Chelsea are in a unique situation this summer with the transfer ban that looks to be in place.
The Blues will have to make decisions about the future of their players based on whether or not it’s possible to find anything better, rather than whether they really want that player in the long term. It’s a tough situation to be in, and it’s worse than ever when it comes to the left backs.
Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso are our two left back options going forward, and while both have had the occasional hot streak, the vibe among Chelsea fans seems to be that neither is the kind of game changing player you need in the full back position in the modern game.
It’s not an urgent need – both are more than competent on their day, and the fact that their ability levels are fairly equal really just means we have good competition for the spot.
But long term, there’s a growing feeling that neither is the solution, and without an exceptional option in the youth academy in that position, it may be time to turn to transfers – once we’re allowed to, of course.