Blues fans here in the Tavern are still in shock, after their weekend defeat at the hands of the struggling West Ham United.
Antonio Conte has always worn his heart on his sleeve since taking over at Chelsea, earning an immediate place in the heart of fans after gifting them a Premier League title during his first year in charge at the club.
Although this season hasn’t gone as smoothly as the Blues would have liked, fans here in the Tavern have kept their faith in the side as they sit comfortably inside the Champions League places.
However, after failing to hit the heights of last season, Conte is already looking to strengthen in the January transfer window, as the Daily Mail suggests that Chelsea are readying another bid for Everton’s Ross Barkley, after he snubbed them on deadline day back in the summer.
The 24-year-old has spent a long period out of the game due to a hamstring injury, but now with him looking to be fit for the start of January, Chelsea will look to add him to their midfield in order to take the load off the heavily-reliant Cesc Fabregas.
Nevertheless, with Conte’s side needing to improve in the second-half of the season, here’s a look at TWO stars that could follow Barkley to Stamford Bridge in January.