Who belongs in Chelsea’s best attacking trio?
Every department must be working at its optimum, yet a club will only enjoy success if its attack is truly devastating. Maurizio Sarri understands this better than most. At Napoli, he built a team to run roughshod over Serie A, plundering 77 goals in 2017-18. The 59-year-old tactician now oversees Chelsea, a side with greater resources. Expectations have hit the roof.
Coaching Partenopei, Sarri tinkered with his front three on numerous occasions. He regularly settled with Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon. The trio repaid their boss' trust by contributing almost 50% of Napoli's goals last campaign.
While the Neopolitans found the net for fun, Chelsea, with a more expensive attack, struggled to outscore opponents. The result was a fifth-place finish and no Champions League football. It's believed the Blues have the right man to fix that mess.
With his Sarri-ball style, the emphasis is firmly on attacking. No one needs reminding the Italian has never lifted a major trophy. Yet, failure to win silverware won't be tolerated at Chelsea.
Taking that into account, the former banker requires a front-line triumvirate, one he can rely on for goals. Which trio best fits the bill?
From their adaptation to Sarri's system, these three Blues players can combine for as many as 50 goals this season.