Chelsea is set to begin their 2016/17 Premier League campaign on Monday against West Ham yet may worry if the team is compact enough to win the title this season. Arsenal paid for not making enough efforts at signing players in light of the injuries that hit the team.
A lot of teams got players to take up players during the break, but Chelsea’s new boss has signed just two players. The team needs a defender considering that they conceded as much as 53 goals in the Premier League last season. Centre back pairing of John Terry and Gary Cahill didn’t do much, and the injury of Kurt Zouma added salt to injury. He was the best defender leading to his injury in the game against Manchester United.
There is content in the abilities of the manager, having achieved success with Serie A side Juventus, and having enjoyed a decent level of success with the Italian national team side. The club got the two new signings during the break in a shrewd manner. Michy Batshuayi was gotten during the Euro 2016 in France and N’Golo Kante poached from Leicester City.
However, reports, social media and general perception reveal that more is wanted at the back. While the management is working on the situation, a lot more speed and effort could yield more fruits.
Chelsea is linked to Leonardo Bonucci, Kostas Manolas and Kalidou Koulibaly but so far none has landed at Stamford Bridge. Baba Rahman has rather been loaned out to German side Schalke and Papy Djilobodji sold to Sunderland. They are also looking at bringing in players who have impressed in the Olympics, with many fans who are following the Olympics games betting and football matches, backing their bid for Gabigol.
The fight for Koulibaly is still on but Napoli want to release him only when they get a capable replacement. Chelsea finish tenth last season but many are expecting more. There is going to likely be a change in formation with two strikers in front like never seen since the time of club veteran Didier Drogba and Nicholas Anelka. Conte might be taking his time in his first season in charge.