Who is coming in before Aug 31? Chelsea appear to have signed Genoa youngster Abdoulay Konko. The French youngster is expected to immediately challenge for a place in manager Claudio Ranieri's first team. The lad is a defender. I'll see if I can find out more. And in the Midfield? Did I mention Dino Baggio? We need some cover - What are we going to do when/if there is an injury to Lampard or Petit - especially during the game. At present we have No character in midfield Apart from Lampard Remember the days of Wise, Poyet and DiMatteo? Players who were committed to the Chelsea cause Where are they? Where have you hidden them? 6 quality mids + 2 up an coming young stars would make a decent midfield squad Only happy with 3 of our mids - Lamps, Zenden, De Lucas. we NEED at least 6 quality mids, all fit and all UP FOR IT, if we want to seriously challenge for the title We have 3 culprits 12 Mario Stanic 17 Emmanuel Petit 30 Jesper Gronkjaer Expensive signings who are letting the team down We are short in the Centre midfield - We only have Petit and Lampard, we were short last season and nothing has changed, apart from losing the Joka... And here it is...Chelsea are close to finally securing summer target Dino Baggio from Lazio. According to Tuttosport today, a deal for the Italy international is almost closed with the two clubs "near agreement".