If there’s a key weakness point in this current Chelsea squad, it’s the lack of depth that Antonio Conte has on the left flank behind Marcos Alonso.
The Spaniard has played a full 90 minutes in every Champions League game so far this season, while he’s started all 11 Premier League games and played a huge chunk of minutes there too.
In turn, it’s clear that Conte heavily relies on him, and should he suffer the misfortunate of picking up an injury or a suspension, it would leave Chelsea with a real selection headache.
The fact that the Blues have been linked with a left back or left wing-back is no surprise, but Calciomercato report that Juventus have no intention of selling €60m-rated target Alex Sandro in January.
The Brazilian is equally as important to the Turin giants and has been an almost ever-present for Massimiliano Allegri this season, while he was crucial to their success last year which included a run to the Champions League final.
Conte is certainly looking in the right place as the 26-year-old would be a quality addition to the Chelsea squad, but after failing to prise him away from Juve this past summer, as noted by Calciomercato, it’s unlikely that they’ll fare any better the second time round.
Sandro offers what Conte would ideally be looking for in terms of defensive solidity and attacking qualities to excel in both facets of the game, but it’s no surprise at all to see suggestions that Juve have absolutely zero interest in selling.