Though the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are pleased with their side’s summer signings so far, they can’t help but feel that this summer has been a missed opportunity…
Big names like Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata have moved to Stamford Bridge this summer, and that is great news for the Blues, but the last few weeks haven’t all been rosy.
Indeed, a number of surprising departures in midfield have left Chelsea short in the midfield, and the Blues’ latest transfer stumble has left Conte in a bad position. According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea’s hopes are fading fast over a potential move for Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, and so Antonio Conte has been forced to consider other options in the role.
This will come as yet another blow for the Italian whom has frequently voiced his frustration at Chelsea’s lack of activity so far this summer despite a number of high profile signings.
Indeed, with Chelsea’s first game coming up in a few days, the Blues are quickly running out of time as they look to give Conte more than a couple of options in the midfield against Arsenal on Sunday.
Sanches looked like a perfect target for the Blues, but with time running out, Conte is wise to be considering alternatives.
A move for Danny Drinkwater has been touted by Sky Sports, and whilst not a popular deal in the Transfer Tavern, there is no doubting the quality that he can bring on his day. Indeed, he was incredible alongside N’Golo Kante for Leicester City, and so a move does make sense.
However, Conte needs to work quickly as he looks to pick up the pieces from a very mixed summer so far.
Still, Chelsea’s game against Arsenal on Sunday is just one fixture in a very long season. It hasn’t been an ideal start to the campaign, there is no denying that, but there is still time for the Blues to turn it around.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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