Paul Merson: Chelsea need to make these two summer signings

The Arsenal legend believes Chelsea need to improve two areas of their squad in the summer transfer window

Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sport

Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to strengthen two areas in the summer transfer window.

Antonio Conte’s side won the Premier League at a canter last term despite the Italian’s inexperience in the English top flight.

Indeed, Chelsea won the Premier League trophy with two games to spare after a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion last month.

The west London side missed out on a unique double in Conte’s first season in charge after a 2-1 loss to bitter rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Chelsea have already been linked with a host of players in the summer transfer window as Conte prepares for a return to the Champions League next term.

Speaking to Sky Sports about what signings Conte needs to add to his Chelsea squad this summer, former Arsenal midfielder Merson said:

“I’ve said all along they definitely need another wing-back as they get through a lot of work in that role.

“Cesc Fabregas looks like he’s going so they’ll need another midfielder as well.”

Conte signed four players in the 2016 summer transfer window after he was announced as Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement.

The Blues have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons.

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