Stoke City veteran striker Peter Crouch believes that Chelsea need a 30-goal forward to leap and be on the level with other title contenders in the league.

As the things stand right now, the Blues do not compete for the title exactly for that reason. Crouch even declares a worry that with the current striker lineup will not be able to mount a title challenge next year:

“All the top teams have a 30-goal assassin. Chelsea need one now more than ever.

“The title challenge won’t happen this year. But after watching their 0-0 draw with Southampton earlier this week, I have concerns about whether they will mount a proper title challenge next season, too.”

And Peter Crouch has the perfect candidate. In his opinion, Chelsea should go all-in in the attempt to bring back Diego Costa:

“Costa might be happy in Madrid, but if the only reason he went to Spain was Conte, hasn’t that problem been solved? The one thing you need is someone to score you 30 goals and they do not have a player like Harry Kane, Mo Salah or Sergio Aguero.

“Not so long ago, they did. Diego Costa would absolutely transform Chelsea’s fortunes and, if it was down to me, I’d break the bank to re-sign him.

“You can talk about Gonzalo Higuain or Karim Benzema, but I think Costa would be the one to take Chelsea where they want to be.”