How Graham Potter’s Chelsea could lineup with three new signings after £135m January transfer

How Graham Potter’s Chelsea could lineup with three new signings after £135m January transfer.

To shape Chelsea’s team to his philosophy, Potter will be eager to make a number of signings during the January transfer window.

With notable results against Milan at home and away in the Champions League, the new Blues manager has had an undefeated start to life in the role.

In order to extend his run before the World Cup in November, Potter will be trying to draft in reinforcements, whether they be first-team players or stand-ins, as injuries are starting to mount amid an already hectic match calendar.

Finding that balance in hiring will be essential to maintaining the unity within the Chelsea group, as a handful of players already appear dissatisfied with their limited playing time and are consequently connected to leaving.

With that in mind, Chelsea mirror has examined the possible starting lineup for Chelsea if Potter makes three excellent acquisitions during the forthcoming transfer window.

Josko Gvardiol 

In Leipzig’s 3-2 victory over Real Madrid, Josko Gvardiol scored the game’s first goal as he developed into one of the best players in Europe. The 20-year-old defender was extensively connected with a summer transfer to the Premier League, but that deal fell through after he signed a five-year contract with the German powerhouses.

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Chelsea is reportedly interested in the Croatian international, but Leipzig does not want to sell the defender, according to football.london. His contract at the Red Bull Arena includes a £43.6 million release clause, according to The Telegraph.

According to a Croatian article from May, the child’s father traveled to London to speak with former head coach Thomas Tuchel about a potential transfer. The German allegedly saw Gvardiol as the ideal Rudiger substitute on the left side of a back-three.

Many people consider the Croatian’s release clause to be a good offer, therefore Chelsea should act quickly to close a trade.

Bruno Guimaraes

In January, the Blues are in dire need of midfield reinforcements. Both Jorginho and N’Golo Kante’s contracts at Stamford Bridge expire at the end of the current campaign due to their respective anticipated recovery times of close to four months.

While Declan Rice would be the dream option, if Boehly can sign Guimaraes, then Potter shouldn’t pass up on the opportunity. According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have expressed an interest in the Newcastle United star.

However, Chelsea are said to face great competition for the Brazil international from Real Madrid, who are also eyeing a move.

The 24-year-old joined the Magpies in the summer for £40million and will have four years remaining on his deal in the summer.

The report adds that Newcastle are preparing talks to extend the Brazilian’s contract amid the growing interest in Guimaraes. It’s believed that he’s set to be offered an increased £200,000-a-week deal

Jonathan David

Potter wants to sign a striker in January, according to French outlet Jeunes Footeux. The report states that former Arsenal target Jonathan David has been shortlisted and is being considered as an heir to the ageing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The £51.8 million-rated striker, who sees his deal at Stade Pierre-Mauroy expire in 2025, has featured 12 times for Lille in Ligue 1 this season, directly contributing towards 12 goals.

David would be an exciting arrival in January who could inject some life into Chelsea’s attack following the World Cup.

How would Chelsea lineup?

Potter is spoilt for options when picking Chelsea’s front three. But, if the new Blues boss is eager to sign a new striker, then Boehly must put faith in the 47-year-old.

Early results have proved why Potter needs backing. With regard to midfield, a partnership between Guimaraes and Kovacic is a very attractive prospect.

How Chelsea could line up with three new signings in a 3-4-3

How Chelsea could line up with three new signings in a 3-4-3

As aforementioned, Rice is, of course, the ideal option and signing Guimaraes leaves that door open for the West Ham captain to come in one day.

The west Londoners are also treated for option at the back. Though for the price Gvardiol is said to be available for, Chelsea must recognize the bargain that they could get – even if the Croatian is loaned back to RB Leipzig until the end of the season.


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