Thomas Tuchel praised the efforts of his players after the full-time whistle in Porto, though suggested that new arrivals may be necessary.
Recruiting a new striker has been listed as the club’s top priority in the coming weeks, with Timo Werner struggling to have an instant impact in his first Premier League season.
Jorginho ended the campaign as Chelsea’s top scorer in the league with seven goals, highlighting the team’s problems within the final thid.
The temptation may be to splash out on new attacking talent, but Mason Mount could serve as the answer to Chelsea’s problems.
Mount enjoyed an extremely productive campaign, scoring nine goals and providing nine assists, and was named as Chelsea’s Player of the Year last month.
His performances have reached another level following Tuchel’s arrival and has resulted in a sharp rise in transfer value.
According to the latest data provided by the CIES Football Observatory, the England international is currently regarded as the tenth most valuable player in world football.
Regarded as a £106m talent, Mount is ahead of other young stars such as Mbappe (£101.7m), Sancho (£103.9m).