He also claimed they did not possess individual brilliance, nor score enough goals.
A pretty strange strategy coming from a manager renowned for his man management skills, but then again, Fernando Torres did score in the game against Crystal Palace, so maybe he does know what he is doing after all.
However, all the motivation in the world will not make up for the fact that he simply does not have a world class forward, and to compete on four fronts, he needs one.
With that in mind, we have come up with five forwards who Chelsea could move for this January.
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