3 defensive alternatives to Alessio Romagnoli for Chelsea



Sule might represent a youth option, but Pepe would offer Chelsea a short-term, financially motivated fix.

His contract at Real Madrid expires next summer, and with reports linking him with a move away from Spain continuing – a move is looking increasingly likely.

He would not, of course, solve Antonio Conte’s defensive issue long-term, but with Terry, Cahill and Ivanovic all facing uncertain futures at Chelsea; he could provide some much needed experienced defensive steel at the back.