Gilmour, Loftus-Cheek, Meret, Sancho: How Chelsea’s starting line-up will look in 2025

It’s the winter break, so that often gets the mind rolling about Chelsea’s future and what they might look like one day.

It’s 2025 and Frank Lampard has broken the curse of Blues managers by sticking around longer than just a couple of seasons.

Despite not being hindered by a transfer ban anymore, the Blues are continuing their way of backing the youngsters and giving them a chance in the first team.

There have been a few players that have come in and out, however the young core of current players have now matured into senor roles at the Blues.

So let’s have a little fun. How could Chelsea look in five years’ time?

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Kepa Arrizabalaga might be the world’s most expensive goalkeeper right now, however the Blues goalkeeper is hardly pulling up any trees.

The Blues are potentially thinking about even bringing in another goalkeeper in the summer if the performances don’t improve.

One player who is catching the eye this season is Alex Meret at Napoli, with the Italian being dubbed as the new Gianluigi Buffon.

At just 22 now, Meret is a potential top talent and in five years time he could really be a world class player.

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Reece James could be one of the best right-backs in world football come five years’ time, with the 20-year-old already showing glimpses of superb play.

James has signed a new long-term deal, and by the time that 2025 comes around then they should really be trying to secure his future once again.

In the middle of defence, Fikayo Tomori could well be the long-term future of Chelsea and be at the heart of Chelsea’s solidity.

Antonio Rudiger makes a move to Germany to play for Borussia Dortmund, while Andreas Christensen is also sold to the Bundesliga.

Kurt Zouma is also not with the club, having finally made the switch back to Everton on a permanent deal.



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