What’s the latest on Aleksandar Mitrović’s transfer to Chelsea?
According to Chelsea writer Simon Phillips, on his own Sub-StandThe Blues are mulling over a potential attack on Mitrovic during the summer transfer window.
Pochettino desperately needs a centre-forward Premier League experience, and the Serbian could be the perfect player to lead the attack next season.
Will Mitrovic be an upgrade for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
This season has been, to put it mildly, a disaster for Chelsea. They will record the lowest Premier League end since the 1993/94 season, and only scoring 37 goals in the league – the fourth-lowest total in the top flight – the striker is sure to be at the top of Pochettino’s wish list.
After his arrival from Barcelona last summer and scoring 92 goals for Arsenal in four years, Aubameyang was seen as the man who could take Chelsea to the next level, but the striker has only managed three goals for the Blues in 21 appearances.
In his 15 league games, the 33-year-old only posted 1.1 had shots per game, created zero big chances, had just 0.2 dribble attempts per game and scored only one goal, showing how poor he was in front of goal and with the ball at his feet.
Compare that to Mitrovic’s stats over the same period, and the Fulham striker would almost certainly be a big boost for next season. He managed 3.9 shots per game, created five big chances, managed one dribble attempt per game and scored 14 goals, with these numbers giving the player an overall rating of 7.15/10, classification him as the second best player on the Whites team.
The 28-year-old was hailed as “magicby Statman Dave earlier in the year as he equaled his own Premier League goalscoring record. He has since surpassed that tally, and with one game left to go, he can score more than 14 already to his name – a respectable total after recently returning from a lengthy ban.
With that in mind, Boehly must make a decision on the former Newcastle striker as his top-flight experience combined with his current ability could potentially give the Blues 15-20 goals next season and that could take them away from mid-season. table of mediocrity back to competing in the Champions League.