This summer has not quite been the Conte revolution that Chelsea fans were hopeful of, but nonetheless there have been a couple of big money signings at Stamford Bridge this summer.
After a pretty dismal campaign last season, Chelsea fans were keen to see a new-look Chelsea side in position for a title charge in the 2016/17 campaign; but instead of revolution, we’re seeing more of an evolution.
A few young players look set for bigger roles next season, whilst a couple of big money additions will take the place of some of Chelsea’s ageing stars.
It is safe to say that Antonio Conte will make sure every Chelsea player is always at 100% and in form; and if he can maintain that throughout the season with this team…Chelsea could be the ones with silverware come next May.
This 4-2-4 Chelsea XI will WIN the Premier League title next season…
No debate here.
Asmir Begovic is a decent keeper; but he is no Thibaut Courtois. The race for the number one shirt next season is no competition.
The best young keeper in world football, one of the best goalkeepers in Europe – Courtois could walk in to any side in England.
Great aerial prowess and good shot stopping; he is the complete package.
The surprise package of Chelsea’s pre-season tour, Ola Aina looks set to make the step up to the Chelsea first team next season.
A Chelsea academy product, he has seized on his opportunity in the Chelsea first team during the summer with Branislav Ivanovic out injured, taking to playing with the big boys like a fish taking to water.
Solid defensively and with electric pace making him a nightmare for the opposition; he could become a star in the Premier League.
Chelsea’s number one transfer target in recent weeks.
With The Blues keen to replace the ageing John Terry and out-of-form Gary Cahill, Kalidou Koulibaly has been touted as the heir apparent to the legendary Chelsea captain.
Able to play on the left hand side of a central defensive pairing, Koulibaly is a powerhouse in defence with outstanding aerial ability and pace.
A perfect fit for the Premier League.
The star of the Chelsea defence last season before his injury, Kurt Zouma was a shining light in a defence that often looked lazy and out of form.
His injury saw Chelsea’s defensive stability drop even lower, and despite his tender age he has become a real key part of the Chelsea first team.
Powerful, with an excellent ability to read the game and an ability to cover for teammates mistakes thanks to his natural athleticism, Kurt Zouma is a man that any team would want in the middle of their defence.
Cesar Azpilicueta rarely, if ever, has a bad game – and is the perfect man to take up the mantle of Chelsea’s often problematic left back spot.
Sure, he isn’t the biggest threat going forward – but does it matter?
As you’ll soon see, the Chelsea attack is brimming with unbelievable talent, and so what Antonio Conte needs is a solid defender – and that is exactly what he has in Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea’s latest signing appears to be the biggest piece that was missing in the Chelsea puzzle last year.
A strong midfield stalwart, N’Golo Kante is an expert at picking up loose balls and helping out his defence – and that is exactly what Chelsea lacked last season.
He will make the already strong Chelsea defence look even better.
Playing alongside N’Golo Kante will do wonders for the career of Cesc Fabregas.
He was often exposed as a defensive midfielder alongside Nemanja Matic, and often lacked the defensive prowess needed to protect a shaky back four last season – but with Kante alongside him that will not be a problem.
He will be able to maraud forward and spray balls into the opposition box and do exactly what he does best; provide assists for the men in front of him.
The star of Chelsea’s team last season.
If it were not for Willian last season; Chelsea would likely have been battling relegation.
A constant runner, excellent offensively whilst reliable defensively; Willian is the complete midfielder and is the first name on this team sheet.
Last season was a disappointing campaign for young Eden Hazard; and he knows it.
He has since spoken of his desire to improve and prove to the Chelsea fans that he is good enough, and so we expect a return to form for Hazard next season.
On his day he is unplayable; it would take a strong nerve to bet against him becoming the best in the league once again next season.
The £28 million sale of Romelu Lukaku looked a good deal a few seasons ago, but now it seems that Chelsea are regretting that decision.
Now, with Diego Costa set to leave the club – Chelsea are coming back in for the man that they feel was let go prematurely.
A prolific Premier League front man, Lukaku guarantees goals and will no doubt be even better playing with the quality of player available to him at Chelsea.
An expensive signing, but worth every penny.
Chelsea’s first signing of the summer has been lost a bit in the shuffle of rumours at Chelsea; but there is no doubting his talent.
A prolific front man in France, Batshuayi has impressed during pre-season despite not scoring – and fans are excited about what is to come from the Belgian striker.
Technically gifted and quick, he could form a deadly partnership with the powerful Romelu Lukaku next season, and the pair could fire Chelsea back to the top spot.
Do you agree Chelsea fans? Is this side good enough to win the title? Let us know!