Chelsea’s current crop of strikers has been seriously struggling to score. Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o have scored three of the Blues’ 14 Premier League goals between them, while Demba Ba is yet to get off the mark in the league.
It might feel like Chelsea have been relying on their midfielders for goals since time began, but it hasn’t always been like this.
Before deploying one striker became commonplace, the Blues boasted some of the most feared frontmen in English football. From a “clever little so-and-so” to men whose careers were interrupted by war, let’s take a look at the greatest strike partnerships in Chelsea history in chronological order.