Chelsea ace Azpilicueta: We need more players

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 14, 2017

Cesar Azpilicueta has joined the cries for Chelsea to sign more players this summer.

Alvaro Morata scored his first Chelsea goal and assisted David Luiz's late effort to make things interesting.

Next up for the reigning Premier League champions is a visit to Wembley to face title rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

Are Chelsea already in a crisis?

Since 2006, only two title-winning managers, Manchester United's Alex Ferguson and Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini, have still been in their jobs by the end of the following campaign.

Frank Lampard has refused to rule out the possibility of Antonio Conte leaving Chelsea this season.

Last season, following successive league defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, Abramovich paid a visit to Chelsea's training facility at Cobham and had a "chat" with Conte.

The Blues have recruited Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger in the close season, but the likes of John Terry, Nathan Ake and Nemanja Matic have departed.

Conte desperately needs more players in the next couple of weeks. Conte had to draft youngster Jeremie Boga into his starting line-up against Burnley, while rookie quartet Kenedy, Charly Musonda, Kyle Scott and Fikayo Tomori were named on the bench.

It was the fallout from Cahill's dismissal, and the unprofessionalism of the annoyingly ill-disciplined Cesc Fabregas, also sent off by referee Craig Pawson, that cost Chelsea the game.

"In the second half we deserve compliments because you saw a team who tried when it wasn't easy and at the end of the match we had two men less", he said.

Bakayoko arrives at Stamford Bridge with a burgeoning reputation having starred for Monaco last season, but he will need time to reach match fitness after a disrupted pre-season.

The Champions who are looking to replace Nemanja Matic have already had a £15m bid for the England worldwide rejected, and Drinkwater who didn't feature for Leicester on Friday is said to be keen on a move to London. It's far from ideal for a side already playing catch-up. "Six teams are very strong and you must be prepared".

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