Chelsea are not going to be playing Champions League football next season or even European football thanks to their performances in the Premier League last time around. The London club had to let go of their legendary manager Jose Mourinho and also had to deal with a number of problems at Stamford Bridge which ranged from the Eva Carneiro issue to the John Terry contract saga.
There is some good news for the London club with another great manager coming to take up the job in Antonio Conte, but the big issue would be player recruitment at the club as without Champions League football, it could be a tough task to bring in quality at Chelsea and the one thing that could work for them is the aura of the former Juventus manager coming in.
Transfer dealings are never easy and hinge on a number of factors; we look ahead to the next Premier League season and list out three players who could move to Stamford Bridge even without any European football.
The Belgian international has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for a number of weeks and it only seems like a matter of time before the 28-year-old midfielder from Roma does make the switch.
Nainggolan is the perfect player for the Premier League and it does seem to be a surprise as to why he has not moved to England earlier. He is incredible in his role, has bundles of energy and loves to put in a tackle or two. Antonio Conte does know the player extremely well from his time in the Serie A and this could be one of the few players who does thrive after a move to the Premier League.
There has been a lot of criticism for Morata due to his performances for the Spanish side in the Euro game against the Czech Republic and Arsenal might not be the club who would want to splash the cash for the Juventus man.
Morata though could be a star for Antonio Conte in his side as the striker could set up other players who are around him. The Spanish star does not have the greatest goal scoring record, but that should not be a problem for the side, after all, they would have the likes of Willian and Eden Hazard fit and raring to go next season and with Morata leading the line, they could do much better than with Diego Costa leading the line.
Another midfielder who seems set for a switch to the Blues is Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante. The France international was at it again in the Euro game and was brilliant for his national side just like he was all throughout the Premier League season.
Claudio Ranieri has been tight-lipped about the move for Kante, though he has spoken out about Jamie Vardy thinking of making a move to Arsenal. It would be a disaster for the Premier League champions if they are to lose out on Kante, but would be great news for Chelsea who needs another star in midfield to black and snuff out attacks even before they start.