Tim Sherwood believes Armando Broja has now increased his chance of becoming a regular at Chelsea after a strong cameo in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Wolves.

It was an important game for several Chelsea players.

Christian Pulisic scored his first goal of the season, while Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic registered their first assist(s) as well.

However, it was an especially big moment for Broja, who scored his first senior goal for Chelsea.

The three points might have been already in the bag at that point, but the Albania international clearly had a point to prove.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Sherwood highlighted the importance of Broja’s goal to the young striker’s Chelsea career.

Sherwood says Broja proved a point

Sherwood says Armando Broja proved a point in Wolves win
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“Probably the most important goal he’s scored,” Sherwood told Sky Sports (via Football Daily) when speaking about Broja’s goal.

“He scored a lot on loan at Southampton, but to score for your boyhood club and build your career here…

“They [Chelsea] need a centre-forward, and why can’t they give this boy an opportunity?”

The Blues still have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who recently got off the mark for the club in midweek’s win over AC Milan.

At 33, however, Aubameyang is not a long-term solution to Chelsea’s striker issues, and this could benefit 21-year-old Broja.

Kai Havertz, who also scored in the game, may offer tactical flexibility to Graham Potter as a roaming forward, but Broja still has the striker instinct.

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