Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo has a great chance to win a lot of trophies this season, he has a great team with some good back-up but at this current moment in time, he has only one good recognised striker.
It is clear that Chelsea have managed to get to the top without their number one forward being on top form, but over the course of the season that will not be the case.
Torres has started well this season and has bagged himself six goals, but his work rate is up there with anybody and you won’t find a blues fan who isn’t impressed with just how hard he works for the team.
But what if he gets injured? What does Di Matteo do?
He does have Daniel Sturridge sitting on the bench if Torres does get an injury, but the young Englishman is in rotten form and I don’t believe he could carry the burden of being the only striker at the club.
However, they could play with an invisible number nine, where they don’t play with a striker but just play with an extra midfielder and let their movement and skill create the chances for the rest of the attack to finish it off. Kind of like the Spanish international team done in the European Championships.
But I’m a firm believer in having your main striker, and then having two good cover forwards to help chip in with goals.
Yet Chelsea do not have that and if they want to win trophies, then they will need to invest in January or have a plan B or C in situations where they don’t actually have an out-and-out striker.