Chelsea are looking to bolster their roster by recruiting more players into a side which is stretched thin. The squad currently has only 19 players available for selection with Kenedy and Diego Costa being told that their Chelsea career is apparently over. A 19-man squad on paper doesn’t sound too bad. But when you consider Chelsea would be looking to challenge 4 top tournaments, a 19 man squad with a relatively inexperienced bench looks very average.
Adding more woes to the Chelsea chaos is that Chelsea are on the brink of breaking EPL’s Homegrown Quota Rule. Which means Chelsea will have to look for English or non-English Homegrown players to add to the squad.
Enter Alex Oxlade Chamberlain who has apparently turned down a £180,000-a week worth contract in favour of a move to the club which wins trophies.
Chamberlain has flourished under Arsene Wenger since the Frenchman switched to a 3 at the back formation, which Conte specializes over. Chelsea have looked towards potential backup/improvement for Victor Moses and have reportedly been unsuccessful in bringing in players like Danilo.
Although this transfer looks like it could happen, what Chamberlain offers is a like for like replacement for Victor Moses, very much built in the same English mould as Moses and would offer nothing new for Conte to experiment and would be quite predictable going forward as well as tracking back.
In a shocking turn of events, Chelsea are looking to move for Jamie Vardy as Diego Costa nears exit. Chelsea are desperately looking for adding to their striking prowess after Batshuayi has looked out of sorts lately.
What do you guys think of these transfer developments? Should Chelsea fans be excited? Or is this a panic buy?