Desailly hopes Conte stays at the club next season
Chelsea are struggling this season after winning the Premier League last season. They are currently at 5th position and on the verge of missing Champions League next season.
Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly believes there will be a clear out this summer as Chelsea would like to rebuild. He also thinks selling Eden Hazard will benefit the Blues, with the funds brought in allowing them to invest in other players.
Hazard has been the main man for Chelsea for last couple of seasons but has been linked with a big money move to European giants Real Madrid and PSG.
Desailly told the Daily Mail: “[Roman] Abramovich is passionate and he will be disappointed [at missing out on Champions League] but they will still be able to get some good players.
“If tomorrow you sell Hazard, you can sign another three players who can step up.
“And Willian, for example, is brilliant but he’s just one of those players. He can lift his level and bring a new dimension and become another first-class player.”
Desailly hopes there is no more changes in the dugout as Chelsea have made 12 coaching alterations during Abramovich’s time at the helm. Antonio Conte has also been linked with a move away but many consider him the right man for the job.
Desailly said: “What was working last season with Conte cannot suddenly not work this season.
“Before they’ve changed the coach, and kept the players. This time they should keep the coach and look to move four to five players on.
“Your best players’ performances have dropped and Chelsea did not get the correct players with the correct strengths or another top player in the summer.
“Players like [Victor] Moses and [Marcos] Alonso played a magnificent season last year but they were in need of support this year.
“It’s been a collective failure at Chelsea this season. I don’t think the situation that Chelsea are in is Conte’s fault – you must give him that season.”