Manager and players of Chelsea Football Club are not happy despite their unbeaten run and they are seeking answers to their goal scoring misfortunes.
Thomas Tuchel, who is insisting that he is not looking for a new striker in the summer, believes that focusing more on the basics in training can ensure the club’s current strikers find their scoring form again.
Kai Havertz, who started as a false nine for a second game in a row for the West Londoners and missed the opportunity to score in the 0-0 away draw to Leeds on Saturday, March 13, 2021, has now joined the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic in struggling with his finishing.
Though Chelsea is on a 12-game unbeaten run under Tuchel, they have only managed to score just 13 goals, with Olivier Giroud being the highest scoring forward with two strikes.
News has it that Borussia Dortmund star, Erling Haaland is being projected as a top target to improve Chelsea’s forward line during the summer transfer window.
On the issue of the transfer market, Tuchel said:
“It is not time to reflect for the summer and other solutions, other than what we have. We have guys that we are happy with and are looking for more solutions; we will try to help them.
“In general, I am happy because we don’t only look at the output in how they score and assist. Of course, this is a statistic in which every striker is attached to and everyone has to have the mentality to cope with the statistic. It is like this at high-level football.
“We are still waiting for a breakthrough for the guys to be on a run to score consistently, it is not the case. We will never stop pushing and looking for solutions to create even more clear chances for them. That’s the way it is”.
According to Goal.com, Chelsea’s current success has been based on a strong defensive performance so far as they are waiting for their forwards to click in a new system.
At Elland Road, the blues featured six of their eight forwards and Tuchel has admitted that there isn’t much a coach can do to find goals from out-of-form strikers.
“It is not so much about the coaches that they have but it is in their blood [to score]; it is in their approach to this game,”
“Timo is clearly one of these guys who has always scored a huge amount of goals and defined himself as the guy who has the last touch on the field. This is a very unique character and position. It is a sensitive position.