Chelsea fans can’t wait to see their new summer signings in action.
Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner arrived earlier in the transfer window, while Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr completed their moves to Stamford Bridge this week.
Thiago Silva is expected to finalise his move to Chelsea on Friday and it shouldn’t be too much longer before Kai Havertz arrives in a big-money move from Bayer Leverkusen.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea’s hierarchy can be extremely proud of their summer transfer activity.
However, the club haven’t yet managed to sign a new first-choice goalkeeper to replace the unconvincing Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Kepa, who Lampard has reportedly lost faith in, is on course to start the 2020-21 campaign as Chelsea’s No. 1.
But the west London outfit have been linked with the Lille’s Mike Maignan, Ajax’s Andre Onana and even Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak over the past couple of weeks.
Chelsea fans are understandably concerned about beginning the season with Kepa as the team’s first-choice ‘keeper.
And a video from training this week has hardly allayed their fears.
New signings Ziyech and Werner looked razor-sharp in a training drill, finishing several one-on-ones before linking up and scoring another fine goal.
Watch it here...
On one hand, the clip has excited Chelsea fans…
But on the other, they’re worried to see Kepa looking so powerless to stop his new teammates from scoring…
Kepa, who became the most expensive goalkeeper of all time when Chelsea forked out an eye-watering £71.6 million for his services in August 2018, will be aiming to prove his doubters wrong at the start of the new campaign.
But it might be a case of too little, too late in the eyes of Lampard.
As for Ziyech and Werner, the attacking duo have the potential to cement their status as two of the Premier League’s best players this season.
They are both expected to make their debuts away at Brighton on September 14.
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