Antonio Conte has constructed a formidable outfit from the smouldering ashes of last season’s failure. From a shaky start, he directed his men to an incredible 13-game winning streak and they now have the Premier League trophy firmly within their grasp.
The title is theirs to lose. All of their rivals have struggled to find an answer to Chelsea’s intense pressing and team presence in both defence and attack. In short, Conte has them playing to their full potential again, and on the face of things, the last thing this squad needs is more players.
With such huge amounts of money involved in the English top-flight, and the need for success growing greater to sate owners, board members and shareholders – any team staying still is falling behind. Plus, there are areas where Conte himself has said he wishes to strengthen.
So who should Chelsea sign this summer to bolster their options? Who could come in and help the Blues assert their dominance next season? Here’s 20 of the best.
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