Sunday, January 17, 2021

How Stamford bridge starting line-up could look at the end of this January transfer window?

The Naples man is looking out for more reinforcements, with Edinson Cavani, Mats Hummels and ‘the next Andrea Pirlo’.

Chelsea completed the £58million signing of Christian Pulisic earlier this week to begin what is expected to be a rather busy transfer window for the club.

The 20-year-old forward, a United States international, will link up with his new team in the summer after spending the remainder of the season on loan at former club Borussia Dortmund.

Maurizio Sarri has plans to further strengthen his side throughout January, and according to some reports, a number of deals have already been lined up by Chelsea.

But how would the Blues look will come at the end of January and the close of the transfer window remains a question?




Starting from the back, Chelsea will look to rely on their current goalkeeper for years to come. Kepa Arrizabalaga was made the world’s most expensive goalkeeper throughout the summer and he has slotted into Sarri’s team fluidly in the months since.

Sarri has stuck with a consistent back four during his time as Chelsea’s manager, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso starting all of the Blues’ 20 Premier League matches so far.

David Luiz, the centre-back, completes Sarri’s first-choice defence, though the Brazilian has been rested for one game.

Wholesale changes are unlikely, but Luiz could be replaced given he becomes a free agent in six months and there is no sign a new contract is close.

Germany defender Mats Hummels has been linked with a January move to Stamford Bridge with Bayern Munich, his current club, willing to sell.  Transfer deal for £30million will be enough for Chelsea to afford Hummels, who would slot into the back-four alongside his national team-mate Rudiger.

Jorginho, a summer signing from Sarri’s former club Napoli, is guaranteed to remain Chelsea’s metronome at the base of midfield, and N’Golo Kante’s improvement over the past couple of months ensures he will continue in the box-to-box role.







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