How Chelsea could line up next season with Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech


Chelsea are not resting on their laurels despite having already completed the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

The duo, who agreed to move last season, have already started training with their new teammates in west London and will be joined by a few new faces if manager Frank Lampard is successful.

The Blues have made signing Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz their priority, with the Bundesliga side holding for around £ 90million to allow his departure.

As Lampard goes out of his way to get Havertz to Stamford Bridge, tackling a leaky defense is also on the agenda and left-back target at top Ben Chilwell is set to join the revolution in the west London.

Leicester had initially held up to £ 80million, similar to the fees Manchester United paid to Harry Maguire last year, but it is now understood that he has accepted an offer closer to £ 50million. for the English international.

Declan Rice is Lampard’s first choice as a center-back, although West Ham boss David Moyes sees the 21-year-old as a future Hammers captain and will demand around £ 70million to sanction his sale. Brighton’s Lewis Dunk is another option, although the Seagulls may ask for around £ 40million for the 28-year-old.

Lampard made his opinion on Kepa Arrizabalaga, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, very clear after ditching the Spaniard for 38-year-old Willy Caballero at the end of last season. The Blues are keen to bring in a new No.1 this summer and have named Ajax’s Andre Onana as a target, but are struggling to generate interest in Kepa to fund any replacement.

Here’s how they could line up in 2020-2021 with a mix of academy graduates and new recruits in Lampard’s favorite lineup …

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Zouma, Rice, Chilwell; Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz; Ziyech, Mont, Werner


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