Chelsea set to start the season with same wing-back options

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 03/08/2017

Chelsea set to start the season with same wing-back options

Chelsea is likely to start the campaign with the same limited options at wing-back just like the previous season, the only options available to the Blues at that position is Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses.

At the left wing back Alonso seems to be the only player the Conte can trust for now, and despite the Spaniard having a breakthrough season, Chelsea need an upgrade on the left wing to match up the demands of the coming season especially in European competition where he might face top class forward to deal with.

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The Spanish defender had a good season last term at the left wing back. He helped Chelsea with some important goals and also assisted the Premier League Champions to balance the attack and the defense.

The defender was a great beneficiary of Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3. This system emphasized the strong points of his game while hiding his weaknesses.

It was outside the usual range of Premier League tactics, and teams struggled to adapt to it. The same will not be true of next season.

The defender couldn’t cope against Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, who were very familiar with three-at the-back formations as Alonso simply could not compete with the European heavy weight.

Conte couldn’t withstand his struggle against the clubs as he was subbed off and Victor Moses was brought in to cover on the left wing.

Conte has identified the weakness and wants Juventus Alex Sandro and Ryan Bertrand.

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Bertrand is not better than Alonso but could be on the same level, and he could only be a squad player that is why Conte wants Juventus left back that has been a true test at that position for Juventus.

It will be extremely difficult to price away Sandro away from Juventus due to the fact that they have allowed the likes of Leonardo Bonucci to join AC Milan and Dani Alves to join PSG this summer.

Chelsea cannot afford to start the season with only Marcos Alonso as an option. Kenedy is still at the club but his future is completely up in the air following his conduct in the Asia tour.

The same goes for the right back too, as the Blues might stick with the same options as of last season.