Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping for a better summer window than the previous two disasters, especially if the out of favor Michy Batshuayi brings them in extra money for the transfer war chest.
The Belgian striker moved to Borussia Dortmund in search of a confidence boost and to find regular first-team football again, after struggling to make an impact at Stamford Bridge. He made himself an instant fan favorite by bagging five goals in his first three games.
He since has had a season-ending ankle injury which is putting his World Cup hopes at risk.
However, our punters are talking about Dortmund’s desire to have the £50m-valued striker on their books full time from next season – although Chelsea is thought to want Batshuayi back at the club next year.
If Chelsea wants to fight again for the title and aim to win it for the third time in five years, then a couple of key areas have to be addressed in order to strengthen the team.
So, if the board does decide to offload the striker, the Blues would be wise to invest the money into the team’s weak areas.
Whether that happens or not, though, change is needed this summer in the form of new arrivals within the team and Abramovich needs to bring Conte these 2 stars..
In an unpopular move, Chelsea should be going for the Belgian to sure up their defense, as this season hasn’t seen the best of club captain Gary Cahill.
With age bound to start catching up on the English international, a replacement should be high on the agenda.
Alderweireld has all the attributes and experience to make it at a top club and with his game-time decreasing following his comeback from injury, now would be a great time to make a move.
The Italian hotshot is having an exceptional season so far in Serie A with Lazio, the striker is averaging a superb goal a game ratio and having no problems finding the back of the net.
Chelsea needs a striker with that ability at the moment, as their current two are not playing at the level expected, which is one of the main reasons for the sudden decline.
With a striker like Immobile in the team, Chelsea could mount a serious challenge next year.