Chelsea have been on a rollercoaster ride this season with their form changing at every turn. One of the biggest reasons for their inconsistency lies with the Blues lack of offensive depth.
While Diego Costa has improved substantially under the wing of Guus Hiddink, the club’s other forwards have continued to falter. Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao are simply enduring nightmare seasons at Stamford Bridge.
The strikers are both highly respected and possess unarguable quality, but neither have cut it in a Chelsea jersey in 2015-16. With few signs indicating these barren spells will end soon, the Blues are becoming increasingly tempted by the idea of clearing out the duo.
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Falcao joined the club on loan from AS Monaco in the summer and his current form makes it highly unlikely Chelsea will attempt to sign the Colombian permanently.
With just a solitary goal for the Blues to his name, El Tigre has once again choked in the Premier League. The 30-year-old has been ravaged by injury and in the pocket of defenders all season long.
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His attempts to leave Stamford Bridge in January exemplify his displeasure and failure to settle in at the west London club.
Similarly, despite an impressive first season with the Blues, Remy has struggled amid Chelsea’s disastrous title defence. The Frenchman has struck just a single league goal this term and been wasteful in the final third of late.
The ex-QPR man has produced some promising displays in the League Cup but simply crumbled against the big teams.
Not good enough
The situation has reached a point where even when Diego Costa is unavailable, Hiddink has preferred to deploy a false nine as opposed to Falcao or Remy.
In some cases, Eden Hazard has been given the nod to lead the line – an extremely telling decision considering the Belgian hasn’t scored from open play since May.
With just three goals between them this season, Falcao and Remy simply aren’t good enough for a club like Chelsea. Despite appearances being few and far between, their rare showings have been laughable compared to the dominant performances of Costa.
If Chelsea want to leave this season behind and return to success, they must clear out the deadwood in their squad. Shepherding Falcao back to Monaco and lining up a permanent exit for Remy would be a positive start.
When Chelsea attempt to claw back their league title in 2016-17, they will want to avoid having a situation where an injury to Costa could derail their entire campaign. The Blues should ditch their misfiring strikers and replace them with more reliable forwards.
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