The Todd Boehly era in Chelsea is underway, and as a result, fans could see a markedly different look for the Blues this season.
Thomas Tuchel’s side was hugely limited in the last months of the last election period due to the sanctions imposed on former owner Roman Abramovich.
But with the Russian selling the club to American billionaire Boehly, it means the Chelsea manager has some more money at his disposal in this window.
West London secured a third place finish last season and in addition to looking to consolidate that place, fans will be hoping they are able to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
But with significant changes on the way, that means there are many question marks surrounding the Chelsea team.
They have signed Raheem Sterling, while Kalidou Koulibaly will join him in the coming days.
Between the posts, Chelsea are blessed with depth with Kepa Arrizabalaga challenging for a place in the goal, but it is set to be Edouard Mendy who retains the gloves ahead of the Premier League return.
In central defense, Chelsea have suffered a blow by losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen at the end of their contracts to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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Speculation also surrounds Cesar Azpilicueta, who is still linked with a move to Barcelona, meaning Thiago Silva is likely to be leaned on again during this period.
talkSPORT understands that Koulibaly is approaching a move of 35 million pounds.
After completing the Koulibaly signing, Chelsea will increase their interest in Paris Saint-Germain and France defender Presnel Kimpembe and hope to sign former Man Nathan Ake, who trades in Man City.
As a wing-back, Chelsea have two of the best in the Premier League, with Ben Chilwell and Reece James wanting to keep their places on the team.
The same can be said in central midfield, where Jorginho and N’Golo Kante will once again form a solid foundation for Tuchel’s team.
In attack, however, things could look very different.
Speculation about Hakim Ziyech’s future means Chelsea continue to search for fast strikers along with Sterling.
Chelsea are also looking for additional quality, with Serge Gnabry popping up as a transfer target to add more quality to the final third.
As center-forward, the challenge for Tuchel will be to replace Romelu Lukaku after his transfer to Inter Milan.
Players remain connected, but as it looks, it is likely Kai Havertz or Timo Werner who will be tasked with leading Chelsea’s line.
How Chelsea could look this season
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