The defensive picks are far more important than what’s required upfront. Chelsea is the worst conceding team in the top six this season, they need to improve at the back if they are to challenge Liverpool and Man City.
Chelsea has taken the batten as the worst conceding team in the top six, as well as the 12th-worst team defensively in the Premier League this season over 29 games. Depth, quality in-depth, is needed and should not be overlooked heading into the new season.
Priority signing – Centre back Nathan Ake
Should be at the very top of the list of priority signings. Yes, Bournemouth’s valuation of £80m is quite steep. Yet, he could be worth all the money in the long run. They’ve already wasted all that money on Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Great business – Fullback Ben Chilwell
He is young and has time to grow into one of the finest fullbacks in the league’s history. He could do it as a Fox or as a Blue, it really wouldn’t matter with Ben’s quality.
Of all the players he has the hardest decisions to make. Both projects look extremely exciting, Leicester and Chelsea. Wouldn’t want to be Chilwell at this time.
Issa Diop would be a good addition to Frank’s team. Would provide competition for those not pulling their weight at the back. How can one not be excited about all of this happening under the guidance of a Premier League and club legend, Frank Lampard?