Football is a romantic affair that don’t always have the promise of happy ever after. Most times, the feelings are not always mutual because a team’s victory could be another’s defeat. It’s a sport of two compelling words with different subplots that stir up love and hate. For the fans, this is the heartache of being a football lover because everything doesn’t always go your way.
Football managers and players are not left out. The lure of managing and playing at the top is magnetic and too good to turn down. Though for the players, player power in contract and transfer negotiations aided by megalomaniac agents makes their case quite easy. But for the managers, failure to meet targets and achieve desired objectives ultimately lead to their axe. The manager’s job is not a walk in the park.
Arguably, the biggest job of a manager is to integrate players into a playing system and build them into a cohesive unit. The trick is on signing players that suit his football ideas. That’s the nature of Antonio Conte’s job at Chelsea. His decision-making in the summer’s transfer window will be crucial for Chelsea next season. Here are 3 players I would sign if I am Chelsea manager:
The Chilean International and Arsenal star is the complete player. His energy, passion and skillset makes him the ideal player for this Chelsea team. He is surely an upgrade on Pedro and Willian and a star quality player in the same vein as Hazard. His goal scoring feats make him an option for the enigmatic Costa as his versatility can see him play as a striker. His ability to play as a winger, striker and attacking midfielder makes him a potential good signing for Chelsea.
The Italian midfielder is a fantastic playmaker who will add the much-needed creativity and guile to this Chelsea team. He will surely be an upgrade on Matic and will contribute immensely in our attacking play in the final third. His positioning, pass completion rate and skill set on the ball will add dynamism to the team.
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The Dutch defender has been a sensation since signing for Southampton and has been one of the most consistent players in the league. His calming presence in defence, ability to read the game and his energy, ball playing skill set and pace will surely strengthen Chelsea’s defence.
You can also name the players you’d sign if you are Chelsea manager. Be the manager and lead the team. Forever a true blue. Cheers!