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Chelsea need new striker – Hasselbaink

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Chelsea must sign another striker if they want to become serious title contenders this season.

Hasselbaink urged his former side to sign one more striker to challenge Alvaro Morata upfront in order to have a chance of fighting for the Premier League title this season.

Despite Alvaro Morata’s recent good form, he’s been heavily criticized for missing clear-cut chances and straying offside.

“I think every club that is going to challenge for the Premier League needs three strikers,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports.

“For me, they [Chelsea] still have a gap to close on Man City, but they are improving and if they can keep on improving they can hopefully catch them.

“[Sarri] has changed the way they play totally. They now play more in the defensive third of the opposition. They have the ball 60 or 70 percent of the time – that was totally different last year.

“You see smiles on the players’ faces again and they’re playing attractive, attacking football.”