CHELSEA will be capable of winning the Premier League title race if they draft in a new striker this winter.
That’s according to Blues hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who believes Maurizio Sarri needs a third star alongside Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.
Morata has enjoyed a better run of form in recent weeks and has netted six goals in all competitions while Giroud only has a single strike to his name so far.
Despite their lack of firepower, Sarri’s side are still unbeaten in the top-flight this term and are four points off league leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea are firmly in the hunt for glory this season but Hasselbaink believes they need more options up top.
The Dutchman told Sky Sports: “Well do they need another striker?
“I think every club that is going for the Premier League needs three strikers. So in that aspect yes.”
He added: “But for me, Morata will score goals. He is somebody that is a confidence person.
“He is so good at getting behind a defence – he needs to keep on doing that.
“Everybody’s talking ‘he needs to do this, he needs to do that’.
“He shouldn’t concentrate on becoming something he is not. He should embrace what he has got.
“He is not somebody like Giroud, who likes the contact of the centre-halves. He shouldn’t have to play like that.
“If he keeps on playing to his strengths, he will score a lot of goals, I believe.”
Chelsea drew 0-0 with Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and take on Tottenham next time out.
Sarri has demanded more from his Blues after slipping off the pace set by City.
“I think we have to sort out the problem of the approach of the match,” he said.
“Because in the last two or three matches we haven’t been approaching the games right.
“At the beginning we moved the ball too slowly, so it is easy for the opposition to defend and impossible for us to be dangerous.”