Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia has been told to halt any transfer plans of acquiring new players for the squad following Chelsea’s performance against Brighton.
This is according to John Barnes believes Chelsea’s new impressive attacking recruits will land them a top-four finish, while arguing they don’t need to sign another defender.
“Chelsea played well against Brighton, they’re a good side and play great football,” Barnes told Bonus Code Bets.
“I’m very impressed with both those players. Timo Werner is a quality player, with great movement. Kai Havertz is young and inexperienced, but you can see the ability that he has on the ball.
“Chelsea have made excellent signings, particularly with those two. They’ll need to be consistent, which was the main problem for Chelsea last season.
“They (Chelsea) need to give these signings time to gel with the team. No one holds Chelsea to be title challengers, but I can see them finishing 3rd or 4th place with some consistent performances.
“They conceded against Brighton, but Brighton are a good side. Chelsea could have a better pair of centre backs than Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma, but with a hard-working midfield in front of them, they might not need it.
“Everyone wants world-class players in every position, and people may argue they need another centre-back, but I feel Chelsea will be OK defensively.”