Alan Shearer urges Chelsea to make more signing as he considers 20-year-old not ready
Alan Shearer believes Chelsea should be in the market for a new centre-forward after Saturday’s narrow win over Everton.
The Blues secured a 1-0 win at Goodison Park to start their Premier League campaign with three points.
The new signings; Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Marc Cucurella, whom Tuchel said was very intelligent in escaping opponents’ pressure, also impressed on their Chelsea debuts.
It was Jorginho, however, who scored the winner from the spot, as Chelsea continued to struggle to find their rhythm in the final third.
Shearer argued that the lack of a reliable number nine could prove detrimental to Chelsea’s season.
“I think they’ve made some very good signings,” the former Newcastle United striker told BBC MOTD.
“But, like Everton, there is no doubt that Chelsea need that [centre] forward as well.
“I know they’ve got [Armando] Broja, but it might take time for him, and in the meantime, they’ve lost [Romelu] Lukaku, they need [to bring in] a centre-forward.”
Similarly, Ian Wright also said that Chelsea “need to spend more” despite their havin reportedly spent over £160m on five signings, including two young talents; Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina, this summer.
In the game, Tuchel deployed Sterling in the central forward role, while Mason Mount and Kai Havertz operated in wide areas.
Neither Mount nor Havertz made any significant impact in the game as Frank Lampard used a rather narrow back-five to counter Tuchel’s 3-4-3 system.
Broja had a second-half cameo and, interestingly, also played wider than expected.
Tuchel himself said that he would like to sign more players, although it remains unclear whether a new striker is high on the club’s summer agenda.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein recently claimed that Chelsea are interested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who culd leave Barcelona in the next month.