The Premier League has been currently postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic gripped the football world over the last week. However, there are players and managers that are tested positive for Covid-19. Meanwhile this outbreak makes Premier League to suspend any matches till Saturday April 4.
So taking the time, we are looking to 3 massive players whose arrival in summer could put Chelsea back in to contention for the title next season.
Meanwhile, Frank lampard’s side are currently fourth in the Premier League with 48 points, that’s three points above fifth-placeed Manchester United. However, they are 32 points behind leaders, Liverpool.
According to The Telegraph, the former England international was handed a £150 million transfer budget to spend on new players. However, The Blues have already signed promising attacker Hakim Ziyech, who will move to Stamford bridge this summer on £37 million deal from Ajax.
Here are three players we think lampard should try and bring to Stamford Bridge to bring the Blues back into title contention from Chelsea247.
#1 Goalkeeper: Kepa Arizzabalaga is likely to leave Chelsea in the summer, Chelsea paid a whopping £72 million to acquire Spanish keeper Kepa Arizzabalaga in the summer of 2018. Unfortunately, the 25-year-old hasn’t done much to live up to that price tag, and Lampard has been rumoured to be on the lookout for a replacement.
Chelsea are reportedly open to a swap deal, with Jan Oblak, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Andre Onana all being considered likely replacements.
#2 Centre-Back: The quadruple of Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, and Fikayo Tomori has barely produced a standout performer this season, with Chelsea conceding 39 goals in the Premier League alone so far.
It is highly likely that Lampard will be out for a tested-and-tried defender to partner one between Antonio Rudiger and Christensen next season. Potential options include Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake, who was heavily linked with a move to London before the start of the season, and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
#3 Left Back: Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell could be a potential summer signing for Chelsea The Blues have been keeping tabs on Leicester’s Ben Chilwell for quite some time now, with both Marcos Alonso and Emerson failing to fit into Lampard’s system on the left back role. The England international may, however, prove too pricey, and Chelsea are believed to have Porto’s Alex Telles on their radar as an alternative.
It is obvious that Chelsea’s struggles this season have been in the goalkeeping and defensive departments. Whether or not there will be exits in the summer, a new world class central defender, a goalkeeper, and a left back will be needed to put Chelsea back in contention for the title next season. Let me know in the comments who you think Lampard should go for.