We don't "need" new players. It would be nice, but it's not a need.
This team had back to back 97 and 99 point seasons, and were on pace for that again before an unprecedented series of CB injuries last year. This is the same team sans only Wijnaldum, but plus 3 really, really good players down the spine in Konate, Thiago, and Jota; Tsimikas at LB; along with Jones, Elliott, and Neco being a year more experienced as well.
Shh, whisper it quietly to the doubters, but we won the league by 25 points with this side minus the 4 you mentioned, 25 points mind, that’s equivalent to 8 wins and a draw, add the fact that we will have Virgil, Joel, & Joe back, Fabinho & Hendo too in their favoured positions, oh and then we can add Thiago, Jota & Kostas, who will be more settled/established, Jones, Neco & Minamino more experienced, oh and not forgetting Ibra Konate & the sensation that is wee Harvey Elliot bolstering our ranks,
I’m no mathematician by any means but the first 5 mentioned above will be like have new signings alone, ok we’re only two match days in but just look at the confidence we have already, we have our swagger back, others may spend their Millions on individuals who may or may not enhance their chances, but fitting all the pieces of their jigsaws together will be a difficult challenge, not to mention all of the massaging of ego’s, for example…who is the biggest fish at OT now, Pogba, Bruno, or old Ronnie Ronaldo, are Ole’s balls bigger than any of their’s ?
Similar to their noisy neighbours, can Pep really fit Jack the lad, Phil the Fod, Kev de B, & Jesus on the same song sheet, & I’m not so sure that wee Cnut Sterling will be too enamoured having to fight for a seat in their choir either, will his toys be slung all over the emptihad ?
Then we have the Chavs, who in my opinion pose the biggest threat, but can Tomas really keep all those ego’s from exploding, sitting on a bench numbs your arse if you are there along enough and there were plenty of numb arses at the bridge even before this summer window, I might be wrong but Tuchel doesn’t come across as a soft arse himself, when you have managed Bayern Munchen & PSG there were plenty of ego’s there to contend with, so he won’t be bothered who arse is getting numb on the Stamford bridge benches, player’s of that quality want to play, want to showcase their talents, it’s all well and good having a plethora of talent that the Chavs have but can Tuchel keep them all happy?
We simply cannot compete financially with them but what we most certainly can do is compete with them on the pitch and at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about, 11 V 11 really really good players wanting to win the beautiful game, but it’s how you get those 11 players playing that decides who comes out on top, and I think we are in a better position than most to do just that.
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