Frank Lampard prefers to play 4-3-3 with switching to 4-2-3-1 for some games. And with potential stars joining Chelsea teaming up with the young guns can be a missing puzzle for Lampard.
Not to forget Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already signed for the club and Lampard is not in a mood to rest.
Sorting The Defensive Issues
Yes, they need a new GK. It would be difficult to offload Kepa and even a loan move could be tough. Lampard needs a goalkeeper with experience and game time in the premier league. The answer is Ben Foster. Yes, listen to me guys. The guy is cheap and provides solid support to the defensive line of Chelsea.
Talking about the defensive line, the right-back position should be given to Reece James, skipper Azpilicueta is an important figure in the dressing room. It’s hard to drop Azpilicueta but it had to be done somewhere down line.
Lampard is eager to bring in new left-back and is in talks with Ben Chilwell hoping to lure him away from Leicester City. With both Emerson and Alonso unreliable, the Chilwell deal will go through.
Kurt Zouma has an impressive last season, so one centre-back position is already fixed unless Zouma gets injured. The nightmare for Lampard is to find a centre-back partner for Zouma and Chelsea are in talks with Thiago Silva on a free transfer. Silva might be playing his last game for PSG in the champions league final. He is perfect in the air and brings a lot of experience to the backline.
Magical Midfield Trio
Lampard is willing to move Kante at the base of the midfield with Jorginho set to move to newer pastures. Kante will be partnering with Mount in the midfield because he simply played every game for Lampard and there is no reason he will miss even after the arrival of Kai Havertz. Yes, he is young and amongst the gifted attacking midfielders. He is likely to switch Leverkusen for Chelsea and completes a midfield trio.
Lethal Front Three
Ziyech. Werner. Pulisic. This front three has everything to offer.. creativity, finish, pace. Chelsea’s lockdown star Pulisic will start and is the centre of the attention at Stamford Bridge. With left-wing sorted, Lampard has Ziyech, the marquee signing for the right-wing. His go-to move is cutting inside on his left foot and scoring (remember Arjen Robben).
Finally, to round off is Werner, a goal-machine scoring 34 goals last season with Leipzig. It would be interesting to see how Lampard uses Werner. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abharam remain important as a perfect backup if someone from the front three gets injured.