The lifting of the transfer ban allows Chelsea to sign players in the upcoming January transfer window. After a recent dip in form, Lampard will be keen to make some additions to strengthen his squad. Here are three Chelsea players who could lose their starting spot following the ban decision.
Christian Pulisic only made his way to Stamford Bridge in the summer and has been in pretty impressive form.
Including his name on this list seems harsh considering the American already has six goals and two assists for the Blues this season. However, there is one name that puts his starting spot into doubt…
Jadon Sancho. According to The Daily Mail, the Dortmund wide man will be subject to a £100m bid from Chelsea. He is likely to come straight into one of the wide spots, putting Pulisic’s long term place in the side in doubt.
Zouma has been a mainstay in the Chelsea side so far this season. He has started in 13 of the Blues 16 league games, as well as playing in all five Champions League games so far.
After an uncertain start, the French center-back improved as weeks went on. However, he has come in for some criticism recently. If a big bid is made for another defender, Zouma’s place could be in doubt.
The recent criticism of the Chelsea backline has seen the club linked with several big-name additions in defense.
The Spanish defender has been a Blue since 2012 and is the club captain this season. Despite starting the season as the starting right-back, ‘Dave’ has lost his spot to youngster Reece James.
It now seems that the 30-year-old is Lampard’s preferred left-back choice ahead of Emerson and Marcus Alonso having started the last two league games there.
The likes of Ben Chilwell and Youcef Atal have been linked with the Blues and would come straight in, leaving Azpilicueta out of the starting line up.