Why Chelsea should sign Javier Hernandez

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has done everything in his power to establish himself as a first-team regular at Old Trafford, yet he is continuously overlooked.

The question is, why? His goalscoring record is just shy of a goal every other game, and when you take into consideration the amount of time he has actually spent on the pitch, it is all the more impressive.

It's well documented that Chelsea are on the lookout for a new striker, and Hernandez - who will not be content with life on the United bench - could well be the answer to Jose Mourinho's striker dilemma.

While Mourinho has Romelu Lukaku to come back into the first-team fold next summer (why he ever let him join Everton on loan is anyone's guess), Chelsea are still lacking something up top.

Prior to his red card against Tottenham last weekend, Fernando Torres looked back to his very best but he still didn’t manage to score - and now Chelsea must cope without the Spanish international for one game following his dismissal.

Demba Ba is out of favour under the 'Special One', who previously admitted he would have sent the player out on loan had it not been Arsenal pursuing his signature.

And Samuel Eto'o has failed to to impress the Stamford Bridge faithful, after Mourinho was reunited with the Cameroon international having managed the 32-year-old frontman at Inter Milan.

'Chicharito' has somewhat unwillingly become the modern day Ole Gunnar Solskjær - the 25-year-old frontman is renowned for coming off the bench to rescue United in their hour of need.

At Stamford Bridge, the 'Little Pea' would not only solve the Blues' lack of goal threat up top - no Chelsea striker has scored this season - but he could well become a fan favourite too.

A move to west London would provide Hernandez with regular game time - he offers something Chelsea do not currently have and he knows where the back of the net is.

33 goals in 79 Manchester United appearances, as well as 35 goals in 53 caps for Mexico, shows Hernandez is more than capable at the highest level, making his omission from David Moyes' line-up all the more baffling.

At 25, the diminutive striker would solve Chelsea's long-term striker issue, and would ease the burden on the misfiring Eto'o and Torres.

Chelsea are looking to embark on a new era under Mourinho, and at the right age and with an impressive CV, Javier Hernandez could be the man to fire the Blues to future success.

Whether United would be willing to sell to their rival remains to be seen, but if a move were to come to fruition, Hernandez and Chelsea would be a match made in heaven.

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