The 5 worst Chelsea striker signings in the last 10 years

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea and Timo Werner of Chelsea (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea and Timo Werner of Chelsea (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

Michy Batshuayi (£33 million)

Batshuayi arrived at Chelsea in 2016 as a promising young striker following impressive performances at Marseille and Euro 2016. The Belgian was seen as a promising young striker with the potential to shine in the Premier League. However, after some memorable moments and flashes of his talent, Batshuayi struggled to establish himself as a regular starter as he found himself playing second fiddle to more established forwards like Diego Costa and later, Alvaro Morata.

While he did manage to score some crucial goals, including a late winner against West Bromwich Albion that secured the Premier League title for Chelsea in 2017, his overall impact remained inconsistent with 25 goals in 77 games.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang(£12 million)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spearheaded the attack at Arsenal and thrived in the Premier League winning a golden boot. Even at Barcelona, the Gabonese striker scored 11 goals in 17 league appearances. His move to Chelsea was far from what he experienced in his previous years with three goals in 21 matches for The West Londoners. Turbulent times at the Bridge did not make it easy for him as Tuchel was sacked and Graham Potter did not fancy him as his main man. A lack of game time and inability to make an impact off the bench diminished his status in a team that struggled on the pitch.

Dishonorable mention

Kai Havertz (£76 million)

Despite not being classified as a traditional striker, Kai Havertz often operated as the focal point of Chelsea’s attack in many matches. The young German prodigy had garnered significant attention during his time at Bayer Leverkusen, leading Chelsea to make a substantial investment to secure his signature.

Havertz showcased his knack for scoring crucial goals, most notably the decisive strike against Manchester City in the 2021 UEFA Champions League final in Porto and a crucial penalty in extra time to secure the FIFA Club World Cup in 2022.

Yet, Havertz’s consistency proved to be a challenge during his time at Chelsea. Despite featuring in 139 games, the German attacker managed to score only 32 goals for the club. This raised concerns about his ability to consistently contribute to the team’s goal-scoring efforts and fulfill the high expectations.

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Nicolas Jackson will hope to have better times in Chelsea Blue and break away from the recent trend of struggling forwards.