The transfer window has just over 9 days left to run. The season is in full flow and here, at Vital Chelsea, we are fully aware the first team squad is somewhat understaffed. You may not have noticed (only joking).
Chelsea`s official website has the current first team squad listed here, it gives an indication of who and where Chelsea should be looking to strengthen.
Bad news for the Chelsea haters yesterday. Antonio Conte has not lost the dressing room as they would like us to believe. The makeshift team that took to the pitch yesterday afternoon, had listened to the negative media talk during the week, listened to their manager, and booted the anti-Chelsea matter into the heavens.
The full-bloodied ‘backs to wall` performance once again showed that Chelsea know how to win football matches. Antonio Conte`s tactical masterclass, with a team that had never taken to the football field before was pure genius.
Is there really a toxic atmosphere in the Chelsea dressing room as certain sections of the media would love us all to believe? Are the players not performing for their manager as was the case with Jose Mourinho two years ago? Are Chelsea a team in decline?
A typical Chelsea ‘backs to the wall’ performance against Tottenham at Wembley would suggest that there is not much wrong between players and coach. The fight back they started during the second half of last week’s Burnley defeat continued at Tottenham’s new temporary home. The players may change, and managers may come and go but when the chips are down and the world is against them Chelsea FC know how to win.
Players from the African continent have made a significant impact in the annals of Chelsea’s history. These six players – representing Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana – lead the way for the Blues.
Three players from Africa – Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Mikel John Obi – played a major part in Chelsea’s famous victory in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.