Football is a different world that give bitter-sweet tastes of vinegar and juice – a bitter-sweet feeling. Just a week ago, Conte and Chelsea were neck-gripped for an opening day defeat to Burnley. Talks of crisis, internal strife and question marks on the future of Conte were headliners. Predictions had it that the club would endure another ‘Mourinho season’. In response Conte’s Chelsea swept aside Spurs and now all the bullshit talks have been denounced.
But aside results, the club’s struggles in the transfer market is a well-documented and often reviewed episode. With the team still short on numbers heading into the final days of the transfer market, the need to embark on a spending spree will be the most feasible option for casual observers. Like the popular saying goes: ‘anything worth doing is worth doing well’, inasmuch as new signings are required to give depth and spice to the current team, Chelsea must tread with caution to avoid buying square pegs in round holes.
More so, the club should be focused on buying players with good resale value that will adapt quickly and add quality to the team. If the club fail in this regard, the ghosts of failed expensive signings of bygone years will be resurrected to haunt all involved.
It will be wise for the club to act shrewd and prudent in the final days of the transfer market as they aim to keep the hopes of the fans alive for unprecedented success. The club’s thinking should be on quality and long-term signings rather than to plug quick fixes.
Let’s dream on, cheer on and live Chelsea. Cheers!