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Chelsea are expected to be busy in summer, after spending the January transfer window without any new signings.
The the club was banned by FIFA to sign players last summer. Though the ban was lifted in the time of winter transfer window, Frank Lampard’s side still decided not to bring new players to Stamford Bridge.
However, the Blues have already made their first move for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech with a £36m transfer fee.
The Morocco international will join Chelsea during the summer transfer window. Yet, the club will fresh the squad with new signings, which may lead to first team changes.
Let’s take a look at the top 6 players, who will probably secure their place in the first-team squad after the summer transfer window.
Rudiger remains a key player at Chelsea’s back-line in spite of being sidelined due to his injury.
The German international has made his 100th appearance during the Blues 2 – 2 draw with Leicester city, scoring both goals of the match.
Should Rudiger stay injury-free next season, he will secure his place at Frank Lampard’s first team.
James managed to set his place at the first-team squad this season and is likely to be the first-choice right-back for the Blues.
The England professional has scored twice and assisted 4 times for his side this term.
The 20-year-old has a great potential to improve under Frank Lampard more and more, with the club boss claiming: “He’s a great kid who’s going to be a huge player for Chelsea. Without getting too far ahead, even though Trent [Alexander-Arnold] is that good he’ll be challenging him.”
Kante will probably secure his place at Stamford Bridge, with the player regarded to be one of the best defensive midfielder’s in the world.
The 28-year-old has made 17 Premier League appearances this season, scoring 3 goals.
The Frenchman has won two Premier League trophies, with Leicester and Chelsea, and will not be out of the club so soon, no matter who comes.
After his loan move to Derby County, this term Mount has become one of the key players at Frank Lampar’s side.
This campaign he as made 35 appearances in total, both scoring and assisting 5 times.
Next season is likely to get the chance to play, with the club benefit from more Premier League experience.
The youngster has impressed since playing in the Championship with Aston Villa last season, and continues to sparkle this term.
He has made 32 appearances in total, scoring 15 times and providing 6 assists for the club this season.
The young striker will be in the first-team, as Lampard has full faith in England international.
Chelsea’s new signing is likely to play a huge role at Stamford Bridge next season.
The club has spent reasonably big money to get the talented Ajax player.
And next term Blues will be hoping to see the Moroccan replacing one of their stars Eden Hazard.