Dream Chelsea lineup after January transfer window with new signing and Christopher Nkunku back

Dream Chelsea lineup after January transfer window with new signing and Christopher Nkunku back

There could be more new signings at Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window with Todd Boehly already making his mark on the squad since he arrived as Chelsea owner Mauricio Pochettino stands on the touchline during Chelsea's Carabao Cup match with Newcastle United Mauricio Pochettino will hope to have a fitter Chelsea squad after January and will hope to add a new signing Mauricio Pochettino has continually been held back with injuries and suspensions since taking over as Chelsea manager in the summer. 

 The former Tottenham Hotspur boss has had a turbulent start to life at Stamford Bridge but form has picked up in the last two matches. It has not been the easiest of times for Pochettino, especially after coming in with the history of his success at London rivals Spurs. 

 With that in mind, football.london has decided to take a look at what Chelsea's dream eleven would be after the January window. This includes the possibility of a big-money signing in that period. Despite a good couple of matches from Djordje Petrovic, Pochettino would probably rather have Robert Sanchez between the posts.

 While not necessarily the man to build a legacy at the club, Sanchez has largely been a success in West London because of his composure when playing the ball out from the back. Reece James would be straight in at right-back but the captain will be out until later in the campaign as a result of his recovery from hamstring surgery. 

That opens the door for his promising young deputy, Malo Gusto, to get more minutes under his belt. Despite millions of pounds being invested in the centre of defence, 39-year-old Thiago Silva still looks like the most secure option for Pochettino. While he lacks the pace and power that he once had, Silva is blessed with outstanding defensive awareness, composure on the ball, and leadership skills that help to maintain defensive discipline. 

Alongside Silva, it is a toss-up with Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile and Levi Colwill all viable partners for the Brazilian. Diasasi has been the mainstay so far but Badiashile has come into the fold recently, pushing Disasi to right-back, while Colwill has been predominantly deployed at left-back.

 Depending on the setup, Pochettino may look for one centre-back to play at full-back and one more attacking full-back to play on the other side. This could open the door for Gusto and Colwill to be a full-back pair with Disasi and Ben Chilwell as an alternative duo. 

 The two sitting number-six options will be two of Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher. On form, Gallagher is one of the first name's on the team-sheet but the other two came in for a combined total of over £200million so the expectation will be to see those two starting regularly over the years. 

 Recent setups have seen Fernandes and Gallagher switch into a more advanced position but the return from Christopher Nkunku could shut down the continuation of that idea. 

The Frenchman can play across the attacking positions and Pochettino may want to see his influence in the team as a number-ten. Cole Palmer has made right-midfield his own after forcing his way into the starting eleven while Raheem Sterling has had a relatively good season on the other flank.

 Mykhailo Mudryk has shown flashes of his talent in recent weeks but he looks like being the fall guy with Nkunku back in the fold. The Blues desperately want to strengthen in attack as Nicolas Jackson has lacked that clinical edge in decisive moments.

 Their dream signing would be Napoli's Victor Osimhen, who has pace, power, excellent technical ability, and an eye for goals. 

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