Five 'killer strikers' Jose might be talking about

The Chelsea boss recently admitted that his side were on the look out for a striker able to make the difference in those tight games.

Jose Mourinho has been talking to Chelsea TV about the club's need for "killer strikers" that can make the difference in tight games such as their recent Norwich draw.

"We have good players," Mourinho said. "But we don't have the kind of striker able to, in a short space, to make an action, to score a goal, to open the gate.

"In these kind of matches you just need to open the gate. When you open the gate, the gate is open and you go on to win much more. We weren't able to do that.

"We have to try to win as a team, to improve as a team, but also add the attacking player with that killer instinct and the number of goals that push teams to different levels.

"It's something our club is going to try (to do), respecting obviously that we have good strikers."

Below are five players Mourinho might have had in mind when he made these comments: 

Radamel Falcao

The Chelsea boss was caught declaring the Columbian was a player he would love to bring to Stamford Bridge, arguing that playing in front of Monaco's tiny crowd is something few players would want to do. Falcao is certainly a killer striker, having been a phenomenal goalscoring success wherever he has played.

Diego Costa

The most likely signing, given the length of time he has been linked to the club as well as the rumoured release clause that is affordable compared to what some of the other forwards may cost. Impressed in Atletico's 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, and is the closest thing to former Blues favourite Didier Drogba. At 25, he is younger than the other options too.

Gonzalo Higuain

Mourinho is familiar with the Argentine, having managed him at Real, and would love to steal him from rival Rafa Benitez, even if it would take a huge bid to do so. Higuain has proved his class my hitting a healthy 24 goals in 44 games in his first season in Serie A, and there had already been rumours of a bid earlier in the year before Mourinho stated he didn't think the forward would be available.

Mario Mandzukic

The Croat has performed superbly for Bayern over the last couple of years, and with an impressive 26 goals in 47 games this year, clearly has something to offer. However, there are doubts whether he is really world class, and Chelsea would be loath to bring in a player deemed not good enough at a European rival - how they wish Robert Lewandowski wasn't on his way to the German champions.

Edinson Cavani

Another player long linked with the club, the Uruguayan is rumoured to be available after playing second fiddle to Zlatan at PSG. He wouldn't be cheap, but he has proved in Serie A and at times in Ligue 1 that he is a genuine goal-getter. Flattered to deceive somewhat in the recent Champions League games between the two sides.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch