The story of this season. For Chelsea has been the renaissance of Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa. However, Costa may have taken the majority of the spotlight given that he has scored the most goals at the club this season.
The Spain international, however, is on a 3-match goal drought, which has seen the blues pick up 5 points from a possible 9. Under Jose Mourinho in the early part of last season, Costa was virtually anonymous on the pitch, but being in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Antonio Conte has channelled his natural aggression gotten from his tough upbringing, and that has yielded 15 goals and 5 assists in the league this season.
As the table stands, it is fair enough to say Chelsea will play in next season’s Champions League, but that is where the real work will be for Conte.
The animated Italian has worked wonders at Stamford Bridge following the horrow show of last season, but clearly needs to upgrade his squad to mount a serious assault on the Champions League title. Up front, Chelsea can only count on Costa as the only top class striker they boast.
The 23-year-old Belgian, Michy Batshuayi was brought in to relieve Costa off some of the goalscoring burden, buy he has done little not to display panic when Costa gets injured.
The likes of Oscar, Ivanovic and Mikel have all left the club and must be adequately replaced if The Blues are to compete on all fronts.