CHELSEA finally look to be clicking into gear under Mauricio Pochettino.
But they are set to take a hit in January when Nicolas Jackson departs for the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Senegal striker, 22, is still finding his feet in England, with three goals in 11 appearances so far for his new club.
But Chelsea have looked a better team with him on the pitch,benefiting greatly from Jackson’s energy and strength in the final third.
And Pochettino will be left wondering how to fill the void when 2024 rolls around.
However, the Blues are known to be in the market for a new No9.
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And Jackson’s departure could simply speed up the process of signing a bonafide hitman.
But who could fill the ace’s boots at Stamford Bridge?
And is there anyone currently at Chelsea capable of stepping up to the plate?
SunSport looks at five potential options for Pochettino’s Blues…
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