If January brings excitement of the New Year to a normal person, for a football fan it brings the excitement of the mid-season transfer window. The transfer season that lasts for 30 days is key for teams to make necessary adjustments in their roster and prepare for the second half. We have already discussed possible arrivals and departures at Arsenal and Aston Villa. Here is our prediction of possible deals that will be made by Premier League clubs Burnley and Chelsea during this transfer window.
Sean Dyche’s man started this season slowly. They had to wait a lot for their first win in the Premier League. But since then they have got a few good. They will be looking to add a few players in January in order to ensure safety.
Reported Targets: Troy Deeney, Raul Albentosa, Emmanuel Eboue, Alex Pritchard
Possible Arrival: Alex Pritchard (on loan)
It will be based on who is available cheap. If they can offer first-team football, I expect Burnley to sign Alex Pritchard from Tottenham on loan.
Other Possible Arrivals: Sean Dyche will be looking at the European market to sign a few players in order to ensure safety. So signing a few unknown players is a possibility.
Possible Departure: Danny Ings
He is yet to sign a new deal with the club. He has been a target for several Premier League clubs in the summer. I expect a few of them to come back for him once again and lure him away.
Other Possible Departure: Nathan Chalobah — The Chelsea youngster arrived at Burnley after an impressive season in Championship last year, but he failed to create sort of impact expected.