Slideshow: We pick 20 players Antonio Conte should target in the summer transfer window
We select some of the players who could come in and help Chelsea assert their dominance next season and beyond
It has been a remarkable first season so far for Antonio Conte following his appointment at Chelsea last summer.
The Blues are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table, having built a 10-point lead over their closest rivals Tottenham heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.
Chelsea’s remarkable upturn in form has been in stark contrast to their struggles last season, when they ended up 10th in the table and without a trophy following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December 2015.
With the west London club in such good form, it may seem odd to look ahead to the summer transfer window and pick out some of the players Chelsea should be targeting.
However, Chelsea boss Conte will be well aware that he will need to bolster his squad ahead of next season, especially with a return to the Champions League on the cards and the extra fixtures that competition will bring.
Of course, there is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Chelsea with a host of players as the summer transfer window draws ever nearer.
So, who should Chelsea sign this summer to bolster their options? Who could come in and help the Blues assert their dominance next season and beyond? Here is our writer Dan Betts’ pick of 20 of the best summer transfer targets for Chelsea.
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