Former Chelsea star Glen Johnson has named the 2 signing Thomas Tuchel must do to turn the Blues into title contenders subsequent season.
The German boss is reportedly set to obtain vital funding to enhance the squad in the summertime after a formidable start to his Stamford Bridge tenure.
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Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid prolong Chelsea’s unbeaten run under Tuchel to eight video games.
Olivier Giroud’s beautiful acrobatic effort secured the victory and Johnson believes the team is at present too reliant on veterans just like the Frenchman and Thiago Silva and has inspired Tuchel to sign junior alternates.
“I feel they want a youthful, youthful half and want a top striker,” said Johnson Metro.
“They’ve clearly spent some huge cash within the vast areas and in the course of a field. I feel they are a significantly better side to Giroud and he is the man that they have been attempting to get out of the door for the past few years. It reveals you that they’ve tried to replace it and have didn’t do so.
“I feel the best striker is the primary factor. Giroud is 34 now so there’s solely a lot he can do.
“The identical factor stands within the center as a result of Thiago Silva is a distinct class however his physique cannot address the Premier League each week.”
Roman Abramovich is reputed to have need to sign Erling Haaland ‘by all means’ this summer season and Johnson thinks he would sign an “supreme”.
“I feel somebody like Haaland can be supreme,” said Johnson.
“Will probably be the proper substitute for Giroud. It is big, it is fast, it is highly effective, it is unbelievable in entrance of goal.
“These type of signatures give the remainder of the dressing room a elevate and it will be an actual assertion if they may pull it off.”
Chelsea had hoped that Timo Werner would score goals at an identical price to Haaland, however the young German has discovered it troublesome to regulate to the Premier League in his first season.
“I feel it is a menace,” Johnson said of Werner.
“It’s totally fast, it is direct. I feel the place he has fallen in confidence, his selections have gone wrong.
“Folks underestimate the Premier League. It isn’t simple for folks to be enjoying in different leagues with a great status to turn up within the Premier League and hit the ground working – it isn’t that simple.
“I feel Werner will grow to be a great player for them. He has struggled on the moment however nonetheless has the chance, even when he’s missing. ”