He’s our best striker – Former Blue tells Tuchel to stop benching this player

Armando Broja
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Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy was annoyed with Chelsea’s performance in the 2-1 defeat to Southampton.

Chelsea had scored the first goal of the game, but ended up losing to the Saints 2-1.

Cundy slammed the performance of Hakim Ziyech and claimed that Armando Broja is currently Chelsea’s best striker.

“Right now, the transfer window is still open, there’s a lot of knee-jerk reaction about who’s going to do what and who’s going to do this in the season, right now I feel a little bit beaten,” Cundy told talkSPORT.

“When the window shuts and we’re 10 games in, when the European competitions start and we start to get into it and the World Cup comes around, it will level out. Right now, we’re not good enough. There’s no getting away from it, we’re not good enough.

“But you look at some of the players that started tonight – if everyone’s fit and everyone’s playing – there are some players starting tonight that wouldn’t [normally] start… Ziyech, don’t start, he ain’t good enough.

“Right now we’re in a hole, there’s cause for concern. We’re in a bit of a sticky situation.

“Broja, can I just say how brilliant he looked when he came on. Broja’s got to start at centre forward, a proper centre forward. I don’t mind Havertz, he won the Champions League for us, but Broja’s got to start.

“If Chelsea had a striker, a focal point for 90 minutes and did the work that he [Che Adams] done, I would say Chelsea would be a different team.

“Our best player tonight was Broja, it may not be acceptable but it’s true. It’s hard to say it, do I want to say that someone who came off our bench was Chelsea’s best player?”