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Souness concerned at Chelsea’s lack of goalscorers following Leicester draw

Graeme Souness says Chelsea’s lack of goalscorers could hinder Frank Lampard’s side this season.

Chelsea having failed to win either of their opening two Premier League games this season, this past Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester following their opening day 4-0 defeat at Manchester United.

Lampard’s side also suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat to Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup in midweek, and Souness says that, despite “encouraging signs”, he remains unconvinced by the club’s attacking options.

“Sooner [the first win] comes the better, for confidence, especially if you’re introducing young players,” Souness said on Sky Sports.

“I think there’s really encouraging signs, the football they play.

“I don’t think it was a 4-0 last week. If they would have scored with Tammy [Abraham’s] shot, Emerson the full-back hits the crossbar, and then Ross Barkley where [David] De Gea saves with his feet.

“So they easily could have scored first last week but they didn’t. They ended up getting turned over in the second half and it did flatter United. But that’s now in the record books, a four-niller.

“I just worry about where the goals are going to come from. You’ve got a midfielder that are not goalscoring midfield players. They don’t have a centre-forward or two wide players that are going to get 20-plus goals a season.

“I think, for all the good football they play, they’ve got to come up with goals somehow. If you’re playing all that football but not winning games, it slowly but surely chips away at the confidence.”

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