Chelsea have made an excellent start to the season, and as a result, find themselves in 1st place.

New manager Antonio Conte has managed to implement his style of play quickly, and to great effect. The Italian took a few weeks to settle on his preferred formation of 3-4-3, but since then their form has been remarkable, winning all eight of their Premier League games, most recently an impressive win over title rivals Man City, having been 1-0 down.

Conte has brought passion back into a Chelsea side who looked quite frankly soulless last term.

But the Blues shouldn’t rest on their laurels just yet, there’s a long way to go in the title race and much can change. Looking at their side it’s difficult to find a glaring weakness, but if you asked Shoot! to pick one position in which an extra quality player could make all the difference to this Chelsea side, it’d be striker.

With that said here’s THREE reasons why Chelsea must sign a striker this January.

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