Sky Sports pundit and former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes the club need three more players before the end of the transfer window. Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the 2022/23 Premier League season after a 3-0 defeat to Leeds United on Sunday.
Edouard Mendy’s early howler allowed Brenden Aaronson to open the scoring before Rodrygo doubled Jesse Marsch’s side’s lead. Despite an improved performance after the break, Chelsea failed to pull themselves back into the game, and Jack Harrison ensured the three points shortly after the hour mark.
In the aftermath of the defeat in Yorkshire, Hasselbaink listed the three positions that need further reinforcements before the transfer window slams shut on September 1.
“They need another centre-half. In midfield, they’re looking at another midfielder, and they need a number nine to score goals on a regular basis,”
the Burton Albion boss said. “It’s not fair on (Raheem) Sterling or (Ka) Havertz to play there because it’s not their best position. I think they need three players, and if they can get quality players, their squad will improve.”
Chelsea have been heavily linked with Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana. Speculation surrounding the 21-year-old intensified over the weekend when Brendan Rodgers left the Frenchman out of his squad in the 2-1 defeat to Southampton. Thomas Tuchel’s side have also been linked with Barcelona duo Frenkie De Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.