Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that boss Conte can get things right in this transfer window as he surely seeks to strengthen the squad in some key areas.

After a bit of a wobble at the start of the season, our regulars have noticed that Chelsea has looked to improve weekly and seem destined to grab a top-four spot alongside the two Manchester clubs, with the other three top six teams fighting it out for the last remaining place.

The current Premier League champions look likely to lose their crown, to a Man City team that is in irresistible form in the first half of the season. Having lifted the trophy twice in three years, Chelsea will be eager to push City close to the end of the season, despite the current gap between the two.

Still, Roman Abramovich will be hoping that Blues boss Conte can go into his third season in the Premier League having achieved these two possible targets according to our landlord…