Former Chelsea star Pat Nevin believes that the club still needs to make a couple of signings this summer, despite a gutsy performance against Stoke City on Sunday.
Chelsea have so far made four additions in the transfer window, though three are under 19 years old, and two (Thibaut Courtois and Lucas Piazon) will not be featuring for the club this season.
While Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of joining Chelsea for a reported fee of £20 million, and the side boast one of the most expensive and talented benches in the league, Nevin believes that a couple more fresh faces will take Chelsea towards their goal of English and European trophies.
“To have Anelka, Drogba, Benayoun, Ivanovic, McEachran and Ferreira sitting there is pretty heartening,” Nevin said.
“For me it is the strongest looking bench in the league and that is without Sturridge, David Luiz and long-term injury Michael Essien.
“Keeping them all happy will not be easy and like everyone else I feel there are one or two additions needed here and there before the end of the month, but it is good to see such strength in depth.”
Nevin, who played for Chelsea in the mid 80s and made just under 200 appearances for the club, is hopeful that the Blues can avoid rivals Manchester United’s current plight of injuries, and make a good start to the season to set them up for a title fight.
“It is a tough league as usual. Man United look stronger though have had a nightmare start with injuries,” the former winger said.
“In that it isn't a post-World Cup year, then hopefully the big guns such as Didier, Fernando, JT and Frank will have seasons less dogged by injuries. We wait and hope that the squad will be big enough and lucky enough.”
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