What Chelsea are looking to improve on with respective potential players for each position

What Chelsea are looking to improve on with respective potential players for each position

Eric Munene 12:23 - 06.06.2024

The potential players Chelsea will be looking to sign to improve performance on different pitch areas.

Chelsea are in the market for reinforcements in several key positions as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season.

One area of focus is the striker position, where Nicolas Jackson, although showing promise, may be shifted out wide.

The club is prepared to make a significant investment to secure a long-term #9, with Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig being considered for a false nine role, provided he remains injury-free.

The departure of veteran Thiago Silva has left a void in central defense, prompting Chelsea to seek a replacement this summer.

Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo is reportedly set to be their first signing under the management of Maresca, offering a towering presence at the back.

Additionally, there might be a reshuffle at full-back, especially with Ben Chilwell's ongoing knee issues. Maresca is rumored to favor Robert Sanchez as a goalkeeping option, potentially indicating a move in that area as well.

In terms of attacking options, Chelsea are exploring various targets, including Benjamin Sesko, although Arsenal seems to be leading the race for the 21-year-old striker.

While Evan Ferguson, the 19 year old Brighton striker has been a long-standing target, his lack of goals in the previous season might dampen Chelsea's interest.

The club has distanced itself from moves for other strikers like Viktor Gyokeres, Ivan Toney, and Victor Osimhen.

Chelsea has also secured a deal for 17-year-old sensation Estevao Willian from Palmeiras, but they are considering further additions in the wide areas.

Players like Nico Williams from Athletic Club and Michael Olise from Crystal Palace are reportedly on the Blues' wishlist to bolster their attacking options.

Moreover, Maresca may turn to familiar faces for reinforcements, with Leicester's Mads Hermansen being considered as a goalkeeper option should Sanchez fail to impress during pre-season.

Overall, Chelsea's transfer targets reflect their ambition to strengthen across various positions as they aim to build a competitive squad for the challenges ahead under Maresca's management.