Chelsea should be mindful of the fact that the Premier League winners of the past two seasons have been struggling to defend their crown. In the 2015/2016 season, the Blues flirted with relegation after winning the title in the previous season. In the 2016/2017 season, Leicester City almost got relegated after winning the league title the previous season.
In light of these, Blues boss Antonio Conte has urged his club to keep spending if they want to have a successful title defence this season.
The Blues have already splashed out £140 million to bring in Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Morata, Willy Caballero, Tiemoue Bakayoko, but their rivals have been very busy also.
Manchester City is set to take their spending past the £200 million mark when they complete the signing of Danilo from Real Madrid and Benjamin Mendy from AS Monaco.
Antonio Conte has acknowledged the fact that the transfer market is inflated, but knows they have to spend big in the transfer market if they want to compete on the field when the season begins.
Conte still wants a defender and an attacker, he has had to look for a new defensive target after Manchester City beat them to the signing of Danilo, while the form of Mitchy Batshuayi in preseason may see the Blues forget about getting a new centre forward.