Ask any Chelsea fan which position they think Jose Mourinho should ensure he brings in another player in and most will tell you the defensive midfield role and rightly so.
A look a the current Chelsea team will show you the only reliable name Jose Mourinho can call upon is Serbia international midfield Nemanja Matic. The powerful former Benfica player has been rock solid for the Blues ever since he made a return to the club in the winter transfer window of 2014.
However, should Matic be injured, Chelsea manager will be forced to call on Nigerian international John Obi Mikel which is a situation that most Chelsea fans dread.
This is why many were happy when Chelsea was linked to the signing of high rated Chile international defensive midfielder Charles Aránguiz. According to reports just after the COPA America, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho mandated Chelsea deal makers to strike a deal for the player.
Arsenal were also credited with an interest in the player but it was thought Chelsea had the best chance of signing him. However, Charles Aránguiz will not be coming to the premier league soon.
This is because he has signed for German Bayer Leverkusen. According to official reports from the German side, Bayer signed him for £9.25m and he has been given the number 20 shirt.
This is a massive blow to Chelsea especially considering the fact that there are not many defensive midfielders left in the market that are of the same quality and readily available and cheap.
In my opinion, Chelsea is missing a big trick here but let’s hope Jose Mourinho knows exactly what he is doing as it will be suicidal to end the transfer window without having brought in another defensive midfielder.