Chelsea’s attacking competition will elevate goal-scoring performance; here is how

Chelsea’s attacking competition will elevate goal-scoring performance; here is how

We’ve said this before and jinxed it, and there are certainly some areas where we’re still thin, but overall Chelsea are in a better place than they’ve been all season from a fitness point of view.

The key man Christopher Nkunku is back, and Ben Chilwell and Carney Chukwuemeka were both pictured in training today.

We know Reece James is out long term, and so is Marc Cucurella, but in attack there’s now a wealth of options.

Noni Madueke has impressed in two recent games, Mykhailo Mudryk is finally showing flashes, and Raheem Sterling can’t get on the pitch despite his veteran status.

With Nicolas Jackson going to AFCON this month, we expect Armando Broja to start up top, with Cole Palmer on one side and Nkunku just behind.

That means Mudryk, Sterling and Madueke competing for one remaining slot in the team. Finally, there’s competition, and it seems to be paying off with players throughout the team raising their game.

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