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Despite the transfer ban, Chelsea seem to be overstretched in midfield, as Frank Lampard currently has too many midfielders at his disposal.
If you consider the fact Chelsea have Mateo Kovacic, Tiemoue Bakayoko, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Danny Drinkwater and youngster Mason Mount, Lampard has a number of players to choose from in midfield, and the numbers are just too much for a 3-man midfield.
Speaking about the situation, European football expert Mark Langdon said: “I don’t think they’ll sell many but there is no point keeping all those midfielders; they are well stocked there with Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to come back from injury.
“If you want to make room for someone like Mason Mount you can’t have too many players in that position, so that might be one they are prepared to do.”
If Lampard will want to use Mason Mount next season, then there must be at least two sales in the midfield department. Drinkwater will likely leave the club having spent a full season without playing and another midfielder must join him to reduce competition.
The permanent signing of Kovacic seems to have choked up Chelsea’s middle, and Lampard will definitely be scratching his head on who to sell or keep.