Chelsea supporters in the Transfer Tavern are relatively concerned at their club’s lack of depth.
Antonio Conte faces a rather precarious situation, as the Blues begin their pre-season tour with a depleted squad.
Five senior players are absent from the champions’ pre-season tour of the Far East, and the club has also failed to sign some of their primary targets.
While Chelsea fans are disappointed at their failure to sign certain targets, our landlord believes that there is sufficient cover if Conte is happy with the options at his disposal.
Marcos Alonso was excellent for the Blues last season, scoring six goals and registering three assists as the Blues marched unrelentingly towards their fifth Premier League title.
While every team should aspire to improve the quality of their starting eleven, there aren’t many players who are obtainable and superior to Alonso.
In the instance that the Spaniard endures an injury, then two players could be utilised as backups.
Firstly, Kenedy could become Alonso’s deputy this upcoming season.
The 21-year-old provides the perfect combination of pace and power, skill, and physicality.
The former Watford loanee saw his involvement restricted last season, yet the forthcoming campaign could provide the starlet with the opportunity to thrive in the iconic blue shirt.
Similarly, Abdul Baba Rahman could operate as the second-in-command behind Alonso.
Despite being sidelined for seven months, the Ghanaian has returned to training and could provide the protection that the Italian manager requires.
Regarded for his terrific attacking qualities, Baba Rahman could be rewarded with a second chance to prove his significance to the Blues.
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