Mauricio Pochettino will have greater involvement in Chelsea’s transfers when the next windows open.
Despite spending almost £1 billion in three transfer windows since the change of ownership, there has been little coherence for Chelsea’s transfer strategy, and the squad is unbalanced, with the lack of a potent striker a glaring admission.
Nor is the spending likely to stop soon, and the club are expected to be busy again in January.
And Pochettino is likely to demand that the team signs more experienced players, rather than focussing on the young players, who by giving them long-term contracts, will hopefully increase in value over the years.
Whilst their progress has been hampered by injuries, it is also recognised that Chelsea are not where they want to be in terms of the table, and already talk that they might be able to mount a challenge for the European places this season looks far-fetched.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.