The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling pretty cautious about the start of the new season…
It has been a very tough pre-season for the Blues, and amidst a couple of disappointing losses, Chelsea have also struggled in their attempts at recruitment – making life tough for Antonio Conte.
Chelsea’s season begins this weekend with a trip to Wembley to face Arsenal in the Community Shield. The Blues stand in good stead ahead of the game, with Antonio Conte’s side defeating the Gunners 3-0 during their pre-season tour of Asia.
Still, this game will pose a very different challenge, and if Conte wants to win the game – he simply must pick a strong side.
A loss could damage team morale and make life very tough for the upcoming season, so a full strength side should he picked.
With that said, if Conte picks this Chelsea XI, Arsenal will have no chance on Sunday…
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