5 Problems At Chelsea That Maurizio Sarri HAS To Fix
5. Filling The Shoes Of Outgoing Stars
With rumours swirling that key players Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard could be on their way out of Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid, Sarri already has a massive job on his hands to find replacements for them.
On top of that, the likes of Alvaro Morata and Willian have also been tipped to leave as part of a "mass exodus" of talent, possibly due to the lack of Champions League football next season.
The signing of midfielder Jorginho, one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe, is a step in the right direction, but there needs to be significant investment in the side if they are to reach previous heights despite the loss of star names.
Chelsea appear to have calmed their lavish spending from seasons past, but with the sale of Hazard and Courtois allegedly set to net them €225m, Sarri will certainly have funds with which to strengthen his side.
Their transfer targets apparently include Robert Lewandowski, Kasper Schmeichel, Aleksandr Golovin, and Gonzalo Higuain, land several of these and Sarri will have overcome his first hurdle.