Chelsea have struggled for strikers since Diego Costa’s glory days at Stamford Bridge.

This summer, Chelsea need to make signing a new striker the priority. Though Tammy Abraham has done admirably under Frank Lampard, the Blues haven’t possessed a world-class hitman since the days of Diego Costa.

But with Liverpool stalling on a move for Timo Werner, Frank Lampard now has the perfect opportunity to amend that mistake.

Chelsea saw the best of Costa during his spell at Stamford Bridge, with the Spain international establishing himself as a firm fan favourite upon moving from Atletico Madrid in 2014.

He propelled the Blues to Premier League title glory in his first season in England, shining under Jose Mourinho with 21 goals from 37 games across all competitions. Costa went off the boil in his second season in west London.

But the Chelsea hero bounced back under Antonio Conte, netting 22 times from 42 appearances to win them the title again. However, in the summer of 2017, everything changed.

Conte decided Costa wasn’t good enough for his Chelsea side anymore and he exiled the forward. Since then, it appears the current Atletico Madrid striker jinxed them on his way out. Abraham aside, Chelsea’s strikers have struggled in the years since Costa powered his way back to Spain.

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