49 shots, 0 goals: Chelsea's alarming stat which proves the need for Diego Costa

Diego Costa attempting an overhead volley

Chelsea have recorded 49 shots at Stamford Bridge since scoring their last Premier League goal.

Chelsea failed to beat Norwich City in their last match at Stamford Bridge in the 2013/14 season after playing out a turgid 0-0 draw.

The game highlighted everything that is currently wrong with this current Chelsea team, as ironically they once again failed to break down a stubborn defence.

Jose Mourinho’s side have been heavily criticised in recent weeks for their displays against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, and it has been the same tactics instilled by Norwich City, Sunderland, West Ham United and Crystal Palace which has ended their Premier League title aspirations.

The Blues simply haven’t been able to find the net whilst on top, and boss Jose Mourinho has publically announced his displeasure at his flailing strikes on a number of occasions this season.

Since Samuel Eto’o’s 12th minute strike against Sunderland two weeks ago, Chelsea have fired another incredible 49 shots in 170 minutes of Premier League football at Stamford Bridge without success.

Chelsea need a top-class goalscorer, they need Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa.

The Brazilian-born striker has been heavily linked with a move to West London over the past couple of months, and in a number of reports a proposed agreement has already been struck between all parties involved.

The 25-year-old oozes class but more importantly for Chelsea he is deadly in-front of goal. In 33 La Liga matches, he has scored 27 goals – more league goals than Chelsea’s current trio of Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o combined.

In the Champions League, Diego Costa has eight goals in eight games, and it is his strength in the air, excellent movement and brilliant finishing which makes him the all-round complete striker that Chelsea must buy this summer.

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