Chelsea of England centre back, Fikayo Tomori is set to survive a massive cleanout of defenders and some other players at the London-based English Premier League club, as The Blues coach, Frank Lampard wants to pull off an extensive overhaul of his squad this summer.
Though reports out of Queensland indicate that there could be as many as 10 players leaving the club in the summer transfer window, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso cited among those likely to be affected, Tomori name has not been found in the mire of those said to be at risk of getting the axe this month.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that, aside the aforementioned defenders, who all played last Saturday’s English FA Cup 2-1 loss to Arsenal, while Tomori was ironically benched for all 90 u of the game at Wembley, injury-plagued N’Golo Kante could also leave; as Lampard looks to raise funds for more signings.
The report by Sportsmail adds: “Chelsea’s squad is bracing for a Frank Lampard-led revolution this summer, with the Blues boss reportedly set to oust four defenders amid 10 potential sales.
“The legendary ex-midfielder is determined to refresh his defence after conceding more goals (54) than any other top-half Premier League team in his first season since returning to Chelsea, finishing fourth before losing the FA Cup final to Arsenal.
“The west Londoners have put Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso up for sale with N’Golo Kante also potentially leaving. Zouma, 25, and Christensen, 24, have stalled in their progress after being tipped for big things as youngsters, while Antonio Conte signings Alonso and Palmieri are among those below Lampard’s required level.
“Both Lampard and Mauricio Sarri having struggled to accommodate Kante in their systems and the Frenchman could be sold in an effort to prioritise the Blues’ weaker spots. Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly set for a loan.
“With a summer sale unlikely to regain much of the £71m spent on the Spaniard after miserable season which saw Lampard lose trust in the keeper – replacing him with Willy Caballero at Wembley.”