Chelsea are a club who have had more than 10 managerial changes in the last decade and a half alone.
The club has close to 40 players out on loan and a transfer ban looming over them. The Blues have been one of the most successful clubs in Europe in the last 15 years and the question that now awaits the Chelsea hierarchy is how they go about this month.
Normally, January buys are lesser due to the obvious reasons of higher prices and mid-way transfers are not preferred by clubs or players. However, the biggest threat for Chelsea is that they will have 40 players out on loan, a number which could be a problem next season should FIFA’s new rule of only 8 players on loan system kick in.
Moreover, they have a transfer ban threat looming. The Blues also have players itching to leave the club in Hazard and Cahill with Fabregas already departing. Their strikers are clearly not firing and Willian and Pedro are both north of 30.
The Blues should not panic. Even without Cahill they have a defence solid enough to see through the next few years in depth and strength.
The midfield has been re-energized but the Blues should wrap up the Barella deal, a player who could give Chelsea a decade at least.
In attack lies, the problem. Their first priority should be to convince Hazard to stay. They also need a new striker and players like Cavani and Higuain will only give short term solutions and hence Chelsea will probably do better in going for someone like Icardi.
Pulisic is scheduled to join Stamford Bridge in June.
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