New Chelsea signing Noni Madueke is reportedly already in line for a place in Graham Potter’s XI.
According to the Evening Standard, the 20-year-old is ‘set to go straight into contention’ as one of the 11 Potter will put out for the next fixture.
Madueke has only been at Cobham for just under a week, following his £29m move from PSV Eindhoven, yet appears to be in a good position to challenge for a spot in the first-team.
The England Under-21 international provides further competition to front line absolutely overflowing with talent.
His arrival coincided with that of Mykhailo Mudryk, who left Shakhtar Donetsk for the shiny stage of Stamford Bridge earlier in the month.
Just three days prior, Atletico Madrid allowed Joao Felix to join Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season.
Noni Madueke will want to make an impact at Chelsea
Now, all three of the attacking recruits will be doing their best to persuade Potter to play them against Fulham in a weeks’ time.
It’s likely only two of three will be partnered together at once, leaving the other as a very handy back-up.
Support that the Blues boss now has in abundance thanks to Todd Boehly’s spending spree.
Along with Madueke, Felix and Mudryk, Potter can also call-upon Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, David Datro Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Raheem Sterling should be back from injury soon, whilst Christian Pulisic will eventually return from his latest spell on the treatment table.
As will Armando Broja, who isn’t likely to feature again this term due to rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
Once every member of the forward pack is fit and available, Potter will have a serious headache in choosing the lucky winners to start in his side.