What went wrong with this guy? As Chelsea’s scoring problems against Brentford persist, Joe Cole challenges Chelsea’s choice to trade Romelu Lukaku.
After Chelsea’s goal-scoring problems at home against Brentford continued, Joe Cole questioned Chelsea’s choice to let Romelu Lukaku leave the team.
On Saturday afternoon, the Blues’ four-game winning streak came to an end as they lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Nicolas Jackson has led Chelsea to 13 goals in their 10 league games this season, but his impact against the Bees was little.
Chelsea may look to add another striker in January even though they have already spent more than £1 billion on transfers since the club was taken over a year ago, with Armando Broja serving as their only other viable option up front.
Ivan Toney of Brentford and Victor Osimhen of Napoli are two of the few players who might become available in the middle of the season, but former Chelsea player Cole thinks the team had a dependable summer alternative at their disposal who was let go.
Lukaku, who signed a £97 million deal to rejoin Chelsea in 2021, left Italy in August and joined Roma on a season-long loan.
Cole is perplexed by some of the decisions taken in west London, as the Belgian has scored eight goals in ten games for the Giallorossi.
We can’t score goals at the end of the day, despite all the buzz words spoken around the club. To TNT Sport, Cole said.
Despite all of his flaws, Romelu Lukaku was in the door with him. He was successful at Inter Milan and had scored goals for Everton and West Brom in this nation; why was it that he was unable to score goals at Chelsea? What was [not right about him]?
For Roma, he is currently scoring goals. We must thus ask ourselves what is wrong with this club right now and look within.
“In no way do I blame the manager.” He and his staff are doing their best, and I don’t even hold the players responsible. They’re all very good players.
“The team is out of balance, but there is currently a fundamental issue with the club.”