Chelsea’s lack of firepower is costing them dearly with their over-reliance on Diego Costa growing increasingly obvious by the week.
However, with the Spaniard woefully short of his best form, the Blues need another forward if they are to end their current run of bad results.
Loic Remy remains a capable deputy but lacks the talent to lead the line on a permanent basis, whilst summer signing Radamel Falcao looks destined to be the latest flop to arrive at Stamford Bridge.
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Here are the three strikers Jose Mourinho should consider moving for when the transfer reopens in January.
Unwanted by Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has rediscovered his scoring touch in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.
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The 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan in La Liga with Real Madrid, has 10 goals in 14 games across all competitions with eight coming in his last six matches.
Such potency in front of goal has sparked sensational talk of a move to Chelsea, who were often on the receiving end of the Mexican’s talents during his time in the English game.
Hernandez netted against the Blues on his debut in the Community Shield in 2010 and proceeded to score six more times against teams managed by Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo.
However, despite his impressive start to life at Leverkusen the German outfit would be unlikely to entertain any offers for their star man so soon.
Amusing though it may sound to some, Chelsea should genuinely consider signing Leicester City’s goal hero Jamie Vardy.
The 28-year-old, who less than four years ago was plying his trade with Fleetwood Town, has scored in nine consecutive league games to fire the Foxes to third in the table.
His spectacular form has also reportedly alerted Barcelona and Real Madrid, though the La Liga sides may instead opt to sign a more glamorous name up front.
Vardy’s majestic form proves he is now capable of playing for one of the best teams in the country, and his rapid pace would make him a valuable asset to any side in the top four.
Whether Claudio Ranieri will wish to do business with his former club, however, remains to be seen.
Antoine Griezmann is a marvellous, magical player and would be an instant fans favourite if he were to leave Atletico Madrid for Chelsea in January.
The Frenchman, who came agonisingly close to joining Tottenham Hotspur last year, has proved a big hit in the Spanish capital last term scoring 25 times in 54 appearances.
Such sublime form has alerted all of Europe’s elite, who may postpone a bid in favour of seeing how he fares on the international stage at Euro 2016 in the summer.
Mourinho however could steal a march on the competition and attempt to sign him in the New Year, using Costa as leverage.
His striker’s snarling attitude has ensured he make more enemies than friends during his time in England and a return to the Vincente Calderon could prove too difficult to turn down.
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