Chelsea are not sitting around resting on their laurels…
This transfer window was a rather lacklustre one for Chelsea fans to endure, however, it’s nothing their club could have helped. They had to serve their first transfer window under their transfer ban, meaning they could not bring any players in.
Luckily, Christian Pulisic was on his way and many promising youngsters will also be returning from loan. This will give new manager Frank Lampard plenty of leeway and fresh faces to work with as he embarks on his new, risky tenure.
He will be without Eden Hazard since the Belgian moved to Real Madrid earlier in the season. However, either Pedro, Willian or Christian Pulisic could fill this void if needed.
Still, the transfer ban has not affected the mentality of Chelsea. In fact, it has only enhanced their mindset. According to The Sun, Lampard and company have already planned to make a move for Wilfried Zaha in the January window, should they manage to overturn their ban.
Zaha is one of the best players in the Premier League. Having this title should be honoured even more considering he does not play in the top six. Crystal Palace finished 12th in the English top-flight and ended their season on good form, which was partly thanks to Wilfried Zaha.
This earned him the attention of the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham. However, they opted for other alternatives in the end. Still, Zaha would benefit these two clubs and he would walk right into the Chelsea XI.
Zaha is a fast, skilful player who likes to torment his opposing defenders. He reads the game well, which is rare for a winger. This reading of the game gives him the ability to cut inside as he pleases, while also having an eye for the goal.
Zaha is an electrifying player who likes to force mistakes from his competitors and pounce on them. This type of tenacity in the final third would aid Chelsea, giving them a new dynamic to that which Hazard offered.
Do you think Chelsea will be able to overturn their transfer ban by January?