Chelsea flops should be replaced with Theo Walcott

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We're at the business end of the season; among the tumultuous thrills and spectacular spills of the remaining weeks, shy, yet optimistic glances inevitably turn to next season. 2014/15 will be big for the small-set Theo Walcott, and his best success can come at Chelsea. 

The Blues may or may not win the Premier League title this year. If the latter comes to fruition then only the misfiring strikers at Stamford Bridge can be to blame.

Demba Ba got a big goal against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek but on the whole; Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o have been sluggish compared with the hare-like pace set by the front-men at Manchester City and Liverpool.

One of more rueful stats for West Londoners to mull over has been the frustrating 15 league goals registered by the tame trio. Eden Hazard, the midfielder, on his own is just one off that figure. Even Jay Rodriguez at Southampton equaled the tally before season-ending injury.

Colourful boss Jose Mourinho looks to have a big summer ahead of him to clear out the clutter from the strike department. 

Top of the Portuguese's shopping list should be currently crocked Arsenal striker Walcott. A move can suit all parties involved. Happy days.

Chelsea have lacked penetrative edge, a player to get behind the backline - no pun or innuendo intended. The England star's abundance of pace would be just the trick alongside the likes of Eden Hazard, Willian and Oscar. 

An air of resignation needs to sweep the streets of Chelsea that a big Didier Drogba-type hitman is just not out there. Romelu Lukaku looks to have been suitably irked by his loan away, and now that ship might have sailed up the Thames.

So maybe a style change is in order. Walcott may not be the biggest but he could certainly get among the goals. 

The move would suit the 25-year-old as well. Perhaps it's not completely inaccurate to say that the former Saints youngster hasn't progressed quite how the media expected considering the fanfare around his shock inclusion in Sven-Göran Eriksson's 2006 World Cup squad.

Much like Daniel Sturridge, it appears that Walcott - along with many of his fans and pundits - believes that he should be playing as a striker. When Sturridge got his way it certainly did the trick for Liverpool and the man that made it happen; Brendan Rodgers. 

For too long Walcott has been pushed out wide by Arsene Wenger. We know that a particular weakness is a lack of crossing prowess. What isn't in question is his ability to finish; as a striker he can mirror an injury-free Michael Owen.

For the same reason as above; Arsenal can benefit without the speedster. Though, they may need a little more coaxing.

No blame needed but Wenger doesn't see him as a striker. Though, the Frenchman's insistence means that he has a moody midfielder.

An money received can be recycled into a vigorous hunt for a proper source of goals. Olivier Giroud doesn't cut the mustard for the Gunners.

It might be one of the more unlikely summer transfers but it shouldn't be dismissed completely.

Arsenal and Chelsea need a re-jig to sustain a more malicious assault on the title. It might need some out-the-box thinking from both to get to that level, and Theo Walcott moving to Chelsea is a great, if not an initially obvious idea.

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