Chelsea’s post-season plans for next season will be through the roof with a number of issues to be solved following on from this troubling and tense campaign.
Whilst all the talk is on who will replace head coach Antonio Conte with the likelihood of the Italian leaving the club at the end of the season, appointing a new director and finally replacing Michael Emenalo should be prioritised.
Chelsea’s transfer policy over the last few seasons has been bizarre to say the least. Even though the Blues have acquired the likes of Diego Costa, N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas in years gone by, there has been some missed opportunities from a team perspective. Three of the best players in the Premier League this season in Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Romelu Lukaku were never given real chances here.
Michael Emenalo left his post as Chelsea technical director after 10 years with the Blues.
That’s along with the drastic signings Chelsea has made, most notably in the last two transfer windows with Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley being the prime examples.
It’s evident that there is a clear lack of direction at the Blues hierarchy in terms of transfer strategy. Current director Marina Granovskaia has done well in securing top of the money sponsorship deals however, she doesn’t have the same football minded qualities as others in her position.
The Independent reported in March that current Lille director and former Real Madrid scout Luis Campos has been considered by Chelsea.