The £100 million Chelsea spent on Lukaku didn’t fix their problem – Graham Potter
Graham Potter has claimed that the money Chelsea spent to bring back Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge, did little or nothing to fix their problem.
Potter who was pointing out the need for the club to improve as a team after the huge amount spent during the January transfer window, stated that Lukaku’s mightily underwhelming performances after returning from Inter in 2021 should serve as a warning that splurging on a striker wouldn’t necessarily guarantee an improvement in the attack.
“I think we need to improve as a team. If you look back 18 months, from the outside Chelsea wasn’t scoring and they thought they’d spent close to £100 million on a centre-forward [Lukaku] and that would fix all their problems, and it didn’t.
“You have to attack better as a team and that’s our challenge – that’s what we need to do.
“I’d be lying if I could say I could give you a timescale on it. Put it this way, if I could get a month for every time I’ve been asked that question, I’d be here for five years [laughs].”
Chelsea spent a massive sum of money across the January and summer transfer windows on up-and-coming players such as Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk, but they have so far failed to remedy their goalscoring problems despite their £600m outlay.
Their lack of an out-and-out No.9 was highlighted once again following the goalless draw with Fulham on Friday night, a game in which Kai Havertz was profligate, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out altogether.