Does the Chelsea attack require an upgrade?

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This comes in the wake of a great result for Swansea and a not so great one for Chelsea. A 2-2 scoreline was not something any Chelsea supporter would have been looking forward to against Swansea.

The Swans took away points from Stamford Bridge for the first time in Premier League era. That being said, two goals were scored and other than the Thibaut Courtois sending off, chances were that Chelsea would have wrapped up things nicely.

Were the things so rosy really? Even prior to the sending off, the goals seemed more out of chance.


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The first goal was less because of Oscar and more due to poor positioning of Fabianski and lack of communication to create a proper wall. The second goal was from a bigger slice of luck going Chelsea's Way where the Willian shot deflected in a huge way into the back of the net.

No doubt Chelsea were playing well and pressing Swansea hard, but they lacked the cutting edge. The combination of Fabregas, Hazard and Costa was almost non-existent. Costa had always seemed to be the next Drogba for Chelsea in last season.

Post the red card, Falcao was introduced as the final roll of the dice, but he too failed to have an impact. This raises the main question. Is the attacking force of Chelsea complete? Or do they require any more upgrades?

Firstly, Costa may have been carrying an injury, so we may not have gotten a full picture. He may just come into his own and later take games by his throat.

Secondly, the midfield itself was not very efficient today which may change. The third and the most important point is Falcao and Costa may just create their old Atletico days performance and for that combination to work they might need to play together.

Jose must give them joint playing time to get that full leverage. That being said, if the Falcao of last year plays for Chelsea then he's got his task cut out for him, as Costa on the injury table with an ineffective Falcao leading the line and Remy as backup will be doomsday for Chelsea.

Its a tricky one for the Special one!

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Jose Mourinho
Swansea City
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