Date: 25th June 2023 at 3:32pm
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Christopher Nkunku was the latest arrival at Stamford Bridge after he was announced as a Chelsea player earlier this week. 

The French international completed his £53m move, penning a six-year-deal for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they look to improve upon a disappointing 2022/23 Premier League season.

Nkunku has scored 36 goals in the Bundesliga over the last two years and despite not being a natural number nine, he’s sure to add firepower to a frontline that scored just 38 goals in the league last season.

But considering Chelsea had issues with scoring goals last season, Nkunku could be the player to solve that problem.

What does Nkunku bring to Chelsea?

The 25-year-old scored 16 in 25 appearances in the Bundesliga highlighting his ability to find the net in a competitive league last season.

This came in a central position for Leipzig, as according to WhoScored, 12 of his goals came while starting as a central striker for the German side.

Currently, Chelsea will have Romelu Lukaku and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as their natural senior forwards with both players seemingly past their best years.

At 25, Nkunku is yet to hit his prime years and with those to look forward to, next season could be productive for both him and Chelsea.

Do Chelsea need to keep adding to their side?

It’s likely the transfers won’t stop for Chelsea with a number of positions and roles needing to be filled. For example, Moises Caciedo has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge which could be a smart addition. Pochettino likes to play a high press and with N’golo Kante’s future up in the air, a ball-winning midfielder should be a priority.

That being said, there is plenty of quality within the squad, and it’s more so about refining who’s currently on the books rather than spending and adding like they did in January.

That will give Pochettino the best chance of pushing on as manager, with both Graham Potter and Frank Lampard failing to fine tune the current set of players.


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