Chelsea have been massively underperforming this season in the Premier league with 10th position in the league. They desperately need to turn things around for even an European spot in the next season. As of now, everything looks worse for the west London club. Despite heavy spendings in the transfer window, nothing seems to work for them. But according to reports, Mauricio Pochettino may have an ace up his sleeve. Reports suggest that Pochettino is counting on Christopher Nkunku to turn things around for Chelsea.
Chelsea struggling in front of goal
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have won nine out of ten Premier League games on xG (expected goals) this season. It’s clear that they lack a proper talisman in front of the goal who can convert the chances. They looked to reinforce the striker position in the summer when they brought 25-years-old French international Christopher Nkunku. But a blow to his knee early in the pre-season game against Dortmund in the USA prevented him from even making his competitive debut for Chelsea yet. But the Frenchman is expected to bring a lot of goals for the west London side in the coming years. A proper striker who can score 10-20 goals per season may be what Chelsea’s missing this season. The Argentinian himself admitted this problem by saying,
“Of course too many chances, we need to be more clinical, that you cannot change from Saturday to today. Its about time to build the confidence.”
He said in a recent interview after the win against Blackburn.
Christopher Nkunku to be the game changer for Chelsea
The 25-years-old joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig in the summer for around 52 million Euros. The Frenchman has proved himself to be a prolific goal scorer in the Bundesliga and is expected to do the same in the Premier League. Pochettino heavily relies on Nkunku to restore glory to the Chelsea side. Nkunku is expected to make his debut for the club in the coming weeks with positive signs of recovery after his injury.
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