Recent reports suggest that Chelsea may consider Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins as a potential option in the upcoming transfer window if he doesn’t extend his current £75,000-a-week contract at Villa Park in the coming months.
Chelsea’s scoring struggles were evident in their recent 0-0 draw against Bournemouth in the Premier League. Nicolas Jackson started as the forward for the fifth consecutive league game but failed to add to his solitary goal of the season. It was a challenging 90 minutes for the Senegal international, as he struggled to pose a threat and will likely be remembered for a wayward shot that sailed high and wide into the crowd, albeit from a difficult angle.
The match showcased Chelsea’s need for a natural goal scorer, and fans have been vocal about their desire to see one added to the squad. There are several domestic options available, including Ivan Toney, who is currently serving a suspension and hasn’t played this season.
Another name that has emerged in reports is Ollie Watkins, who has yet to find the net this season for Aston Villa. Chelsea will have a closer look at the striker when they face Aston Villa in their upcoming match, providing an opportunity to assess his abilities and potential fit for the team at Stamford Bridge.