Opinion: Chelsea to be forced into squad revamp

It looks like that due to a mix of the current ownership takeover situation and a number of contracts running out at the club, Chelsea are being forced into a squad revamp this summer and this is an immediate huge task for the new owners.

A squad revamp is a good thing if you ask me, and it is needed. But the task ahead is so big that it is seemingly near impossible to really do it over one summer, especially as brand-new owners just arriving.

But just look at where we are right now. Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are definitely leaving as free agents this summer. Cesar Azpilicueta could still join them by leaving and even if he doesn’t, then he’s only got a year left on his deal. Jorginho and N’Golo Kante only have a year left on their deals and could well be sold just so they don’t go for free.

Then you have an unhappy Romelu Lukaku who could go this summer, and a number of other attackers such as Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, who are bound to also be unhappy with bench roles and could also ask to leave as a result. Marcos Alonso is also rumoured to be off this summer, and others as well.

But how many do Chelsea let leave? Do they really want to keep any players in the squad who do not want to be there moving forward? Because I know I wouldn’t. But selling all of those players and then replacing them in one summer, is going to be near impossible and a massive task. But I also think it needs to happen. Chelsea near to clear some deadwood and start a new era under the new owners.

Whether it needs to happen right away or over a few transfer windows though is up for debate, but whatever they decide to do, the new owners have a mountain to climb as soon as they arrive through the doors.

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