Date: 7th October 2023 at 9:26am
Written by:

Chelsea will be hoping to record back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time this season when they face Burnley on Saturday. 

The Blues have endured a tough start to the new season but recorded their second win on Monday, beating rivals Fulham 2-0 in the West London derby.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had also won their last game, earning a 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in the Carabao Cup third round to set up a fourth round tie against Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

They will arrive at Turf Moor on Saturday to face a Clarets side that picked up their first win of the season last time out, battling to a 2-1 win over Luton Town on Tuesday.

Regardless of that victory, Pochettino will be expecting his side to return back to London with three points.

In the meantime, Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a possible move for a Bundesliga striker in January.

Openda has attracted interest from Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United

According to Fichajes via CaughtOffside, the Blues could make a shock move for RB Leipzig striker Lois Openda in January, in an effort to solve their goal scoring issues.

Chelsea netted just 38 times in the Premier League last season, and have only scored just seven times in as many games so far this term.

With that in mind, those in charge of the club are hoping to sign a new striker, and 23-year-old Openda is reportedly one of their top targets.

The Belgium international joined Leipzig from French side Lens over the summer, and has so far scored four times in six Bundesliga games for his new side.

Chelsea could face competition from rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Openda, the report claims.

The Blues have struggled to find a consistent goal scorer in recent seasons, despite new owner Todd Boehly spending almost £1 billion on new signings since taking charge of the club.

New signing Nicolas Jackson has impressed with his work rate so far, but has only netted once in the Premier League after seven matches.

Brought to you by Shoot!

Comments are closed.