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Chelsea have already announced about four new signings ahead of the upcoming season. Hakim Ziyech joined the club from Ajax in February. Last month, it has been announced that Chelsea will have an attacking power as RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner made his move to the Stamford Bridge.
However, Frank Lampard have other issues to address, as he looked to reinforce his defence after a failed season in terms of conceded goals. The Blues boss wanted to sign a new left-back and his desires were accepted by transfer chief Marina Granovskaia. Leicester City left-back joined Chelsea on Wednesday and signed a five-year deal. Moreover, on Thursday it has been announced that Malang Sarr from Nice signed a deal with the Stamford Bridge outfit and will be sent out on loan.
But this is not the end of the Blues transfer business. Chelsea have also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain’s experienced defender Thiago Silva. The Brazilian, whose deal with the French champions ended this year, is expected to join the club on a free transfer in the coming days. Alongside Silva, Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz could also make his move to the Stamford Bridge.
Therefore, we are introducing you three ways that Frank Lampard could line-up with his new signings next season.
If Havertz and Silva will actually join the club, Chelsea could have an almost perfect line-up with their exciting players. Between the sticks, Kepa Arrizbalaga could keep his place, however, he could also be replaced if Lampard signs a new goalkeeper. At the left of the defence, Chilwell will cement his place, while Silva and Andreas Christensen could pair up in the heart of the defence. Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, meanwhile, will play as a right-back. In the middle of the field, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante could pair up. Upcoming transfer Havertz, on the other hand, will take the role of number 10. In the left-wing Christian Pulisic will take his place, while on the right-wing Hakim Ziyech will star. Timo Werner will play as a striker.
In the second line-up, the defence and the goalkeeping line is the same as in the first one. But in the midfield, there is a new name. Kovacic and Kante will continue to be defensive midfield pair. Kai Havertz could also play in the right-wing and therefore, Mason Mount could earn a place in the starting line-up and play as a number 10. Christian Pulisic, meanwhile, could be on the other side of the wing. Werner will continue to play as a striker.
The third line-up could be the worst-case scenario for Frank Lampard. Let’s consider the fact, that the Blues could fail to sign Havertz and Silva and predicted a line-up with only the players whose move to the Chelsea have already been confirmed. In the defence, instead of Silva, Christensen could line-up alongside Antonio Rudiger. Kovacic and Kante could pair up in the midfield, while Mason Mount, once again, could take the role of Number 10. Hakim Ziyech will play in the right-wing, but the left-winger’s position could be handed to Callum Hudson-Odoi. The striker could be again Werner but he also could be replaced by Tammy Abraham.