Former Liverpool midfielder and manager Graeme Souness has written off Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title – claiming that the Blues do not have a striker of the required quality to go all the way.
Souness wrote in his Sunday Times column: “Chelsea are still a striker short of winning the Premier League. Ultimately, that could cost them as they compete for the title.
“You need a 20-plus goalscorer up front and I’m not sure they can sign a striker better than Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud in January.”
Chelsea do have a chance as long as Eden Hazard stays fit, but you can definitely see what Souness means. Morata and Giroud are nowhere near the quality of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
We certainly wouldn’t complain if Souness was proven to be correct – it would be one less team for us to need to finish above!