Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their team can put in a strong second half of the season, with fans desperate for some silverware.
Chelsea currently sit in third place in the Premier League, four points ahead of Liverpool and Blues boss Antonio Conte will be hoping to use the momentum of his side’s recent run to push on through the congested Christmas fixture list.
A lot of the Stamford Bridge team are in desperate need of a rest due to a lot of injuries in recent months and Conte is dealing with a bare minimum squad, especially after a disappointing summer transfer window which failed to bring very much reinforcement.
Indeed, Conte would surely be hoping to give rest to key players ahead of what is always an important time of year, and as the competition for the top four heats up – with the usual top six teams and surprise package Burnley in the mix – any advantage in terms of a fresh squad will want to be taken.
With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at two players Conte needs to drop…