Roman Abramovich

Chelsea have endured a difficult start to their title defence, and it looks as though the board are going to spring into action in hope of turning our fortunes around.

According to the Mirror, Roman Abramovich is preparing to open his chequebook once again in the January transfer window to reinforce Antonio Conte’s squad.

One of the names on the Blues’ transfer wish-list, as per the Mirror’s report, is Everton midfielder Ross Barkley. Here we go again…

The tabloid claim that the Toffees will be more inclined to cash-in during the upcoming transfer window, rather than watching him leave for free when his contract expires in the summer.

Ross Barkley
Chelsea could be set to target Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in the January transfer window.

Barkley has not played a minute this season as he continues to recover from a serious muscle injury. His quality and potential cannot be doubted, though, and it seems likely that he’ll be jetting off with the England national team to the World Cup next year.

Chelsea will not stop there, though. The Mirror claim that Conte does not trust Michy Batshuayi, and is in the market for a new centre-forward. Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke and Richmond Boakye of Red Star Belgrade are both listed as potential targets.

Where’s the ambition?

We’re the champions of England. After being forced to watch the Champions League on the tele last year, you would think that we’d be doing all be can to be competitive this term. However, the club appear insistent on targeting second rate players.

Richmond Boakye
Chelsea’s interest in Richmond Boakye is hardly going to get the fans on their feet in excitement.

That seems unlikely to change anytime soon, despite the departure of influential figure Michael Emenalo.

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2 years ago

Ross Barkley “has not played a minute this season as he continues to recover from a serious muscle injury” ?? … Don’t believe I’ve seen him play a decent all-round performance, ever. Benteke hasn’t played for the past 5 matches … is not due to return for another 3 …… Read more »

Sergio Aguilar C
Sergio Aguilar C
2 years ago

Ross Barkley would be a good addition, but Benteke a player who at Cristal Palace is not relevant that makes them assume that Chelsea will be, it would be the same result to have Michy B which makes no difference to be an irregular player, Richmond Boakye if it would… Read more »