Chelsea’s need for a top level striker remains, and, with Christopher Jackson only fit enough to start from the bench against Arsenal, they were forced to go into the game without a recognised front man.
Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney both remain major targets, but alternatives are being considered if they are not available.
And one of those under consideration is Slovenian Benjamin Šeško, who currently plays in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig.
Šeško is just 20, but he is already a full international, having won 24 caps for Solvenia, and scoring 9 goals for them into the bargain.
Chelsea have done business with Leipzig before, buying Timo Werner from them and then selling him back to them, and, more recently, acquiring Christopher Nkonku from them.
Although Šeško has struggled to get into the Leipzig team this season, his stats when he does play are better than Jackson’s, and his age profile fits the new Chelsea project.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.