With the new year only few hours away, the January transfer window isn’t far off either. The Window officially opens January 1, and will afford teams an opportunity to strengthen and improve on their squads. Seeing as our summer window business wasn’t particularly satisfactory, and some of our buys haven’t quite pushed to replace the players in the starting eleven, Chelsea could be looking to add a few new names to the squad.
Alex Sandro of Juventus was a prime target for us last summer, but his club were reluctant to sell. Will Chelsea be trying again? I can’t say how I feel about that for however, especially since he has suffered a dip in form. He has dropped form for Juve this season and because of that, so I don’t think he’s the best option for Chelsea. Sandro or not, anyway, we need someone in that full back position. We may have to look elsewhere for him though.
Alonso has been very special this season and the last, so his position is definitely safe, however we might need some cover for him to prevent a burn out.
The only other position we must give urgent attention this January is the striking department. Obviously, Alvaro Morata is doing well to repay the faith and confidence of the club, but he has been unavailable a number of times this season, and Eden Hazard has been deployed in that position. Michy Batshuayi is our only decent striker, but he too isn’t very potent in front of goal, so we need to add more firepower if we must go far in Europe this season.
However, the one thing about the January window is options are limited. Teams do not like selling around that time because they want to finish as well as they began their season and players are unnecessarily expensive.
But if it pans out well for us then it’ll be nice to get one or two additions. The truth remains that we have to buy. Other teams will be strengthening. If we want to keep up, we can only follow suit.