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Chelsea’s 25 first-team players’ summer transfer fates

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Chelsea may not have a lack of funds available to sign new players in the summer, as they did not bring in any player in January.

Head coach Frank Lampard will also be looking to boost his squad and get rid of some of the players, who he did not think could help his plans next season.

The Blues currently have 25 first team players, and some of them will be leaving in the summer either on a free or sold by the club.


Kepa Arrizabalaga (Keep)

Unfortunately this season has not been the best for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, but Chelsea should not stop believing in him.

Kepa has the ability and he now has to prove he can be the player the Blues need.

Willy Caballero (Release on a free)

Caballero is the back-up, even though he became the number one goalkeeper against Leicester, and Frank Lampard’s side should look to sign a youngster for that role.

Jamie Cumming (Loan)

The youngster deserves the chance to go out on loan and play more regular senior football, as he has played a bit for the Development Squad and been the number three goalkeeper for the first team throughout the campaign.


Cesar Azpilicueta (Keep)

Azpilicueta’s role becomes a little more back-up with the emergence of Reece James at right-back, however he should remain club captain despite the fact that Chelsea target left-back in the summer.

Marcos Alonso (Sell)

Alonso will most likely get his chance if Lampard wants to play with three at the back. However, that doesn’t seem to happen often, so Alonso could be surplus to requirements.

Emerson Palmieri (Sell)

Emerson has recently been out of the team, as the Blues boss has gone for Azpilicueta at left-back.

Lampard is keen on signing a new left, and in that case Emerson might be leaving the Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger (Keep)

Rudiger is the team’s key defender and will be essential to the back four in the future. He is a big part of Chelsea’s plans, so he stays.

Andreas Christensen (Keep)

The youngster has recently had more chances to show himself, partnering Rudiger in central defence. However, questions remain over his future at the Stamford Bridge.

Kurt Zouma (Sell)

Zouma has suffered  to get a spot in the Chelsea starting XI recently, having started the season at the heart of the defence. If Lampard’s side can get some money for him, then it might be worth selling up.

Fikayo Tomori (Keep)

Tomori has shown what an excellent defender he can be in the future and has signed a new five-year deal, which is proof that the Blues completely back him to be a future star.

Reece James (Keep)

James is considered as an exciting talent and it’s not possible for him to leave the club after his impressive performances since his comeback from injury.


Jorginho (Keep)

Jorginho has been a huge part of Chelsea’s squad this term and is still an important player to control the possession of play and try to drive things forward. He may be more of a bit-part player next season.

N’Golo Kante (Keep)

The Blues haven’t had the chance to get the full consistency out of Kante, due to injuries, but in the future he is still a big part of Chelsea’s first team.

Mateo Kovacic (Keep)

Strangely Kovacic has been out of the side in recent weeks in the Premier League, however, signed a permanent deal in the summer and has proved his ability at times.

Ross Barkley (Sell)

It really doesn’t seem that Barkley will have a long-term future for the Blues, despite having shown what kind of player he is.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Keep)

It has been quite frustrating campaign for the England international, as he has been sidelined through injury. Finally returning to some full fitness he will be a big player for Chelsea for many years to come.

Billy Gilmour (Keep)

Gilmour has impressed this season when getting his few chances. He has a big player for the future and will continue to be part of Lampard’s plans.

Mason Mount (Keep)

The youngster has proven that he is a key player for Chelsea, however the goals have dried up for him in recent weeks, but his ability on the ball and work off it can be a big asset.


Willian (Keep)

The Brazilian’s contract talks rumble on and the Blues are trying to pin him down to a new deal. Willian can still be a very useful player for the club over the next couple of seasons.

Pedro (Release on a free)

Pedro’s contract is set to expire in the summer and it will be time to let the Spaniard leave on a free contract. The winger has been a good player over the past couple of seasons, however his time at Stamford Bridge is coming to an end.

Tammy Abraham (Keep)

The youngster has scored 13 Premier League goals, with no penalties, which shows that the Blues are ready to back him all the way and an exciting future awaits him at Stamford Bridge.

Christian Pulisic (Keep)

The American International  has played well at times but struggled with injury over the past few weeks. However, Pulisic could be a big player for Chelsea in the future.

Olivier Giroud (Released on a free)

As Giroud was not able to make his move in January, he will be definitely leaving on a free in the summer. Hopefully he can have something of an impact towards the end of the campaign.

Michy Batshuayi (Sell)

Batshuayi has been the back-up for Tammy Abraham, but it appears that Chelsea boss is not really trusting the Belgian to be the main starter. It could be a chance to sell him and bring in another striker.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Keep)

The Blues are hoping that Hudson-Odoi can really grow into the potential that he has. A big few seasons coming up to be the player Chelsea need.


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