The Blues edge Top 4 rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to third place in the Premier League log behind Liverpool and Manchester City.
Chelsea ended the 2021-22 campaign with two major silverware’s although they were left heartbroken by Liverpool in two Cup finals via penalties.
However the 2021-22 campaign has come as a bit of an underachievement for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel compared to last season, when the German coach led the club to Champions League glory.
Now, sights should be set on strengthening Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad this summer and top players has already been linked with Chelsea.
Which brings us to the real deal, below is how Chelsea’s 2021-22 starting line-up could look like with two new signings.
Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy
Despite his sudden loss of form towards the end of season, Edouard Mendy still remains Chelsea’s best goalkeeping options.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to stay at Chelsea and act as back up to Edouard Mendy.
Defenders: James, Kounde, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell
England duo Reece James and Ben Chilwell are expected retain their roles as full-backs for Chelsea next season, however a cover up could be sign for injury prompt Ben Chilwell this summer.
Midfielders: Mount, Rice, Kovacic
With Ngolo Kante linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, West Ham sensation Declan Rice could be signed as his potential replacement.
While Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount are expected to pair with Declan Rice at Chelsea’s midfield next season.
Forwards: Ziyech, Lukaku, Pulisic
Chelsea are expected to be less concerned about their attacking options this summer. As £97.5m investment Romelu Lukaku did not pay-off.
The Belgium international is expected to be given a second shot at Stamford Bridge next season. While Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech and captain American Christian Pulisic is expected to pair upfront with Lukaku for Chelsea next season.
How Connor Gallagher and Kai Havertz would fit into Chelsea’s team next season is very difficult to say, well that problem is left for only Thomas Tuchel to tackle. As Chelsea prepares for a busy summer in terms of transfer.
MNU VS CHE: 4-2-3-1 Pochettino strongest possible IX that could help Chelsea defeat Man Utd
Today’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford is sure to be exciting. There isn’t a distinct favorite for this forthcoming matchup because both teams have shown inconsistent play this season.
Manchester United hopes to win against Chelsea after suffering an awful defeat to Newcastle United. Chelsea, on the other hand, is hoping to keep up their current winning streak in the Premier League by thrashing Manchester United in their next game.
4-2-3-1 Pochettino predicted starting IX
Goalkeeper: The Spanish international Robert Sanchez is expected to start in goal
Defenders: Benoit Badiashile, Levi Colwill, Thiago Silva, and Reece James make up Chelsea’s defense. Reece James is anticipated to start the next game, Despite his red card suspension that kept him out of the match against Brighton.
Midfielders: Cole Palmer, Moises Caicedo, and Enzo Fernandes are midfielders. As Conor Gallagher is out due to suspension, Cole Palmer will fill in at offensive midfield, with Enzo Fernandes and Moises Caicedo handling additional roles in central and defensive midfield.
Forward: Raheem Sterling, Armando Broja, and Mykhailo Mudryk are the forwards. Nicolas Jackson, who has been struggling, is replaced by Armando Broja, with Raheem Sterling on the right wing and Mykhailo Mudryk in his standard left wing position.
Mauricio Pochettino makes two changes to his Chelsea team for today’s game at Newcastle.
Benoit Badiashile comes in for his compatriot Axel Disasi in the heart of defence, while Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo.
Otherwise, it is the same starting XI that began the 4-4 draw against Manchester City prior to the international break
That means Reece James, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella join Badiashile at the back, ahead of Robert Sanchez. Enzo Fernandezand Conor Gallagher continue in midfield, with Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer supplying the width in attack, either side of Nicolas Jackson.
Caicedo and Levi Colwill, who was injured during the recent break, are among those named on the bench.
Alexander Isak returns for Newcastle after injury, but there is no Sean Longstaff.
Chelsea: Sanchez; James (c), Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Enzo, Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Palmer, Jackson, Sterling
Subs: Petrovic, Colwill, Disasi, Maatsen, Caicedo, Matos, Madueke, Mudryk, Broja
Newcastle: Pope, Livramento, Lascelles (c), Schar, Trippier, Guimaraes, Miley, Almiron, Joelinton, Isak, Gordon
Subs: Dubravka, Gillespie, Karius, Dummett, Ritchie, Diallo, Murphy, Ndiweni, Parkinson
Referee Simon Hooper
How Palmer and Reece James Have Complemented Each Other in Chelsea’s Lineup This Season
Reece James just returned to action for Chelsea this season after recovering from an injury that kept him on the sidelines for weeks but the synergy between the Chelsea Skipper and Cole Palmer has emerged as a pivotal factor in Chelsea’s recent impressive performance.
Their relationship on the pitch showcases a dynamic partnership that has been significantly impacting the team’s overall performance.
One key element of this collaboration is the strategic placement of Cole Palmer in the middle, operating behind the striker.
This positioning capitalizes on Palmer’s unique skill set, acknowledging that he may not possess the blistering pace or sheer physicality to excel in isolated one-on-one situations with defenders.
Instead, Palmer’s strength lies in his ability to receive the ball on the half-turn, exhibiting clever passes that ignite the team’s attacking prowess.
Palmer’s fluid style, characterized by his adept use of pockets and floating movements, creates a symbiotic relationship with Reece James.
James, a versatile right-back, benefits from Palmer’s strategic play by having the freedom to occupy the wing.
This tactical understanding not only maximizes Palmer’s strengths but also amplifies James’s impact on the game.
What becomes evident in this partnership is Palmer essentially playing as a number 10, operating in a role that aligns with his capabilities and enhances the team’s attacking dynamics.
By strategically placing Palmer in a central position, Chelsea leverages his playmaking abilities, allowing him to orchestrate the flow of the game and provide crucial link-up play between the midfield and the strikers.
The tactical harmony between Palmer and James is not just about individual brilliance but also about how their styles complement each other seamlessly.
Palmer’s intelligent movements and distribution empower James to venture forward with confidence, creating a fluid and dynamic attacking unit for Chelsea
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