Chelsea should look to Javier Hernandez in the January transfer window to score the goals they need to take them to the title.
Hernandez finds himself below Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie in the pecking order at Manchester United and has recently stated that he wants to be a regular starter. It is unclear whether this would be achieved at Chelsea, but he would get more minutes on the pitch when Chelsea needed goals.
With the statistics that he has, it is hard to believe that Hernandez gets as little playing time as he does. Last season he scored 0.95 goals in every 90 minutes he played. All 20 Premier League sides would take a striker in that sort of form. In comparison, Danny Welbeck scored 0.07 goals every 90 minutes, as he only scored a solitary goal.
Chelsea are not firing up front this season. Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o do not seem to have a magic touch in front of goal. Chelsea’s top scorer in the Premier League is Romelu Lukaku, who is on loan at Everton.
Jose Mourinho seems to have two options. Buy yet another striker, which wouldn’t be a problem with Chelsea’s astronomical budget, or wait until the end of the season. There is no recall clause in Lukaku’s loan deal at Goodison, so Mourinho would have to hope that his strikers start firing, or rely on the likes of Oscar and Frank Lampard to get the goals while the strikers struggle.
Hernandez would be the poacher that Chelsea need to take the chances that the likes of Ba and Torres are missing. The Mexican might get a regular starting position if he kept firing in the goals.
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