Chelsea, which has a winning history in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL), is struggling in this 2022-23 season. They are suffering from a goal drought because there is no striker who can score a goal despite the huge investment in transfer fees.
On the 4th (Korean time), Chelsea recorded a 0-0 draw against Fulham in the 22nd round of the EPL held at Stamford Bridge in London, England, their home stadium, and only scored one point.
Qatar World Cup star Enzo Fernandez, who recorded the highest transfer fee in EPL history, also made his debut as a starter that day, but failed to lead the team to victory. Fernandes recently moved to Chelsea from Benfica (Portugal) for 121 million euros (about 160 billion won).
Chelsea, whose owner has changed from Roman Abramovich to Todd Boelli, spent 484 billion won in the transfer market this winter just for player recruitment, but it seems that it is not showing any results.
On the same day, Liverpool legend and football commentator Jamie Carragher explained the direction of the recruitment was wrong, saying, “Chelsea spent £600 million to bring in a player from a position other than a striker. I don’t understand it.” did. 슬롯사이트
He pointed out the absence of a goal getter, saying, “Currently, Chelsea does not have a usable striker. The most important position has not been reinforced.
As Jamie Carragher points out, Chelsea have only scored 22 goals in 21 games this season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea also has the stigma of being the graveyard of strikers. After the departure of Didier Drogba, who led the golden age of Chelsea, all of the top strikers from Fernando Torres (currently retired) to Radamel Falcao, who wore a Chelsea uniform in 2011, showed less than expected.
Alvaro Morata, who wore a Chelsea uniform for a huge transfer fee of about 90.7 billion won in Hanwha, also recorded a shabby record of 24 goals in 72 matches. In addition, Gonzalo Higuain, who wore the last number 9 on loan, also left without much success.