It has often been said that sticking the ball in the back of the net is the hardest part of football, and, despite the best efforts of 15-goal Alvaro Morata, Chelsea did not really have a player capable of doing this for them last season.
Addressing this has appear to be the top priority for new boss Maurizio Sarri, with every name under the sun being linked with a summer switch to the Stamford Bridge club this summer, though it is important that the former Napoli boss signs the man that feets his plans.
According to recent media reports, one striker of serious interest to the Yorkshire outfit is Britt Assombalonga, with the 25-year-old expected to leave Middlesbrough after just a single season on Teesside.
A prolific scorer throughout his career, the former Watford and Nottingham Forest centre-forward boasts an excellent record at Championship level, netting 45 times in total and scoring between 14 and 15 goals in three of the previous four campaigns.
Not only that, but his numbers would surely have been even more impressive were it not for the serious knee injury suffered in February 2015 that kept him out of action for 14 months, thus virtually wiping out the entire 2015/16 season.
Strong and quick, Assombalonga offers greater mobility than someone like Morata and World Cup winner Olivier Giroud, who were both leading the line for Chelsea much of last term, whilst Assombalonga efforts for Peterborough at League One level back in 2013/14 was really impressive.