As Chelsea ends this season on a glorious note back home in England, same cannot be said of them at the continental level where they lost out in the round of 16 to French champions PSG. Their display at the Champions League was not up to standard, and it has raised concerns for head Coach Jose Mourinho, who has specified that he plans to bring in two major signings to the Bridge for preparation towards next summer. He was quoted as saying;
“We need a couple of players to give more strength and depth to the squad, We want to keep the same number of players and have a more uniform group in terms of not quality but experience, to give us that little bit of extra in case we progress in the Champions League.”
This follows after the two strikers signed for the season picked at injuries at crucial parts of the season. Re-signed Drogba had to step up to their roles in most occasions. Although their absence didn’t cost them much, but the Coach insists such must be prevented towards next season. In regards to that, he goes ahead to declare his fear thus,
“We were unlucky to have two strikers injured at the same time. When you have three, one can be injured or suspended, but when you have two out it can be difficult.”
“The group of the strikers did very well for us, but I just imagine that it is something we can do in a different way. I just imagine this last period of the season oonly with one striker. Imagine in this moment if we have only had Didier to play Champions League, Premier League, Champions League, Premier League. It would be a difficult situation.
The transfer window opens in two months’ time, and Chelsea have their eyes on Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann, who has been on spectacular form for the La Liga side this season, placing fifth in the highest goal scorers log.