Chelsea’s last attempted title defence in the 2015/16 season was nothing short of abysmal, one of the worst in Premier League history in fact. And, after their domination of the top flight last term, they are facing another lacklustre campaign.
New Chelsea signing Ross Barkley has spoken out on why he did not join the Blues last summer, despite the side agreeing on a £35 million fee with Everton for the England international.
Merseyside Police have responded to a complaint by the Mayor of Liverpool over Ross Barkley’s transfer to Chelsea from Everton last week.
Chelsea haven’t messed about or wasted time in this transfer window and they have already completed one signing, one that many football fans would have expected in the summer. Ross Barkley made the move from Everton for a fee of £15 million, a bargain in today’s market justified only by the fact that his contract at Goodison Park was set to run out in the summer.
The Blues have sealed their first major winter signing and coach Antonio Conte is delighted.
Chelsea have renewed their interest in Ross Barkley, and would rather pay a fee to secure his services in the January transfer window rather than wait for his Everton contract to expire next summer.
Blues boss Antonio Conte has spoken out over Chelsea’s failed deadline-day moves for Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.