With less than a week left before the transfer window opens for Premier League teams, things are already well underway at Chelsea. With the Blues looking to build a team that Mauricio Pochettino can lead to glory, there is a lot of work left to be done in terms of new signings and departures.
The likes of Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and N’Golo Kante have left and the West London side are looking to bring in the likes of Romeo Labia and Moises Caicedo to assist Enzo Fernandes in the middle of the pitch, with heavy turnovers expected in midfield. Downsizing the team is essential.
Frank Lampard said the number of players he had to manage was a big problem when he returned to Stamford Bridge. The interim manager also said the players were disillusioned. Chelsea can’t afford another season like that.
“The team is too layered and that’s the biggest challenge I’m feeling every day,” Lampard said. “If you come in and try to work with big guys and players, for whatever reason, right or wrong, you might be a little bit disillusioned that you’re not playing or you might leave. That situation can and must be resolved now.”
like that, football london Let’s look at Chelsea’s best-case scenario.
In an ideal world, things would move quickly and the players involved in the exit would say goodbye in a timely manner. Like the aforementioned players, Kante will likely stay on to help Chelsea transition, while Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic will leave west London. The former to Saudi Arabia, the latter to probably AC Milan.
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The Blues, who have completed a deal with the Serie A side, will be able to convince Mike Mainyan to part ways with the Frenchman, who will soon join a backline that includes Maro Gusto, Benoît Badiacil, Wesley Fofana and Ligue 1 veterans Trevor Chalobá and Thiago Silva.
Of course, the midfield needs reinforcement, and Moises Caicedo arrives without Levi Colwill going the opposite direction. Lawrence Stewart and Paul Winstanley then enter full-scale negotiations with Inter Milan to meet the club’s third requirement.
It may not come easily, but Chelsea could use Romelu Lukaku to facilitate the transfer of Lautaro Martinez to Pochettino’s satisfaction, and the Blues could be the centerpiece for the talents of Raheem Sterling, Noni Maduque, Mihailo Mudrik and Christian Nukunku to grow together.
Then, in an unexpected turn of events, Chelsea presented Mason Mount with a final offer, after lengthy talks with the new Blues manager, that proved worthy of the club despite being inconsistent with the club’s pay structure.
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