Shearer: Chelsea want a ‘top forward’ to win a title

BBC pundit Alan Shearer believes Thomas Tuchel must sign a ‘top center forward’ in Chelsea to win the Premier League title.

Tuchel is at present deciding on his best Blues team after taking over from Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

He has used Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham beforehand throughout his three video games on the helm.


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However Shearer believes a new, top-level player is required to spice up their attacking menace.

Talking about Tuchel on the Game of the Day (by way of Metro), Shearer said: “It is given everybody a chance. He did not play [Mason] Mount within the first sport and has swapped it with [Ben] Chilwell a [Marcos] Alonso.

“Giroud has been there, he is modified the system a bit. It has given everybody a chance to impress him.

“I nonetheless suppose they lack the best high quality referee onwards to challenge them [for the title]. They are going to challenge for fourth place however I believe, to get to the following level, they want a number one center. ”

Chelsea have been linked with Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi within the past.

They had been additionally regarded as focusing on Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, though the Frenchman has now secured a loan move to Atletico Madrid.

Tuchel did not really have time to sign anybody within the January switch window. He’ll in all probability target some big names in the summertime.

Tuchel, in the meantime, will purpose to get the best of his compatriot Werner.

The German forward went on a fruitless run with Chelsea. He has did not score in his last 14 Premier League video games.

Nevertheless, Chelsea followers shall be heartened by the player’s latest performance.

Within the A 2-1 win over Sheff Utd yesterday, Werner regarded sharp and dangerous in entrance of goal.

He bagged an assist, organising midfielder Mason Mount to open the scoring.

Tuchel hopes that that may increase Werner’s confidence once more.

Chelsea’s subsequent sport is against Barnsley within the fifth round of the FA Cup on Thursday.

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