Ex-Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly has given advise to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic on transfer matters ahead of next season.Desaily
, in his opinion, wants Abramovich to overhaul the squad instead this time, rather than sacking manager Antonio Conte.
The captain does not want the Russian billionaire to avoid sacking the Italian tactician and that will be the 13th managerial change of his tenure Conte is sacked.
"What was working last season with Conte cannot
suddenly not work this season,"
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"Before they've changed the coach, and kept the players. This time they should keep the coach and look to move four to five players on.
"Your best players' performances have dropped and Chelsea did not get the correct players with the correct strengths or another top player in the summer.
"Players like [Victor] Moses and [Marcos] Alonso played a magnificent season last year but they were in need of support this year.
"It's been a collective failure at Chelsea this season. I don't think the situation that Chelsea are in is Conte's fault - you must give him that season." Desailly told the Daily Mail.
Chelsea will play Southampton in their next Premier League match on Saturday at the St. Mary's Stadium and in the FA Cup semifinals.