The first half of the season form is looking good and the Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are looking at what looks like a two-way race for the Premier League runners-up spot.
After losing their opening fixture to Burnley 3-2, things have gone from strength to strength for the London side, despite a little wobble, they have hoisted themselves up to third in the league and are labelled as one of the Premier Leagues ‘Top 3’.
Now the saga of Diego Costa is well and truly over, Antonio Conte can concentrate on the matters at hand. Indeed, new signing Alvaro Morata has fitted in nicely, with a decent start to his first English season, much to the delight of the Blues in our bar. However, a striker is high on the priority list this coming window, such is the rather threadbare nature of their central striking options.
Chelsea and Conte will be desperate to reclaim their trophy this year and some of our punters in here believe the way to do that is to freshen up the squad come January.
By now, Conte will surely have a clearer idea of who he needs, with that in mind our Landlord reckons these two may be seeing the Stamford Bridge exit door come January…