Focuses on two vital positions after his unveiling as Chelsea manager
By Ed Emeanua
Mauricio Pochettino will take over Chelsea FC manager’s role next season having verbally committed to the position according to talkSPORT, and has tasked the club to transfer Victor Osimhen and Jude Bellingham over to Stamford Bridge at all cost this summer.
Chelsea enjoys the fifth scare amount of goals in the Premier League this season, with 30 strikes from 31 encounters, notwithstanding expending over £200m on the acquisition of strikers under the tenure of Todd Boehly.
Romelu Lukaku is on his way back to Stamford Bridge from his loan spell at Inter Milan, while Napoli’s forward Osimhen has been strongly associated with the Blues.
Chelsea have the unenviable task of trimming down a tumefied troop in west London before the 2023/24 season following their current proprietorship’s decision to splash a landmark £600 million in a campaign.
Despite the amazing spending, there are in some ways yet glaring cracks in the team also, which the new manager will be tasked to plug.
The former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain manager will likely commence his Chelsea duty by singling out two vital areas subsequent to his selection as Chelsea boss.
Pochettino will become Chelsea’s fourth boss inside one year, with incumbent part-owner Todd Boehly, already sacking Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter, before hiring Frank Lampard on a short term arrangement.
So far, Chelsea icon Lampard has lost all the four games he has prosecuted on his return to the Stamford Bridge dugout, but is anticipated to end the season at the club, even with his lack of success.
Transfer commentator Fabrizio Romano informed Caught Offside when asked to analyze the areas of improvement at Chelsea: “For targets, it’s still early to mention names but for sure Chelsea will go for new number 6, new striker and the rest will be discussed in the next weeks, including the Mason Mount situation.”
In the number six role, or defensive midfield, Chelsea have so far, shattered the English transfer fee record to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for £107m, but look set to lose N’Golo Kante with his contract about to run out.
The Club are expected to be in contention to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, just as West Ham’s Declan Rice remains a subject of interest.