GRAEME SOUNESS has slammed Chelsea’s transfer business under new owner Todd Boehly.
The Blues have struggled in front of goal this season, netting 12 times in 10 Premier League games under Graham Potter.
And Souness, 69, questioned the decision to sell Timo Werner in the summer and let Romelu Lukaku leave on loan.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought in but has struggled in front of goal, with Kai Havertz often leading the line.
Chelsea spent nearly £200million on Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer to strengthen at the back.
But Souness believes additions are needed up front instead, with Havertz not the right man to lead the line.
He said on Sky Sports: “No he’s [Havertz] not going to get enough goals.
“It is madness to sell Timo Werner, [Romelu] Lukaku and then spend £170m on three defenders.
“Surely you must think, football has never changed. The hardest thing to find is goalscorers.”
Boehly prioritised defensive reinforcements in the last transfer window and is set to continue adding at the back with Benoit Badiashile set to join from Monaco.
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Souness suggested the “priority” should have been to sign a striker after Werner and Lukaku departed.
He added: “Spending £170m on defenders, if you can afford it go out and do it, but the priority for me is you have sold two strikers, they weren’t the answer not long term or short term, but were better than what they have got right now.
“You can’t tell me they are better off with the firepower they have got now.”
Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling were signed in the summer, but the former has managed just one league goal since his arrival from Barcelona.
Christoper Nkunku is expected to join at the end of the season, although the RB Leipzig man is not an out and out striker.
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