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Chelsea need their strikers to step-up

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Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have a tough few weeks ahead. With a Champions League semi-final clash against in-form Atletico Madrid and a title decider away to Liverpool, their strikers seriously need to find the back of the net - and fast. 

With the majority of Chelsea's goals coming from their Belgian wide-man Eden Hazard, their trio of outright strikers - Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba - need to up their game if they are to stand a chance of delivering one trophy this season.

The pairing of Torres and Ba has hardly blossomed into a lucrative relationship, with the two only scoring eight goals in the Premier League this season - not that Mourinho tends to play with two strikers up top.

With Hazard firing 14 goals already in the league along with seven assists, it seems the 'Special One' is happy to utilise his wide players in front of goal. An who are we to argue with Mourinho - a man who has made it to the last four of the Champions League for the eighth time in his illustrious career.

Yet, to overcome Atletico and either Bayern Munich or his former club Real Madrid in a potential final, the Blues must find goals from more than just their wide men.

Granted, a late goal from Ba was enough to send Paris Saint-Germain back to the French capital nursing their wounds. However, the Senegalese striker has hardly been deadly in front of goal for the majority of the season and has openly admitted to seeking a possible move this summer in order to search for more regular first-team football. 

To add to this, there has also been extensive speculation over the future of Fernando Torres, a player who has scored a mere 19 goals since his arrival to Stamford Bridge in 2011.

With a distinct lack of goalscorers among the Chelsea ranks, it seems only too apparent that Mourinho must endeavour to bolster his strike force as soon as possible. Yet this can only be done after the two most important games of the season for the Blues.

The Portuguese boss will have to rely on the likes of Hazard, Willian and Oscar to push his side through the remaining fixtures. However, one thing that Chelsea can be sure of is their defensive stability which has been impeccable since the start of the campaign and has even contributed to the goals tally from time to time. 


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