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Coutinho arrives, decision over Batshuayi – How Chelsea’s forwards could look next season

One of the key areas that Frank Lampard will be hoping to strengthen over the summer at Chelsea will be in the attacking areas.

It was somewhere that the Blues boss wanted to improve in the January transfer window, however the board failed to bring in anyone.

This summer it could be different, however, as if the Blues really want to compete once again for a Premier League title, then they need to have more firepower.

So how might the Blues look next season? football.london takes a look here.

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Number ten role

At times this season, Lampard has gone a for 4-2-3-1 formation, meaning that the number ten role can be a crucial position.

Over the course of the season, the role has mainly been given to Mason Mount, with Ross Barkley sometimes slotting into the position.

However, next season there might be some even more options for Lampard to use.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be coming back into the side after his long-term injury, while Christian Pulisic can also play in the role.

Meanwhile, Hakim Ziyech can be an effective player in that position, having often pulled the strings for Ajax over the course of his time there.

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Chelsea during the break

Wingers

Ziyech will be a Chelsea player come the 2020/21 season, and he could be an exciting player for the Blues in the future.

Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also set to be big players for the Blues in the wide areas, being youngsters themselves and with long-term contracts.

However, it is looking more likely that both Pedro and Willian will be heading out the club in the summer, meaning that Lampard will no doubt want add one more.

There are going to be a lot of names linked in the coming weeks, with Jadon Sancho and a loan deal for Philippe Coutinho being the front runners.

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