According to the Daily Express, the Blues will be seeking out a new left back, a right back and a central midfielder – three positions which they are allegedly keen to build on.
I can understand going for another right back as I’m not expecting Jose Bosingwa to stick about much longer, but with Patrick van Aanholt and Ryan Bertrand within the ranks, do we need another left back? I don’t think so as either of the aforementioned are worthy understudies for Ashley Cole.
Chelsea sorely missed Frank Lampard whilst he was missing with injury this season and I think we would be a lot closer to Manchester United, if not leading the league, had the midfield talisman been available during the ‘bad moment’. Also, Yossi Benayoun sustained a long term injury, so the Blues were without much creative influence in the midfield. It would make sense to start looking for the next Lampard as the guy isn’t going to last forever and although he has always been blessed with his physical conditioning, we may not get the best out of him if we’re to run him ragged week in week out.
But I think the area in which Chelsea needs to concentrate on most is on wingers as we don’t have much threat out wide and we’re lacking variety to the way we play.