Report: Chelsea could offload three attackers this summer with one being 'unhappy' with game time
There are doubts over the future of three Chelsea attackers; Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Christian Pulisic, ahead of the summer transfer window, according to The Guardian.
Manchester City and Liverpool have scored 84 and 86 goals in the Premier League this season while Chelsea have 68 goals in total.
Thomas Tuchel’s men still scored more goals than the other 17 Premier League teams, but if they are to challenge for the title next season, they will also have to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool’s goalscoring consistency.
The lack of goal contributions of several attackers obviously played a big part.
Mason Mount leads the charts with 19 goal contributions (10 goals and nine assists), but no other Chelsea attacker has had more than 10.
Signing new forwards could help solve the issue, but to do so, Chelsea would likely have to make space in the squad by offloading players in the current squad.
Among those struggling to cement their spots as regular starters under Tuchel at Chelsea are Werner, Ziyech, and Pulisic.
The interesting part is that they have clearly shown signs that they have the ability to be starters. It is just that they struggle to perform consistently.
In Ziyech and Pulisic’s cases, the lack of conventional winger roles in Tuchel’s 3-4-3 system might have been one of the reasons.
In the right different systems and environments, these three could prove indispensable to the team.
So, it is hardly a surprise that The Guardian claims that these are the players whose futures at Chelsea are in doubt.
They likely attract plenty of suitors in the summer transfer window and might have felt that they would be able to play regularly elsewhere.
Pulisic, in particular, is reportedly unhappy with his lack of game time under Tuchel.