Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has revealed how Chelsea can become Premier League and Champions League contenders next season.
According to Ferdinand, Chelsea need to sign a Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, in order to become Premier League and Champions League contenders.
Ferdinand said this after Chelsea stumbled in the top-four race on Saturday afternoon as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Leeds United at Elland Road.
Kai Havertz led Chelsea’s attack ahead of Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner, who both started the game on the bench, while Tammy Abraham missed out due to injury.
“If they [Chelsea] want to be Champions League contenders, Premier league contenders, then Giroud, obviously when Frank was here, and now under this management, it’s the same, he’s been a bit-part player, it’s his age, obviously,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“He’s not a young Giroud, he’s at a different stage of his career. I don’t think he expects to play every game.
“I think Tammy will be putting himself in there, but again, he has to get fit and stay fit. But I think the levels of this club at the moment, I think they will go into the market to buy an out-and-out No.9.
“Haaland is the one who’s on everyone’s lips, he’s the player in form. A lot of clubs are sitting there thinking, ‘if we get him, that takes us from being a contender to actually having a real chance of winning, a proper contender’.
“If you bring in another striker in, that is part of being a top club. It’s never going to get to a point where Tammy is sitting there saying, ‘I’m outright No.1’. You’ve got to be jostling for positions.”