The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping Antonio Conte will make some quality signings in January to give them every chance of winning the Champions League this season.
Much to the dismay of The Blues faithful propping up the bar in the Tavern, it looks as if the title already belongs to Manchester City this season. Regardless of who Chelsea and Manchester United manage to sign in the January window, the gap between themselves and City already looks completely unassailable. However, Chelsea still have the Champions League and the FA Cup to compete for this season and given the strength of their current squad, they have every reason to believe that success is possible in these competitions.
The quality and quantity of acquisitions Conte brings to Stamford Bridge in January will be pivotal in determining Chelsea’s success in the aforementioned competitions this season.
According to The Sun, Chelsea are interested in bringing Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco to the club in the January window to add further zip and creativity to the squad in the final third of the pitch.
There is no doubt that Carrasco has fantastic ability and would bring a new forward-thinking dimension to Chelsea’s attack, but his fractured relationship with Diego Simeone should give Antonio Conte cause for concern and deter him from pursuing his signature.
Conte has had to deal with his own problems with both Diego Costa and David Luiz this year at Chelsea, and the lack of harmony within the club certainly hasn’t helped their cause this season.
If Chelsea are to challenge for the Champions League this year and go toe to toe with Manchester City next season, they will need to have a settled squad free from damaged relationships.
With that being said, Conte should end his interest in the fiery Carrasco and focus his attention to players who will not cause disruption in the dressing room.
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