(Images): How Chelsea could line up after £200m transfer budget with SIX new signings

(Images): How Chelsea could line up after £200m transfer budget with SIX new signings

This summer, CHELSEA is expected to spend £200 million on SIX new additions.

Todd Boehly, the new owner of the Blues, is eager to give manager Thomas Tuchel the resources he needs to close the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool.

While Manchester United should become better under Erik ten Hag, Tuchel and company will also have to fend off Tottenham and Arsenal.

Following the departures of Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia, Boehly allegedly “promised” the German half a dozen additions.

Following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, as well as Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, Chelsea will need to address a number of voids in their starting lineup, notably in defense.

With rumors that the Dutchman has become uneasy at Juventus, Matthijs de Ligt has become a top target.

Jules Kounde, a longtime target for Chelsea, may join him in front of Edouard Mendy at the back.

The pair may either link up in a four or form a back three to flank seasoned center-half Thiago Silva.

Ben Chilwell and Reece James’ positions, whether as full-backs or wing-backs, are secure as long as they are healthy.

However, Chelsea’s midfield might alter.

The Blues would want to get Declan Rice from West Ham, but they realize it will be challenging to pry him away from the East Londoners.

He could play in midfield alongside his closest friend Mason Mount, though, if they can capture him.

Alternatively, he may team up with N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, or the resurrected Conor Gallagher to make a potent three.

Many attacking players, including Raheem Sterling, Ousmane Dembele, and Richarlison, are targets for Chelsea.

They might team together to become a lethal trio or they could support current Chelsea stars like Kai Havertz and Mount.

However, Romelu Lukaku is scheduled to leave on loan for Inter Milan, and Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Christian Pulisic might all leave the club.