How Chelsea could line up after £150m signing of star trio
The Sun claim that Chelsea might appeal against their two-window transfer ban in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Blues are ready to splash £150m if they are able to see off their transfer ban in the January window.
Chelsea are aiming to spend £150m on Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner and Wilfried Zaha as they are trying to add depth to their squad.
The Blues have endured a bright patch of form since their defeat to Manchester United on the opening day of the Premier League. They have steadily adapted to the situation with the help of their homegrown youngsters.
With the likes of their academy graduates namely Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Fikayo Tomori, Chelsea have soared into the top four of the league table.
After a rough start to his managing career at Chelsea, Frank Lampard has reached the expectations of the Blues’ management and has won back the heart of the fans.
Let’s take a look at Chelsea’s formidable starting XI if they sign these three players whom they are looking to add to their side.
Dream Chelsea XI
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper after his move to Chelsea and had a rough start to life under the former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. Since then, he has cemented his place in the team ahead of Willy Caballero.
Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)
Azpilicueta has been the first-choice right-back for Chelsea for a long time and has grown into a captain material for the team. After the departure of Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s leadership responsibilities have been rested on him.
Kurt Zouma (CB)
Injuries to Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have allowed the Frenchman to gain playing time.
Fikayo Tomori (CB)
Coming through the ranks of Chelsea’s youth system Tomori has shown promise of forming an integral part of Lampard’s team.
Ben Chilwell (LB)
Given his performances with Leicester recently, he will add quality for Chelsea. At present, Emerson and Marcos Alonso have shared their game time equally among themselves and none of them has firmly held this spot in Frank Lampard’s team.
The Italian did not have the sweetest of starts to his time at Chelsea, but has adapted to the conditions of the Premier League. This season under Lampard, he looks totally a different player and has convinced everyone of his talent.
Mateo Kovacic (CM)
Kovacic, along with Jorginho in the midfield, has helped transform Chelsea’s way of approach to their game. He has been liberated under Lampard and according to The Guardian, Kovacic and Jorginho are embodying Chelsea’s revolution this season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (LW)
With 3 assists in 5 games to his name, Hudson-Odoi has got the skills to succeed on the left flank.
Mason Mount (CAM)
The young gun is sure to help his team in the final third and his ability to score is more than satisfying to watch.
Wilfried Zaha (RW)
On his day, the former United man can cause serious problems for any defence. He can be guaranteed of a place in the starting XI if he joins Chelsea.
Timo Werner (ST)
The German international is in fine form. With his exposure to playing at the highest level, he can be picked ahead of Tammy Abraham.
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The Chelsea boss can expect to have such a lineup ready for all the challenges in various competitions in the future.