Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are beginning to question the long-term future of particular squad members, for the second time in three years. Indeed, the Blues in our bar are worried about yet another implosion, this time under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea have begun the season in a fashion that many would agree is below average for the Premier League champions. Currently sitting just outside the Champions League places, they haven’t quite found the form of last season as they look yet to recover from last year’s celebration hangover.
Their season has just gotten even worse over the past few days by handing Crystal Palace their first win this season and then going and a sluggish draw 3-3 at home to Italian side Roma. As the London based club start to see their season decline and diminish, it is important that they are to act fast to save it.
However, one thing that many fans have been looking towards as a possible saviour, is the January transfer window, as Chelsea always look to spend big. The injury to Alvaro Morata and questions about the other forwards that the club has at their disposal has made it evident that the club are likely to see the departure of some of their more fringe players.
Having plenty to ponder, with an important run of games coming up prior to the start of the window, it looks as if the run into the New Year could prove make-or-break for the London giants, as they do their best to rescue what could turn out to be a disaster.
So, with that in mind, here are 3 potential departures that Conte should think about flushing out the door at Chelsea…