It has emerged in recent days that Mauricio Pochettino is the new favourite to become the manager at Chelsea.

After plenty of speculation regarding both Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique competing for the job, both candidates are now reportedly out of the race to permanently take over from Graham Potter.

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With the bloated first team squad that will certainly be added to over the summer, it is important whoever is going to be in charge is allowed to carry out their plan as soon as possible.

Here’s three current Chelsea players who could be set for a big win if Pochettino is indeed handed the job.

Enzo Fernandez

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It may not be a case of Fernandez being prone to be dropped depending on who the new manager is, but his compatriot coming in would be good news for the midfielder.

The 22-year-old has been a rare positive in a dire few months for the Blues, however the signs he has shown suggest he has the ability and potential to be a key figure at the club for years.

Pochettino will have been very observant of the former Benfica man at the World Cup in Qatar, where his country went on to win the whole thing.

His young player of the tournament performance will have left its mark on the potential new boss.

Mykhailo Mudryk

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It is not difficult to look to prior Tottenham sides and find comparisons to current Chelsea winger Mudryk.

A roar Heung-Min Son joined the North London side as a fairly ineffective winger who was struggling to find the net on a regular basis.

However, after his first season he has since never not reached double digits in the Premier League, notably scoring 23 times last season.

Mudryk was acknowledged for his ability to find the net while at Shakhtar Donetsk, and therefore can certainly bring that out at Stamford Bridge if coached the right way.

Levi Colwill

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Reports recently have claimed that Colwill is not going to rush before making his decision on his future.

There are no doubt fears that his first team minutes could disappear due to the competition at Stamford Bridge.

However, Pochettino’s history with working with talented young players will certainly be a positive sign for the current Brighton loanee, whose next decision is crucial regarding his future.

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