Pundit sticks up for Chelsea’s new signings

Chelsea have faced criticism this summer for not bringing in enough players to help the club retain their Premier League status.

Three big names – Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata – have come in to strengthen the squad at a cost of more than £100m, but the Blues have also lost some key figures.

John Terry called an end to his association with Chelsea earlier in the summer, while Nemanja Matic has jumped over to Premier League rivals Manchester United.

The Blues have also sold a handful of young players, including Dominic Solanke, Bertrand Traore and Nathan Ake.

The Daily Star claims that manager Antonio Conte has been left frustrated by the transfer activity this summer and he wants three more players before the window shuts in two weeks’ time.

Former Chelsea midfielder Burley believes that there is too much doom and gloom surrounding Stamford Bridge at the moment.

While the 45-year-old accepts that the West London outfit need to recruit some more faces, he thinks that the new arrivals are capable of making an impact.

He told ESPN:

“It’s not as if they’ve brought in water carriers. You know, Rudiger, is a German international. Bakayoko, one of the most sought after, dynamic midfielders, coming off the back of a great season at Monaco.

“Alvaro Morata, who amongst others has played for Juventus, Real Madrid and Spain and is still a young guy with potentially a huge future in front of him. Now, he might not have got all his players, or as deep a squad as he wanted, but he’s signed some good players.”