Chelsea are lacking something going forward this season. There have been some great moments for Lampard’s young side, but there is an undeniable problem upfront. Jadon Sancho is the player that would solve that issue and here is why.
The Blues once again fell to a late defeat on Saturday against a side they dominated. Newcastle defended deep and did not make it easy for them to get in behind. However, something was missing in the Chelsea attack, which looked toothless throughout.
Despite having 70% of the possession and 19 shots, there was a real lack of clear cut chances and it is not the first time this has happened. This Blues side is missing a player that can change the game in an instant.
Last season, that player was Eden Hazard. Chelsea miss him and need to replace him if they are to reach the top level again. Jadon Sancho is a player that will provide a very similar attacking impetus to the Belgian and would make a real difference to Lampard’s side.
The 19-year-old scored his 1oth goal and provided his 10th assist in just 15 starts against Augsburg this weekend. He is proving to be one of, if not the world’s best young talent. Those returns are exactly what Chelsea need and the club should go all out to secure his services.
Sancho is a player who gets in behind, beats players with sublime skill to create space, and can split a defence with a clever pass. He would be the missing ingredient to this Blues side and would take the attacking threat up to a new level.
Although he may not be available this month, Lampard should look to secure a summer deal as soon as possible. The value he would bring to this Chelsea side is incomparable with any other transfer target.