Chelsea’s squad depth has been the talk of the Transfer Tavern this week and their fans are right to have cause for concern.
The Blues were beaten by Arsenal in the Community Shield last weekend after a disastrous penalty shootout. But it was Antonio Conte’s pre-match squad list that took the headlines.
The Italian named just 24 players, including four academy players.
Fortunately, Chelsea do have the quality to surmount another title charge this season, but if injuries come into play, the Blues could be in trouble.
Eden Hazard and new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko were missing from the Community Shield and both will miss out on the opening day.
Conte’s side registered a mediocre display against the Gunners and the Blues boss has a number of key decision to make over his midfield personnel.
We think this is the perfect midfield that must start against Burnley…