For the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, the Blues’ recent surge up the table is all down to new manager Antonio Conte.
Having switched to a 3-4-3 formation, the west London giants have transformed into genuine title contenders under the Italian, after looking ridiculously shaky in the weeks leading up to his tactical tinkering.
Now, even the erratic David Luiz looks strong as part of a three-man defence, though links with a move for German defender Antonio Rudiger have certainly given the fans in the Tavern something to think about.
While the prospect of welcoming another defender to Stamford Bridge is certainly of interest to the fans in this evening, a few of the punters are expressing concerns that his arrival could rock the finely tuned boat at the Bridge.
Still, Chelsea are not aversed to spending big in the New Year sales and Conte may well see the upcoming market as an ideal chance to add to a potentially title winning squad.
With that in mind, here are TWO players who could follow Rudiger to Chelsea.
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