After months of being away due to COVID-19, the Premier League’s return came and went in a flash.
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One of the title contenders in the Premier League next year is likely to be Chelsea. The 2019/2020 Premier League season was a successful one for the club. The Blues eventually finished in third place and they also reached an FA Cup final.
However, this does not tell the whole story. In the Champions League Round of 16, Frank Lampard’s side were outclassed by a rampant Bayern Munich 7-1 on aggregate and their FA Cup final defeat to London rivals Arsenal was also massively disappointing. It is clear that things are not perfect at Stamford Bridge, but where exactly should Lampard be looking to strengthen in the transfer market?
To be fair to the Blues, they haven’t messed about getting in some new recruits with deals for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech already being completed. Werner arrives from RB Leipzig where he finished just shy of the free-scoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga Golden Boot race. The 24-year-old is a lethal striker who is capable of moving out wide if required. He also possesses a tireless work rate.
Ziyech, meanwhile, signs from Ajax. The left footed winger is an assist king, setting up 18 goals in all competitions last season. His dead ball delivery is to die for and he will also excite fans with his dribbling skills. These two new arrivals should fill the void left by Willian and Pedro’s departures nicely.
Despite this good business, Chelsea cannot afford to rest on their laurels. A far more pressing concern than increasing their fire power is tightening things up at the back. All in all, the Blues conceded 54 goals in the Premier League last season – the worst record of any side that finished in the top half of the table. One of the main reasons for their defensive fragility has been their lack of a reliable centre-back pairing. This makes recruiting an experienced player for the heart of their defence an absolute priority.
They could also do with some reinforcements down the left-hand side. Current left- backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri have been bypassed too easily and finding a player who can add defensive steel, without sacrificing attacking intent, is important.
Lastly, the Blues should consider adding some defensive discipline in midfield. It’s all well and good having one of the best forward lines in world football but if you are constantly hit on the counter, you are unlikely to win many matches. While N’Golo Kante is a brilliant defensive midfielder he has struggled with injuries and greater depth is required in this area.
If Lampard strengthens in these key areas then Chelsea will be ones to watch in the Premier League title race next season.