The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side will leapfrog Manchester United into 2nd place with a victory over Arsenal tomorrow evening.
Antonio Conte’s side moved into the new year with a thumping 5-0 victory over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge to round off a successful year for the club. Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy for the 5th time in 2017 following an imperious campaign under Conte’s leadership. Much to the disappointment of the resident Pensioners propping up the bar in the tavern, the second-half of the year has lacked the success that was so prevalent during the first-half of 2017.
Chelsea now find themselves well adrift of league-leaders Manchester City who appear to have opened up an unassailable gap at the top of the table, leaving Chelsea’s hopes of retaining their title in tatters with just under half the season left to play.
At this stage, it is important that Chelsea focus on how to emulate City’s success next season and begin identifying a number of quality players who can enable them to reach the standard set by Guardiola’s side.
And reports emerging in recent days suggest Conte is hoping to convince Bayern Munich’s Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal to make a switch from Munich to West-London.
Although there are some Chelsea supporters who are sceptical about the merits of signing the Bayern Munich employee who turns 31 in May, the majority of fans are encouraged by the prospect of seeing Vidal in a Chelsea shirt in the near future.
Here’s what The Blues faithful had to say about their club’s links with Vidal…
Vidal is one of if not the best cdm on the planet
— Brandon (@LeFrenchEngine) January 2, 2018
Think that will be a good signing
— tony dean (@tonydean8) January 2, 2018
Massive signing and I think his style would really suit the premiership #FootballIndex
— FITipster (@fi_tipster) January 1, 2018
Arturo Vidal is a no brainer signing for us, whether its now or in the summer.
He is what we need at Chelsea.
— Lav (@LavCFC) January 1, 2018
This would be such a good signing
— . (@Sully_1303) January 2, 2018
Great transfer and I hope he gets the backing, some good experience which this side needs and it should help keep Conte happy!
— Magic Mooy (@MooysMagic) January 2, 2018
He will be ruthless in mid to be honest . Pray it happens .
— Aatef (@AatefCFC) January 2, 2018
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Hope we get him
— Cep Ejiofor Agbo (@CepAgbo) January 2, 2018