With the clock ticking down to the end of the season and interim manager Guus Hiddink quietly pleased with the job he has done since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December, all thoughts are on Italian national team trainer Antonio Conte and what changes he will make at Stamford Bridge.
Rumours as to established players futures are starting to appear in the press, with several papers reporting yesterday that Eden Hazard was on his way to Real Madrid. The latest newspaper to get in on the act is The Times of London who suggest Conte will sell Brazilian midfield maestro Oscar so that he can use the funds to help bring in the players he wants.
Despite not being at his best this season the 24-year-old is still coveted by Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain and could prove to be an easy sell for big money. Another player being tipped as a casualty of the Italian manager, is Nigerian international John Obi Mikel, with AS Roma’s Radja Nainggolan already being touted as the Africans replacement.
Of the players resumed to be safe you have arguably the clubs best player all season Willian and former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. As for the rest of the squad except of course the clubs younger stars such as Kurt Zouma they will all go on holiday not knowing where they could end up.