The Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are hoping so…
When Antonio Conte was plucked from Italy by Roman Abramovich, it’s safe to assume the Russian didn’t just have challenging for the top four as his target.
Whilst that would probably be considered a success this season after their disastrous campaign last year, Chelsea’s owner will no doubt be hoping Conte will transforms the current Blues lineup into a squad that can challenge at the top for years to come.
With an ageing squad, particularly in defence, the Italian will hope to have time to rebuild and mould a side more in his own image.
That means shifting out the deadwood and being given the license – and extensive resources – to scour the market for the best talent possible.
In terms of formation, we expect the Italian to stick with the three-man defence he introduced in the 2-0 over Hull a couple of weeks ago.
So without further ado, here’s the Chelsea squad we expect to see in five years time…
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