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Are there any Chelsea players worth putting in your Dream Team this season?

Spurs have Harry Kane, Man City have Sergio Aguero, and Liverpool have Mohamed Salah.

But who do Chelsea have these days?

After Eden Hazard swapped west London for the bright lights of Madrid, the Blues are missing a figurehead in their team.


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So that begs the question, are there any players from Chelsea – who finished third in the Premier League last season – worth having in your Dream Team?

Irreplaceable?

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Irreplaceable?

When picking a goalkeeper it’s hard to ignore either Ederson, who scored 178 points last season, or Alisson, who managed a remarkable 209 points.

Both Brazilians will set you back a hefty £4.5m on the game so it may be worth looking at cheaper alternatives.

Hugo Lloris is £4m but Chelsea’s Kepa Arizabalaga, who certainly proved his worth last term, is available for a very reasonable £3.5m and managed 16 clean sheets last time out – the third highest behind the Brazilian pair.

Kepa is great value for money

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Kepa is great value for money

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Frank Lampard will be tossing and turning trying to get his defence in shape with Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso and Emerson all fighting it out for spots.

One guarantee is that Cesar Azpilicueta will be an ever-present at the back.

While not being a ‘superstar’, the club captain managed one goal and nine assists last year – making him the fifth-highest scoring defender.

The Chelsea man is available for a thrifty £3.5m, the four above him last season are all valued between £4.5m-£6m.

So for a consistent performer at the back who won’t cost an arm and a leg; it’s well worth taking a look at ‘Dave.’

Senior consistent

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Senior consistent

Chelsea’s most selected player this season is Christian Pulisic, with 12.7% of Dream Team gaffers taking a punt on the American.

He is a young man coming in to a new league with the weight of Hazard’s departure on his shoulders.

The £3m price tag is tempting, especially as he looks set to be the spark of the team.

Can Pulisic step into Hazards boots?

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Can Pulisic step into Hazards boots?

My midfield recommendation if you are counting the pennies would be Jorginho.

A strange decision you might think as he could only muster two goals and zero assists last season.

The Italian will be on penalty duty for The Blues and it is worth remembering that, with the introduction of VAR, there should be more spot-kicks for all Premier League clubs.

The 27-year-old has already spoken out about playing in a two man midfield under Lampard and the change in style.
We should be seeing the Brazilian-born technician in more advanced areas next season and that £2.5m valuation could be a bargain.

The new formation should get Jorginho forward more often

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The new formation should get Jorginho forward more often

Chelsea have had issues up top ever since Diego Costa’s dramatic exit back in 2017.

Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain have both gone leaving Chelsea with limited options for the upcoming season.

You would imagine Olivier Giroud will lead the line with Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi as back-up options.

How much will you cost, Olivier?

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How much will you cost, Olivier?

The Frenchman scored a goal every 166 minutes last season, largely playing cup games and coming off the bench in the Premier League.

At £3m, the World Cup winner is remarkably cheap as a striker for a Champions League club.
You would be paying more for Raul Jimenez, Callum Wilson and Man City’s second choice forward, Gabriel Jesus.

It’s worth remembering that Giroud won the Golden Boot in the Europa League with 11 goals ahead of the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Luka Jovic.


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Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero lead the way

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Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero lead the way

This season Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero lead the way on £7.5m, with Harry Kane nicely placed just behind on £7m.

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