Hurry up Kenyon, where's the players?

Last updated : 01 June 2007 By Paul Lagan
Peter Kenyon is rather quiet this week.
Chelsea's chief executive is not backward in coming forward but his silence since our FA Cup triumph a couple of weeks' ago is deafening.
While Manchester United have been spending multimillions on players - even Liverpool and Arsenal have signed a couple, Chelsea have done nothing, ziltch, sod all.
Rumours abound that we have snatched world-beater striker Claudio Pizarro from Bayern Munich - on a free. Hmmmm,.
What we have signed is 16-year-old Danny Phiiiskirk from Oldham Athletic.
Who?, Well even Chelsea'a official webiste fails to mention the boy's playing position, so maybe they don't know either.

Roman Abramovich made it clear via a radio broadcast that his comittment to Chelsea in terms of money is as strong as ever, yet time after time, Kenyon has spoken of the days of the big spending transfer are over.
So, what does this mean - are Kenyon and Roman not thinking along the same line?
Cetainly there is confusion in the public message they are giving out.
The net effect is that Chelsea via Kenyon may not secure the players vital for success next season.
The Premiership and Champions League must be won.
There is an old footballing adage, that if, in football you stand still, you end up going backwards.
This is exactly what Chelsea are in danger of doing.

With the other top three making significant signings already, time is running out for Kenyon to get it right.
A good pre-season is essential for the boys if they are to overcome United in the league next term.
Having players arrive late in pre-season will disrupt the momentum needed.
Time is not on your side Peter, watch out Roman's watching you.