Former Blue Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink argues that the club should find a new striker in order to replace Gonzalo Higuain.

The Dutchman certainly knows a thing or two about scoring goals, as he won the Golden Boot award in his first season for Chelsea.


All in all, Hasselbaink scored around 70 goals during a 4-year spell at the West London club. Those are the numbers that the current Chelsea forwards, Higuain and Olivier Giroud, could only be envious of.

The Frenchman, though, has just signed a one-year contract extension in the face of the possible transfer ban. Jimmy agrees that Giroud has earned his place in the team but thinks they need a more prolific option up front.

“I think Chelsea need to sign a striker, a new number nine and he should wear that number,” Hasselbaink told Goal. “I like Giroud and I sometimes think he is not treated fairly. He is unfortunate not to get more opportunities.

“He does make the other players play better but the only thing is that he doesn’t get enough goals. I am glad he is staying. I don’t think Higuain will stay. So they need another striker to come into the club at Chelsea.”

As for Higuain, he might finally be happy to return to his parent club, if reports from Italy are to be believed.

According to Tuttosport, he ‘dreams of joining’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri at Juventus next season, should the manager leave for the Italian club.