevchenko, Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku, Loic Remy, Demba Ba, Radamel Falcao, Michy Batshuayi, Álvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuaín, with a total of expenses. of around £240 million.
However, only Didier Drogba and Diego Costa can truly claim to have found their way to West London, while Nicolas Anelka won the Golden Boot before his departure in 2012.
Torres came from Liverpool for £50m as one of Europe’s most feared killers in front of goal. But he only followed 20 goals in 110 games and he was released for free four years later. Meanwhile, Batshuayi cost £33 million to sign with Marseille five years ago, but his last Premier League start for the club was in February 2020.
Even his most recent offensive acquisition, the £47.5 million signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, shows signs of being overwhelmed by the Blues’ inability to squeeze in goals from their forwards. the penalty spot indicates a worrying trend.
Werner scored just six goals in 35 Premier League games in his debut campaign, while Tammy Abraham equaled Werner’s tally despite 140 minutes of football since January.
Wastage and the lack of a forward capable of scoring 20 goals per season is what prevents Chelsea from qualifying in the same category as Liverpool and Manchester City, despite having been Nations League champions for the second time. weather in May.
Thomas Tuchel has one of the best analytical minds in football management and his assessment that Chelsea need a new striker is not surprising.
“We need more goals and we trust anyone and we want to trust whoever he can score,” he said in April.