From Billy Gilmour to Jadon Sancho: How Chelsea’s starting line-up could look in 2025

Like the rest of the UK, Chelsea are in a lockdown right now as football takes a suspension due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The Premier League and FA have postponed football until at least April 30, but it is likely that could be pushed back until more in the summer.

Frank Lampard’s first season at the Blues has had to be halted, therefore, as he tries to build a new empire at the Blues.

It’s a new regime at Chelsea, but what could his team look like if he continues to shape his squad into the future?

football.london takes a look here.

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Goalkeeper

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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Defenders

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.

So that means there needs to be at least one centre-back coming in.

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