Erling Haaland and three additional additions to Chelsea’s invincible XI
Other big-name signings, like as Erling Haaland, are on Thomas Tuchel’s radar.
Chelsea are expected to be active in the transfer market this season in order to build on their incredible Champions League victory last season. Erling Haaland is reportedly close to signing a contract, and the Blues have also been connected with Gianluca Mancini, Declan Rice, and Barcelona great Antoine Griezmann.
So, with these quartet in their ranks, Express Sport will look at how the Blues could line up next season.
Mendy replaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as the number one goalkeeper when he arrived for £22 million in the summer of 2020.
In the second half of last season, he was a key figure in Chelsea’s recovery to form under Thomas Tuchel.
The Frenchman tied for the most clean sheets in a Champions League season, including a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final.
Reece James and Ben Chilwell will almost certainly be regular starters next season, with Cesar Azpilicueta providing healthy challenge.
Andreas Christensen had an outstanding Euro 2020 campaign for Denmark, which advanced to the semi-finals.
Thiago Silva, who is getting on in years, could be replaced by Mancini. Last season, the 25-year-old Italian international was a key figure in Roma’s success, establishing himself as a steady and composed centre-back.
N’Golo Kante, a rock in midfield, probably walks into any team and picks himself. Rice, 22, had a terrific Euros campaign, particularly in the final versus Italy. He had six successful tackles and four successful dribbles, which were both team highs.
Rice would be an excellent replacement for Jorginho, who has been linked with a move to Serie A, but West Ham are reluctant to let him leave for less than £70 million.
Mason Mount was Chelsea’s player of the season last season, and the 22-year-meteoric old’s ascent appears set to continue. Playing just ahead of Kante and Rice could help to connect the entire XI.
Griezmann, 30, has the potential to resurrect his career at Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. Still in his prime, he could be the link between Haaland and Timo Werner.
Last season, Werner was a big-money signing for Chelsea, but he struggled. However, the German has undeniable potential, and he’ll be out to prove his naysayers wrong this season.
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