Chelsea: Mendy ‘almost done’, Traore clause, Silva doubt raised

Chelsea to make another signing in this transfer window

Premier League side Chelsea will go on to sign another player in this summer transfer window as Lampard gets more options.

Chelsea is on a spree in this transfer window. They have signed many significant players to bolster the squad. Frank Lampard hopes to utilize their new addition during the course of the season. Chelsea has qualified for the Champions League with a 4th place finish.

Lampard will rejoice to see the squad depth. There are ample of options at each position. The Blues manager took charge of the club at a difficult time. Maurizio Sarri left the club following a transfer ban for a season. Club legend Frank stepped up to become the new gaffer.

He used the youth academy and its sources to build a new squad for the 2019/20 season. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, and Reece James all found their breakthrough season for Chelsea. Lampard handed out 8 debuts last term rotating the squad. However, this season could be different.

Timo Werner is set to fill in the first team striker as Abraham and Giroud compete with him. Hakim Ziyech will bear thee creative role on the flanks providing assists and break away.

Chelsea to make another signing in this transfer window

The inclusion of veteran defender Thiago Silva and left-back Ben Chilwell stabilizes the defensive problems. Chelsea succumbed to 54 goals in the previous season in Premier League.

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga did not prove worth his £71.6 million transfer fee in two seasons. He is equally responsible for the dismal defensive feat. Lampard is not counting on the second team shot-stopper, Caballero. The Argentine did substitute the Spaniard for the last couple of matches in the Premier League.

Chelsea did not shy to pull off a transfer when linked to a player this summer. Express reports that Rennes goalie Edouard Mendy is close to signing for the London outfit.

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Mendy to replace Kepa as goalkeeper

Chelsea to make another signing in this transfer window

According to The Athletic, Mendy will join Chelsea for €20 million. He is yet to complete his medical. Kepa responded to the transfer rumor positively. The Spanish goalkeeper looks to retain the spot in the first team proving himself to the manager. Lampard does not hold any grudges against the player instead it is respectful.

Even if Chelsea sign a new keeper, their defense will not quickly get organized. Jamie Carragher believes former PSG captain Thiago Silva may find it hard to fit in Premier League.

The Liverpool legend presumes the age factor may play an important role for the defender. Carragher gave an example of Neville playing with Laurent Blanc.

Jamie also notably pointed out that Silva cannot win the league with Kepa between the posts. There is some speculation leaving the Stamford bridge in fear of being replaced. He definitely made it clear this will encourage the player to perform better.

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