Chris Sutton urges Chelsea to splash £68m on 25-year-old English striker to solve goalscoring problems

Chelsea have a goal scoring void to fill in the summer and have been looking at some of their ex-players players for that role.
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Former Chelsea forward Chris Sutton says spending £68 million on Tammy Abraham in the summer will solve the goalscoring problems at the club and set the team on the path to winning titles again.

Since Potter was appointed as Chelsea boss in October 2022, goalscoring has been their biggest issue, with the team bagging only 26 goals in the league.

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German forward Kai Havertz and on-loan Portuguese Joao Felix have alternated as false nine but none have really convinced entirely with 13 Premier League sides scoring more than the Blues in the period Potter has been in charge.

On-loan striker Romelu Lukaku is returning to the club in the summer after Inter Milan turned down the chance to sign him on permanently but former England international Chris Sutton says triggering the release clause of Tammy Abraham could be a game changer.

He told Betting Sites: “Tammy Abraham is an out and out no9 and Chelsea decided to let him go.

“That was a bit of a strange one, but of course they expected Lukaku to come in and have a stormer which he didn’t do.

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“Buying Tammy back is one of those that I could see happening. I think he’s done pretty well at Roma.

“The criticism of Chelsea is that while they have lots of creative players, they don’t actually have somebody to stick the ball in the net.

“So I actually think £68m would be a smart piece of business to bring Tammy Abraham back to Chelsea.”

Chelsea endured an encouraging March where they won three of their four games including an impressive 2-0 win over Dortmund in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.

They will however face tricky Aston Villa side in the Premier League this weekend before games against Liverpool and Wolves give way to the first leg of the Champions League tie against Real Madrid.