Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair believes his old club need to bring in a quality striker during the summer to solve the goal scoring issues that blighted their bid for a place in the top four this season.
Sinclair reckons the Blues are still badly missing the presence of Diego Costa up front, after the Spain international was sold to Atletico Madrid just before the start of this campaign.
He also believes that Chelsea’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League has complicated their ability to attract top players and will ultimately mean that the club may have to overpay to attract the best players to Stamford Bridge this summer.
“They will need another striker,’’ Sinclair told Sporting Bet.
“Morata started well but struggled as he went on, whilst Giroud took his place and played well, but they haven’t replaced Costa since he left.
“The new manager may not see either Morata or Giroud as players who fit the role they want up front, but I definitely think that this is a position that needs to be addressed.
“Top players will be expecting to play for teams in the Champions League, and Chelsea will struggle to sign these players now,”
“Chelsea will have to fork out a lot of money to convince a player to sign for them and not a team that qualified for the Champions League.”