After Chelsea won the Champions League ticket, coach Frank Lampard is planning to overhaul the squad with about 7 players at risk of being liquidated.
Chelsea have strongly complemented the attack with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while waiting for more Kai Havertz.
After that, Lampard determined to overhaul the defense with receiving 54 goals lost last season. That makes the foothold of Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso increasingly uncertain.
Any major addition to the Blues’ central defender position will result in Zouma being sold. Everton still want the player they borrowed in the 2018/19 season but this time it could be a permanent purchase.
For Christensen, Lampard did not have much time to wait for the 25-year-old to improve, because he needed reliable central defenders in both fitness and performance, something the Danish player could not guarantee.
On the left, Emerson continued to be attracted by former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to Inter Milan this summer. It was the best way for him to escape the bench at Stamford Bridge.
Alonso is perfectly capable of taking on the left-back position in the four-man defense, but he is less convinced as a long-term option here.
In midfield, Lampard does not want to lose one of his few world-class players, N’Golo Kante, but if you need money to reinvest, this is a mandatory option.
Kante has turned 29 and his tireless body starts to have problems. The French midfielder has been continuously injured in injury over the past year, especially the hamstring area.
Meanwhile, Jorginho has become less and less in Lampard’s plan the way he has endured on the bench over time. Similarly is Ross Barkley, who has very limited use.