Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand insists Chelsea’s problems start with the lack of a proper striker at their focal point of attack.
The Blues have suffered from a lack of goals due to the inconsistencies of strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud, and recent reports suggest they’re closing in on a deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus.
“Chelsea’s problems all stem from not having a number nine. There’s no focal point. I think this manager needs to play Kante in the holding position. He’s the best in the world there.” Ferdinand said, according to the Metro.
“Hazard can play the false nine role but he doesn’t offer you as much. Two of the best players are playing out of position at the moment.”
Ferdinand also slammed the performance of Jorginho for Chelsea against Arsenal, saying: “Jorginho’s someone who sets the tempo of a game. You get the ball into him through the middle third of the pitch, he’s very good.”
“[But] How many assists has he got this season? Around 2,000 passes, no assists. He’s not a great defender. Once a game gets like this against the big teams, he gets overrun in midfield.”