With less than a month to go in the transfer window, the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern must be pleased with their side’s work this pre season.
Antonio Conte’s warning against the dreaded ‘second season syndrome’ has rung true around the Tavern but the activity done by the Blues this summer has really shown that the club are looking to retain their Premier League crown this season.
Whilst the Blues have lost the likes of Nemanja Matic and John Terry already this summer, the replacements have been quality acquisitions in the form of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger as well as Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid who looks set to replace Diego Costa.
With all that said, Chelsea fans in the pub have seen their rivals all spend big this summer, and with the Champions League returning to Stamford Bridge, they have put together a shortlist of three players, at least one of which they hope Conte will sign before the window slams shut.
Our landlord has cast his eye over this list and agrees with the Blues in his Tavern, despite the fantastic business already done by the club this summer.
Here is that shortlist of three players that the Chelsea fans put together…