Cesar Azpilicueta sends message to Chelsea board about new signings

Cesar Azpilicueta suggests that Chelsea need to make a number of key signings to be able to retain the title

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Cesar Azpilicueta has suggested that Chelsea need to make a number of further signings this summer if they are to have any hope of retaining their Premier League title.

The Blues suffered a disastrous start to the new Premier League season on Saturday when they suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea had both Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill sent off during what ended up to be an afternoon to forget for Antonio Conte’s men.

Much has been made of Chelsea’s transfer business so far this summer, with the Blues having let a number of key players leave the club.

Chelsea have signed Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata so far this summer.

However, Azpilicueta feels that Chelsea need to do some serious strengthening before the close of the transfer window at the end of the month.

Azpilicueta is quoted as saying by the Independent: “Well, when you see the players we lost, and the players we have signed in, they are not the same.

“Obviously we have very good young players, but we have to know the reality that being champions is even harder the next season, we have experience of that.

“So we need players, also for the development of the young players, they need help from senior players, from top players, not to rush them in a position where maybe they are not ready to go at the moment but they will be in the future.

“So it is something that the club is working on with the manager, and hopefully we can get new signings in the next few weeks.”

Chelsea return to Premier League action this weekend when they travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues are also preparing for a return to the Champions League this season after their title triumph last term.

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