The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping the board get it right in this window. While things have gone a tad quiet on the crisis front for the Blues in our bar of late, everybody here knows that those in SW6 are just one big story from turmoil behind the scenes.
During the last transfer window, Conte didn’t have the best of times come the end of it, and our long-suffering Chelsea fans felt he cut a very frustrated figure by missing out on some key targets. Indeed, this left Chelsea very thin on the ground during their injury-laden time at the start of the Premier League.
Again the transfer window is turning out a similar story for the Italian, with the Chelsea board holding back on the signing of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro due to the size of the reported £60m transfer fee the Old Lady are demanding for the player.
Can Conte really go through another window without bringing in wholesale reinforcements?
According to our punters, they can’t. Despite already signing Ross Barkley early on within the first week, Conte will surely be looking to bring in at least two to three players in key areas of the pitch.
Our landlord takes a look at two reasons why Conte should feel he’s been let down by Abramovich…