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Victor Osimhen signs and three stars return: Chelsea could look completely different in January

With the busy festive period just around the corner, Chelsea fans will be well aware that they’re yet to see the very best from their side.



The Blues are languishing in 10th in the Premier League, winning just three of their 13 top-flight matches so far this season.

Pochettino could be set to field a fresh-looking Chelsea in the New YearGetty



Mauricio Pochettino has dealt with a number of injuries since the beginning of the campaign and form has been affected.



However, 2024 could prove to be a more successful year for the west London side if they make the right decisions in the coming months.



Chelsea will be keen to sign a new striker and talkSPORT understands they have an indication Victor Osimhen could be available in January.



Summer arrivals Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia are yet to play for the club due to injury, with Wesley Fofana also absent.



talkSPORT.com has looked at how Chelsea could line-up in January as they eye huge improvements in the second half of the season.



Robert Sanchez is likely to remain in goal despite having a fluctuant first few months in royal blue since signing from Brighton, with five clean sheets in 16 appearances.



A fully fit Reece James is arguably Chelsea’s best player so he remains at right-back, with a rejuvenated Marc Cucurella playing on the left.



Pochettino has an abundance of quality at centre-back with Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill, Benoit Badiashile, Axel Disasi and Trevoh Chalobah.

Lavia is yet to show fans his quality as he recovers from injuryGetty

Nkunku had an excellent pre-season as he scored three goals for ChelseaGetty



Fofana’s return could spell another selection headache given his solid individual debut season at the Blues last term before an ACL injury.



He could return to right centre-back and play alongside Silva, but the progression of Colwill could allow him to start over the veteran.



Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo form a near £220million midfield at Chelsea, with Conor Gallagher also featuring in the middle.



Lavia has suffered two injuries since signing and hasn’t played for Chelsea yet but could make a case for a starting role when he’s fit ahead of Caicedo and Gallagher.



Ahead of them in an attacking midfield role, Nkunku could be the man to deliver more threat going forward, especially after such an impressive pre-season.



Raheem Sterling has scored six goals across all competitions for Chelsea this season and would start on the left, with Cole Palmer on the right as he continues his fine start to life at Stamford Bridge.



Leading the line could be Osimhen, who netted 31 goals for Napoli last season and already has six in 12 appearances this term.



Chelsea may have to spend big bucks to complete a deal halfway through the season but with Nicolas Jackson lacking in consistency, it could be a worthwhile acquisition.

Osimhen could be the man to unlock the goals in the Blues attackGetty

Here’s how a new-look Chelsea could line-up in January…


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