Sane’s former Schalke team-mates Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Sead Kolasinac have moved to the Premier League this season, joining Stoke City and Arsenal respectively, and the winger believes he could one day return to the Bundesliga club.
The Italian led the Blues from 10th the previous campaign to the Premier League trophy last season.
Chelsea have a host of young talents out on loan, but Conte is ready to make further additions before the transfer window slams shut. Under Jose Mourinho, Manchester United are rising back towards their glory days.
“I think Manchester City are the team to beat”, said Manchester United great Ryan Giggs in a recent Sky Sports column.
First, a 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup at Wembley put a dampener on the end of the season celebrations after many had expected Antonio Conte’s side to claim a domestic double.
The 35-year-old, who scored 28 goals for United last season, has been at the club during his rehabilitation and Mourinho said the Swede could feature in the second half of the season.
Matic played a pivotal part in Chelsea’s title success last season as he averaged three defensive actions per game in the Premier League, while he was successful with 88% of the passes that he attempted.
“When you start a new season it’s very important to think of ourselves, not to see the others”. “If you think about Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses, David Luiz – they’re playing better than ever”. However, the midfielder is coming back from surgery and has not yet made his debut.
In contrast, the London clubs have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, apparently adopting the approach of not trying to fix what isn’t broken.
Antonio Conte missed out on two of his top transfer targets, saw a key player sold against his wishes, and feels the current Chelsea squad is ill-equipped to handle the addition of the Champions League to its schedule.
Foden, born in Stockport in 2000, was named on the bench for City’s Champions League game against Celtic in December, when he was just 16. “We needed to do that because four or five players were out of contract”. His pace and power will be a hard proposition for any defender in the Premier League but he would need to work on his build-up play and first-touch, which was a matter of concern for the big Belgian in previous seasons.
“At the start of the season it’s simple to tell that in this league probably six top, top teams should fight for the title”, Conte said.