Former Chelsea star Pat Nevin thinks Blues fans may be surprised by who Antonio Conte looks to take to Stamford Bridge in the current transfer window.
Conte saw his side go down to a 2-0 defeat away at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, something which ended the Blues' remarkable 13-match winning run in the Premier League.
The Chelsea manager may choose to bolster his squad this month, especially as the Blues have pocketed between £52m and £60m by selling Oscar to Shanghai SIPG.
But if he does dip into the market, Nevin thinks Chelsea fans are in for a surprise as he does not expect Conte to go for household names, but instead to make use of his contacts in Italy.
"He knows the Italian market like nobody else. He was the Italian manager. He will know some absolute crackers in there", Nevin explained on Chelsea TV.
"It will be guys that we won't necessarily know", he added.
Chelsea have been linked with several players in Italy in recent months, including Fiorentina midfielder Federico Bernardeschi.
However, it remains to be seen whether Conte will be able to land the players he wants half way through the season, with clubs reluctant to see their stars depart.