Chelsea management warned signing that this season may be difficult

Stamford Bridge home of Chelsea (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Stamford Bridge home of Chelsea (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

The Pride of London cover a recent Chelsea media story, in which Blues management supposedly warned a signing that this season may be gruelling. While Malo Gusto was unsurprised at the suggestion from bosses at the west London club, he was also convinced that, due to many playing assets, the side would return to their former victorious selves soon enough.

It would have been wildly fanciful to believe that the old Chelsea was going to emerge this season, even with the installation of the shrewd Mauricio Pochettino as manager. And, to no surprise, there were many struggles leading into October. However, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain gaffer is overseeing progress with the recently unconfident team. Although, advancement is as steady as it is noticeable, and influential in a positive sense.

Gary Neville’s transfer assessment that the Blues are a great striker and high calibre centreback away from making the top four could presently be described as quixotic. The retired Manchester United man is usually accurate and realistic, but here he is slightly off the mark. Nevertheless, insight can be gauged from Neville’s comments: Chelsea are finally on the up, in general. And Gusto kept the belief that the English capital club had the capacity to realise their lofty ambitions. Wisely, the fullback assessed the CFC situation prior to joining; he understood long-term and potentially leisurely progression. Gusto is encouragingly certain that good times will be back at Stamford Bridge sometime.

Cole Palmer insists he made right choice to leave Manchester City for Chelsea but admits he’s adapting to drastic changes on Fulham Road

Is he a No.10? Is he a wide-residing playmaker? Who knows, to be honest. And who in the Blues fan base cares?! As long as Palmer is creating chances and finishing opportunities, he is doing his job. But why did he come to the Bridge?

"“It has surprised me a bit but I know my own ability. And I knew that if I hit the ground running I’d have a chance and obviously make an impact. That’s why I went there.“I thought I could break in. I looked at the squad and there are a lot of players who went, not as many as people would have thought in terms of attackers.“It’s been hectic but that’s good, moving down there was a big change. I was in a hotel for a couple of weeks and then I got my own place. It is new and difficult, I don’t know how to do most things on my own so I’m learning.”"