Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have been a rarity over the last 9 months or so, they’ve been keeping out of the way and hiding their embarrassment from the other punters. However, with what looks like a positive new era on the horizon they are starting to re-emerge in the build up to the new season.
A 10th place finish for Chelsea only one year after winning the league title probably wasn’t what was on the fans mind at the start of the 2015/16 campaign, but after Mourinho lost the confidence of the squad and the results started to plummet, the Blues hopes of retaining that league title were crushed.
Whilst it’s doubtful that Chelsea will have a repeat season, they certainly won’t go into the 2016/17 season as title favourites. Although they won’t be going into the new season as favourites, their new manager Antonio Conte will want to bring the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge. If that is to happen, then the Italian will need a strong core within his new squad.
With that in mind, a few Chelsea fans that have managed to make their way back into the bar have been debating which players will be the most important over the next season. One of our barmen was clearing this evening and found a bar mat with the final three players that those fans think can help bring back glory, and here they are…
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