by Sam McGuire
“The problem with Chelsea is I lack a scorer” – José Mourinho, February 2014.
Goals win games. This key element is what cost Chelsea the Premier League title last season. Fast forward 8 months, Chelsea may be lacking fit forwards, but they now have scorers having addressed the issue this summer.
Three new strikers arrived in the summer of 2014; Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loïc Rémy. All recognised goal scorers, but it’s safe to say nobody expected this fluidity from a usually structured defensive Mourinho side. 23 goals in 8 Premier League games for the side that only scored 71 in the whole of 13/14 season. Their closest rivals in goals scored are Southampton, on 19, who have Sunderland’s shaky defense to thank for their goal tally.