Chelsea will not be signing a new striker in January, according to former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov.
There has been much speculation about the Blues adding some firepower to their squad next month, especially after Wednesday’s shock 2-1 defeat away to Wolves.
Both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have struggled for form this season, with a combined 11 goals in 36 appearances not prolific enough.
Despite this, Berbatov has told Betfair that he believes no business will be done, and that Maurizio Sarri doesn’t believe Chelsea’s title hopes are over:
After Wolves beat Chelsea on Wednesday night, Maurizio Sarri said his team were in a fight for top four alone now, with Manchester City ‘in another category’ but I am sure he is still thinking about the title.
OK, they are 10 points behind, but there is a long way to go in the season and it just sounds like typical manager mind games to me. Sometimes, a manager will say stuff like this to take the pressure off the players or try and motivate them.
There’s been a lot of talk about Chelsea needing a new striker in January, with Alvaro Morata missing chances and Olivier Giroud not scoring, but I don’t think they’ll go in to the market.
These are two good players and, as I’ve said many times in the past, it’s not just up to the centre-forward to score the goals.
The Blues face a huge Premier League game on Saturday evening, with leaders Manchester City making the trip to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea find themselves 10 points adrift of the champions and defeat in west London would surely knock them out of the title race.
Sarri will have to decide whether to go with Morara or Giroud in attack, with neither looking convincing at the moment.