Chelsea have started to put things back together after a shaky start to proceedings in the Premier League this season, with manager Antonio Conte seemingly back in the game after his lull in September.
The Blues didn’t quite get the deals done they wanted in the summer, and despite adding Alvaro Morata, Danny Drinkwater, and David Zappacosta among others, Conte was still left wanting more, especially with last season’s main man Diego Costa making tracks.
One man who the club came close to signing but ultimately lost out to Spurs over was Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, who left Swansea to sign with the Blues’ London rivals over at Wembley.
The big man has made a decent start to life at Spurs too, and his early form suggests that Conte was right to be aggrieved at missing out on the former Bilbao man.
Llorente looks to be the perfect foil and second option to Harry Kane, and while the England man remains the main striker and source of goals for Spurs, the addition and option of Llorente gives Spurs that bit more they were perhaps missing last season.
In Llorente, Spurs have an excellent, experience head as a focal point, while Chelsea have looked short of ideas when Morata has been missing, despite the odd decent showing from Belgian Michy Batshuayi.
Time will tell with Llorente, but so far it’s looking very much like Chelsea’s loss will be Spurs’ gain as the season progresses into the tough winter months.
Chelsea and Spurs fans, what do you think? How good will Llorente be? Give us your thoughts!