Speaking after the away win against Watford at Vicarage Road, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte highlighted the fact he has just five defenders in the squad, then he needs at least another signing to be well covered during the season.
Conte said: “If you look now at our squad, we have only five defenders – four that started today and an academy player Ola Aina”.
“Ola is very good – he has great potential – but with any young player you must work to put them in the first team. Sure, he has a good future”.
About injuries, he added: “If one defender is injured or banned, then we are in trouble, but the club and me we know this and we are talking every day to improve the squad”.
“We know that this market is very difficult. It’s crazy. I don’t want to buy only to buy. I want to buy the right profile for Chelsea, the right investment for the solution and for the future.”