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Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Torres are two of Chelsea's potential front-line players for next season.
Although Chelsea are not lacking in attacking flair, provided by players such as Juan Mata and Eden Hazard among others, a big question mark still hangs over the future of that central striker position.
Fernando Torres has been a mixed bag this season, and if he is still at Stamford Bridge next year, he cannot be relied upon to carry the mantle alone. If Chelsea are to compete for trophies next year, they will need greater depth up front.
Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku can provide some of that depth, but both have yet to be tested in a regular role for a trophy-winning side, and thus they remain unknown quantities.
Schurrle would provide another option, and create enough depth that Chelsea would be covered in case of a busy schedule or a long injury list. Whether he becomes the regular starting striker, or more of a squad player, he is worth the investment for the Blues. Another bonus could be the ability to give Chelsea's new manager the option of experimenting with different formations.