In comparison to 2014/15 Premier League winning season, Chelsea have struggled in front of goal this time out.
The Blues – who had a remarkable goal difference of +41 in the previous campaign – fell short of that mark almost comically, finishing the season in 10th and with a meek goal difference of just +6.
While there shabby defence did have a major part to play, the truth is that Chelsea simply were not enough of a threat in front of goal. They ranked 7th for goals scored in Premier League, and did not score on a huge 8 occasions.
Had those statistics been drawn up at Christmas, Jose Mourinho’s then side would have had a goal difference of -6, and scored only 21 times. A poor showing for an attacking outfit that had won the league the previous season.
Improvements have been aplenty under Guus Hiddink but there is still plenty of room for more, and incoming manager Antonio Conte will certainly want to bring back the free scoring Chelsea of seasons previous.
Should Conte look to the transfer window, or should he make due with what he already has? Here is what our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern thinks would be the dream front three….
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