Chelsea can build a successful team around Cole Palmer with these signings

This is what's needed at the Bridge
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Thiago Silva
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Reinforcing other sections of the current lineup is also essential, as PoL see it. That notion especially applies after another poor result at home to heavy relegation candidates Sheffield United. The defence will possibly lose the guidance and experience of the once almost imperious Thiago Silva. Sadly his legs are going, in spite of wonderful vision including the ability to read the elite game in advance of dangerous occurrences. Although, some Blues supporters will welcome the arrival of a new long-term centreback duo.

Can Chelsea find the perfect partnership from a pool of Benoit Badiashile, Axel Disasi, Levi Colwill and Trevoh Chalobah? I am unconvinced about the prospects of a Premier League winning combination, even in a three-man system, from those choices. While I do see promise in both Disasi and Colwill, in particular. So I propose that a properly Premier League-proven centrehalf, or an established international, be signed to make a real impact at the back. Reece James, Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell have my vote as fullbacks, therefore there is no issue in that department.

Central midfield is arguably where the most concentrated world-class elements can be found. We are yet to see what Romeo Lavia can achieve; the former Southampton man is rated particularly highly. Enzo Fernandez should soon be more dominant and dictatorial when competing against the best EPL players. Whether Moises Caicedo can match that promise is up for debate. Conor Gallagher has shown his worth to Chelsea in this campaign. Yet even the contemporary captain can still improve somewhat.