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Chelsea doing well without new signings

David Nugent in Editorial, English Premier League 21 Nov 2019

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Chelsea will find out in December if their appeal against a two-window transfer ban has been successful. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) are reportedly set to decide in the first half of December over the ban. In truth, although it would be good for Chelsea to have the choice to add some new additions to their squad in the January transfer window, it would not be the end of the world.

Transfer ban may have been a blessing in disguise

Looking at Chelsea’s current situation, the two-window transfer ban may just have been a blessing in disguise. In the summer the Blues would have been looking at many big-name bosses to fill their vacant managerial role.

However, most top bosses want to bring in their own players. Bringing in club legend Frank Lampard as boss was almost a free-hit for the Chelsea hierarchy. If he failed then no doubt a more experienced boss would have come into the club next summer when they will be allowed to sign players.

As it is though, Lampard is doing a very solid job and there seems to be a great togetherness at the club. If the team continues in a similar vein, the former Blues midfielder may be the man to bring a touch of stability to a club who have not been afraid to change bosses in recent years.

Youngsters thriving for the Blues

If a big-name foreign boss had arrived in the summer and had splashed the cash, then would the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham be starting for the Blues? It seems unlikely, but the pair have thrived under Lampard and their form has led to the pair earning international call-ups.

The pair’s story may have been the familiar one of young English players not getting a chance at big English clubs. They may have struggled for first-team action and then moved on and may have never fulfilled their potential.

The summer lost of Belgian international Eden Hazard was a big blow. However, Lampard has managed to compensate for the winger’s loss by getting the best out of the aforementioned duo and also USA international winger Christian Pulisic.

Another boss may not have got the best out of the youngsters and created such a positive atmosphere around the club from south west London. Lampard’s faith in youth has played a big part in the Blues successful campaign so far.

New arrivals may upset the positive atmosphere

At the moment, there seems to be a great atmosphere at Chelsea instilled by Lampard and his coaching staff. The Blues boss may be hoping to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window to aid their chances of climbing a Champions League spot this season.

Chelsea are odds of 2/9 to finish in the Premier League top-four, so they are well-placed to achieve their objectives this season. New signings may well disrupt the togetherness in the squad.

Only time will tell if Chelsea can make new signings in the January transfer window. However, the Blues are doing fine with their current squad and they may not need new signings to clinch a top-four spot this season.

Will the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturn Chelsea’s transfer ban in December?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent


David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.

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