Chelsea have struggled for creativity this season.
From the teams who finished within the top ten this season, the Blues had the second worst goal difference of +6, with only Stoke falling behind them with a dismal -14.
Only two players – Diego Costa and Willian – scored over 10 goals in all competitions, while only the Spaniard was able to register above 10 in the league campaign.
Most worryingly is that Chelsea’s back up strikers managed a meek 9 goals between them in all competitions.
Bertrand Traore scored an impressive 4 given his limited playing time, while Loic Remy got 3, and both Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao claimed 1 each.
It may be easy to point the finger at the strikers for the lack of Chelsea’s goal – and while that is without a shadow of a doubt a contributing factor – the lack of quality service has had a huge impact too.
Willian has certainly impressed from wide areas, and in the latter half of the season Cesc Fabregas seemed to begin to rediscover his form from last season.
However, Eden Hazard was a no show until the final few games, Pedro has been disappointing, as has Brazilian midfielder Oscar, and for Nemanja Matic, well, that is another story.
If Chelsea are really to mount a title challenge next season under new man Conte, they will need to bolster their midfield, get the creative juices flowing and feed their forwards as they did last time out.
Our landlord thinks these FIVE could do just that if the Blue’s can get their hands on them this summer …….
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