Chelsea urged to strengthen at least four positions this summer by Times deputy football correspondent Matt Hughes.
Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad following the Blues return to European football, and Hughes is believed that reigning Premier League champions need to strengthen four main positions for the next season to compete for all possible trophies next term.
Conte is believed to be ready to sell Diego Costa in the summer after Brazilian-Born has been told by Italian manager that he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge next season.
John Terry announced his departure from the club last month; the 36-year-old centre-back is rumoured to remain in Premier League with Bournemouth is believed to be his next destination.
Chelsea switched to a 3-4-3 formation in September after a loss with Arsenal, and it proved a great success, however, it relied heavily on Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso.
Speaking to The Game podcast about which signings should Chelsea make Hughes urged Premier League champions to strengthen the midfield. Wing-Back, centre-forward and centre-back positions.
“They need a central midfielder, someone like Tiemoue Bakayoko, they need a back-up centre-forward to Costa who is more reliable than Bathsuayi [and] they [also] need wing-backs and a reserve goalkeeper.”
Chelsea won their second title in the last three years, and now Antonio Conte will try to reach success at a European tournament.