'He'll be looking': BBC pundit makes Chelsea transfer claim after hearing what Tuchel has said recently

Chris Sutton thinks Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will target signing attackers in the summer transfer window.

The Blues were the third highest scorers in the Premier League this season, netting 76 goals in the 38 games. However, it was a real squad effort with Mason Mount the only Chelsea player to hit double figures for goals in the league (11).

Unfortunately, there’s been a disappointment about the actual goal contributions from forwards such as Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.

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Tuchel will target attackers

BBC pundit Sutton predicts Chelsea will be in the market for attackers, especially after hearing Tuchel’s recent comments.

“Is it necessary to bring more offensive players around the box to create more distractions, to create more space for each other? We will ask that question,” Tuchel said a few days ago.

It sounds like Chelsea’s boss is flirting with the idea of strengthening his forward line. Of course, the takeover will need to be completed before that can happen.

Sutton is certain that the Blues hierarchy will be targeting attackers.

“Tuchel has been really critical of the front players. I think he’ll be looking to add in those positions. You can’t deny the fact that Lukaku looks like he’s downed tools, though,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Forward reshuffle

Tuchel’s worked with most of Chelsea’s forwards, with the exception of Lukaku, for 18 months now. That’s why you’ve got to worry about player’s futures if they’re still not finding their best form in a Chelsea shirt.

Hakim Ziyech’s unsurprisingly linked with an exit this summer, so could he end up freeing some room in the squad for a new signing?

Elsewhere, it’s been reported the futures of Ziyech, Werner and Christian Pulisic are all potentially in doubt looking ahead to next season.

There’s a clear style, strength and idea when you watch many Premier League rival teams move forward in attack. It’s clear Tuchel is still getting to grips with the best attacking formula, though.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.