In defence, Chelsea have lost two first team players on free transfers already this summer, opening up obvious gaps to be filled by new signings.
But that’s not the case further forward. Successive summers of signing average players have left the squad bloated in those positions, while simultaneously in need of improvement – not a situation you want to be in.
The Telegraph today report that Thomas Tuchel’s team is open to offers on most of these guys, if only to clear space to roll the dice again on new faces.
Romelu Lukaku is desperately trying to engineer a move to Inter Milan, but he’s not the only one on the exit ramp.
The piece also claims that the Blues will listen to offers for Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic.
Frankly, we reckon they would shift all three if they had the right offers, leaving Tuchel with a blank slate to totally revolutionise the team’s attack.