Chelsea will be desperate to cement their place in the top four, with Manchester United and Arsenal looking to work their way into a Champions League spot.
The Blues were dominant towards the start of the season but they’ve slowly dropped off the pace as time has gone on, which has forced them into settling for a top-four place.
So, perhaps Roman Abramovich will need to dig deep once again at some point in the future, despite signing Christian Pulisic recently, in order to secure another top-tier signing.
N’Golo Kante’s arrival back in 2016 for £30 million has to go down as one of the club’s best ever signings.
Indeed, the Frenchman has developed into arguably the best defensive midfielder in the whole of world football, having put in a countless amount of world-class performances on the international stage, domestically and in Europe for the Blues. And, he managed to secure the 2016/17 PFA Player of the Year award after helping the London club secure the Premier League title, so his efforts have been priceless so far.
Although, it looks as if Chelsea could make a move for Philippe Coutinho, as according to the Guardian, Chelsea could use Willian as makeweight to push through a deal for his fellow countryman.
Interestingly, the Brazilian has been compared (as per the Daily Mail) to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, despite Coutinho rejecting the comparison.
Indeed, the Blues could soon put themselves back among Europe’s elite if they secure the services of Coutinho, as an attack that involves the 26-year-old, Christian Pulisic, Eden Hazard and potentially Gonzalo Higuain would be too hot to handle in the Premier League and in Europe.
Of course, the Pulisic signing will obviously excite fans but Coutinho’s ability and world-class status makes him an unbelievable capture if the Blues can pull it off. Indeed, his arrival would lift the weight off Eden Hazard’s shoulders and his ability to score from long range would make Chelsea dangerous from anywhere on the field.
He established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders to ever set foot on the turf at Anfield during his time in the Premier League, after scoring a number of incredible goals. But, things just haven’t gone to plan since moving to Barcelona as he has struggled to earn regular minutes and is often in Lionel Messi’s shadow.
Chelsea fans – thoughts on a potential move for Coutinho?
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