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Chelsea’s Best Possible 20-Man Matchday Squad Following Transfer Deadline Day




In his first summer at Chelsea, American businessman Todd Boehly was able to recruit eight new players.

It was one of those transfer windows in which Chelsea were apparently associated with everyone, but it’s gone now, and we know the players Thomas Tuchel has at his disposal.

During the summer transfer window, Chelsea was able to acquire Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Denis Zakaria. In a frenzied summer, Chelsea spent nearly £270 million on new players.

Tuchel has attempted to bolster the roster, but there have been a number of departures at Stamford Bridge.

Notable departures include Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Now that the summer transfer market has closed, SportsDias attempts to compile a list of Chelsea’s best-possible roster.

Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga, who ultimately failed to leave Chelsea, are still the two goalkeepers who often make the matchday squad for the Blues, while Marcus Bettinelli is left out.

Fofana, Koulibaly, and Cucurella are tremendous reinforcements for Tuchel and Chelsea’s defense.

Also included in Tuchel’s ideas are Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Trevoh Chalobah.

Cucurella can play on the left flank and in the back three as a wing-back. Ben Chilwell and Reece James continue to be outstanding choices.

Chelsea intended to acquire a central midfielder before the transfer window closed, but their late attempt to get Edson Alvarez was unsuccessful.

Ajax refused to sell the Mexico international, and Chelsea was unable to convince them to do so.

Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, and N’Golo Kante remain Tuchel’s primary midfield options.

In recent weeks, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has demonstrated his flexibility while being a viable option in the center of the field. The contract of Ross Barkley was terminated earlier this week.

Sterling has performed admirably in attack thus far, and he appears to be Chelsea’s primary goal scorer.

That was before Aubameyang was confirmed as the eighth acquisition of the summer on the last day of the transfer window. Despite interest from other clubs and a desire to leave Stamford Bridge, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech stay with the club.

Chelsea’s best 20-man matchday squad

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga

Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Ben Chilwell

Midfielders: Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kante, Denis Zakaria

Attackers: Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Pulisic

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