Three players that could solve Chelsea's defensive issues

Chelsea are struggling defensively this season. Once a team known for their resolute backline, the Blues are looking shaky at the back this season and may look for reinforcements in January. Here are three players that could solve Chelsea’s defensive issues.

Milan Skriniar

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The Slovakian center-back has been integral to Inter Milan’s exceptional campaign so far and is a huge reason why they are two points clear at the top of Serie A.

His side has the highest number of clean sheets in the league this season and could be the player to sort out Chelsea’s defense. A natural leader, Skriniar could help organize the defensive line and would help to instill a new level of confidence in a young side.

Inter are unlikely to let him go for cheap, but it is likely to be worth the investment for Chelsea.

Kalidou Koulibaly

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The Napoli center-half is seen by many as one of the best defenders in the world. He is wanted by most of Europe’s top clubs and would certainly go a long way to resolving Chelsea’s issues at the back.

The Senegal international is in the running for the African Player of the Year award and has continued to impress in a Napoli side struggling this season in Serie A.

He also finished in the top 25 in the Ballon D’or rankings. Koulibaly, like Skriniar, will demand a hefty transfer fee but would take Chelsea to the next level.

Nathan Ake

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This one is a little closer to home for Blues. Nathan Ake was with Chelsea for six years before his move to AFC Bournemouth for £20m in 2017.

The Dutch defender has come on leaps and bounds at Bournemouth and would certainly improve the options available to Lampard. Despite the Cherries wanting more for the 24-year-old, The Daily Star is reporting that Chelsea could get Ake for just £40m due to a buy-back clause in his contract.

Already acclimatized to the Premier League, the former Chelsea defender could be the best option for the Blues going forward.

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