Striker Olivier Giroud's ankle joint injury won't force Chelsea's hand in the January transfer window however the club may explore the chance of signing a winger, manager Maurizio Sarri has said.
No date was set for Giroud's return after he twisted his ankle joint against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Sarri remains pleased with his options up front in Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard.
We have Morata and Hazard can play o.k. during this position as we've seen within the last matches," he told reporters.
So i think at the moment i do not need another striker."
Sarri however, has a selection headache on the flanks, with Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi inaccessible because of hamstring injuries.
Versatile English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also battling a back problem and is a doubt for Chelsea's home league meeting with Southampton on Wednesday.
Now we are in trouble with Pedro out, Hudson-Odoi out and Loftus-Cheek is a midfielder but will play as a winger in two-three matches," Sarri added .
So i've got choices for the striker, however at the moment i've got no option for the wingers."