Marina Granovskaia sent Harry Kane and Erling Haaland message to solve Chelsea’s big problem

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Harry Kane and Erling Haaland

Jorginho finished the 2020/21 season as Chelsea’s top goalscorer in the Premier League – with just seven goals to his name.

The Italian midfielder scored all seven of his goals from the penalty spot over the course of the 38-game campaign – which is the Blues’ lowest leading league scorer in a single season where the west London outfit did not suffer relegation.

Jorginho scored his penalties against Brighton, Tottenham, Sheffield United, Everton and Leicester – with two in the same game against Crystal Palace.

This will be a concerning statistic for Thomas Tuchel and it may well send a message to Marina Granovskaia ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Blues have been linked with a move for some of European football’s best forwards in Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane.

The former, Haaland, is wanted by a host of top clubs around the world after a sensational season and a half at Borussia Dortmund.

Kane, meanwhile, has recently made his feelings over his future very clear – with the England captain admitting he does not want to end his career with any regrets in terms of winning the biggest trophies. Lukaku also helped Inter to the Serie A title.

Granovskaia was busy last summer, with the west London outfit bringing in more than £200million worth of talent ahead of this season.

Despite Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz all showing glimpses of their talent – none of them have set the world alight at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel does expect Werner to improve playing in front of supporters, though.

“He’s still young and can still improve,” the Chelsea boss said on his striker, who signed from RB Leipzig last summer.

“This is what we demand week by week. When he has some time to reflect, rest, some time on holiday for mental rest, I’m sure he can take the next steps next year.

“He is not new anymore, he will know the environment, what he is coming back to, his teammates, what he is up against on the first game and how to adapt. This will help him.

“We try to push the process right now because we need him.

“Don’t forget, many goal scorers in Europe shoot penalties for their team and it’s common that they reach their high numbers with penalties.

“If we add the penalties we’ve had to his numbers, many everybody would be delighted with his first year.

“He hasn’t scored penalties, he doesn’t take them. We should consider that.”

Recent games have highlighted Chelsea’s profligacy in front of goal and Jorginho’s Premier League stat only serves to highlight the need for a clinical goalscorer to come through the door this summer – and for Granovskaia to work some more transfer magic.

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