Chelsea are looking to make up for lost time when the transfer window reopens in January and this around they will be able to sign players. Frank Lampard is set to receive a bumper budget from the board to improve the squad ahead of the second part of the season.
That could have implications for the young players at the club, who were given they could break into the first team following the sanction from FIFA.
However now there will be even more competition now that Chelsea can dip into the market and prise top targets to Stamford Bridge once again.
Lampard is still destined to ensure the club’s academy players have the opportunity to develop and has made that clear since being appointed in the summer.
Express Sport takes a look at how Chelsea could line up with four signings across the next two transfer windows.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will keep his place in goal and continues to improve, which hasn’t gone unnoticed for the national team. There is a sense he could be a very important player in years to come.
Mason Mount should keep his spot at No 10 behind Tammy Abraham.
Yet despite the recent form of Christian Pulisic, the Blues have been linked with Wilfried Zaha and Jadon Sancho.
Lampard is looking to add some firepower to his attack and likely to push for at least one of the wingers.
Sancho is reportedly open to leaving Borussia Dortmund and could look to leave in January should he be given the chance to.
Potential Chelsea XI 2020/21
Arrizabalaga; Chilwell, Ake, Tomori, James; Kante, Jorginho, Zaha, Mount, Sancho; Abraham.