Pat Nevin

The January transfer window is almost upon us, and the rumours are beginning to intensify.

Chelsea have endured a so-so first-half of the 2017/18 campaign. We have already lost our Premier League title to Manchester City, but remain in contention for second place and are in all three cup competitions.

Antonio Conte will undoubtedly have wanted to remain in the title race longer than the Blues have, but it’s important to consider the context, Man City winning 19 out of their 20 Premier League games so far is utterly ridiculous.

Antonio Conte
Chelsea have next to no chance of retaining their Premier League crown.

With the title all-but lost, we ought to focus on the two domestic cup competitions, and of course, the Champions League. To be competitive in all of the aforementioned, Chelsea may well look to the transfer market in January to improve the squad.

We exclusively spoke to Chelsea legend Pat Nevin and asked him what he believed the Blues needed to draft in this winter. He believes that we may already have the answer to our problems in the shape of an academy product:

“Not sure Chelsea have to spend too much in January, but a little more cover up front wouldn’t go amiss until Tammy returns in the summer.”

“Hopefully the season at Swansea will be the final training needed and he will be at or near to Chelsea first-team standard then.

“It would be sad however if he came back and spent all his time on the bench, he is at an age where gaining experience is essential”

Abraham is lumbered in a difficult situation at Swansea. The relegation battlers have not been at the races in recent weeks, and Abraham has been starved of any quality service.

Under new management following the arrival of former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal, let’s hope the Swans can get going again and Abraham gets back amongst the goals.

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