Chelsea fans' favourite player named and why Calafiori would be ideal signing

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If you judge it by replica strip sales, Chelsea fans' favourite player for last season has been revealed. Elsewhere, it is obvious that potential Blues signing Riccardo Calafiori would be brilliant acquisition at Stamford Bridge. With Fabrizio Romano clarifying CFC's potential transfer hijack of Arsenal's pursuit of the Italy international.

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If we go by merchandise, there was a slight surprise on Fulham Road in 2023/24. Most people would now fully expect the ridiculously successful signing from Manchester City, Cole Palmer, to be at the apex of the Blues faithful's lists.

However, Palmer was outshone in the club shop by no fewer than three CFC standouts. First of all, now departed legend Thiago Silva is ahead of Palmer. More tops of captain and Chels' Academy product Reece James were sold than that of the dazzling ex-Citizen.

Although, Argentina World Cup-winner Enzo Fernandez is seemingly the most favoured performer at the Bridge at the moment. It was a fairly difficult campaign for the very talented midfielder in stages. Though many of us expect him to eventually become a club and Premier League legend.

Following a mouthwatering debut campaign for CFC, Palmer stock will almost certainly be the most in demand in 2024/25. Let's hope the attacker features for England again on Saturday!

Riccardo Calafiori the perfect Chelsea defensive target - opinion on speculation

Major outlets claim that English top-flight team Arsenal are very keen on Calafiori. Yet, thankfully for Blues support, Fabrizio Romano asserted that the west London side may rival the north Londoners for the prospective Gunner.

The Bologna star is as elegant whilst marauding forward with the ball as he is combative in the challenge. Calafiori's profile has really risen after showcasing his excellent skill set and footballing repertoire at Euro 2024. The player is now consequently a wanted man.

If you ask me, there is an element of Thiago Silva about Calafiori's style of play. His mentality also seems to be that of a focused winner, or future champion. The Brazilian led through commitment, determination and by the example of a classy centre half.

Versatility is another trait of the superb player, who is still only 22 years old. He has transitioned from left back to a capable centre back. Further world-class reinforcements are still required; do I need to say more about this candidate?