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Examining Chelsea’s most popular Dream Team picks as Raheem Sterling excites managers

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Raheem Sterling is hugely popular with managers

Raheem Sterling is hugely popular with managers

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After last season’s third-place finish, Chelsea players are rightly in high demand this time around.

Although ithe Blues ar elikely to have a brand new look in defence with Kalidou Koulibaly (£4.5m) already signed and Jules Kounde, Presnel Kimpembe and Denzel Dumfries all linked with moves.

Marcos Alonso (£4m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£4.5m) are both linked with transfers away but it much depends on who they manage to get in first.

Kalidou Koulibaly will help a strong defensive unit

Kalidou Koulibaly will help a strong defensive unit

But one defender proving popular is Chelsea’s most expensive Dream Team asset, Reece James (£5.5m).

Aside from the clean sheet points the Blues racked up, James also chipped in with a career best six goals and ten assists last season.

That represents a fantastic return given the rampaging right-back missed 19 games through injury.

Without doubt, the most in-demand Chelsea player is new boy Raheem Sterling (£5m).

The £50million winger has been selected by nearly 1 in 3 managers at the time of writing and it is easy to see why.

Raheem Sterling is available as a midfielder

Raheem Sterling is available as a midfielder

Take away his clear ability in the final third and the most attractive aspect of selecting Sterling is that he’s marked down in the game as a midfielder.

In reality, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him play through the middle from time to time role as he offers something different to Kai Havertz (£4m) after Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter on loan.

His £5m price tag makes him considerably less expensive than Kevin De Bruyne (£7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£5.5m).

Jorginho (£3m), Mateo Kovacic (£2.5m) and N’Golo Kante will play a considerable amount of minutes in midfield but none are attacking enough to be must-have assets, unlike Mason Mount (£5m) whose knack for scoring goals and providing assists makes him an appealing option.

Ben Chilwell (£5m) missed much of last season through injury but could burst back onto the scene and consolidate the left-back spot.

Timo Werner (£3.5m) won’t be at the front of many manager’s minds but the German could prove good value-for-money if Thomas Tuchel gives him an extended run in the side.

He threatened to come good last term but may be on his way out of Stamford Bridge if rumours are to be believed.


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