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SO Chelsea are not really ending the season on a high after a disappointing goalless draw against Norwich.
With the Blues already virtually out of the title race prior to last week’s match, many would have expected at least a win against the relegation-threatened Canaries.
And once again, the ability to score goals is Chelsea’s biggest weakness this season.
For all their creative talent, the Blues just do not have a deadly forward to score goals.
The fundamental rule of football is if you don’t score, you don’t deserve to win.
That is something Jose Mourinho is definitely seeking to rectify next season.
The Diego Costa deal has been much mooted and it will not be a big surprise if it goes through. Costa is without doubt one of the best strikers in Europe this season, having scored 36 goals so far for Atletico Madrid this season.
That’s more than Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba combined.
So yes, that is one transfer that would make Chelsea’s season.
Furthermore, Costa is not an old-fashioned forward who just lurks in the box. He does his fair share of tracking and marking ... basically pulling his weight in the team. Sounds very much like the kind of player Mourinho would love to have in the team.
Of course, Chelsea also have the option of retaining Romelu Lukaku with Ba and Torres most unlikely to stay.
Now, there is still one more game to go – against already-relegated Cardiff.
The Bluebirds, with all due respect, have been nothing short of woeful. I do not expect them to give us any trouble.
A win is a good way to end the season, especially since we do not want to end up with the same number of points as Arsenal.
But it will be nice if Mourinho gives some of the promising youngsters – like Tomas Kalas – some game time.
Kng Zheng Guan believes a good way to end the season is to have the likes of Nathan Ake, Lewis Baker and Kalas take the field.