Chelsea supporters in the Transfer Tavern are somewhat shocked having lost out on the signing of Romelu Lukaku.
A story that has dominated the Summer’s headlines has been Lukaku’s reported return to the Champions.
It appeared that the transfer was complete, Lukaku was a blue once more and that it was a matter of when, not if, Chelsea were going to announce the deal.
Much to the astonishment of the football community, the prolific talisman has head north to Manchester this summer, to reunite with ex-boss Jose Mourinho.
However, the reality of Chelsea’s ruthless transfer policy is that there will be many departures – many of which could be completed before the Blues announce another signing.
Our landlord has opted to look at two players who are likely to be absent from Conte’s first match day squad as defending Champions.