Chelsea’s ongoing struggle to find the back of the net has become a cause for concern, further highlighted by their recent 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
The Blues’ scoring woes date back to August when Nicolas Jackson last found the net in their 3-0 victory against Luton Town.
During that period, Chelsea had displayed a confident attacking prowess, seemingly reversing their early-season fortunes.
Fast forward three Premier League matches, and the situation has dramatically shifted for Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Despite firing over 40 shots on goal, Chelsea has failed to score a single legitimate goal during this period, with several being disallowed for offside.
Pochettino addressed this issue, emphasizing the need to rebuild confidence and trust within the team.
However, the Argentine manager faces a challenge in their upcoming Premier League fixture against Fulham as Jackson, their primary central striker, will serve a one-match suspension due to accumulating five yellow cards.
This opens the door for potential replacements, and one name that has garnered attention is 18-year-old Deivid Washington.
Signed from Brazilian club Santos for £17 million in the summer, Washington has yet to make his competitive debut for the senior squad but has been a presence on the bench in recent Premier League games.
Chelsea fans have expressed excitement about Washington’s potential, particularly after witnessing his impressive finish for the Development Squad against Manchester City.
Some supporters have humorously questioned whether anyone in the team knows how to score, while others advocate for Washington’s inclusion in the starting lineup.
As Chelsea navigates this challenging period with a shortage of personnel due to injuries, Pochettino may decide to give the talented youngster a chance to make his mark in the upcoming match against Fulham.
It remains to be seen whether Deivid Washington can provide the solution to Chelsea’s goal-scoring woes and rejuvenate their attacking prowess in the Premier League.