Chelsea target Hernandez and Alcacer

Chelsea target Hernandez and Alcacer

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Chelsea are reportedly lining up bids for Javier Hernandez and Paco Alcacer, in a bid to solve their goalscoring problems, say ESPN. 

The Blues have struggled to find the net in what has been a dire title defence thus far, having found the net just 16 times in their opening 12 league games.

Chelsea’s three recognised strikers, Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao, have scored just three league goals between them this season – Costa scored 20 in the last campaign.

With this poor form in mind, ESPN claim that sources state Chelsea are lining up Hernandez, who has scored 12 goals in 19 games for club and country this season.

The former Manchester United striker has beeen very impressive since moving to German side Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, with manager Michael Schade stating that the Mexican has “exceeded all expectations.”

Valencia striker Alcacer is also reportedly being scouted by Chelsea, the 22-year old being regarded as one of the best young strikers in Europe.

Jose Mourinho was supposedly keen on a move for Alcacer last summer, before the Spaniard signed a five year deal with the La Liga side. He has scored five goals in the league so far this season, as well as another five goals to help Spain qualify for Euro 2016.