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Chelsea were banned by FIFA to make transfers last summer. Ahead of the January transfer window, FIFA reduced the ban, however, Frank Lampard didn’t sign any player.
But Chelsea need to bolster their squad in the summer transfer window if they want to compete Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
Chelsea have a long way to go before they can claim to be on the same level as the league leaders.
According to Football.london, they need a player who can wriggle out of tight situations and create space with the ball at their feet.
Adama Traore, 24, Wolves
Wolves star has completed 6.3 dribbles per 90 minutes this season so far and it is the most of any player in Europe’s big five leagues. While he attempts a lot of take-ons, too, his success rate remains high. Of the 26 players in the Premier League who’ve attempted at least 80 this season, only one succeeds with a higher balance of his dribbles.
Alphonso Davies, 19, Bayern Munich
Davis completed eight dribbles against Tottenham in the Champions League and six against the Chelsea, picking up an assist in both matches for good measure.
Allan Saint-Maximin, 23, Newcastle
Saint-Maximin has always been a nice dribbler, but his statistics have gone up a dent in 2019/20. He is fourth on the rankings for Europe’s big leagues this season, having completed 5.7 dribbles per 90 minutes.
Nabil Fekir, 26, Real Betis
Fekir can’t top Lionel Messi on successful dribbles, but his record of 3.6 every 90 minutes still earns him a joint-25th spot in the rankings across Europe’s top leagues.
Jeremie Boga, 23, Sassuolo
Jeremie Boga suffered a nomadic spell as a Chelsea youngster. But now he seems to have settled at Sassuolo though and his form has notably improved. With 5.1 completed dribbles per 90 minutes, he tops the charts in Serie A having been successful with at least 39 more than any other player.