It’s been a busy day for the Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern as reports suggest they have finally brought England international Ross Barkley to the club. Having seen a deadline day move to Stamford Bridge break down, Antonio Conte finally has his man at last.
While it’s promising for the Blues in our bar to see Conte’s squad getting strengthened by the powers at be in west London at long last, not all too many of them reckon they know exactly where he’s going to play. Few would doubt Barkley’s ability when he’s in full form, though the attacking midfielder isn’t really an upgrade on what’s currently available to him at Cobham.
A slightly surprising addition, considering the strength Conte has in either attacking midfield or inside forward positions, surely fringe members of the squad at Chelsea will be wondering whether his arrival spells the end of their time at the club.
With that in mind, here’s a look at two players who must be considering their futures at Chelsea now.