Chelsea fans here in the Tavern are growing in concern, with things taking a turn for the worse just as they looked like hitting top-form.
The defending champions haven’t managed to start this Premier League season in the same fashion as last year, after a combination of injuries and inconsistency has halted the Blues chances of catching the unbeaten Manchester City. Indeed, with a two-legged tie against world giants Barcelona coming up next in the Champions League, things don’t look like getting any easier for Conte’s side.
However, with a Champions League spot becoming the only league aspiration from here on into the end of the season, it provides an extra incentive for the European competition, which could result in Antonio Conte looking to get rid of any dead-weight, in order to make room for some world-class additions in January.
One player in particular who’s seen a rough time of things at Stamford Bridge is Belgian Michy Batshuayi, after failing to become a regular in the Chelsea starting line-up under the Italian.
Having almost scored as many as the influential Alvaro Morata this season, fans here in the Tavern find it bizarre that Conte would want to see the back of a player with so much proven quality, that still has the potential to grow. But having made his intentions pretty clear on the striker after wanting to sell the 24-year-old back in the summer months, the January transfer window will inevitably see the end of Batshuayi’s time at Stamford Bridge.
So, with the Belgian on his way out, here’s a look at TWO strikers Roman Abramovic should look at bringing to the club.