Come the start of the 2020/21 season not many Premier League clubs will be able to boast a stronger looking attack than Chelsea will be able to.
The Blues, who will be looking to win the FA Cup for the ninth time in their history when they lock horns with London rivals Arsenal in Saturday’s final at Wembley, have been actively busy in bolstering their attacking ranks in recent months, securing the services of Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Both players, who joined the Blues for a combined total of more than £80million, will be expected to replicate the form they showed in the Eredivisie and Bundesliga, respectively, come the start of next season, with them both having delivered the goods for Ajax and RB Leipzig in recent years.
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Since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, Ziyech, signed from Ajax for £37.4million, has been nothing short of outstanding, scoring 29 goals and registering 45 assists, meaning he has had a direct hand in 74 goals in less than two years at club level.
Werner, meanwhile, who started to train with his new Chelsea teammates earlier this week, will be looking to replicate the form he showed during the 2019/20 campaign, which saw him score 34 goals in all competitions for Leipzig.
The additions of Ziyech and Werner to Chelsea’s attack is only going to make them an even stronger unit going forward, but it is in defence, you could argue, where reinforcements are required.
Frank Lampard’s side conceded a total of 54 Premier League goals this season, which was four more than any other side that finished in the top 10.
That statistic underlines the Blues’ need to add a centre-back to their ranks this summer.
And over the past couple of weeks, reports have started to surface about the Blues holding an interest in…