With Eden Hazard and three summer acquisitions, here is how Chelsea may line up.
With four new transfer targets added to Thomas Tuchel’s roster, Express Sport looks at how Chelsea could line up.
Chelsea has been connected with the surprise return of Real Madrid legend Eden Hazard. To combine with numerous other recent big-money signings, the forward would provide Thomas Tuchel with even another offensive option. Express Sport examines how the Blues might line up next season if Hazard and three other transfer targets join.
Under Tuchel, Mendy has cemented his position as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper, edging out Kepa Arrizabalaga.
This season, the shot-stopper has been on fire. Earlier in the season, he put up a standout effort against Aston Villa.
Mendy did not play in the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Due to an injury, Arrizabalaga was unable to play.
Mendy, on the other hand, has started each of Chelsea’s last three games.
Unless owner Roman Abramovich approves a surprise big-money goalkeeper transfer, the 29-year-old Senegalese will undoubtedly be the starting goalkeeper next season.
Tuchel’s most pressing concerns are in defense. At the end of the season, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, and Christensen are all out of contract.
Although Christensen is largely expected to sign new contracts, there has been no word on his defensive teammates.
If the long-serving Azpilicueta signs a new contract, he will play one of Tuchel’s back three positions.
Rudiger, who is widely believed to be examining his options, is the least likely of the three to commit to a new contract.
Tuchel may be compelled to go back in for Sevilla centre-back Kounde if the German goes. Chelsea attempted to sign the Frenchman throughout the summer but were unsuccessful.
With a strong start to the 2022-23 season, England’s James and Chilwell might stake a claim to be the Three Lions’ first-choice full-backs for the World Cup.
Both players face stiff competition in Gareth Southgate’s team, with James facing Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Despite Chilwell’s goal against Andorra on Saturday, Manchester United’s Luke Shaw appears to be ahead of him at the moment.
Chilwell has spent most of this season at Chelsea trailing Marcos Alonso. Prior to that, the 24-year-old will want to be Tuchel’s favourite wing-back. “Brinkwire News Summary.”