Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are happy with the business Antonio Conte has done in this winter window.
Chelsea was in need of some desperate reinforcements in key areas of the pitch this transfer window, with three signings in, the Blues in the pub will be happy. Conte, for large parts of the season, has had to deal with a threadbare squad due to injuries and suspensions, while his team has been fatiguing the January window came about just in time. A couple of incomings and outgoing has brought a freshness to the squad.
However, there are a couple of players that should have left the Stamford Bridge exit door in order to sustain their careers and World Cup chances.
Our landlord takes a look at two players that should have pushed through a move last month and now fear missing out of summer football in Russia…