With a huge clash with the Red Devils approaching this weekend, the Italian tactician is undoubtedly striving to fix the issues concerning the form the squad has been displaying. A victory this Sunday would provide the Blues with a further chance to grapple with the big names for the Premier League title.
The fact that the team’s efficacy wore off primarily due to the injuries can’t be ignored with ease. The Londoners have been playing for three weeks without their midfield maestro N’Golo Kante. Victor Moses, too, has been unable to operate on the flanks for a while now due to the hamstring injury he suffered earlier.
Furthermore, Danny Drinkwater, an August signing, was sidelined until last month, and is taking his time settling into the team. And while Eden Hazard suffered ankle issues this summer, their new striker Alvaro Morata was out because of a hamstring injury.
To add to this huge list, Pedro acquired a fractured cheekbone during pre-season, Gary Cahill faced suspension, and the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger haven’t completely adapted to the Premier League, thereby summing up the detrimental spell the Blues have been exposed to this season.
However, the club is being supportive at the moment, and is ostensibly waiting for the winter transfer season to draw near, as the top officials are planning to provide Antonio Conte with more resources in the hopes of advancing the team forward.
With the widely anticipated fixture drawing closer, Thibaut Courtois conceded: “City are nine points ahead of us, United four, Tottenham just one. So if you want this game is a must-win game to remain at the top and remain close to the other teams. We will try to get the three points at home and we’ll give our lives for it on Sunday.”
A defeat this weekend could all but mark the end of the Blues’ title race. Therefore, the Italian’s men are presumed to level up the form they have been displaying recently when they host the Red Devils.
Written by Hritwik NE
Passionate writer, coated in Blue.