On Monday, the Telegraph reported that Chelsea established five targets for the January transfer window if they win the appeal against their transfer ban.
Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake are supposed to bolster Frank Lampard’s options in defence, while Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho could strengthen our attacking line.
There are no guarantees Chelsea will manage to overturn their ban before January. But we still can imagine what our favourite club’s starting Xi would look like should they succeed.
Option 1: All-in
Chilwell would be considered an upgrade on either Chelsea left-back, while Ake would relish a chance to return to the club where he started his pro career.
Dembele will challenge Abraham’s starting XI place and will have more playing time than Giroud or Batshuayi. There is likely to be a place only for one of Zaha and Sancho, and if Chelsea go on a massive spree, the Palace winger will be a cheaper option and thus, more likely.
Option 2: Minor changes
Sancho grew up in London and could jump at an opportunity to play in his home city (especially if Dortmund do not progress in the Champions League).
The 19-year-old would be joined by his friend Hudson-Odoi, as well as other Chelsea talents in Mount and Abraham, while Pulisic played with him at Dortmund.
Sancho’s transfer will cost a lot of money, so Chelsea will not buy more than one player in addition to the winger.
What do you think of our suggestions? Which of these players would you take to Chelsea and why?