Statistics suggest Mason Mount has been the most clinical Chelsea player since October, and this is not good news.
The poor goalscoring form is undoubtedly Chelsea’s biggest issue this season.
This has actually been an issue in the last couple of seasons, too, but they managed to get away with it thanks to their strong defence.
Defensively, Chelsea are still very solid, and only Newcastle United have conceded fewer goals this term. But this time, even that is not enough.
It is hardly a surprise that Chelsea are on a five-game winless run if they only managed to score one goal in this period.
Statistics show how dire Chelsea’s attacking situation is.
Only two Chelsea attackers have outperformed their expected goal metric (xG) since October; Mount and Armando Broja, and the latter is out for the rest of the season.
In terms of shot conversion rate, these two also lead the chart.
The four January attacking signings; Joao Felix, Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, and David Datro Fofana, on the other hand, are among the worst-performing players in this area.
In fairness, it is a very small sample size for these three, so a goal or two in the next games can easily change the narrative.
But when a team is full of attackers who, on average, are only scoring one in 10 shot attempts, winning a football game is an uphill battle every time.
Getting Mount more goalscoring chances is unlikely to be the solution, too.
His xG is quite low for a regular starter. Felix, who has only played three Premier League games, has already got himself in better positions to score.
The answer is not one or two individuals, and the low confidence across the team may have played a big part.