first_imgThere may not have been any big deals into the club this summer, but Chelsea have certainly been busy in the transfer market this summer.The Blues have snapped up young starlets like Ethan Ampadu, while also adding Willy Caballero to their ranks as backup to Thibaut Courtois.These moves follow allowing the likes of Tammy Abraham and Kasey Palmer to leave the club on loan, while Nathan Ake, Asmir Begovic, Bertrand Traore, and Juan Cuadrado have completed permanent switches away from the club.This has brought around £70million into the club’s coffers, which is set to be spent sooner rather than later.But what are Chelsea’s transfer priorities right now? Click the right arrow above to find out… 5. A defensive midfielder to add depth – if Nathaniel Chalobah isn’t give the role – Nemanja Matic appears set to rejoin former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United leaving a gaping hole in the middle of the park alongside N’Golo Kante. Monaco man Tiemoue Bakayoko seems set to swap Ligue 1 for the Premier League but, unless the Blues do finally use Nathaniel Chalobah for a whole season they will need another body in the middle of the park to help them compete in four competitions. 1. A right wing-back to, at the very least, challenge Victor Moses – This might also depend on the long-term positional future for Cesar Azpilicueta, but the Blues certainly need someone to challenge Victor Moses. The Nigerian was superb for Antonio Conte in the position, despite previously spending most of his time used as a winger by Chelsea, and his loan clubs, but he could come a cropper when they play in the Champions League against elite attackers. If contain still has faith in Moses, expect a backup to join, but don’t be shocked if a top-level player is signed. 5 5 4. A versatile wide man to strengthen their options in the forward line – The Blues currently have a good stock, with Eden Hazard, Pedro, and Willian available, while next up is likely to be starlet Charly Musonda, who has impressed out on loan. If Conte decides Musonda needs another spell away from the club to get first-team football, it’s vital they add a body to replace him. One injury to any of their three stars would leave them down to the bare bones, and that won’t be good as they attempt to challenge in the Champions League. 5 5 2. An elite centre forward, if Diego Costa is to leave – After a text message exchange earlier this summer, it seems Costa is unwanted at Stamford Bridge. A switch to Atletico Madrid has been kicked into the long grass by the Spanish side’s transfer ban, so it’s all up in the air. It’s likely, by hook or by crook, Costa will leave still, and in that case then a top quality replacement will be needed, with Romelu Lukaku first choice to battle Michy Batshuayi for a starting role in west London. The Belgian, though, appears to be Old Trafford-bound. 3. Left-sided centre-back – Gary Cahill, overall, did well for the Blues last season but is the weakest link in the backline. It would be a shock if Chelsea weren’t looking into this situation, and, while Antonio Rudiger is seemingly being brought in to add depth the defence, he doesn’t often play in a left-sided role. He’s usually on the right side, or at right-back, which makes us wonder if another centre-back could come in. 5last_img read more