- Antonio Conte does not know why Chelsea do not want Alexis Sanchez.
- Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly interested.
- READ MORE: Chelsea fans turn on Conte after draw with Leicester.
THIS is why Chelsea are struggling.
THIS is why we have lost our spark and drawn three games 0-0 in the space of a week.
THIS is why Antonio Conte has repeatedly reaffirmed his frustrations about our transfer activity during his press conferences.
The Chelsea board made the same mistake after we won the title in the 2014/15 campaign. They did not invest money wisely in the transfer market and we stagnated, declined and ultimately sacked our greatest ever manager and finished tenth.
Chelsea won the title at a canter last term, but there were evident weaknesses in our side that needed to be addressed. However, we spent the summer replacing key players who we had allowed to depart, no progress has been made.
It’s easy to blame Conte, he is partially responsible for this poor period of form, but it was inevitable – our squad is not strong enough.
There is a prime example of the board’s bizarre strategy in the situation surrounding Alexis Sanchez. The Sun report that Manchester City and Manchester United are battling out to sign the Chilean superstar from the Gunners – but Chelsea do not appear to be interested.
Signing Sanchez would take us to the next level. He is the man to compliment Eden Hazard in attack and provide him with the quality that he deserves to be playing alongside.
Conte appears to agree. The Sun quote the Chelsea boss, who acknowledges how much of an excellent opportunity it is to be able to purchase a player of Sanchez’s quality on the cheap:
“I think it is a good investment. We are talking about a top player and you can buy him for a price not so high. The amount is around £20million. Maybe a normal price for Alexis Sanchez is £80-90m. This is my opinion.”
When quizzed about why Chelsea are not chasing Sanchez, the Italian is quoted by The Sun revealing that he has no idea:
“I don’t know, I don’t know. I can give my opinion to my club for every situation, then they have to make the best decision and that is right. I don’t know, I don’t know how I can answer you. I don’t know.”
Nobody is denying that Conte should be doing better at his job, but ultimately it’s the responsibility of the board to provide him with the right conditions for him to be able to succeed.
What Roman Abramovich has done for this football club could never be understated, but he looks to have lost his appetite. If he wants Chelsea to return to the top, where we belong, he needs to open his chequebook.