The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are happy to finally see some new faces in the squad and hopefully some much needed back up to the current first team.
Chelsea have been in dire need of strength in depth this season, as they looked to struggle in parts of the first half of the campaign under Antonio Conte. The Italian cut a disappointed figure after the summer window, with Chelsea missing out on many targets, much to the annoyance of the regular Blues in the bar.
Things looked like they were following the same pattern in this past window also, however, two deadline day deals have upped the morale among the group of supporters that often pop in for a pint. Indeed, the purchase of Olivier Giroud is a sweeter one to have got in due to him being from their North London rivals Arsenal.
Chelsea look a shoe-in to claim a Champions League spot but the arrival of three new faces should more than secure it. With that in mind, our landlord took some time out this week to have a closer look at the three in mind and see how they will aid the Blues top-four quest…