Date: 9th June 2018 at 11:31am
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Last season, as Chelsea made a poor defence of the Premier League trophy they won in the 2017 / 2018 season, it was noticeable that Antonio Conte chopped and changed the members of the back three.

In the title-winning season, Conte used a settled back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill. But, in the summer of 2017, Antonio Rudiger was brought to West London and it was decreed that Andreas Christensen would not be sent out on loan again.

As a result, my feeling is that Conte never really settled on who his preferred defensive trio would be.

Earlier this week, a piece of speculation surfaced, courtesy of the Evening Standard, inferring that Chelsea, along with Tottenham Hotspur, are looking at the possibility of signing the Newcastle United centre-back, Jamaal Lascelles.

At 24-years-of-age, Lascelles has become one of the best young defenders in the Premier League and is valued at a cool £45 million by Newcastle United.

But, if Chelsea are seriously interested in signing Lascelles, would it be money wisely spent?

Is it really the central defence we should be looking at or should we be focussing on other areas of the side?

Personally, I’d stick with any three from Azpilicueta, Cahill, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen and concentrate on somebody to play alongside N’Golo Kante in midfield, as a priority, with our view it was an area of the pitch where we lost several games last season.

Here at Vital Chelsea, we’d be interested to read your views on the subject matter in our comments facility beneath this article.


23 Replies to “Chelsea Looking To Improve The Defence With An Extravagant Signing”

  • We should focus on the midfield and the attack more seriously because that is where we are lacking in the team. Ngolo is do too much work there and nobody to help him, the attack on the other hand, there is no potent striker like the days of the DROG so and attacker is paramount.

  • I think we should buy a center back this season as a back up. It’s probably time for Cahill, and Luiz with his issues with Conte might not get a chance again. Even though I would love to see Luiz stay because he brings a lot of agression to that defense. Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are young and can be regulars for a very long time as both men posses great quality and composter. But if Luiz stays and Kurt Zouma back from loan I won’t be bothering about it. Sell Cahill and if Luiz depart from Stamford bridge then they should sign a good quality center back like Koulibali. But midfeild is one position Chelsea has to improve. They are week and slim on options there. They should sign Serri as he has amazing passing abilities and always has a look out for goal. He can split those defenses open with some amazing balls which can benefit a player like Morata or Icardi who is strong fast and agile. If a new manger comes in their might be a change in formation too. He can play as any one of those advanced midfeild roles in a 4-3-3 system, which is the favorite formation for both Sarri and Enrique, who are roumored to replace Conte. A striker could be on the cards as well. Morata had a real disappointing season and Giroud is 32 next season Chelsea would love to get their hands on an younger player and few of them comes better than Icardi. For me he is the total package. He is just 25 next season and already a proven talent, he is strong, agile, fast, clever, good on possession, and more than every other fact he is clinical in front of goal. He will definitely put a lot of balls in the back of the net. He can create some magic of his own going forward, but when you have the likes of Hazard and Willian at Chelsea you don’t need to do that. He is much more clinical in front of goal than Morata, as he laid waste of many chances created by Chelsea. And a swap deal be on the cards too as inter are interested in selling him on the idea that they can get Morata and £30 million. Chelsea could also add further depth to their squads by bringing in players like Pavon and Anderson. Both are good wingers who can play at both wings and technical well gifted.
    My squad for next season:
    Formation- 4-3-3
    GK- Keppa, Butland
    DF- Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Koulibali, Zouma
    RB- Azpi, Zapacosta
    LB- Alonso, Emerson
    CDM- Kante, Bakayoka
    CM- Serri, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Barkley
    LW- Hazard, Pavon
    RW- Willian, Anderson
    ST- Icardi, Giroud

  • I think will should sign serri from nice and give musonda and loftus cheek a chance to display their skills.

  • I thought chelsea need 2 attackers, 1 or 2 mildfileder and 1 centre back defender, mind you that we lack of lefty which can drible in the likes of Messi, Robben and lot more at the wing or to convert Emerson as attacker. Please don’t sell Odoi and Mount because they will yield good profit for chelsea and hier Sarri to give them playing time like how Barca brought their cub to become a brave lion in the mid of animals moreover in times of hunting.

  • Signing the likes of Serri, Icardi, Anderson, Pavon, Lascelles, would be a great addition to the squad, but managerial issue is the first to be sorted out before making move to the signature of those players…(100% Blue till death)

  • CFC is always waisting time, waiting for other club to finish buying good players before going for leftover. CFC should no that they really need to bring in new & quality players & not the type of business they deed last term. Get a good striker like Icadi of Inter Milan. Morata plus £30 or more is a very good business, get a quality center back, winger midfielder. Anything short of these, sorry.

  • I prefer we first sign a new manager like Maurizio Sarri on time, and then sign another quality players like Leon Bailey/Anderson, Jean Micheal Sweet and Kalidou Koulibaly. We should retain/keep Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, Jeremie Boga, Kurt Zouma and other quality loaners. We can sign Mauro Icardi in order to play along with Morata. Keep Hazard, Willian, Courtois. Sell Fabregas and Cahill.

  • I’ll go with :
    Icardi, Giroud, Batshuayi- ST
    Hazard, William, Malcom/Leon Bailey, Anderson – AM/LW/RW
    Kate, Bakayoko/Jorginho – CDM
    Seri, Loftus Cheek, Barkley, Fabregas – CM & CAM
    Azpi, Zappa, Alex Telles, Emerson – RB/LB
    Rudiger, Jamaal, Christensen, Koulibally, Zouma- CB
    Allison, Keppa – GK

    loan Hodoi, Mousonda, Chalobah Jnr, Mount to Derby for good playing time under Lampard and Morris

  • first and famous i’ll say that persons like Cahill, fabregas,David Luis and Pedro should be put on market.And the club should go and brings persons like Leon Bailey,jean Michael, Jamaal Lascelles and Anderson to make that team a complete one.I think if we go by this, then there must be a change comes next season.

  • what’s the club waiting to bring in new manager? in fact I’m 100% concern about that.

  • managerial is not the actual problem to me,but players, signing of players first quality players.

  • Commentwilliam stay and keep hazard seal bakajoko whatever you call him.sell him and get back up to cante

  • We need nabil fekir to partner kante in the middle of the park as our box to box midfielder. Also we need to buy a koulibaly type of cb. Allison in and courtois out. Bring back batman and am sure with these new additions conte will be happy to work.

  • Luiz is the best centre back,he played along the legend,john terry,he has experience,we need kolidou to help kante in the mid,we want icardi in the pitch,he is a dangerous striker,one of the best striker in the world,conte out sarri in,willian to stay,we want to be back in the game,chelsea is known to have the best playes in england but its not using them,look at barkley,abraham,emerson,musonda,hudsond,wilian,am peased by conte.we want changes.luiz,lascles,cahil.aziplicueta the best defence.kante nd kolidou nd moses,holding midfielders.hazard nd wilian best attacking mid.Icardi to be the merciless killer.we want changes.

  • Well l think we need to buy a player with more creativity in attacking midfield then another winger like lemar but we should be more aware of age because older players like vidal cant spend 6 seasons at club so lets invest in younger generation like jean micheal ……@#Napster

  • We need more quality players this season, invest in young players who can bring us silver ware. Sell old players n bring new prospect. Series, icardi, Leon to foster our attack n midfield to assist kante. Sell fabregas, Drinkwater, Pedro to mk space for this guys. Sell morata to inter

  • firstly we need to address the issue of roman before considering to sign players. Is he going to sell Chelsea or what

  • we need to sell before we start buying we don’t need fabregas Pedro Willian Cahill again we also need a second choice keeper to challenge courtois

  • First of all,Chelsea should get a good manager.I think Chelsea should go with Sarri,Zidane,slavislakovic

    Chelsea should buy a arsenal player,everytime Chelsea buy one,Chelsea win a cup.Chelsea should b

    Chelsea should buy players and bring back loan players

    Chelsea should buy a right wing,left wing,right back and goalkeeper if thibatt leaves

    Chelsea should try William as a right back

    Right wing-christian pavon,malcolm
    Left wing-ryan sesegnon
    Right back-alvaro Odriozola,willian,Benjamin henrich
    Striker-try morata,batshuayi
    Dm-emre can, Wilshere or yaya toure
    Loan players that should bring back-loftus cheek,marco van ginkel,batshuayi
    Players that we should sell-pedro, Drinkwater,fabregas,Matt miazga and piazon to get Ryan,
    We should loan mason mount to EPL team

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