Antonio Conte was on Monday announced as Chelsea manager on a three-year deal.

Here, we assess the Chelsea squad and who the Italian should keep, sell or give time.

KEEP: Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel, Eden Hazard, Willian, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy, Diego Costa (14).

The core of the 2014/15 title-winning squad should be retained, but, with the exception of Willian and Kurt Zouma, perhaps all need a period of introspection as to how and why it all went wrong this season.

DISCARD: John Terry, Marco Amelia, Loic Remy, Alexandre Pato, Radamel Falcao, Papy Djilobodji (six).

Terry has already announced he is leaving and needs to be replaced at some point, so unless Conte is desperate to keep him, the captain should be allowed to go.

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Remy has found chances limited, while Pato, Falcao, Amelia and Djilobodji have barely mustered a few minutes of action between them.

GIVE TIME: Oscar, Pedro, Baba Rahman, Matt Miazga, Ola Aina, Juan Cuadrado, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (seven).

Oscar is infuriating: brilliant when he wishes to be, but wildly inconsistent. He is still young, though, so maybe he needs a rest, rather than a change. Cuadrado's move to London failed, but he has shown enough with Juventus that he has the talent to impress.

ON LOAN PLAYERS TO BRING IN : Nathan Ake, Andreas Christensen, Izzy Brown, Dominic Solanke, Lewis Baker, Victor Moses (six).

Moses has performed well at West Ham, as has Ake at Watford. Christensen, Brown, Solanke and Baker have shown considerable promise with Chelsea's youth teams and out on loan and must be given a chance to press their first-team cases.

SIGN: If only it were so simple...

The spine of the team needs reinforcing. It appears unrealistic to expect the likes of Paul Pogba and John Stones to join Chelsea without Champions League football. Maybe signing players with Premier League experience and potential to improve is the way forward in the short-term.

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