According to a recent report by the Guardian, Premier League giants Chelsea have been tipped to offload up to five players this summer, in a bid to get rid of any deadweight while also making space for incoming signings. The report suggests that Frank Lampard is keen on freshening up his attack-line and that the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and even Said Benrahma, are on the London club’s shortlist for the summer window. It claims that Lampard is also looking to add more ruthlessness to the side.
The fact that the West London club have struggled to deal with the summer departure of Eden Hazard could be the reasoning behind the futures of five Chelsea players being branded uncertain. These names are Jorginho, Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso, Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi. While a couple of these aces are now indeed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, the others will likely still have important parts to play in the coming seasons of Premier League football.
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Jorginho was brought into the Chelsea eleven by Maurizio Sarri in 2018, as he tried to create an initial impression on the side. The Italian has gone from the manager’s favourite to a fan-favourite in the space of under two seasons, and taking his influence out of the team could have dire effects. Ross Barkley arrived from Everton with massive expectations. Although he has displayed the odd glimpse of quality along the way, it’s safe to say that the Englishman has never really brought out his best at Stamford Bridge.
Michy Batshuayi is now the third choice centre-forward at Chelsea, and with Timo Werner now reportedly on the Blues’ agenda for the summer, the Belgian’s place in the squad could come under massive scrutiny. The other two names – Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri, complete the Blues’ left-back options. While the former has been effective in attacking situations, the latter’s lack of a cutting edge has been a fairly alarming cause for concern.
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The Italian international was brought in as an alternative option to Spanish speedster Marcos Alonso for the dreaded left-back role. Although he did show some positive signs to start with, it soon became apparent that the former Roma man was never going to become a regular in the Chelsea setup. While he does offer a much more settled presence at the back when compared to Alonso, the fact that the full-back isn’t nearly as effective going forward has been an issue for even the most faithful of supporters.
The Belgian’s place in the Chelsea first-team has been under fire for quite a while now, and the potential acquisition of Timo Werner is sure to come as the final nail in the coffin. Unknowingly, Lampard brought the forward into the team when Abraham got injured earlier in the season, and his struggles were the main reason behind the gaffer reintroducing Olivier Giroud to the Chelsea fans. The Frenchman’s return to the eleven was a blessing in disguise, as it also highlighted to Lampard just how undependable an option Batshuayi actually is in reality.