How Chelsea Would Line-Up Next Season

Taking the fact that Chelsea could not sign any player by this time last year and eventually lost their star talisman, Eden Hazard to Real Madrid makes the Blues position at the end of the English Premier League log more impressive.

Under the guidance of Frank Lampard, Chelsea wow many football fans across the world by finishing within the UEFA Champions League spot, despite fielding the inexperienced squad for most of the season.

The previous campaign saw the evolution of the Chelsea FC youth system taking the mantle of excellence. The likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Jesse James, Bill Gilmour, etc gave the impression that the West London club is more than buying off the established superstars. 

Although, the experience of William, Pedro, Kante, Rudiger, and Kovacic helped a lot in solidifying their momentum throughout the season. But nothing can be taken away from the former Chelsea player and Legend in guiding the mixture of experience and young talent to a reasonable 

However, the current summer transfer window has been mouth-watering for the Blue fans across the world. The West London club wasted no time as they officially moved swiftly to acquire the necessary talent to shape their upcoming season as they have to challenge for the silverware in the emerging campaign on all fronts.

Chelsea has been busy in the transfer market vying for the best superstars with the perfect backline, experience to edge the oddsmakers ridge club to their title challenge in the 2020/2021 emerging campaign. 

The bookies are optimistic with the new team Lampard is forming his hosts of new arrivals expected at Stamford Bridge. Although the west London club are making up for lost time by targeting several high-profile signings in this campaign. 

The Blues wasted no time in securing their needed talents to bolster their chance of winning silverware in the emerging campaign. However, some experience and leaders are departing the club for their greener pasture, as Pedro Rodriguez and William have moved away from the west London club to Roma and Arsenal respectively as a free agent after seeing the end of their contract with the club.

The likes of Fikayo Tomori and potential new signing Malang Sarr could be sent out on loan while Tiemoue Bakayoko, Davide Zappacosta, Michy Batshuayi, and even vice-captain Jorginho has been linked with moves away to raise funds for the incoming players.

The Stamford Bridge club spared no financial rod, as they are going all out to secure the needed talent for the better season.

Chelsea football club has already agreed on a sensational deal to sign in a transfer worth almost €60 million. Werner, who will reportedly pocket £180,000-a-week after the club met his release clause, was in scintillating form for Leipzig last season, and scored 25 goals in 29 Bundesliga games.

Also, the impressive addition of Morocco international from Ajax in a £33 million deal has also turned heads. The ex-Ajax Amsterdam man is a multi-talented playmaker who can either play as a winger or central midfielder.

In addition to all of the above, Chelsea are in pole position to bring Kai Havertz to the club from Bayern Leverkusen and he will most likely be playing at Stamford Bridge next term.

The Stamford Bridge club has made signing Bayer Leverkusen their priority amid reports of a few around £90million including add-ons has been agreed. While Lampard is pushing to bring Havertz to Stamford Bridge, addressing a leaky defence is also on the agenda, while left-back Ben Chilwell was snapped up from Leicester City for a reported fee worth £50 million earlier this week.

Malang Sarr, who left Nice this summer following the expiry of his contract, is also another superb piece of business, although he is set to spend the 2020/21 season out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience.

But Chelsea was further bolstered with the report that emanates on Friday morning that Chelsea has officially completed the signing of free transfer Thiago Silva on a one-year deal, with the option to extend further.

The 35-year-old, who has made 89 appearances for Brazil, will bring a mountain of experience to Frank Lampard’s side as they prepare to challenge for the silverware in the 2020/21 emerging campaign. 

There could be more possible additions to the team or some transfer rumors might not be correct, but Chelsea are certainly looking to prosper their goalkeeping department as their number one choice is proving to not be much reliable in goal in the previous campaign. 

Although Chelsea has been linked with Burnley shot-stopper, Nick Pope, and Ajax Amsterdam custodian, Andrea Onana. Nick Pope had been in an impressive form for Burning keeping 15 clean sheets only behind Manchester City custodian with 16 clean in the previous EPL campaign.

However, Onana had been consistent with Ajax, he helped them with many trophies in the Netherlands and reached the UEFA Champions League semi-final of the 2018/2019 season. 

There are many options available for the super Frank and most of the players have performed quite well, making it more difficult.

Lampard has to surely work on the defence and there have been some new additions to the backline. The addition of Ben Chilwell from Leicester and Thiago Silva for PSG would certainly improve the inconsistency of the Blue backline.

With him (Thiago Silva) at the center-back position, it would be an upgrade for Chelsea. Ben Chilwell, has also sealed a move to Stamford bridge. He is highly rated by many teams and managers but the problem is his age, but at 35, Thiago Silva definitely commands enough respect and solidarity for any team.

Mason Mount, a regular starter for Lampard, saw a little dip in form towards the end of the season. Jorginho’s form hasn’t been great too, Billy Gilmour a young talented kid also got his breakthrough. Kovacic and Kante performed to the mark. Barkley and Loftus-Cheek still have to improve to make it into the starting eleven regularly.

The inevitable acquisition of Kai Havertz, to Chelsea, will definitely give Frank Lampard alternate ways to match approach as the talented German international move to the London club is soon. Havertz can play as a number 10 and in a similar position to Mason Mount. While Mount in central midfield alongside Kante, at times.

Olivier Giroud has been in great shape, scoring important goals since football resumed. Tammy Abraham who was the preferred no.9 by Lampard at the start of the season, later started the matches on the bench.

Timo Werner is a versatile player, he can play as a number 9 and also in wide positions. The same is the case with Ziyech, who can play in midfield and on wide positions. Christian Pulisic after his recent displays, has shown Lampard why he deserves to start every match.

Chelsea will most certainly play in a 4-3-3 formation, but the 4-2-3-1 formation would be a welcome idea that Frank Lampard can use to transform defensive and attacking prodigies at his disposal. 

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