What Sort of New Striker Would Best Suit Chelsea?

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What Sort of New Striker Would Best Suit Chelsea?
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Is Edinson the man to light up Stamford Bridge?

Whatever eventually happens this season, there are a couple of key areas Chelsea will need to strengthen over the summer to ensure they're battling to finish top of the Premier League rather than in the top four in 12 months' time.

Heading their list of priorities should be a new striker to provide the goals to win games, but who should that man be?

Certain names like Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani keep cropping up, but rather than regurgitate press speculation with one of those "five strikers linked to Chelsea" articles, I'll be putting more thought into it by posing the question: "What sort of striker do Chelsea need?"

Andrei Shevchenko and Fernando Torres were sublime talents in the right surroundings at their respective clubs before the Blues came calling, but neither of those two particularly fit the bill at Stamford Bridge, and as such, nigh on £80 million has been wasted.

When the club eventually plump for their new hit man, there needs to be much more consideration put into it than who happens to be heading the goalscoring charts in another league.

The forward to lead this team needs to compliment the other 10 playing behind him, and the best fit to better the team is not necessarily the best individual striker around.

Therefore, I'll be looking into different categories of strikers and weighing up which would suit this Chelsea side the most.

I've sub-sectioned five different roles of strikers and slotted names into each, so once you've had a read through and weighed up the evidence, make sure you let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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