Chelsea starting XI with Raheem Sterling: Romelu Lukaku is getting forgotten, doesn’t win the trophy of pride
Sterling has been one of Manchester City‘s key players in the last four years. Since being handled by Josep Guardiola, the winger has become one of the most deadly wingers in England.
This situation began to change since last season. Sterling has been sitting on the bench more often than being a starter in the City attack. Despite the success of bringing his team to victory, Sterling was not too happy.
Sterling is also claimed to be ready to move clubs in order to get regular playing opportunities ahead of the 2022 World Cup, and Chelsea are reportedly ready to provide that.
At Chelsea, Sterling could be a suitable replacement for Romelu Lukaku who is reportedly getting close to returning to his old club, Inter Milan on loan.
So, how about Chelsea’s starting eleven mainstay next season with Sterling’s presence? Here’s the full review.
Mendy ended the 2021/22 season yesterday with a record of 49 appearances, 40 goals conceded and 23 clean sheets in all competitions that Chelsea went to.
Despite his slightly declining performance in the 2021/22 season yesterday, Edouard Mendy’s position under the Chelsea bar is believed to still be immovable.
The existence of Kepa Arrizabalaga still will not be able to make Mendy evicted from the post of Chelsea’s main goalkeeper Thomas Tuchel.
Reece James is not only good at defending, he is also actively assisting the attack. Last season he recorded nine assists in the Premier League stage. He will still be a mainstay in the right-back sector.
Chalobah has not yet had the chance to play regularly from Tuchel. However, every time he is trusted to appear, he always plays impressively.
Problem experience, Thiago Silva no doubt. The Brazilian defender has proven to be still solid at the back at the age of 37 years.
Last season, Ben Chilwell took turns filling the left-back position with Marcos Alonso. However, rumors of Alonso’s departure make Chilwell likely to become the main left-back next season.
Mount is one of the brightest Chelsea academy players. Mount will still be a mainstay of Chelsea’s midfield next season.
As an anchor midfielder, Jorginho’s capacity cannot be doubted. Tuchel will most likely still trust Jorginho to set the tempo of his team’s game.
It must be admitted, Kante’s appearance in the 2021/22 season has decreased compared to the previous season. However, now he is ready to bounce back and become a mainstay of Chelsea’s midfield.
Injury storms had made Pulisic’s career at Chelsea stagnant. However, slowly he was able to rise. Next season might be the time for Pulisic to prove his quality.
After Romelu Lukaku often did not live up to expectations, Tuchel began to often play Havertz as a false nine. The result did not disappoint. The same thing could be repeated in the next season.
During his time at Liverpool and Manchester City, Sterling was often played in the left wing attacking position. This post is also likely to be occupied by Sterling if he comes to Chelsea.