Maresca's perfect Chelsea XI with Julian Alvarez as first Blues signing made

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The Pride of London devise a potentially amazing Chelsea XI for Enzo Maresca in 2024/25. If the Blues receive a perfect transfer window, that is. Meanwhile the first Blues signing has been announced. And, if the initial acquisition is anything to go by, it's gonna be a good summer at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea transfer talk ramps up

OK, let's have a brief look at speculation concerning the west Londoners. First of all, Benjamin Sesko of Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez are said to be on the shortlist for a new Blues striker. The latter is the most interesting of all those links in my opinion.

Elsewhere in the news, Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise is reconnected with a possible switch to the Bridge. Although I rate Noni Madueke, I would have to side with the former regarding promise: Olise has that indescribable something special.

The Blues are also monitoring Goalkeeper Filip Jorgensen from Villarreal, as seemingly stated everywhere. Blues boss Enzo Maresca may also apparently attempt to lure Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from his ex-team Leicester City.

First signing of the Enzo Maresca era

PoL would quickly like to welcome Tosin Adarabioyo to the club. The centreback might perhaps turn out to be a fairly astute acquisition, especially considering there was no fee for the out of contract 26-year-old. Newcastle United were supposedly beaten by Chelsea in the pursuit; Adarabioyo penned a four-year deal at the Bridge.

Maresca believes the incoming defender suits his system. The pair worked together at Man City. Adarabioyo spent four campaigns at rival outfit Fulham before making the short trip across west London this week.

There is seemingly more of awareness in recent recruiting, or regarding claims coming out of the Bridge. A shift has occurred from seeking every youthful starlet available: CFC now appear to conduct a more pinpointed approach. They seem to be targeting senior stars to fill gaps and properly complete the squad and/or starting lineup.

Ideal incoming players to complement boss and quality existing players

There will be unfortunate exits from Chelsea this offseason too. Let's say, for example, midfielder Conor Gallagher goes along with wideman Madueke. How might the XI look next season with signings added in the aforementioned personnel's places (from left to right)?

Jorgensen; Ben Chilwell, Adarabioyo, Axel Disasi, Reece James; Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo; Christopher Nkunku, Cole Palmer, Olise; Alvarez.