How can Chelsea hold off the chasing pack?

Chelsea FC is going to have its work cut out to stay at the top of the Premier League for another season alongside looking for glory in the Champions League. Many pundits pointed out that during the 2016/17, Chelsea had the advantage over its rivals because the club was not involved in European football, meaning that it could concentrate on domestic competitions. Now that Chelsea has qualified for Europe, what needs to be done in the 2017/18 season to achieve glory again?

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Strengthen weak areas

If the pundits are anything to go by, it seems that Chelsea needs to strengthen many areas. Paul Merson told Sky Sports that the club needs another wing-back and a midfielder, as it seems that Cesc Fabregas could be going. He also felt that another defender is required because David Luiz was caught out during the FA Cup Final.

Replacing players who are leaving

Rumour has it that Antonio Conte has told Diego Costa he can leave the club, which means replacing the leading goal scorer. John Terry is also leaving, who has been a stalwart and long-serving Chelsea player. Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard may also go in the summer, which means further key players will need replacing.

Splash the cash

John Terry has urged Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to act fast and provide the cash so that Conte can make some big signings. Now that Chelsea is in the Champions League again, the club can attract bigger and better players. Terry thinks the squad needs improving with more strength in depth. In addition to Abramovich’s money, Chelsea has signed a record-breaking £900m Nike kit deal that amounts to £60m a year.

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Kit sponsors

Sponsorship deals are win-win situations for both the clubs, which get more money, and the sponsors, which gain publicity and brand awareness. It is always worth approaching local businesses to see whether they are interested in a partnership. If you need football team kits for the new season or for new players, you can get some great deals online from stockists such as

Football kits can be made from special materials to keep the body cool. These are ideal choices for playing through the hot summer months. You can also get base layers to keep warm during the winter.