The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping that Conte can bring them some kind of success in the second half of the season.
Many of the regulars in the bar feel Chelsea have spluttered their way through the season so far. Antonio Conte has had to deal with a squad that is thin on the ground, injuries have been rampant and suspensions have been problematic.
With the team sitting in the top four, things need to be on point in 2018 for the Blues, especially with the competition for Champions League spots so intense that there are four teams all fighting for two places.
Conte needs to become a little more ruthless in the summer, and players that haven’t put in the hard graft when it’s needed should be the first out of the door according to our regulars. Our landlord takes a closer look at two players that need to pull up their football socks in the remaining months of the season…
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