Dennis Wise identifies where Chelsea FC need to improve this summer

The Chelsea FC legend discusses where the Blues need improvements this summer

Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screen grab

Dennis Wise has urged Chelsea FC to strengthen the core of their team in the summer transfer window.

The Blues are in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are in the final Champions League spot.

Chelsea FC lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the League Cup semi-final to miss out on what would have been an intriguing final against Manchester City.

The west London outfit will play in a final at Wembley this term after Chelsea FC were 2-0 winners against Southampton in the FA Cup last four.

Antonio Conte is facing speculation surrounding his long-term future at Stamford Bridge following a poor defence of their top-flight title.

The Blues have been linked with a potential move to appoint FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique and ex-Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.

Former Chelsea FC captain Wise believes the Blues need to improve the spine of their team for the 2018-19 Premier League season.

“Chelsea don’t have a core down the middle that you want in your team,” Wise told Sky Sports.

“They don’t have a tough leader to sort the dressing room out. It is what they’re missing. They need some leaders.”

Chelsea FC signed Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, AS Roma defender Emerson Palmieri and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the January transfer window.

The Blues were 2-0 winners against the Saints thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata at the home of English football on Sunday evening.

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