The “Roman empire” is readying itself to rise from the rubble and ruins of a transfer ban and what has been, so far, a topsy-turvy season. The blues, under the stewardship of their living legend Frank Lampard, are looking to bolster their squad for next season in the hope of launching an assault for the English Premier League title. Fully aware of the challenge they face as they aim to unsettle current league leaders, Liverpool and the defending champions, Manchester City, Chelsea is not leaving anything to chance.
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The pursuit and what seems to be a sealed deal, of Ajax and Moroccan attacker Hakim Ziyech sent a message to other title contenders that the team that self-declares itself as The Pride of London, is as hungry as ever and its ambitions remain untamed. With the looming transfer of their mercurial Brazilian winger, Willian, away from Stamford Bridge, the blues will have a more than adequate replacement in Ziyech. The 27-year-old Moroccan forward dazzled fans with an electrifying, match-winning performance in the Eredivisie as Ajax were crowned champions in the 2018-2019 season. In the UEFA champions’ league, he was part of an Ajax team that had a mazy run that was brought to a dramatic halt the semi-finals where they lost to Tottenham Hotspur.
However, the blues have not stopped there. Reliable sources have linked the London club with a move for RB Leipzig’s striker, Timo Werner. The 24-year-old German striker has netted 27 goals so far in the Bundesliga and seems to be on a roll. With Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham, Hakim Ziyech, and Manson Mount in his ranks, Frank Lampard will have a good headache as he faces a probable selection dilemma. With such an illustrious forward line, Chelsea needs and have a midfield that compliments the attackers. N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, and the young and emerging Billy Gilmour alongside a host of other midfielders in the Chelsea squad have the required quality to feed the goal-hungry attackers. What an array of arsenal!
Chelsea fans across the globe wish that the transfer news will spur on their team when the league resumes. Stamford Bridge has seen better days. This season, the bridge has been rocking and has been a far cry from the formidable fortress it used to be during their current managers’ playing days.
Pundits and football lovers can’t wait for next season even as they wait for the resumption of the English Premier League on the 17th of June 2020.
Author: Jectan Oitang’or, Sports Enthusiast, Head of Sports & Fitness, Fursa Africa
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