Expected 4-2-3-1 Chelsea line-up including top targets Milinkovic-Savic & Rugani
Chelsea have been quite subdued in this transfer window, partly due to the fact they got their new manager after the pre-season began. The Blues have signed Jorginho, which is a fantastic deal for them, however, they need one or two more reinforcements in order to challenge for big things next season.
If new manager Maurizio Sarri gets these two deals done, it will certainly make Chelsea one of the contenders for the Premier League title.
Here’s how Chelsea could line up if Rugani and Milinkovic-Savic do eventually arrive at Stamford Bridge:
Chelsea XI featuring Rugani and Milinkovic-Savic
Manager: Maurizio Sarri
Thibaut Courtois (GK)
Amidst interests from Real Madrid, it seems like Courtois will stay in London and be the No.1 for at least one more season.
Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)
Having played fantastically well in a back-three under Antonio Conte, Azpilicueta would be glad to go back to his usual right-back position and perform well.
Daniele Rugani (CB)
Rugani is a commanding presence at the back who will add steel and ruggedness to the Chelsea defence. Blues are doing the right thing by targeting him this summer.
Antonio Rudiger (CB)
The German had an indifferent World Cup for several reasons but he’d be glad to play for Chelsea under Sarri and showcase his talent.
Marcos Alonso (LB)
Alonso was one of the star performers in that title-winning season, playing at left wing-back. The Spaniard will relish performing this left-back role and provide an outlet in attack.
N’Golo Kante (CDM)
Kante has been a revelation since his arrival in the Premier League. The Frenchman is a dynamic midfielder who just keeps on performing well on every level.
Having Kante will help the Italian midfielder make the ball talk in central areas of the pitch. This midfield duo can really dominate any game without much fuss.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CAM)
If bought, the Serb can slot in as a No.10 role and work in the space between the lines. He will add creativity, goals and physicality in abundance to the Chelsea line-up.
Eden Hazard (LW)
Hazard was a Real Madrid target but it seems like the Blues will resist everything and keep the Belgian at the Bridge. Hazard will relish working under a manager like Sarri.
Willian’s future has been in doubt too. However, with Sarri in charge, the Brazilian should be keen to impress the new boss with some good performances at right-wing.
Alvaro Morata (ST)
In spite of an underwhelming show last season, Morata will be eager to score goals and be more of a threat to the defenders this time around.