Chelsea have certainly improved under the management of Mauricio Pochettino when compared to last season. They have looked much better overall but one area where they continue to struggle is their finishing. The Blues could be competing for a top four spot right now if they took their chances. They need a reliable goalscorer. Could a Real Madrid legend be the answer to their problems?
Nicolas Jackson brings a lot to the pitch but his finishing is consistent to say the least. On the other hand, Christopher Nkunku has spent the majority of his time at Chelsea out injured.
Thus, Chelsea might need to sign a world-class striker soon. They have been linked with Victor Osimhen recently but pulling off a move for him will be almost impossible in January.
The Blues could have to get creative in search of a solution. As reported by The Telegraph, Chelsea might have to consider the possibility of trying to find a short-term loan option in the form of Roberto Firmino or even Karim Benzema.
Chelsea linked with blockbuster move for Real Madrid legend
Benzema left Real Madrid at the end of last season in order to join Al-Ittihad. Things have not gone as well as expected there, the club sit at 7th in the league and the Frenchman has been criticised. He is already being linked with a return to Europe.
A short-term loan move to Chelsea might actually be ideal for Benzema, before looking for a long-term solution in the summer. Let's see how things play out.
Of course, a move for Benzema comes with its cons for Chelsea. The Frenchman is 36 years of age and does not have Premier League experience. Will he be able to adjust in such a short span of time and deliver the goods? A similar move for Gonzalo Higuain did not work out when Maurizio Sarri was their manager.