Most Chelsea fans will admit that they have left themselves too much to do at this stage of the season to get back in the Premier League title race, with leaders Liverpool 10 points ahead.

The Blues are fourth in the table and have their own problems to worry about to make sure they are back in the Champions League next season.

It’s crucial that Maurizio Sarri earns a top-four finish and has Arsenal just three points adrift in fifth, while in-form Manchester United are only six points behind.

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There is still plenty of work to be done and the familiar issue of not having a recognised striker banging in the goals is continuing to hurt Chelsea.

Eden Hazard is having a storming season under Sarri, but he can’t be relied on every game and the team would look so much stronger with a prolific scorer through the centre.

According to the Sun, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be heading to AC Milan on loan and Gonzalo Higuain could be moving the other way to Stamford Bridge.

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Morata could pay the price with a Blues exit after massively flopping in some games and he doesn’t provide a presence like teammate Olivier Giroud.

Bringing in Higuain from Milan could be a stunning deal that transforms the Chelsea attack, but his parent club Juventus will need to sanction the loan switch from Milan to the Premier League.

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Higuain, 31, is renowned as a consistent goalscorer in Europe and he’s chalked up eight in just 20 games so far this season.

The South American has scored a hatful of goals at Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus in his career, while proving he can score goals in more than one division.

He is exactly the type of high-profile addition in January that would massively boost Sarri’s team and a top-four finish would surely be in sight if he makes a switch.

The powerful striker is a serious threat in the air and his physicality plus clever movement should see him adapt well to English football.

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