Chelsea’s current season is likely to swing one of two ways in the next week, but whatever the outcome there is plenty of work that needs doing in the summer at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have a Europa League knockout match, Carabao Cup final and a Premier League fixture with Tottenham in the space of just six days.
Maurizio Sarei ultimately will be judged on whether his side find a route into the Champions League for next season and that is what supporters desperately crave.
They have to make huge significant alterations to the defence going into next year, as it’s the backline that has really been exposed in recent months.
Chelsea’s left-back area looks extremely weak and first-choice option Marcos Alonso is becoming unbearable for supporters with his form.
Meanwhile, Emerson Palmieri has done moderately in patches but is yet to really stake his claim to the position.
The West London club may be best served finding two new players for the full-back position next season and splashing the cash on a proven player.
But Chelsea loanee Jay Dasilva is a young talent that should be considered by Sarri and drafted into the senior set-up next year.
There are a number of quality young talents out on loan and the left-back deserves a shot at left-back, whether that be as the number one of number two.
Dasilva is an important player for a Bristol City team chasing promotion in the Championship this campaign and has immense potential.
The 20-year-old defender has impressed with Charlton Athletic and now Bristol City on loan, which is why he has to be on Sarri’s radar for a problem area.
He’s still a little raw with his back to goal and will need to improve defensively, but that will come with experience and time at the top level.
Dasilva’s greatest asset is going forward with his pace and the England Under-21 international could be the answer for Chelsea that is staring them right in the face.