Chelsea have enough talent in their team to play two equally strong XIs at the same time and win games. The only place where Chelsea have looked shaky is the position of the lone striker in the 4-2-3-1 formation they play. True, options such as Diego Costa, Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba with Eden Hazard and Andre Schürrle also capable of playing, look ominous, there has been trouble brewing in paradise for quite some time.
Diego Costa was their most important buy this season, as Chelsea’s striker woes put paid to their hopes of winning any competition last season. Last season, none of Fernando Torres, Demba Ba or Samuel Eto’o were consistent enough to merit a continuous run in the first XI, as Jose Mourinho was forced to play Eden Hazard in the first XI at times. Romelu Lukaku, the much-maligned striker who has moved permanently to Everton after last season’s successful display, where he scored more goals than Chelsea’s misfiring triumvariate of strikers. This year, Diego Costa has been added and Didier Drogba has been added back, while Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku have departed, which has brought about an instant turnaround, as Costa has got off to a flying start in which he has scored two in two. Torres almost looks like he could move on too, after a horror time while playing for Chelsea. If Torres leaves, Chelsea need to line up a replacement for him, and four possible choices who could be good options would be as listed.