Frank Lampard has a major Chelsea dilemma when Kai Havertz transfer is confirmed

Chelsea are on the verge of announcing Kai Havertz, which would be another string to their attacking bow.

The Blues have strengthened massively in the forwards, with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech having already come into the squad.

Along with the players that Frank Lampard has already got at his disposal, the options are there for the Blues boss to use.

The issue will be about the balance in the side and how he fits all his new attacking players into the starting XI for the big games.

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Of course, injuries and suspensions will no doubt play their part over the course of the campaign.

But with the three main formations that Lampard used last season, where does the balance of the side come? takes a look right here at the dilemmas facing Lampard.

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Over the course of his first season in charge, Lampard implemented the 4-3-3 formation the most, trying to find the right balance in attack and defence.

For the majority of the campaign, it was Jorginho who played in the deeper role, with a mixture of Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante or Ruben Loftus-Cheek either side of him.

However, when the Premier League restarted after the long break, it was Kante who dropped into the deeper role, with Jorginho moved to the bench.

When football is back, this is likely the formation Lampard will go with again in the majority of matches, with Kante holding.

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Either side, it is likely that Kovacic and Mount would be the two midfielders, providing both the energy and creativity to help both the defence and the forward line.

If there is three in midfield, however, that means there can only be three up top and Lampard will have some big decisions to face.

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