Chelsea are in the midst of a summer-long search for a world-class striker that can fire them to the Premier League title next season.
After signing for the Blues last summer, German frontman Timo Werner struggled to adjust to the English top-flight, netting just six times in the league despite accumulating a whopping 13.43xG (expected goals).
Therefore, head coach Thomas Tuchel has made it his summer goal to sign a clinical centre-forward, with the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku both reportedly targeted in recent weeks.
The west London club have already offloaded French international Olivier Giroud and with English forward Tammy Abraham seemingly surplus to requirements, Chelsea gave Albanian youngster Armando Broja a chance to impress – something he grabbed with both hands against Championship side Bournemouth on Tuesday.
Blues‘ faithful were excited to see him in action against Arsenal on Sunday but they were left disappointed with Tuchel after he named Broja in the under-23 squad that faced Woking FC on Saturday afternoon. Here’s how a select number of fans reacted on Twitter to the news.
@Broja_szn: “We leaving our best striker to play for the development squad? Tammy Abrabum need to be sold as soon as possible.”
@MisterKay112: “Tuchel doesn’t trust him in the first team meaning a new striker is coming.”
@CFC__JF: “Don’t get why Broja is playing for the development squad right now, when we have Arsenal tomorrow. We are probably going to start Tammy Abraham who looks out the door anyway, so I don’t get why we don’t give Broja as many chances as possible.”
@allthingschels1: “Broja is playing with CFC’s development squad today. So he won’t be involved against Arsenal tomorrow. That’s annoying.”
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