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5 back-up strikers Chelsea should eye ahead of January

Chelsea fans were in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern on Wednesday evening after seeing their side come from behind to beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Antonio Conte’s men made the tricky trip to the Spanish capital knowing that victory would put them in firm control of Group C, yet they fell behind five minutes before half time after David Luis was penalised for pulling Lucas Hernandez’s shirt, allowing Antoine Griezmann to step up and slot home from the penalty spot.

However, the Blues hit back in the second half, and goals from strikers Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi secured the Premier League champions a 2-1 victory in the Wanda Metropolitano, sending them two points clear of Italian side Roma in the group.

Once again, it was summer signing Morata who got on the scoresheet to help Chelsea get the three points on Wednesday, in what was the Spaniard’s seventh goal since making the switch from Real Madrid back in July.

The 24-year-old has proven his capabilities as a possible replacement for Diego Costa, who officially joined Diego Simeone’s Atletico earlier in the week, and although Batshuayi netted off the bench again for the Blues on Wednesday, there are question marks over whether Chelsea have enough firepower to retain their Premier League title.

Thus, here are FIVE strikers Conte and the Blues hierarchy should be eyeing ahead of the January transfer window…

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