Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Conte on striker lookout

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will look for a new forward when the transfer window reopens in January, according to the Telegraph.

The Premier League champions are currently short of options in terms of out-and-out strikers with Michy Batshuayi the only real alternative to summer signing Alvaro Morata.

Batshuyai scored nine goals last season – a tally that includes the goal that secured a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion – a result that clinched the title for the Blues.

He is yet to register a goal in the league so far this campaign with three of his five goals so far coming in last month’s 5-1 League Cup fourth round win over Nottingham Forest while he also hit the winner against Atletico Madrid a week later.

The twenty-four year old got a rare start as Chelsea suffered a shock defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, a result which has left them nine points behind Manchester City.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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